Nova Academies Associate Learning Designer Job in Kenya

Aug 12, 2016

Want to Develop 21st Century Youth?

Nova Academies is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills.

We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager  to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences to develop innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Position: Associate Learning Designer
 
 
As an Associate Learning Designer you will  revolutionize the way 21st century STEM skills and knowledge are developed in African schools. 

You will be a central member of the team that will develop the learning model that we will use in our schools in Kenya. 

While we are ideally looking for someone who can be based in Nairobi, we are open to candidates who need to remain based in the US but are open to spending up to 50% of their time in Nairobi over the next two or more years.

Function: Network Office
 
Your role will be based in our Network Office, Brookside Drive Westlands

Reports To: Director of Academics

The Nova Way

 
Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.
How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?
  • Supporting the Learning Designer and Master Designer in creating the day by day plan for the curriculum
  • Designing schemes of work with coaching and support
  • Helping to identify the themes and big ideas for each subject they are helping to design
  • Infusing  National Curriculum from textbooks and outside text into lessons
  • Creating all materials for each lesson plan
  • Creating offline and online content when applicable for lessons
  • Researches the most effective types of assessments
  • Designing assessments and creating rubrics for assessments.
  • Receiving professional development on the Nova Model of Learning Design, integrated curriculum design, STEM, PBL
Who You Are?
  • You have 2+ years of teaching experience in a rigorous, high-expectations setting
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in math, technology (e.g., coding) and/or the sciences
  • You have a track record of developing creative and rigorous curriculum that has led to distinctive learning outcomes and can demonstrate this through example products and references
  • You have a desire to further develop your curriculum development skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
  • You have strong writing skills and are able to use those to create lessons that will help people learn it while being engaged and interested
  • You are driven by data and can use data from student assessments to strengthen lessons and spiral in key skills
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?
 
Then CLICK HERE to apply online

If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.




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