Job Spotlight: Instructors, Akilah Institute (Rwanda)

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The Akilah Institute aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. At Akilah, we bring together the most promising female leaders from Rwanda for an innovative two-year program that prepares them for professional careers and leadership roles.

In 2017, Akilah will enroll over 400 students on in both day and evening/weekend programs. Our hands-on and project-based curriculum is developed in partnership with the local private sector. Students start with a foundational summer program of English, math, and leadership immersion before choosing a specialized track in Entrepreneurship, Information Systems (IS), or Hospitality Management. Students graduate with the market-relevant skills required for meaningful employment in the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

ENGLISH & LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTORS (FOR BOTH DAY & EVENING/WEEKEND PROGRAMS)

Job Function: Education / Training
Work Authorisation: Rwandan Citizens
Job Level: Mid-Career
Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Languages: English
Top Skills
  • Public Speaking / Presentation
  • Organizing / Planning / Project Management
  • Education: Curriculum Development
  • Education: Management
  • Education: Teaching / Training

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of English & Leadership Instructor. Reporting to the CORE Program Manager, the English & Leadership Instructor will play a critical role in the CORE department with duties related to delivering English/Leadership Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer to continuously improve the English/Leadership curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Effectively deliver English/Leadership courses to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the English/Leadership curriculum to the Academic Director and and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the English/Leadership curriculum for cultural and situational relevance
  • Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.
  • Invigilate and assess weekly and monthly exams.
  • Provide a weekly assessment in each course that is uploaded in Sycamore for student feedback
  • Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out in a regular, timely manner and as per the deadlines set by Akilah.
  • Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
  • Assist students in the Writing Lab a minimum of 2 hours per week
  • Take the CaMLA training session and mark CaMLA writing exams for current students
  • Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.
  • Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
  • Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per Academic Director/Principal’s instructions.

REPORTS TO

Academic Director

Skills and Qualifications

CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
  • Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs and databases.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
  • Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
  • Extraordinarily resilient, positive and pro-active character.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs,
  • Degree in English required. Advanced level of English in all 4 skill areas – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR

Job Function: Education / Training
Work Authorisation: Rwandan Citizens
Job Level: Mid-Career
Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Languages: English
Top Skills
  • Databases / CRM
  • Writing / Email Correspondence
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • MS Excel / Spreadsheets
  • MS PowerPoint / Presentation Software

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Hospitality Management Instructor. Reporting to the Hospitality Management Program Manager, the Hospitality Management Instructor will play a critical role in the Hospitality Management department with duties related to deliveringHospitality Management Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Financial Officer to continuously improve the Hospitality Management curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Effectively deliver Hospitality Management classes including but not limited to Food and Beverages, Hospitality Sales and Marketing, Restaurant Concept Design, Marketing for lodges, Principles of Customer Care to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the Hospitality Management curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the Hospitality Management curriculum for cultural and situational relevance
  • Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.
  • Invigilate and assess weekly and monthly exams.
  • Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out in a regular, timely manner and as per the deadlines set by Akilah.
  • Provide students with objective and well-timed feedback on their performance.
  • Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
  • Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.
  • Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
  • Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per Academic Director/Principal’s instructions.

REPORTS TO

Academic Director

Skills and Qualifications

CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
  • Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs and databases.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
  • Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
  • Extraordinarily resilient, positive and pro-active character.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs or Hospitality required.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS INSTRUCTOR (TEMPORARY)

Job Function: Education / Training
Work Authorisation: Rwandan Citizens
Job Level: Mid-Career
Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Languages: English
Top Skills
  • Computer Networking
  • Education: Curriculum Development
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • IT: Systems Networking and Support
  • IT: Web Development
  • IT: Back-End Programming
  • IT: Front-End Programming
  • IT: Mobile Development
  • IT: STATA / R / Data Science

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Information Systems Instructor. Reporting to the Information Systems Program Manager, the Information Systems Instructor will play a critical role in the IS department with duties related to delivering IS/IT Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Financial Officer to continuously improve the Information Systems curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Effectively deliver IS and general IT classes to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the IS and general IT curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the IS and IT curriculum for cultural and situational relevance.
  • Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.
  • Invigilate and assess weekly and monthly exams.
  • Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out in a regular, timely manner and as per the deadlines set by Akilah.
  • Provide students with objective and well-timed feedback on their performance.
  • Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
  • Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.
  • Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
  • Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverable as per Academic Director/Principal’s instructions.

REPORTS TO

Academic Director

Skills and Qualifications

CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
  • Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs and databases.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
  • Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
  • Extraordinarily resilient, positive and pro-active character.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs, Degree in IT or IS required.

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