Nova Academies Dean of Residential Life Job in Kenya

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

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

Position: Dean of Residential Life

As Dean of Residential Life, you will be responsible for all the non-academic aspects of student experience – weekends, nights & mornings, sports, clubs and pastoral services. 
Your focus will be to ensure that the highest standards of culture, behaviour, pastoral care, co-curricular participation, learning and academic attainment prevail across Nova. 
This is an opportunity to create a unique new school model that will grow the future leaders of communities and companies across Kenya and Africa.

Function: School

Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus, Kikuyu Township, Kiambu County.

Reports To: Principal

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.
Your Typical Week at Nova
  • Develop and manage a highly engaging and rigorous schedule of student activities outside of the classroom, including sports and clubs;
  • Build and manage a strong team focused on student’s non-academic experience and development, including resident teachers, matron(s), and others. Develop a strong system to ensure student activity is monitored and supported at all times;
  • Develop and oversee a robust student counselling program to support strong emotional development;
  • Run an exceptional sports program for students, including directly coaching sports team(s);
  • Oversee strong student discipline and behavior within the residential experience such as evenings and weekends;
  • Build a rich spiritual experience for students through leading partnerships with churches and other spiritual partners;
  • Develop and execute off-campus activities that will enrich student development, including sports and club competitions and other exchanges with partner schools and organizations;
  • Build strong programs for student health and wellness, including health services on and off campus;
  • Play a central role in building and sustaining an exceptional student and staff culture as a member of the school’s management team;
  • You will be provided with lodging on the campus and will be expected to be present on campus many nights and weekends.
Who you are?
  • You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes to help them develop holistically;
  • Experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, and/or teaching;
  • Previous experience in a boarding school is a plus but not required;
  • You are an exceptional with Nova’s culture, bringing energy, positivity and humility to your work and constantly looking to improve yourself;
  • You possess a Bachelor of Education degree or a degree in social sciences
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Significant experience in managing people as you will be leading a team
  • Proven record of success in high-intensity work environments
  • An awareness, understanding, and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of children
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?

Then apply here:

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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