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2023 Junior Secondary Associate Dean Of Residential Life (Tatu Girls Boarding School)

Closing: Nov 7, 2022

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Published: Oct 25, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Nova Pioneer is looking for a rockstar Junior Secondary Associate Dean of Residential Life willing and ready to start in January 2023 as we launch our Junior Secondary School at Tatu Girls Boarding School.

You will be responsible for championing culture and enriching boarding life experience in our school campuses for our Grade 7 students.This is an exciting opportunity to be a founding leader and a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Disclaimer: Nova Pioneer does not charge any fee to process your application.

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and you are TSC certified
  • Masters degree in education/ social sciences is not compulsory, it would be an added advantage.
  • You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes that help them develop holistically
  • You have probably served as a Boarding master
  • Experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, etc.
  • Significant experience in senior management as you will be leading a boarding team
  • Proven record of success in leading student life programs
  • An awareness, understanding and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of children
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change - you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver - you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.


Responsibilities

Nova Pioneer is looking for a rockstar Junior Secondary Associate Dean of Residential Life willing and ready to start in January 2023 as we launch our Junior Secondary School at Tatu Girls Boarding School.

You will be responsible for championing culture and enriching boarding life experience in our school campuses for our Grade 7 students.This is an exciting opportunity to be a founding leader and a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Disclaimer: Nova Pioneer does not charge any fee to process your application.

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and you are TSC certified
  • Masters degree in education/ social sciences is not compulsory, it would be an added advantage.
  • You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes that help them develop holistically
  • You have probably served as a Boarding master
  • Experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, etc.
  • Significant experience in senior management as you will be leading a boarding team
  • Proven record of success in leading student life programs
  • An awareness, understanding and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of children
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change - you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver - you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.


ABOUT THE ROLE

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • In liaison with the School Principal, overseeing the implementation of a Student Life strategy and ensuring effective and efficient use of resources assigned to student life (financial, human, etc.)
  • Creating Residential Life goals for the academic year and tracking toward progress. 
  • Sitting on the school management team and attending all meetings where a residential life voice is required. 
  • Teaching a maximum of ten lessons per week in their subject of specialization. 
  • Managing the Dorm Mother and the School nurse.
  • Ensuring the development, growth, and accountability of direct reports.
  • Overseeing school move-in and move-out in compliance with the school calendar.
  • Creating a plan for student health and safety emergency preparedness.
  • Ensuring that the school’s behavior policy is implemented consistently and effectively.
  • Working in collaboration with the behavior committee and Dean of Students to ensure fair proceedings. 
  • In liaison with the School Principal, designing and administering policies in the residence halls.
  • Performing administrative duties including creating and retaining student housing contracts, emergency contact information, room, and other keys, etc.
  • Developing and implementing appropriate communication strategies in order to keep all members of the Residential Life Community and students' families informed regarding matters of interest, information, and concern.
  • Liaising with security staff to ensure students’ personal safety and security.
  • Supporting sports, clubs, and societies. 
  • Supporting the boarding teacher on duty schedules and ensuring duties are done effectively


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