Job Title: Career Guidance and Internship Coordinator
Employment status: Full – Time
Contract type: Open- ended
Reports to: Director of Careers & Alumni Affairs Deadline: 01st October, 2021
Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.
Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online, and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.
All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.
Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.
The career Guidance and Internship Coordinator position is one of the most essential positions in the organization to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The career Guidance and Internship Coordinator is the first point of contact to support students’ career preparation and learning, and their transition to the labor market/ make them ready for the workplace and the application of classroom learning on the job.
The role includes developing and strengthening structures and protocol for internship and job placement, designing and implementing a revised internship and career coaching model that increases various stakeholder engagement, supporting employers as they seek to fill key roles by creating efficient and user-friendly methods of engagement and communication, supporting students through workshops, advising and coaching in varying group sizes, networking through external forums to expand the Kepler Employer base and coordinating with CfA and other departments to create job opportunities through staff networks.
This position has non-traditional work hours that may require starting work early or finishing work late, and/or working weekends. The position is equivalent to 45 work hours/week with some fluctuation throughout the year.
Reports to: Director of Careers & Alumni Affairs and Career Guidance Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=135&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D
All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. The deadline for applying is October 01st, 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.
Kepler values diversity as a paramount aspect of growth and provides equal opportunities. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, religion, physical abilities, social status, beliefs, and cultural values is strictly forbidden.
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