Subject Manager for Project Management at Kepler Kigali,Rwanda – CLOSE:15/10/2021
Job Title: Subject Manager for Project Management
Employment status: Full – Time Contract type: Open- ended
Reports to: Dean of Faculty Deadline: 15th 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.
Kepler is hiring a Subject Manager for Project Management in the Faculty of Management. We are looking for a candidate with excellent leadership skills paired with strong knowledge in Project Management and passion for education. The role is an academic leadership position that serves to provide support to new and developing instructors (Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants) as well as to continue to support the growth of best academic practices at Kepler.
The Subject Manager is an exemplary model of Kepler’s core values and works to lead initiatives that support students and the academic vision as a whole. It includes developing systems of support for developing instructors, creating curriculum, modeling and coaching the use of data to drive instructional decisions, and supporting students inside and outside of the classroom to help fulfill the mission/vision of Kepler.
Reports to: Dean of Faculty
- Manage a team of Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants
- Lead and inspire the team to achieve their goals in relation to Kepler’s mission, vision, and core values
- Research and utilize effective online, in-person, and blended learning teaching techniques
- Serve as a model instructor for other staff members as well as visitors to the Kepler model through an open classroom forum, demo-lessons, or co-teaching with struggling members.
- Share and train other educators in the implementation of online education in a blended learning environment
- Conduct class observations to give feedback and offer coaching to support to the team as needed
- Plan and facilitate various activities such as professional development, meetings, workshops for the team
- Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System
- Teach project management-related modules in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures
- Regularly evaluate student learning through competency/project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments, and provide clear and actionable feedback to students
- Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student progress through the curriculum
- Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students
- Collaborate with the Learning and Design Team to generate scope and sequences, lesson plans, and other curricula that support diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant technical skills in accordance with blended learning and competency-based model
- Lead out the evaluation of Project Management curriculum as well as conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler academic and assessment policies
- Provide feedback on the program, curriculum, and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner
- Collaborate with peers to share best practices and innovations from the classroom
- Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Dean of Faculty
- Master’s degree in Project Management or related fields
- Ability to manage people in a fashion that demonstrates service leadership
- Open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues, and supervisors.
- Ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
- Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and ways to support them.
- Experience creating or modifying curriculum
- Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- Demonstrated mastery of Google and Microsoft suites
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
- Excellent command of English as a language of instruction.
- Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues to productively contribute to teams
- Proven ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced, changing environment
- Demonstrated willingness to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
- Ability to support students in their various learning needs
- Functional knowledge of leading project management information systems/software
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- 2 years of teaching experience at the university level, preferably in the East African Community
- Experience in program or training /curriculum development, either in academic or other professional settings, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning
- Demonstrated adaptability and commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching pedagogy
- Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvement
- Competitive salary (calculated in USD) commensurate with experience
- Eighteen (18) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) or an annual vacation, which will need to be planned with your supervisor;
- 5 weeks of leave during campus breaks;
- Local medical insurance for you, spouse, and 4 children maximum;
- Kepler will pay for work-related expenses and trips that have been initially approved by your line manager.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=137&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D
All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is October 15th, 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.