Course Facilitator


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In 2013, we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable university programs, enabling even students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed. Nearly 300 students are now enrolled in Kepler.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. Studies show that more earning potential is unlocked with each year of higher education than any other period of study. We aspire to help unleash a generation of African students who otherwise would lack the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Course Facilitator

Academics – Kigali, or Kiziba in Karongi

Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Kepler Course Facilitator

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Generation Rwanda began in 2004 and has supported young people in Rwanda in achieving their higher education goals through scholarships for universities throughout the country. In 2013, GR expanded its reach when it started Kepler. In addition to Kigali campus, Kepler opened a satellite campus in Kiziba Refugee Camp, located in Kibuye, Karongi, in 2015.

Kepler is a nonprofit university program designed to deliver the skills that emerging economies need. Kepler combines the best of online learning and an American competency-based degree program with in-person seminars and intensive education-to-employment support.

About the Role

The Kepler Course Facilitator position is one of the most essential positions in the organization, other than the student, to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The Course Facilitator  is the first point of contact to support students’ learning and growth. The role includes developing structured lessons, adapting curriculum to best meet student needs, analyzing and utilizing data to support diverse learners and collaborating with colleagues to holistically develop and support all students at Kepler.

Note: Kigali Course Facilitator will be based in Kimironko while Kiziba Course Facilitator will be based in Kiziba in Karongi. Housing or a stipend will be provided for Kiziba Course Facilitator.

Job Responsibilities

  • Instruct non-native English speakers to rapidly improve English fluency through a competency-based, blended learning curriculum
  • Conduct class sessions, study groups, and 1:1 support in a variety of content areas with university students
  • Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System online.
  • Grade competency-based work and provide student feedback in a timely manner (48 hour turnaround max)
  • Generate scope and sequences, lesson plans and other curriculum that supports diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant skills
  • Modify curriculum for applicability to the context and to best support students
  • Engage in team meetings to collaborate and build quality products for student consumption and use
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student’s progress through the curriculum
  • Administer benchmark, unit and formative assessments
  • Provide feedback on the program, curriculum and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner
  • Research and utilize effective online, in-person and blended learning teaching techniques
  • Participate in the Kim Marshall Observation process as outlined by administration
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Highly motivated with a passion for education
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
  • Is open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Excellent writing and language skills in English.
  • Preferred fluency in French, Kinyarwanda and/or Swahili.
  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and off.
  • Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with technology: Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment and believes that change leads to progress
  • Comfortable with not having or providing answers to students through an inquiry-based model where the facilitator of the class is not the “keeper” of all knowledge

Reports to: Assigned Lead Course Facilitator

To apply use the” Apply for this job” button below not later than 4th January 2017

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