Hospitality Management Instructor


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The Akilah Institute offers a unique model of education that prepares students to launch successful careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. All students receive intensive leadership training, career development services, and community service opportunities.

Position: Hospitality Management Instructor

Department: HM Department

Status: Full-Time OR Part-Time depending on availability

(Working Hours from 4pm to 10pm Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, excluding Umuganda Saturday)

Reports to:  HM Program Manager

Location: Kigali, Rwanda


The Akilah Institute aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. At Akilah, we bring together promising female leaders from Rwanda, and East Africa, for an innovative two-year program that prepares them for professional careers and leadership roles.

Akilah students choose a specialized track in Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, or Hospitality Management. Our hands-on and practicals-based curriculum is developed in partnership with the local and global private sectors, and is focused on building the market-relevant skills demanded by the fastest growing industries of the regional economy.

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Hospitality Management Instructor. Reporting to the Hospitality Management Program Manager, the Hospitality Management Instructor will play a critical role in the Hospitality Management department with duties related to delivering Hospitality Management Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Financial Officer to continuously improve the Hospitality Management curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively deliver Hospitality Management courses to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.  Follow all academic delivery according to CBE and as listed in the course folder.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the Hospitality Management curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the Hospitality Management curriculum for cultural and situational relevance.
  • Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement
  • Invigilate and assess exams.
  • Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out every week, and as per the deadlines set by Akilah and updated in the student management system. Perform competency checks as indicated in the syllabus.
  •   Provide students with objective and well-timed feedback on their performance. This includes weekly uploads of assessments to Sycamore.
  •  Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
  •  Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
  •   Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.  A minimum of two hours must be announced to students and set aside per week for students who are non-proficient.
  • Collaboration with faculty members on current academic initiatives and special projects
  • Participate in weekly PLC meetings and department meetings
  • Submit weekly report to PM and consistently communicate/collaborate with PM and colleagues
  • Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • A minimum of 20 in class teaching hours.  For schedules under 20 hours an instructor will be given a special project to be worked on in lieu of those teaching hours.
  • A minimum of 2 hours a week for office hours to meet with students for feedback.
  • Attend required Professional Development workshops and IS courses and trainings.
  •  Oversee the Hospitality Management Lab as assigned.
  •  Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
  •  Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per Academic Director’s instructions.
  •  Be on the Akilah Campus for teaching hours and trainings, Monday to Friday and Saturdays.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs or Hospitality required.
  • Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
  • Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs and databases.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
  • Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
  • Extraordinarily resilient, positive and pro-active character.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.

Apply now to join our team not later than February 20th, 2018 by using the “Apply for this job” button below.

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