Associate Academic Campus Director

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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.

Associate Academic Campus Director

Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Associate Academic Campus Director

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Generation Rwanda (GR) launched in 2004 and has since supported a number of 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, a nonprofit university program designed to reinvent higher education with a lens on readiness for 21st-century careers. We aspire to be among the first organizations to demonstrate at scale that it is possible to provide excellent learning and employment outcomes to students at a low cost.

To achieve this goal, Kepler is building its academic model around the demanding, practical needs of employers.  We deliver the skills that businesses seek through hands-on learning that combines world-class online content, high-quality in-person coaching, and extensive real-world work experience. To date, we have more than 550 students on our two Rwanda campuses - in Kigali and in Kiziba Refugee camp. All Kepler students earn their degrees through our degree partner Southern New Hampshire University.

About the position

The Associate Academic Campus Director is responsible for supporting the academic functions of the Kepler Kigali campus. This role will support the creation of a campus environment that is supportive of a quality educational experience and which meets expectations for quality service and staff development targets. The role will supervise a team of Course Facilitators and Lead Course Facilitators to guarantee the quality of the student learning experience in and outside of the classroom.  

The Associate Academic Campus Director will also work directly with other members of the academic team to guarantee a quality learning journey from on-boarding to graduation for every Kepler student. This role looks beyond the classroom to oversee the development and quality of the student support services such as such as Student Government Association (SGA), counselling services, student clubs, sports, etc to ensure that students’ academic, self-development and emotional needs are being met.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage several aspects of the day-to-day academic operations of the Kepler Kigali campus, and provide leadership and support to the students and academic staff

  • Utilizes the Student Information System (SIS) to efficiently manage all academic processes (e.g., tracking attendance, contacting students, communicating status changes, etc.)

  • Assists in creating and monitoring the campus operating budget to appropriately control cost

  • Track metrics for student retention to achieve academic goals

  • Organize new student orientation activities to ensure early engagement in academic and cultural life of the Kepler Kigali campus

  • Address and resolve student disciplinary issues that arise and direct issues as necessary to the Dean of Students

  • Supervise the campus Counselor

  • Set the academic learning schedule

  • Supervise the SGA (Student Government Association)

  • Provide feedback on academic staff performance and plan and deliver professional development to academic staff

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Academic Campus Director

​​Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Education, or an equivalent.

  • Experience teaching and leading in a higher education setting

  • Knowledge of competency-based education model

  • Management experience

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to experiment, try things out, fail fast, and learn constantly

  • Ability to make data-driven, fact-based decisions and implement change as necessary for the short and long term success.

  • Knowledge of processes, policies, and procedures of major functions in an educational institution

  • Highly-developed communication skills (interpersonal, written, and verbal), and ability to inspire others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education or a related field

  • Passion about ensuring student success in higher education and employment

Reports to: Academic Campus Director