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

Academic – Kimironko, Kigali


Generation Rwanda/Kepler

CfA 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 CfA 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 CfA Course Facilitator is the first point of contact to support students’ learning and growth connecting the CfA curriculum with the East African context. 

The role includes developing structured lessons that facilitate remediation, understanding and extension of the CfA projects, supporting students to make adequate progress on their degrees through structured coaching and advising, creating online and in-person access points for students working on CfA and collaborating with colleagues to aggregate CfA data and make relevant recommendations and adaptations to the Kepler approach. 

This position has non-traditional work hours that may require CfA CFs to start work late, finish work late, and/or work on weekends. The position is equivalent to 45 work hours/week.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Instruct non-native English speakers to rapidly improve English fluency through a competency-based, blended learning curriculum
  • Conduct class sessions in a variety of content areas with university students
  • Conduct study groups 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
  • Support student success in both the Kepler-based curriculum and College for America
  • 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
  • Collaborate with peers to share best practices and innovations from the classroom
  • Conduct optional and mandated office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conferences, group supported work time, etc.
  • Share and train other educators in implementation of online education in a blended learning environment       
  • Participate in the Kim Marshall Observation process as outlined by administration
  • Work in collaboration with the academic team to achieve annual academic goals
  • Create and facilitate CfA collaborative “co-labs” courses
  • Schedule and facilitate CfA Study Hall both online and offline
  • Coordinate small group student-led sessions to support student-centered learning through projects
  • Collaborate with Lead CFs in CfA and Careers to identify and address gaps in the program.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors 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
  • Has high expectations of him/herself and believes in high expectations for students
  • Has the ability be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
  • 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 the 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

The role reports to "assigned Lead Course Facilitator." The application deadline is August 27, 2018.