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Director of Hospitality

Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company
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Director of Hospitality

  • Ntare Louisenlund School Careers
  • Rwanda
  • Campus Life / Residence Life
  • Hospitality Management / Event Management
  • Boarding School

Ntare Louisenlund School is seeking a reliable and Director of Hospitality to join our boarding school team. The Director of Hospitality will play a vital role in managing campus life at our boarding school, including planning and carrying out special events. Can you imagine helpings to design the school of the future by promoting personalized learning and twenty-first century skills? If so, please consider applying. We’re looking to fill the following position for Ntare Louisenlund School (international curriculum) starting on 01/08/2024.

Who we are:

Ntare Louisenlund School (Rwanda) aspires to become the premier institution in Africa, dedicated to fostering excellence in education. Through the Rwanda plus-STEM program, the school aims to attract the finest talents in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and technology, serving as a catalyst for innovation, entrepreneurship, and future-shaping endeavors. Situated on a sprawling 60-hectare campus in Rwanda's Bugesera District, a brief forty-five-minute drive from Kigali, the school is designed to accommodate up to 1,000 boarding students.

Ntare Louisenlund School is committed to delivering an exceptional international education, empowering students to seek scholarships at the world's leading universities. The student body will comprise two halves, with a portion selected through a rigorous assessment and funded by appropriate scholarships (plus-STEM stream), and the remainder consisting of students from across Africa pursuing the IB Diploma with their families financing the education. Seeking candidacy as an IB World School, Ntare Louisenlund School plans to offer the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.

Operated and managed by Ntare Louisenlund CBC, in collaboration with Stiftung Louisenlund, a renowned institution with over 70 years of experience running a secondary boarding school in Germany, Ntare Louisenlund School strives for comparable excellence at both locations in Germany and Rwanda. A strategic partnership with the Rwandan government is envisioned to identify plus-STEM students eligible for government scholarships.

Your challenge and responsibilities:

This position requires a proactive, organized, and adaptable individual with a passion for working with people and experience in hospitality and event management. The Director of Hospitality is a member of the Senior Management Team, who is directly responsible for Campus Life. One of their main challenges is fostering a welcoming environment on campus for students, staff, Ntare Louisenlund families, and guests. They serve as a liaison between the Head of School and the boarding house personnel, facilities management, dining services, head of transport, and relevant external stakeholders. As a member of the SMT, the Director of Hospitality reports directly to the Head of School.

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing a welcoming culture at the school for all stakeholder groups, including students, their families, staff, and guests.
  • Oversight of campus life, including the residential program and boarding facilities. 
  • Direct supervision of the lead houseparent (matron/housemaster) and responsibility for the houseparent team.
  • Oversight of dining services, including catering for special events.
  • Event management, including timely planning, coordinating and implementing all special events on campus. 
  • Organizing official campus visits and welcoming special guests.
  • Oversight of facilities management, including regular communication and planning with the facilities manager.
  • Welcoming new members of staff to campus, in collaboration with the HR Manager, and, where appropriate, organizing their residential accommodations together with the Facilities Manager.
  • Additional duties assigned by the Head of School related to campus life or hospitality management.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree in hospitality and/or event management is required; additional certifications or relevant qualifications will be considered.
  • Proven experience as an event or hospitality manager or director of campus/residence life.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a professional and courteous demeanor.
  • Proficiency in office software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in handling sensitive information as a member of the SMT.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work.
  • Customer service-oriented mindset with a positive attitude and willingness to assist others.
  • Fluency in English is required; additional language proficiency, particularly in Kinyarwanda, is an advantage.
  • A proactive and service-oriented approach to supporting the needs of the Headmaster and the school community.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and situations

We offer:

  • A fully equipped school campus with excellent facilities in a beautiful natural setting in Bugesera.
  • Optional campus housing on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • An exceptional in-house professional development programme with travel opportunities for further professional development.
  • Small learning groups.
  • An extensive and diverse co-curricular programme and the possibility of taking part in or offering co-curricular experiences for students.
  • Collaboration with an experienced, internationally recognized school in Germany.
  • Various partnerships with external educational partners.
  • A committed, dedicated, and team-oriented staff.
  • An attractive compensation package based on your level of experience. All staff salaries are paid in RWF. 

How to Apply:

Can you imagine working to help us design the school of the future? Then you should apply by 31/05/2024 to careers@ntare-louisenlund.org and share an updated CV, motivation letter and certified electronic copies of degrees and relevant certificates. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please indicate in the subject line while applying as “Director of Hospitality”.

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