Quantitative Skills Course Facilitator

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The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

Quantitative Skills Course Facilitator

Academic – Karongi, West


Kepler

Position: Quantitative Skills Course Facilitator

Start Date: Mid-December 2019

About Kepler:

Kepler former 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. 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 Course Facilitator position is essential to help Kepler support a dynamic blended-learning model for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) students in Rwanda. Course Facilitator is the first point of contact to support students’ learning and growth. The role includes developing structured plans and materials for academic support, adapting materials to best meet student needs, analyzing and utilizing data to support diverse learners and collaborating with colleagues to holistically develop and support all students. 

 This role is a full-time position located in Karongi district. A fixed housing allowance is provided.  

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Support non-native English speakers to rapidly improve English fluency through a competency-based, blended learning curriculum
  • Facilitate class sessions and study groups in a variety of content areas with SNHU students
  • Build learning materials through a Learning Management System online
  • Provide feedback on competency-based work in a timely manner (48-hour turnaround max)
  • Generate and/or modify scope and sequences, lesson plans and other curricula that support diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant skills in their SNHU studies
  • Engage in team meetings to collaborate and build quality support materials for student consumption and use
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all students' progress through the curriculum
  • Support student success through all parts of the Kepler program through direct support of students, or in collaboration with colleagues in other departments
  • 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 facilitation techniques
  • Collaborate with peers to share best practices and innovations
  • Conduct optional and mandatory office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conferences, group supported work time, etc.
  • Participate in the Kim Marshall Observation process as outlined by the administration
  • Work in collaboration with the academic team to achieve annual academic goals         
  • Facilitate instruction and small group work
  • Create innovative solutions to problems found within the refugee camp that interfere with student learning
  • Coordinate activities and opportunities for students outside of the refugee camp in order to promote job opportunities and contextual understanding of the core curriculum
  • Lead assigned/chosen projects and initiatives
  • Support the coordination and implementation of student intakes
  • Collaborate with and provide oversight for Kiziba based Teaching Assistants
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree or higher
  • Strong mathematics skills
  • Ability to analyze, model, report, and interpret data
  • 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 to be creative and innovative in the way that education can take place
  • 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.
  • Displays the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and offline.
  • 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:  Academics and Careers Manager