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Dean Development Lead (Kenya)

at Nova Pioneer
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted October 9, 2019
Category Education
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Dean Development Lead (Kenya)


We are looking for an outstanding educator and leader to serve as Dean Development Lead and coach emerging, school-based leaders at Nova Pioneer's schools in Kenya.

As Dean Development Lead, your primary role will be to coach our emerging leaders (deans and associate deans) to support their schools more effectively through instructional and cultural best practice, ensuring that teachers get higher-quality and more intensive on-the-job coaching than they have ever experienced before. Our deans are tasked with building a pipeline of homegrown talent in their schools that produces both amazing teachers and amazing results for our students. Your job is to help them succeed.

Also core to your role will be the development and implementation of operational best practices to ensure the day-to-day smooth operations of our schools in-region, so that our deans can focus on what they do best in instruction and culture.

You may also be asked to support unique school needs as they arise, such as demo teaching or serving as an interim dean at one of our schools.

Experience Requirements

Experience working in a school network is highly preferred

You have experience with and passion for enquiry-based learning, possibly including project-based or expeditionary approaches
You have 4+ years of instructional experience and have led adults in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting (Note: This is a minimum requirement. Candidates without this experience will not be considered!)

Job Responsibilities

Support school-based deans and associate deans to deliver on the Nova Pioneer vision of teacher development through ongoing coaching and delivery of PD, demos and co-observation
Work with Academic Leadership to solidify and codify common teacher coaching practices, and support school-based leadership in mapping a path to instructional excellence at their respective campuses
Provide ongoing feedback to Academic and Regional Leadership on the quality of instruction across schools in region
Work with Academic Leadership to articulate the vision of an excellent Nova Pioneer classroom, and support school-based leadership in leveraging existing systems — walkthroughs, data summaries, observation tools, PD, learning design, etc. — to further that vision


You have demonstrated an ability to improve student achievement and other school outcomes by leading through others, and to improve other people’s performance through coaching and building systems for scale

You are driven by data and know how to use data from student assessments to strengthen and differentiate student learning

You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback

You have a desire to further develop your instructional leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth