Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar School Operations Intern for our Tatu City Campus. The Intern will help with the day to day operations of our school campus to ensure that it runs smoothly. This is an opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who shape the African Century.
About Nova Pioneer
Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 7 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com
About the Role
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Driving operational excellence in the day-to-day operations of our schools.
Ensuring that the front desk is clean and well maintained.
Attending Tatu Primary school management meetings to support Academic team Operations-wise.
Assist with implementation of any and all initiatives put forth by Operations team.
Inventory and requisition support.
Booking school buses/vans for academic team and students, through Transport manager.
Processing of petty cash payments.
Coordination of school events, for instance, Open Days, parents meetings, staff meetings – ensuring there is an available venue and required furniture, coordinating with catering team to provide refreshments (if need be).
Provide support in the execution of projects related to school goals – new policies and systems.
Support in the successful running of various aspects of school operations – Library, Student Support Services, Kitchen operations, Sports Activities, etc.
Assist in doing cost analysis to identify operational improvements.
Responsible for planning, assigning and directing contract/casual staff, including cleaning and security staff.
Responsible for appraising staff performance; rewarding and disciplining contract/casual staff; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Skills and Qualifications required:
A maximum of 1 year of related work experience preferably in business operations, project management, marketing, event management and/or finance operations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other related fields.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Highly developed organizational, communication and presentation skills.
A high degree of computer literacy.
How to Apply:
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All applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of next steps within a week after this closing date. There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage. The process is as follows:
Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.
Practical demonstration of what you can do, you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for.
In-person interview: at this point, you will visit one of our schools to meet the team and participate in a series of in-person interviews.
Final interview: you’ll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.
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