Aug  2017 Job Application for Education Director in Kenya

  2017 Career Vacancy:Education Director in Nairobi



Aug  2017: Job Opportunity for Education Director in Kenya

Tinker Education is a part of Kenya’s innovative education through Teacher Training, STEM curriculum education, e-Learning, Digital Content Creation, and Pilot Project Implementation.
At Tinker Academy, our program teaches students computer science / coding with the integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Education.
We aim to demonstrate that the computer is a powerful tool for creativity and invention as we nurture your child to be a future innovator and idea maker.

Details: Tinker Education is seeking a highly motivated, career-orientated Education Director with strong parent communication skills, a collaborative, team-building approach to staff leadership and knowledge of the industry.

Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree and have an awareness of STEM Education.
He/ she must be able to relate well to children and adults and feel comfortable in a leadership role.
Honesty is integral to our business practice therefore the applicant must possess a high level of integrity.
As part of a start-up, please note, our work environment is collaborative, flexible, fast-paced, and deadline driven.
  • A master’s degree in Education, Education Leadership, or Education Administration
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and demonstrated strengths as an education director
  • Ability to drive, develop and lead education projects and programs
  • Previous experience at international schools
  • Understanding of STEM education, education technology and experience of E-Learning environments is advantageous
  • Passion for education development, teaching and can demonstrate an ability to work well with children
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work across boundaries and cross-culturally
  • Effectively interact, communicate, and work well as a team member
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with stakeholders
  • MS Office experience and OA (office automation) Skills
  • Willingness to learn new products/technologies and promote the development of STEM education in Kenya
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director position is at the management level with general responsibilities including, but not limited to:
  • Manage education at Tinker Academy
  • Engage as a thought-leadership partner with management and directors to deliver high quality STEM education
  • Direct and shape the curricula, contents and teaching processes
  • Research and design educational materials and instructional methods
  • Oversee the instructors:
  1. Manage their teaching and administration work
  2. Design and hold teaching workshops/seminars
  3. Facilitate class reporting that defines the progress (successes and solutions to any challenges) of each student
  4. Ensure the study of online/offline education materials for effective delivery of teaching
  5. Ensure the learning development of students
  6. Build a supportive culture in which you offer direction to instructors
  • Effectively communicate with the team (and clients) with respect to content delivery, progress reports and student participation.
  • Answer inquiries from internal business partners using your local knowledge of Kenya.
  • Promote efficiency, consistency, and professionalism.
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed, such as administrative support and training.
Please send your CV and cover letter to outlining your interest and suitability for this position.
Deadline: 1st September 2017