Head Teacher Jobs at Nova Pioneer
Nova Pioneer is looking for an outstanding instructional leader to serve as the Founding Primary School Head Teacher at our school opening in Nairobi in late 2017. This is an opportunity to help create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.
Head Teacher Job Responsibilities
- Act as an effective leader and ambassador for the organization
- Articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and student program;
- Drive the development of an exceptional teaching team including through coaching teachers through observation and feedback;
- Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset among staff and students alike
- Collaborate with fellow School Leaders in the network to continuously develop and improve the Nova education model across schools
- Develop and strengthen partnerships with other schools and organizations to provide enriching academic and extracurricular opportunities for students
- Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture
- Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
- Partner with parents and other key community stakeholders to build the Nova Pioneer brand
- Plan and lead school staff meetings
Qualifications for the Head Teacher Job
- You have 7+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including instructional leadership roles (e.g., deputy principal, teacher coach, etc.). Experience as a Head Teacher is highly valued but not a prerequisite.
- You are widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like. If you don’t have teaching experience, you are instructionally passionate and have a desire to learn and entrench yourself in the Nova approach to teaching and learning.
- You are excited about your own professional development, always seeking out opportunities to grow, whether by asking others for feedback, forming communities of learning with other school leaders, or seeking out training
- You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching, building uncommonly strong relationships, developing creative training sessions and sharing feedback
- You have an exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you sweat the small stuff—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious
- You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a fire-hose of feedback
- You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
How to Apply