Part-time Course Facilitator
About Generation Rwanda/Kepler
About Generation Rwanda/Kepler
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.
As 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 Part-time CfA Course Facilitator/Advisor position is a useful position as it supports student learning and growth for them to finish their degree in a timely manner and graduate. The role includes supporting students to make adequate progress on their degrees through structured coaching and advising, running mini-lessons to support struggling students, collaborating with Course Facilitators to aggregate CfA data so as to make relevant recommendations to improve CfA support, and support the core team when deemed necessary.
Note: This position involves non-traditional work hours that may require the part-time advisor to start work late, finish work late, and/or work weekends (when necessary). The position is equivalent to 20 work hours/week. The duration of the contract is 6 months
- Conduct mini-lessons, study groups, and 1:1 support with struggling students in order to bring them back on track.
- Give feedback to students who need it in a timely manner (48-hour turnaround max).
- Modify lesson plans for applicability to the context and to best support students.
- Engage in professional development to learn the skills needed to perform his/her work effectively.
- Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student’s progress through the CfA program.
- Research and utilize effective online, in-person and blended learning teaching techniques to support students.
- Coordinate small group student-led sessions to support student-centered learning through projects.
- Collaborate with peers to share best-practices and innovations from the classroom
- Facilitate CfA Study Hall both online and offline (as needed).
- Attend regular check-ins with his/her supervisor for professional feedback and professional support.
- Assist with some work in the Core Program (as needed)
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree with a thorough understanding of how CfA or similar competency-based and self paced programs work.
- Highly motivated with a passion for education
- 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. Fluency in French, Kinyarwanda and/or Swahili is an added value.
- Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats.
- Be highly organized and demonstrate the ability to take initiatives.
- Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with technology: Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome, and other relevant technology tools that help increase productivity.
- Thrives in a dynamic environment and believes that change leads to progress.
- Has high expectations of him/herself and believes in high expectations for students.
- Has the ability to relate to students and make them feel comfortable sharing their challenges in order to support them.
- Demonstrates the ability to motivate online learners to achieve their academic goals in a timely manner.
- Should be ready to start as soon as hired.
Reports to: Assigned Lead CF