ALU - Faculty: Skills Immersion Associate
African Leadership University
ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.
They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.
Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.
Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.
HOW WE WORK
As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Mission Curator plays a unique role in the faculty–one that is highly focused on supporting student development in relation to their missions. Mission Curators are both specialists and interdisciplinary advocates. As the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities require an interdisciplinary approach. This Mission Curator will have a focus on healthcare-related matters.
- Provide regular and on-demand mission support and mentorship to students throughout their learning journey through synchronous and asynchronous channels that enable students to contextualise their learning with respect to the grand challenges and great opportunities listed above.
- Provide subject matter expertise on the design and development of learning modules associated with the 14 Grand Challenges and Opportunities (GCGOs).
- Curate indicative content and learning activities drawing upon their specialised knowledge in urbanisation, regional integration, and infrastructure.
- Connect students with real-world learning opportunities and world-leading experts to support them with the realisation of their mission.
- Lead the initial facilitation of modules associated with the areas of specialisation as well as some core elements of the curriculum (such as complex problem solving).
- Contribute to the creation and development of research initiatives in line with the area of expertise.
- Contribute to the annual programme review to ensure content is up-to-date, valid, relevant and reflects current and future trends.
- Identify and implement modifications to learning materials, assessments and other relevant components that meet internal and external quality assurance requirements.
- Support through subject matter expertise the Health Collaborative program.
- Other relevant activities to ensure the successful delivery of the programme
- Engage in institutional service through active participation in the academic committees, such as the curriculum committee where curators can provide input into the development of the programme.
- Any other reasonable duties that may be allocated from time to time by the Dean.
- Master’s degree relevant in some fashion to the areas of specialisation with at least 7 years of relevant work experience.
- At least 1 year experience in education or training, particularly engaging in innovative educational design activities.
- Excellent English communications skills
- Superior problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own work.
- Excellent coaching and project management skills.
- African centred knowledge and experience.
- Strong regional and international network with NGOs, Startup Incubators and accelerators, etc.
- Based in Africa (or willing to relocate), Central African Time +/- 2 hours
- Experience in administration or teaching and learning delivery at an institution of higher education.
- Doctoral degree.
- Based in Kigali.