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Foundation Learning Coach Coordinator

African Leadership University

African Leadership University

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024


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.


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.

The African Leadership University is committed to ensuring the safety and Well-being of all students under our care. As part of this commitment , we have a comprehensive safeguarding policy in place , which outlines our Zero-tolerance approach to any violation of safeguarding.


The cardinal role of the Foundations team is to ensure the smooth running of all foundation programmes from Year 1 to conclusion.


  • Contribute to updated definitive documentation for the foundations' modules in documents, such as the Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Leadership and Software Engineering program handbooks.
  • Provide academic and missions support to students throughout their foundation learning journey.
  • Maintain micro-courses & concept maps, and the creation, review, and validation of learning contracts.
  • Engage in the assessment of students’ modules summative submissions.
  • Conduct regular student-staff consultative group meetings to capture student feedback and to implement recommendations to enhance the quality of programme delivery.
  • Regularly review the Learning Management System analytical reports to identify students who may require intervention from coaches throughout the foundation learning journey.
  • Implement modifications to learning materials, assessments and other relevant components meet internal and external quality assurance requirements.
  • Other relevant activities to ensure the successful delivery of the programme
  • Contribute to decision-making as a member of the assessment board.
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be allocated from time to time by the line manager.


You don’t have to be an expert to be a rockstar in your career. Our non-negotiable requirement is drive. You have to be passionate about bringing out the best version of you as you launch your career.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject area.
  • Excellent communications (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize own work, and work independently.
  • Excellent coaching skills.
  • A strong interest in at least one of the 14 grand challenges and great opportunities as understood within the ALG ecosystem
  • A startup mindset to help us scale the programme to the order of thousands of students in the next 12 months.


  • Master’s degree in a subject related to ALU’s 14 grand challenges and great opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of regional and international potential partnerships for example Edtech, NGOs, Startup Incubators and accelerators, etc.
  • Experience in online teaching and learning delivery at challenger universities.

What gets us excited

  • Our restless drive for excellence and our collective dislike of “average”
  • The opportunity to pioneer a RADICAL, REVOLUTIONARY and RELEVANT education model
  • Transformation that takes places in student’s journey’s through our coaching intervention
  • Our love for matching data with practical reality
  • Innovative drive for improving student learning experiences
  • The spirit of Ubuntu displayed in the team unapologetically
  • Our consistent determination to improve
  • We put students at the “epicentre” of all that we do