Dean of Instruction



Nova Pioneer Education Group is a Pan-African independent school network offering preschool through secondary education for students from ages 3 through 19. We prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. Are you interested at being part of a team focused towards transforming the education system in Kenya? If so, then this is the job you’re looking out for.

Job Purpose/ Summary
As Dean of Instruction serving on the school leadership team, you will help the Principal establish an extremely strong and vibrant school culture consistent with Nova Pioneer's core culture principles. However, your primary focus is teacher development. Drawing on support from instructional leaders on Nova Pioneer's network team, you will create a professional development “machine” inside the school: deliberate practice routines and management habits that stretch teachers professionally and give them higher quality, more intensive coaching than they can get anywhere else. You will build a pipeline of homegrown local teacher talent inside the school that produces master teachers and great instructional leaders over time.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work with the Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program
• Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset
• Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture
• Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
• Serve as hiring manager for all instructional staff hires
• Coach teachers through extensive observation and feedback
• Supervise all professional development routines and activities across the school
• Facilitate collaboration among teachers within/across grade levels and subject areas
• Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance.
• Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment.

Minimum Requirements

• 4+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including at least one instructional leadership role (e.g., department chair, grade level lead, teacher coach, etc.)

Required skills and key competencies

• You are widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like
• You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching and build uncommonly strong relationships
• 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 driven by data and know how to use data from student assessments to strengthen and differentiate student learning
• You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback
• You have a desire to further develop your learning design skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth

How to apply: If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.
Please make your application through our website before close of business 28th September 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


This vacancy is a full time position.

Educational Level
Bachelor / Graduate