Current Opportunities at Nova Pioneer

Science, Education, Teaching,

2024 Laboratory Technician (Athi River)

  • Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Laboratory Technician for our Athi River School ready and willing to start in January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

About The Role

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Liaising with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work and maintain an efficient system for the use and allocation of materials and equipment, setting a priority system where necessary.
  • Advising science teaching staff on technical components of the curriculum.
  • Assisting science teaching staff with demonstrations.
  • Assisting science teaching staff in instructing students on the use/care of equipment.
  • Advising and assist science teaching staff in safety matters relating to the science laboratory.
  • Demonstrating laboratory techniques to science teaching staff/students.
  • Setting out equipment and materials for the classroom/department.
  • Using clear classroom demonstrations.
  • Maintaining a safe chemical storage/handling/disposal system in accordance with current regulations.
  • Assisting with the security of the science laboratory and equipment.
  • Maintaining an inventory of equipment and annual stocktaking.
  • Keeping a record of the consumables used regularly and maintain adequate supplies of them (including chemicals).
  • Acquiring relevant catalogs and price lists.
  • Ordering equipment and chemicals in consultation with the manager.
  • Assisting with labeling, storage, stock-taking and ordering of equipment and chemicals.
  • Servicing and clean simple laboratory apparatus/equipment.
  • Developing maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment and organize maintenance where required.
  • Reporting damages to equipment and arrange repairs.
  • Conducting safety audits for the laboratories.
  • Evaluating and selecting equipment, and make recommendations for purchase to Science Coordinator.

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Diploma or certificate in Science Laboratory Technology in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized institution.
  • You possess 1-3 years of working experience in a recognized secondary school or equivalent institution.
  • You are able to prepare students’ practical work up to 8-4-4 level with minimum supervision.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • 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.

Swimming Coach (Tatu Boys High School)

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Swimming Coach to teach swimming full time at our Tatu Boys High School. The successful candidate should be willing and ready to start in October

About The Role

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Work with the Dean of Residential Life to create a vision for the swimming program and invest stakeholders in the vision.
  • Oversee the in-house and regional swimming relationships and ensure the school is scheduled for all competitions.
  • Create new and support existing partnering by reaching out to schools and other relevant places to seek friendlies and other joint events.
  • Ensure appropriate preparation and management of all competitions and matches.
  • Develop a strong school team to represent the school in competitions.
  • Develop a training program for all the training sessions in accordance with the school guidelines.
  • Coach and instruct swimmers individually or as a group regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Work with the Dean of Residential Life to procure all needed swimming equipment.
  • Ensure attendance is taken at the beginning and the end of the training sessions.
  • Hold coaching sessions with swimmers throughout the academic day and residential evening.
  • Ability to coach multiple sports ( could include sports such as: basketball, football) and help with contributing to the development of enrichment and residential experiences for students.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Observing, assessing, and recording students’ performance, giving appropriate feedback, and maintaining records of pupils’ progress and development for the school leadership and parents.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Monitor the academic performance of the players and always ensure high standards are met.
  • Providing pastoral care and support to students, providing them with a secure environment to learn.
  • Ensure simple first aid procedures are done to injured students during sporting activities.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/ or consequences for student behaviour.
  • Consistently meet the ambitious goals of a rapidly growing organization.

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have 1 – 3 years of experience in a similar position working with teenagers.
  • You have a Swimming Life Saver Certification.
  • A relevant degree in Physical Education or Sports/ Recreational Science is desirable.
  • A post graduate diploma in Sports/ Recreational Science can be considered.
  • You possess effective coaching techniques and skills. You possess adequate knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
  • You are able to communicate fluently- verbally and in writing in English. You are able to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small group situations to students and other school staff. You are able to verbally respond to common inquiries from students.
  • You are knowledgeable in a variety of sports and athletic programs. A proven track record of implementing successful athletic programs is highly desirable.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to build relationships with stakeholders
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • 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 leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth.

2024 Cambridge Mathematics/Science Resident Teacher (Tatu Primary)

  • Nova Pioneer is looking for a rockstar Cambridge Mathematics/ Science Teacher to teach at our newest campus, Nova International, located at our Tatu Primary campus. The successful applicant should be willing and ready to start in January 2024. Please note this applies to teachers who have 3+ years teaching experience. You will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students.
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About The Role

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Teaching the subject of Mathematics is required. Qualification to teach Science is preferred.
  • Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families and colleagues.
  • Develop lessons plans and partner with the Learning Design Team in reviewing and updating lessons when required/ desired.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and maintain an organized and focused learning environment.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited and interested in their academic excellence.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for the growth and success of all students, both in academic and culture expectations.
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of content and academic standards.
  • Integrate interactive technology into lessons to enhance instructional delivery.
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide effective student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior and model expected behaviour at all times for students to emulate
  • Consistently meet the ambitious goals of a rapidly-growing organization
  • Serve as teacher on duty and/or boarding teacher on duty and support school wide programs aimed at behavior interventions.
  • Timely capture of students data on academic outcomes and articulation of students progress to NP families and other stakeholders when called upon to do so.
  • Support clubs, societies and other core-curricular enrichments at the school aimed at building all rounded students.
  • Serve as home room teachers when called upon to do so
  • Any other duty as assigned by your Manager

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a TSC certificate
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education and qualified to teach two subjects. The applicant is required to be qualified to teach Mathematics. A qualification to teach Science is a preferred second subject.
  • A certification or teaching experience in Cambridge or other international curricula is preferred but not required.
  • You have 3 years of teaching experience in the relevant subject ie Mathematics and Science.
  • You have good working skills with technology such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • 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 leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth.

2024 Cambridge English/Social Sciences Resident Teacher (Tatu Primary)

About the job

  • Nova Pioneer is looking for a rockstar Cambridge English/ Social Sciences Teacher to teach at our newest campus, Nova International, located at our Tatu Primary campus. The successful applicant should be willing and ready to start in January 2024. Please note this applies to teachers who have 3+ years teaching experience. You will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students.

About The Role

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Teaching the subject of English is required. Qualification to teach Social Sciences is preferred.
  • Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families and colleagues.
  • Develop lessons plans and partner with the Learning Design Team in reviewing and updating lessons when required/ desired.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and maintain an organized and focused learning environment.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited and interested in their academic excellence.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for the growth and success of all students, both in academic and culture expectations.
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of content and academic standards.
  • Integrate interactive technology into lessons to enhance instructional delivery.
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide effective student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior and model expected behaviour at all times for students to emulate
  • Consistently meet the ambitious goals of a rapidly-growing organization
  • Serve as teacher on duty and/or boarding teacher on duty and support school wide programs aimed at behavior interventions.
  • Timely capture of students data on academic outcomes and articulation of students progress to NP families and other stakeholders when called upon to do so.
  • Support clubs, societies and other core-curricular enrichments at the school aimed at building all rounded students.
  • Serve as home room teachers when called upon to do so
  • Any other duty as assigned by your Manager

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a TSC certificate
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education and qualified to teach two subjects. The applicant is required to be qualified to teach English. A qualification to teach the Social Sciences is a preferred second subject.
  • A certification or teaching experience in Cambridge or other international curricula is preferred but not required.
  • You have 3 years of teaching experience in the relevant subject ie Mathematics and Science.
  • You have good working skills with technology such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • 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 leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth.

Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply here Now!

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