SVP Coordinator

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Are you someone who sees silver linings on cloudy days? Passionate about finding opportunities in challenges? A relationship builder who feels a sense of accomplishment when you create an thriving ecosystem to incubate ideas? If yes, then you have found your calling in our SVP coordinator role. Apply now!

ABOUT ALU

Our purpose is to catalyze change in Africa and around the world by building the world’s most innovative university. Our engaging learning experiences integrate technology, personalized learning, real world projects and entrepreneurial leadership to create innovators, game-changers and problem-solvers. We ask our students to declare a ‘mission’ for their lives instead of declaring an academic major. Our two undergraduate campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are well in operation, as is our graduate School of Business. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent and then around the world, ultimately developing 3 million entrepreneurs and leaders by 2060. We are growing rapidly: student enrollment increased by 1,200% between 2015 and 2017 and revenue grew by 650% in 2017. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, and in 2019, Fast Company named ALU the ‘ most innovative company in Africa’ while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of Africa’.

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 STUDENT LIFE TEAM

Our learning philosophy at African Leadership University can be summarized through the acronym ASHIP for we believe that learning should be active, social, holistic, integrated and personal. Put differently, learning is centered around the student’s own life. What happens in our students’ day-to-day, within and outside of the classroom, contributes equally to their learning experience. The Student Life (SL) team at ALU is in charge of every aspect of the student’s life. We ensure our students’ overall wellness through the ALU Alive program which encompasses various support systems, programs and activities which promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the SVP Coordinator your role is to get ALU’s student community ‘buzzing’ with entrepreneurial energy and help convert students’ ideas into game-changing startups.

You will also be the face of Entrepreneurship at ALU, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among ALU students and staff and with external stakeholders across the African continent and the world. Building strong relationships with the startup and investor communities, organising demo days on campus and building awareness across media, politics and public institutions. You will report directly to the Head of College and work closely with the Learning Team

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design support for students on campus running small business by building systems, developing processes and policies and nurturing opportunities
  • Collaborate with faculty to design a immersive entrepreneurship for students to get practical exposure on running entrepreneurial ventures
  • Curate a vibrant network of mentors and advisors to enrich the ALU entrepreneurship ecosystem  by proactively building synergies within ALG and establishing connections with external partners

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree; with 0-3 years work experience
  • Experience with project management (at least 1 years)
  • Experience in youth mentoring/ coaching and/or working in an educational environment
  • Skills in program design and program management
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Strong analytical skills

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