Administrative Assistant

About the job
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Administrative Assistant to serve as a maternity cover for 3 months at our Eldoret Girls Campus. You will provide high-level administrative support to the School Principal. This is an opportunity to help create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

About The Role

You will:Live the Nova Culture
Perform a wide variety of clerical and other office functions and activities related to the administration of diverse programs and operations at the school.
Make and receive phone calls on the school’s telephone lines
Schedule meetings for the School Principal in line with their diary
Facilitate the Public Relations function of the front office including communication(school emails and classdojo)
Prepare documents ahead of internal and external meetings as directed by the School Principal (photocopying, binding, filing etc.)
Prepare documents for internal display on pin-boards or notice boards
Respond to routine correspondences and send out scheduled communications
Keep custody of the pupils’ attendance registers and any confidential documents on behalf of the Principal regularly updating EdAdmin
Manage the stores of learning/teaching materials

About You

You have a Diploma or Degree in Office Administration and possess HR knowledge and skills.
You have 2-3 years experience in Front Office Management, preferably of an established startup, large company, or a school
You are a people person with a great memory and a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication to the leaders and school team
You are experienced or open to learning the Google software suite (Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, G Mail, etc.) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
You are experienced and proficient in MS Suite with strong writing skills (for office communication) and are skilled in making posters and certificates
You demonstrate the capacity to analyze complex situations and solve problems
You love detail and accuracy and possess excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills – you are able to handle many moving parts while maintaining high standards of excellence
You have the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive matters
You have a flexible and adaptable approach to work
You have previous experience developing warm working relationships with parents and students
You are proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to work
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


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About Nova Pioneer

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. We established Nova Pioneer because we believe education should prepare young people to create their future, not just work in it. Nova Pioneer is a launchpad where ambitious young Africans can begin to shape a better future for the continent and the world. We began by asking ourselves the question, "What capabilities will young people need to succeed in and shape the future that they will encounter, and what approaches to education will best develop those capabilities?” All of our founders have extensive backgrounds in education at top institutions across the globe, having studied at universities such as Harvard and Stanford and led education programs for McKinsey and Co., the African Leadership Academy, and top school networks in the US (Excel Academies). Yet at Nova Pioneer we believe that you never stop learning. So we visited and studied leading schools spanning from Singapore to Peru, and the United States to the United Kingdom. We connected with leaders of the cutting-edge education research, and leading thinkers on 21st Century Learning such as Sir Ken Robinson and teachers and atelieristas from Reggio Emilia, the leading global early education model, to name a few. We launched our first school in South Africa in 2014, with the aim of incorporating the best education models in the world, while keeping it as affordable as possible. We’ve since expanded within South Africa, and to Kenya as well - with our first Kenyan school launching in 2015. In all of our schools, we bring in and train top educators to deliver educational excellence in an environment that nurtures our students to uncover their potential and blaze trails in the world beyond our school walls.