Job Title: Technical Mentor - Data Science
Type of Contract: Permanent
Team: Classroom team
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
About Moringa School
Moringa School is transforming higher education in Africa, starting with software development. In our current program, we transform ambitious amateurs to coding professionals.
We are a premier advanced immersive program, training exceptional full-stack and mobile Software Engineers. Moringa School is currently expanding rapidly into other courses and geographies across Africa and are looking for top talent to accelerate our growth.
Moringa School was named one of the ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ in 2018 by Fast Company.
Moringa School's mission is twofold:
To empower people &
To transform education through rapid-iteration teaching.
Employees enjoy a fun, collegial startup environment
You will be surrounded by talented, friendly, brilliant, & mission-driven professionals who work hard to provide the best student experience of its kind in the world.
We are committed to employee health & wellness- we truly believe that you need to take care of yourself first.
We understand the value in remote working & support it as needed.
Why We Are Hiring For This Role
To ensure classroom experience quality is upheld by creating the capacity that the classroom team needs to ensure this.
Lead and coordinate all classroom activities for your class
Responsibility for class and student success and happiness.
Weekly 1.1’s with students, including personal check-in and independent project review ○ Disciplinary follow-up for all incomplete independent projects
Disciplinary follow-up for all academic and interpersonal issues
Fill out and maintain student tracking, come up with plans for success of all students
Raise red flags early when students are not on track!
Kick off and run all daily activities, such as: daily standup, peer review hour, etc
Master Technical Mentor responsibilities and processes to ensure quality is maintained
Once Technical Mentor mastery is achieved, iterate on processes such as classroom structure, curriculum, etc by providing good feedback and insights, doing (very calculated) experiments, and updating documentation
A creative problem solver: you can creatively solve tough problems and have strong critical thinking abilities.
Demonstrate ownership and proactively take initiative to solve problems and help others.
Have deep self- and situational awareness.
Enthusiastic for growth or show great technical skill.
Degree in a relevant field [Must have]
2+ years of experience working with at least 1+ years experience professional Data Science experience
Ability to make inferences from data
Lots of patience and empathy, ability to work well with and accommodate the needs of other people
Strong problem solving abilities to handle complex situations involving many people
Ability to work with and mentor large, diverse groups of people
Positive, empathetic, team-player with a systems-mindset
Ability to multitask and strategically solve diverse problems
Working knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals
Experience teaching, working in education, or programme management (preferred)
Embrace collaboration (working together to complete a task or achieve a goal)
Be bold (being daring and courageous)
Have humility (acting without pride or arrogance)
Celebrate accountability (taking responsibility for your actions and their outcomes)
Have a growth mindset (believing that you and those around you have the potential to improve through intentional practice and feedback from others)
Be fun loving (enjoying life in a lively, lighthearted way)
We do not believe that an organization can grow without the growth & development of its staff. At Moringa, we are consistently building systems to invest in the growth of our employees. We are deeply invested in offering career growth within Moringa, provide actionable feedback through “weekly check-ins” & thorough career reviews. We will work together with you to craft roles that both support the needs of the organization and that you can be passionate about.
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