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Adjunct Software Engineering Learning Coach
at ALU
6 months ago | 542 views | Be the first one to apply

Adjunct Software Engineering Learning Coach


About the company

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors. They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now. Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.

Job Summary


📍Deliver the in-person student programme induction for the foundation modules for each new intake and support in any redesign by providing feedback and implementing changes approved by the line manager. 📍Contribute to updated definitive documentation for the foundations modules in documents, such as the programme handbooks. 📍Design and organize academic activities including Live coding sessions, Peer Learning Days. Mock Interview sessions and any other events that encourages student engagement in both online and in-person learning environments 📍Provide academic coaching and support to students throughout their Software Engineering degree programme learning journey, either synchronously or asynchronously, positively meeting relevant KPIs such as response time and provide guidance in maintaining the creation, review and validation of learning contracts when required 📍Participate in regular student-staff consultative group meetings and other feedback instruments to capture student feedback and to implement recommendations to enhance the quality of programme delivery. 📍Assist the SE Programme Manager in the review and approval of course modifications made by external learning content partners, either independently or following ALU inputs. 📍Liaise with our external learning content partner, to ensure that: 📍Engage in the foundations programme induction and re-induction of coaches, respectively, as well as other professional development activities. 📍Engage with all developmental and performance management processes for learning coaches. 📍Contribute to the annual programme review to ensure content is up-to-date, valid, relevant and reflects current and future trends in Software Engineering, whilst giving consideration to pedagogical approaches suited for online learning. 📍Regularly review the Learning Management System analytical reports to identify students who may require intervention from coaches throughout the foundation's learning journey. 📍Implement modifications to learning materials, assessments and other relevant components meet internal and external quality assurance requirements. 📍Implement modifications to the foundations academic components following the findings of the annual programme review, periodic review, student-staff consultative groups, student evaluations and other quality assurance & enhancement instruments. 📍Other relevant activities to ensure successful delivery of the programme 📍Contribute to decision making as a member of the assessment board where required. 📍Engage in institutional service through active participation in the Senate and its sub-committees as per their composition. 📍Any other reasonable duties that may be allocated from time to time by the line manager.


Essential 📍Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a relevant field where Software Engineering and/or Programming is a significant component. 📍Experience in Core web development components - HTML, CSS, JavaScript 📍Experience in Client-Side and Server Side Scripting technologies 📍Knowledge in DevOps technologies 📍Expertise in managing and deploying services on the public cloud - e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure 📍Knowledge in CI/CD technologies such as CircleCI and Jenkins 📍Solid understanding of REST APIs 📍Expertise in information retrieval using Python requests and APIs 📍Strong understanding of and practical exposure to regular expressions 📍Experience in network configurations, load balancing on servers and firewalls 📍Experience using version control systems [preferably git] for software development 📍Experience in linux based shell scripting 📍Strong debugging skills especially in a webstack 📍Excellent coaching and adequate computing skills with the ability to support students in both remote and in-person learning environments 📍Excellent communications (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills. 📍Excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail. 📍Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask, prioritise own work, and work independently. 📍The ability to quickly analyze data and determine the appropriate academic support intervention required by the student or to redirect to other teams. 📍A startup mindset to help us scale the programme to the order of thousands of students in the next 12 months. 📍A strong, customer-service ethos 📍An ability to work flexibly (for example at weekends)

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