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The Amani Institute

The Amani Institute

The Amani Institute

Preparing next-generation talent to tackle global challenges by filling the gap between university and the workforce through a new approach to higher education.

Professional

Location:
Global location - we have a slight preference for Brazil but if the person is good we are ok anywhere., Brazil

Posted:
12 Mar 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
Salary commensurate with experience and location - and considering we are a non-profit organization in its early stage

Employer tags:
Industry:
Education
Professional Services
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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Director of Social Change Talent Recruitment

Help us find the most talented changemakers in the world

Global location - we have a slight preference for Brazil but if the person is good we are ok anywhere., Brazil

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Salary commensurate with experience and location - and considering we are a non-profit organization in its early stage

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Function:
Director
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Director of Social Change Talent Recruitment 

Although only 2 years old and still in start-up phase, Amani Institute is growing rapidly and will soon have education programs running throughout the year. These programs are primarily held in Kenya and Brazil, with other locations to follow but are offered to a worldwide audience, having participate in our programs people from over 30 different countries. The team is globally diverse, entrepreneurial, and values the whole individual as much as their professional ability.

The core responsibility of the Director of Social Change Talent Recruiter position is to manage and lead the selection process for all education programs. This position can be based anywhere in the world, though strong preference is given to candidates with authorization to work in any of the following countries: USA, Kenya, Brazil. Relocation and/or periodic travel to one of these three countries is also a strong possibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the selection and interview process for all Amani Institute programs
  • Define recruiting and outreach strategy; find new, creative ways to attract distinctive participants 
  • Harness the most effective channels, media and events in order to do so
  • Present Amani Institute convincingly to potential participants 
  • Screen applications from across the globe, lead selection decision meetings, and manage all follow up questions from applications, including the enrolment/registration process
  • Play active role in supporting participants during the program and as alumni 
  • Work in a closely-knit, fast-growing, diverse, global team 

Required Characteristics and Experience

  • Evidence of being a doer – high degree of performance and self-accountability
  • Passion for social change
  • Passion for helping individuals achieve their full potential
  • High degree of maturity and judgment in understanding the communication styles, needs and desires of individuals from vastly different cultural and professional backgrounds
  • High degree of applied empathy
  • Significant work experience (at least 7 years), with some experience in the social change sector
  • Project management experience, ideally for global projects
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Bachelor’s degree (in any field);
  • Good knowledge of Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter)
  • Good writing and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated record in global networking

Preferred Experience

(although not required in order to apply, possessing any of these characteristics will be a distinctive advantage)

  • Experience in talent recruiting and admissions for leading education programs
  • Experience in or knowledge of the higher education sector
  • Experience of living in a country other than one’s home country
  • Fluency in Portuguese
  • Knowledge in data platforms and online tools such as salesforce and survemonkey 

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