ALX Young Leaders Launchpad Leadership Facilitator

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Company:African Leadership University
Category:Education & Training
Job Type:Permanent

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The Leadership Facilitator supports Young Leaders to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, you play a key role to develop themselves further, build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, you will help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive.

Outside of the in-person sessions, facilitators are responsible for supporting Young Leaders through their journey by providing constructive feedback and career development mentorship.

If you are passionate about enabling Young Leaders to reach their full potential, to coach and develop the next generation of African leaders, while growing your professional skills and leadership foundation in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with ALX. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!


As a high-growth start-up, the ALX Team works in starkly different ways to traditional environments. We approach everything from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative leadership experiences. We are deeply passionate about our Young Leaders and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.


In-person sessions

  • Facilitating in-person sessions with up to 30 Young Leaders
  • Reviewing work examples and providing regular online and offline feedback based on rubrics
  • Holding sessions for targeted coaching and feedback during labs/workshops

Beyond In-person sessions

  • Identifying & scoping projects for Young Leaders to work on with partners from external companies
  • Providing input on and assisting with the continuous improvement of the design of any in-person sessions
  • Identifying relevant datasets and databases for self-growth
  • Reporting to Facilitator Lead and other relevant stakeholders to align on tasks and ensuring successful completion of projects from end-to-end in line with our vision


Basic qualifications:

Foundation and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in consulting, project management, data analysis or similar field
  • Strong work/experience in at least two of the following expertise areas: business expansion, data analysis, communications, marketing, business process analysis, financial modelling, and starting/supporting profitable entrepreneurial ventures.

Valued Characteristics and mindsets

  • Self-aware and effective communicator: Outstanding written and verbal communication, ability to give and receive feedback well, and are intentional about showing high level of humility despite experience/expertise
  • Passionate facilitator: excited about ALX’s vision for innovation in learning and leadership development. Ideally, you have past experience in facilitating large/small sessions or workshops with an innovative, human-centred twist.
  • Results-Oriented and Collaborative team player: Energized by engaging collaboratively (online and offline) and working across multiple teams to achieve best outcomes in a timely manner
  • Quick and Agile Learner: Thrilled to engage with new ideas, quick learner especially during uncertainty and change, and continuously seeking feedback. In particular, shows quick learning for engaging with technology and tools related to performing the role well
  • Critical thinker: easily able to think beyond what is given at face value, and able to pick and synthesize implications of problem-solving for a diverse set of stakeholders.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili
  • Passion for working with young people and past experience in leadership development programs
  • Experience making data-driven decisions
  • Tech-Savvy, particularly using tools such as Salesforce, Lucidchart, Lucidpress, Slack, Google Suite, Google Classroom,  and EdX

Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Step 1: Online Application.

Step 2: Take-Home Written Assignment.

Step 3: Day Intensive of Mock Lessons and Group Interview.

Step 4: Final Manager Interview and Decision.

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