Specific key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Overseeing the implementation of a Student Life strategy and providing oversight to ensure effective and efficient use of all resources assigned to student life (financial, human, etc.)
  • Develop and execute off-campus activities that will enrich student development, including sports and club competitions and other exchanges with partner schools and organizations
  • Leading the Residential Life team to develop and maintain the department’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with the overall institutional strategic planning efforts in fulfillment of the NP mission.
  • Implementing and monitoring ongoing benchmarking, assessment, and innovative improvements for all Residential Life areas to improve the residential student experience.
  • Providing oversight on Health and safety issues within the school, including those relating to risk assessments, fire regulations and works and maintenance issues.
  • Build strong programs for student health and wellness, including health services on and off campus; 
  • Ensuring that the highest standards of discipline are maintained. You will work closely with the Principal to ensure that incidents are dealt with in the most appropriate way in order that the School’s behaviour policy is implemented consistently and effectively.
  • Build a rich spiritual experience for students through leading partnerships with churches and other spiritual partners;
  • Designing and administering policies in the residence halls.
  • Performing administrative duties including: creating and retaining student housing contracts, emergency contact information, room and other keys, etc.
  • Developing and implementing appropriate communication strategies in order to keep all members of the Residential Life Community informed regarding matters of interest, information and concern.
  • Liaising with security staff to ensure students’ personal safety and security.
  • Making and implementing schedules of residential life.
  • Serve as on-call contact for campus emergencies
  • As a people manager, you will directly supervise, coach and manage the School Nurse and four (4) Dorm Mothers.
  • Play a central role in building and sustaining an exceptional student and staff culture as a member of the school’s management team;
  • You will be provided with lodging on the campus and will be expected to be present on campus during the night and weekends.


  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and are TSC certified
  • You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes to help them develop holistically;
  • You have 8+ years of relevant experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, and/or teaching;
  • You are an exceptional champion with Nova’s culture, bringing energy, positivity and humility to your work and constantly looking to improve yourself;
  • You have significant experience in managing people as you will be leading a team
  • You have a proven record of success in high-intensity work environments
  • You have an awareness, understanding, and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare, and safety of children
  • You have previous experience in a boarding school is a plus but not required;



Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.

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