Boarding Houseparent/Matron/Assistant Housemaster at Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company

1 Boarding Houseparent/Matron/Assistant Housemaster at  Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company
Boarding Houseparent/Matron/Assistant Housemaster

Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company | Type: Job
Published: 2024-03-21 | Deadline: 2024-05-31

Boarding Houseparent/Matron/Assistant Housemaster

  • Ntare Louisenlund School Careers
  • Rwanda
  • Boarding School
  • Campus Life/Residence Life/Student Life

Ntare Louisenlund School is seeking a professional, skilled and dedicated houseparents to join our boarding school staff. Can you imagine helpings to design the school of the future by promoting social and emotional learning, student wellbeing, and twenty-first century skills? If so, please consider applying. We’re looking to fill the following position for Ntare Louisenlund School (international curriculum) starting on 1st September 2024.

Who we are:

Ntare Louisenlund School (Rwanda) aims to be the best school in Africa. With the Rwanda plus-STEM programme, it will bring together the best talents from Rwanda in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology and act as a hub for training innovation and entrepreneurship and for shaping the future. The 60-hectare campus located in Rwanda’s Bugesera District, a forty-five minute drive from Kigali, can accommodate up to 1000 boarding students

The aim of Ntare Louisenlund School is to provide students with an outstanding international education, allowing them to apply for scholarships at the best universities worldwide. Half of the student body will be selected through a preliminary assessment and financed by appropriate scholarships (plus-STEM stream). The other half of the student body will be made up of students from Africa who wish to complete the IB Diploma as a school-leaving certificate. Their families will finance the schooling themselves. Ntare Louisenlund School is seeking candidacy as an IB World School offering the IB Middle Years Programme and, later, the Diploma Programme.

Stiftung Louisenlund has been running a secondary boarding school in Germany for over 70 years and has developed the plus-STEM programme. It is considered to be one of the top schools in Europe. The non-profit foundation has been an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme since 2008 and has been authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme since. Additionally, Stiftung Louisenlund is an accredited New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) school and a member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG).  Ntare Louisenlund School will be a private school run and managed by Stiftung Louisenlund. All activities will be of a comparable quality at both locations in Germany and in Rwanda. A close partnership will be established with the Rwandan government to select the plus-STEM students eligible for a government scholarship.

Your challenge and responsibilities:

Houseparents play a decisive role in students’ formation and enriching their experience of boarding school. The houseparent maintains an overview of the student’s social and emotional wellbeing and overall growth and development. They foster a safe, nurturing residential environment and community in which our students can flourish. In regular communication with their residents’ mentors, they guide and accompany individual students through their daily journey of living, learning, and achieving at Ntare Louisenlund School.  Small learning groups with approximately 20 students enable individual and targeted support. This includes supporting students to cultivate self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Your Main Responsibilities

  • Ensuring students uphold all boarding school policies, rules, and regulations
  • Ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of students
  • Fostering a close-knit house community in which students feel accepted and at home
  • Planning and carrying out regular boarding house activities for residents
  • Supervising house tables at lunch and dinner. It can be after the bullet point on house activities.
  • Developing a trusting relationship with students and being approachable and accessible to them in times of need
  • Supervision of students at all times when they are not in classes and activities
  • Ensuring students maintain tidiness and order in both personal appearance and in their living accommodations
  • Communicating with students’ parents on a regular basis and updating them on their child’s wellbeing and overall development
  • Promoting leadership skills by providing students with opportunities to assume different roles and responsibilities within the house community
  • Facilitating students’ arrivals and departures and welcoming Ntare Louisenlund families to campus

Your Profile

  • Proven professional experience in a boarding school environment or similar institution
  • Enthusiasm for working with young people and contributing positively to their social and emotional development
  • Enjoyment in taking on the role of matron or assistant housemaster (residential group) with up to 20 students
  • You have a qualification/certification for working with young people in an educational, residential, or social context
  • You have the willingness to familiarize yourself with the special pedagogical concept of the Ntare Louisenlund, to undergo further professional development, and to shape campus life as part of the team.
  • You are able to pass a background check and meet other employment requirements as mandated by the school.

We offer:

  • A fully equipped school campus with excellent facilities in a beautiful natural setting in Bugesera.
  • Optional campus housing on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • An exceptional in-house professional development programme
  • Small residential groups (20 students each).
  • An extensive and diverse co-curricular programme and the possibility of taking part in or offering co-curricular experiences for students.
  • Collaboration with an experienced, internationally recognized school in Germany.
  • Various partnerships with external educational partners.
  • A committed, dedicated, and team-oriented staff.
  • An attractive compensation package based on your level of experience. This figure includes the staff housing allowance. All staff salaries are paid in RWF.

How to Apply:

Can you imagine working to help us design the school of the future? Then you should apply by 31st May 2024 to and share an updated CV, motivation letter and certified electronic copies of your professional qualifications and relevant certificates. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please indicate in the subject line while applying as “Boarding Houseparent/ Matron/Assistant Housemaster”.