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Sinapis Alumni Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Reporting To: Sinapis Program Manager (based in Mombasa)

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Term: 1-year contract with a 3-month probationary period 

Compensation: Intermediate-level, range 70,000 – 100,000 KES gross monthly based on experience

ABOUT SINAPIS: 

Our mission at Sinapis is to make disciples and alleviate poverty through the power of entrepreneurship. We seek to foster the development of entrepreneurs and the growth of Kingdom businesses. These enterprises are led by entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in their business and who are intentional in reflecting and sharing their values in the marketplace, through the business decisions they make and the relationships they cultivate with employees, suppliers, and customers.

After ten years, we have surpassed the milestone of training over 6,000 entrepreneurs and are now entering an expansion stage which includes expansion within and outside of Kenya. Our current core offerings are as below:

  1. Sinapis Aspire. The Aspire program is a 9-week business training program for people who want to start a business and would like to know how to successfully bring their idea to life.
  2. Sinapis Academy. Sinapis partners with local organizations to deliver the Sinapis Academy, an intensive 16-week business training program similar to a mini-MBA but customized for early and growth-stage ventures. This program is extremely practical, locally customized, and specifically designed for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses. 
  3. Sinapis Business Competition. Upon completion of the Sinapis Academy training program, entrepreneurs are eligible to compete in the Sinapis Business Competition, an annual competition in which the top 5-10 finalists compete for grant capital at a live pitch event. 
  4. Fast Track Accelerator Program. The Sinapis Fast Track Accelerator (FTA) program is a 6-month accelerator that serves up to 15 graduates of the Sinapis Academy per year who have businesses capable of significant growth. The program begins with a customized business assessment for each participant coupled with access to high-quality consultants, professional advisors, advanced training, investor match-making, and biblical integration.  
  5. Sinapis Alumni Network. Sinapis is committed to offering ongoing support of our alumni, with the intent to see the community flourish. This involves regular communications, events with valuable training and networking components, mentoring, and help with access to capital.

We will be expanding our programs within the coastal bloc of Kenya, with the goal of training more than 200 entrepreneurs each year across 6 coastal districts. This Alumni Coordinator position will be critical in managing all alumni programs and engagements in this region. They will handle all alumni implementation activities, coaching programs, entrepreneurs impact visits, and alumni events planning among others. They will be based in Mombasa and will likely cover activities across several counties.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and evaluate engagement plans to promote alumni connectivity and support in building a community of alumni through various strategies including but not limited to cohort, size, and stage affinity 
  • Plan, coordinate, and attend events, meetings, or other activities that reach the alumni network  in the various counties
  • Partnership identification, development, and engagement to ensure the continued exploration of collaboration opportunities 
  • Coordinate the provision of a personalized coaching program to the alumni network to deepen their learning and develop their businesses and leadership objectives
  • Assist in compiling a review of quarterly data on alumni activities and impact 
  • Monitor impact and support these alumni to seek improved alumni growth opportunities
  • Collect Impact stories from program beneficiaries storytelling of the impact generated by the programs they have attended
  • Collaborate with internal team members on relevant project implementation efforts.

While this list comprises the main day-to-day activities of the Alumni Coordinator, you may be required to complete other tasks not mentioned above but within the scope of program administration.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 

  • You are a follower of Christ who maintains a healthy relationship with Jesus as evidenced by (but not limited to) prayer, devotional reading of Scripture, and spiritual discipline 
  • You are a people person and have excellent communication skills with people of all types
  • You are detail-oriented and can plan for and manage effective follow-up 
  • You are humble and have a teachable spirit
  • You are energetic, hardworking, and willing to go the extra mile to complete an assignment

Required 

  • A heart for our organization’s mission and a calling for this work
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple workstreams, with a knack for continuous improvement
  • Ability to travel frequently within the coastal counties
  • An outgoing people-person who enjoys interacting with people, both on phone and in-person
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems 
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably with business coursework
  • Ability to work in a very small team environment 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Extremely positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and/or google workspace
  • Honest with high levels of integrity
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of relevant work experience in entrepreneurship support projects and training programs implementation
  • Ability to develop, prepare, and deliver effective entrepreneurship programs, seminars, and workshops

Desirable

  • Experience in the start-up and SME ecosystem
  • Previous experience handling administrative duties

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

  • Deep, fulfilling impact – This is a mission that will impact thousands of lives economically, socially, and spiritually. You will be part of a group that is daily making strides to take back the marketplace to honor God and create value in Kenya
  • Entrepreneurial work environment – As a small organization, we are free from bureaucracies and you will enjoy the flexibility to be creative and try out new ideas that make sense 
  • Fantastic network – You’ll develop a robust network of inspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-support organizations across Kenya
  • Promising career growth – Sinapis is a small but growing organization with opportunities for career growth over time

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING

Please send us a well-formatted and written cover letter along with your resume in PDF format to careers@sinapisgroup.org by June 8th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

The subject line of the email should read, “Alumni Coordinator  – Last Name, First Name

Sinapis is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students/beneficiaries and the successful applicant will be required to provide a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

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Job Details

Level : Senior level
Industry : Professional Training
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 5 Years
Applications : 1
Locality : Mombasa, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Sinapis group
Posted By Sinapis group / 25 May 2022

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