E-Lab Faculty

African Leadership University

African Leadership University

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024


ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.

Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.


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


The E-Lab faculty’s primary role is to improve on and deliver the E-lab curriculum. E-Lab is an introductory course to problem solving and entrepreneurship and as faculty, you will be responsible to ensure that students understand the relevant frameworks and their applications in real world context.


  • Serve as a full-time facilitator for the E-Lab course
  • Hold office hours to provide feedback on students’ work and progress
  • Provide input and assisting with the design of curriculum
  • Serve as a coach and mentor to students with entrepreneurial ventures or interested in starting one
  • Track student attendance and flag any irregularities and at risk students to the appropriate parties
  • Manage work-study students and interns to support the delivery of the E-Lab program
  • Coordinate E-Lab events and other aspects of the program
  • Work collaboratively with SVP and Hubs coordinators to increase the adoption of entrepreneurship within the student body
  • Stay connected with local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping the ALU community plugged in
  • Other duties as may be reasonably assigned by your manager.


The basics

  • A Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business administration or related fields
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar role
  • Teaching or facilitating experience (formal or informal).
  • Project management skills, particularly strong work planning, prioritization, time management, scheduling and organization skills
  • Has the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Has a good understanding of the entrepreneurship journey
  • Experience working directly with students, or in a similar customer-service oriented position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What gets us excited

  • Experience as a University Faculty
  • Experience in starting a businesses or working closely with one
  • Experience working at a higher education institution in Africa
  • High comfort level working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity
  • Openness to critique and curiosity to learn from other perspectives
  • Experience working at a higher education institution Africa