Job Advert - Careers Expert

10 Academy (10academy.org) is a not-for-profit which identifies the highest potential recent university grads from Africa and gets them into global AI/Web3 jobs in 3-6 months. 10 Academy has been designed to scale across the continent and get thousands of brilliant people into work each year. 

 

Trainees are selected on the basis of their work ethic, bias to self-learn, communication skills and bias to build community. On average, we have 10 applicants for every spot on the program.

 

Training is a fully-online 12 week sprint, with trainees working together to solve end-to-end AI/W3 projects curated from industry. A custom AI-enhanced platform underpins the training, with career skills playing a major role.

 

90% of graduates get work within 12 months, with salaries 5xing on average; employer satisfaction is high. A majority of graduates are working remotely for companies based in every continent (except Antarctica).

 

Values

We want to hire those that embody the same spirit of those that we want to train and place into work.

 

Work Ethic - We have a lot to get done, and we’re looking for people who like to work efficiently, effectively and who are willing to invest the time and energy required to do it well.

 

Fast to learn - We know where we’re going, and we all need to learn a lot to get there.  We want to hire people who can learn fast, and those that WANT to learn more.  It’s not always essential to go to first-principles, but it sometimes is important.

 

Ownership - We want people that can own their work from A-Z.  We are looking for team that sees a deliverable presentation as not waiting for feedback on whether their work was good or not, but rather an opportunity to share progress, integrate new ideas and to drive the team ahead.

 

Excellence - We want to make the seen and the unseen parts of work done well.  We aim for impact at scale, and want excellence baked into all aspects of our work.  We do not want people to submit something and to wait to be told what to improve.

 

Bias-to-Action - When not sure what to do, take action and talk to the rest of the team.  There is almost always some action that can be taken.

 

Community - We want your joining our team to make 10 Academy into a better organisation.

 

Role

This position is responsible for supporting 10 Academy trainees in getting their first global level job.  This includes supporting the preparation of careers materials. The expert will guide trainees in getting job placements, ensuring they are ready for interviews, application materials are up to date & ready to apply and are busy with activities to ensure job offers.

 

  • Interview & Application Material Readiness

    • Preparing trainees for interviews and reviewing practice videos.

    • Reviewing job application databases and application materials.

  • Support

    • Sharing relevant job openings, tips & resources.

    • Observing weekly check-ins to track progress.

    • Regular mentoring of trainees

  • Documentation

    • Documenting progress and providing feedback.

  • Job Market Surveys

    • Surveying the job market for open roles

 

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills (oral + written).

  • Familiarity with remote work tools.

  • Detailed-oriented

  • Background in documentation and tracking processes.

  • Experience in dealing with people in the 23-30 age bracket

 

Nice-to-have

  • Experience in human resources or talent acquisition.

  • Experience in the technology ecosystem (Web2, AI, Web3)

  • Experience in the higher education sector

 

Terms

Full-time

 

Location: Anywhere, expected to work in the GMT time window.

 

Start date ASAP

 

To Apply and Contact

Email talent@10academy.org with subject ‘Careers Expert’, a CV and a few lines on why you want to join us.

 

For more information, contact talent@10academy.org.