Department Coordinator for Business & Economics*

Start: January 2019 or later 

Office: Berlin – Full-time

*The position is equivalent to the german job ad “Studiengangskoordinator/-in Business & Economics”

Kiron Open Higher Education (gGmbH) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to enable access to higher education and successful learning for refugees through digital solutions. As part of an innovative educational model Kiron offers coherent curricula using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from partner platforms like Coursera and edX so that refugees can start studying regardless of their status. Courses are mostly provided in English, completely free of charge for the students, and all accessible via our learning platform Kiron Campus. Through strong partnerships with accredited universities worldwide, students have the opportunity to finish their program with a regular bachelor’s degree. Through strong partnerships with accredited universities worldwide, students have the opportunity to finish their program with a regular bachelor’s degree.

We are a team of 70 education experts, techies, student supporters, project managers, communicators, grant writers, business people, organizers, analysts, coffee-drinkers, dreamers and doers, who work together on this mission everyday.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Enhance Kiron’s MOOC-based core curricula and support the development of quality assurance measures for digital curricula
  • Develop equivalence/matching tables for our study tracks in close collaboration with faculty members from German and international Kiron partner universities
  • Supervise the development of new interdisciplinary study tracks
  • Explore scalability through automatization of evaluation and feedback measures for courses and modules, and create subject specific solutions for testing students performance in digital settings
  • Work together with our partner universities on the production of new online courses

Your set of skills

  • You have at least a master’s degree; ideally you have a PhD
  • You are business proficient in German and English (at least C1, CEFR level)
  • You have at least 2 years of work experience higher education (university teaching or coordination of course of studies)
  • You have proven teaching/pedagogical proficiency skills (e.g., through training)
  • Ideally you have experience in working with third party projects and have developed study courses for higher education institutions
  • You have an affinity or experience in working with disadvantaged groups and in working with online courses (MOOCs, for example)

Our offer

  • The opportunity to shape a social organisation with your initiative and creative input
  • A remuneration following salary group 13 of TVöD, according to your academic qualification and work experience
  • The atmosphere of an innovative and fast-growing social startup, and the chance to be part of a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team
  • An attractive office in the heart of Berlin
As an equal opportunities employer, Kiron strongly encourages people with a refugee background and women to apply. The position is suitable for people living with a disability. In case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to the candidate living with disability.

Ready to join our mission? Apply now!

We are looking forward to your application via e-mail with the subject “CBE  + your name” until January 21. Include your cover letter, CV and availability  in English or German in a single PDF file to Rohit Kakar.