Haile-Manas Academy, Debre Birhan Boarding Support Staff Opportunities, Ethiopia Education Initiative Inc. (Ethiopia Branch) Vacancy Announcement



Haile-Manas Academy, Debre Birhan Boarding Support Staff Opportunities, Ethiopia Education Initiative Inc. (Ethiopia Branch) Vacancy Announcement; June 10 2024




Organization: Ethiopia Education Initiative Inc. (Ethiopia Branch)

Position: Haile-Manas Academy, Debre Birhan Boarding Support Staff Opportunities

Location: Debre Berhan

Employment: Full time

Deadline: June 29th 2024




Job description


About us

Haile-Manas Academy (HMA) is a purpose built, newly constructed, co-educational, Grade 9-12 boarding school for students of exceptional promise recruited from across Ethiopia. The Academy is located in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia.

HMA’s goal is to build resilient, independent thinkers; purposeful, community-minded individuals; and engaged, enterprising young citizens through depth of inquiry, hands-on problem solving, and the sustained shared experiences of a residential setting. We expect our graduates to have significant impact on their communities – whether those communities are local, national or global.

Position summary

Haile-Manas Academy requires Boarding School Dormitory Support Staff to serve as Dorm Parents to assist with the care, supervision and support of HMA Students. This position is open to male and female applicants and requires living on the Haile-Manas Academy campus.

Working as part of a team that involves the Community Life Manager, Faculty and Administration, Dorm Staff are responsible for the day-to-day care of students. It is important that Dorm Staff are able to build trusting, courteous, professional and respectful relationships with HMA students and staff.  Dorm Staff must be viewed as fair, firm, kind and dependable.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as a role model for students
  • Be available in dormitories and on the school campus during the hours of 3:30 pm to 11:00 pm and 6:00 am to 8:00 am, the following day, supporting and supervising students. Dorm parents are provided with accommodations in the dormitories. Shift hours include weekdays and every second weekend.
  • Be available overnight in the event of any student emergency.
  • Ensure all main dormitory gates/doors are locked and unlocked at the scheduled times
  • Notify Wellness Center Staff or other appropriate staff regarding student health/emotional needs
  • Play a leadership role in maintaining positive, respectful and harmonious relationships amongst students.
  • Provide daily duty shift report to the Community Life Manager
  • Dispense student school supplies, dormitory supplies and hygiene supplies
  • Ensure accurate records are kept of all dormitory supplies and hygiene supplies given to students
  • Notify appropriate personnel when dormitory and hygiene supplies need to be purchased
  • Supervise hygiene practices and cleanliness
  • Supervise dormitory cleanliness and tidiness, including dormitory rooms, common rooms, toilet and shower areas, courtyard and laundry area
  • Supervise laundry room, ensuring students follow the laundry/clothes washing schedule
  • Monitor standards achieved by dormitory cleaners and report any concerns
  •  Report repairs required in the dormitory maintenance log
  • Maintain close liaison with the Wellness Center staff at all times concerning students’ health and medical needs
  • Ensure proper student sign out and sign in procedures are maintained
  • Record student attendance during dinner, evening study and at bed time
  • Ensure students are attending required tutorials/evening study sessions
  • Accompany students on any off campus outings, when required
  • Assist in coordinating students’ arriving and leaving during holidays
  • Play a leading role in planning special evening and weekend activities to engage students
  • Support, promote and implement all school and dormitory  policies and protocols
  • Maintain detailed student records with particular attention to the confidentiality, privacy and sensitivity of issues
  • Undertake other appropriate duties as the Head of School/Senior Management Team, may requireHaile-Manas Academy, Debre BirhanBoarding Support Staff OpportunitiesSalary and benefits commensurate with experience.




Job requirements



  • University Degree, with a preference for a degree in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Health Sciences
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels with students, staff and parents
  • Professional, flexible, conscientious, and able to act with discretion at all times
  • Able to work upon your own initiative in a calm and patient manner
  • High level of organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine, warmth and interest in the students in your care
  • Past experience working with high school aged students
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite including forms, docs, sheets and email
  • Fluency in Amharic, spoken and written
  • At minimum, basic English, spoken and written, with intermediate spoken and written English skills preferred.

Required Skills

  • Oral and written communication
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail


How To Apply


Interested applicants who fulfill the job posting requirements can send their complete application packages to Haile-Manas Academy, via employment@hmacademy.org. Please send the information as a single PDF file, stating Boarding Staff/Dorm Parent Position in the subject line:

  • Maximum, two pages detailed CV.
  •  A letter of application explaining your strengths as a candidate (maximum 300 words).
  •  A one-page list of four references with current addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts.Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only complete (CV, cover letter, list of references) applications will be reviewed. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates for written exam and interview.Haile-Manas Academy is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workforce.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.



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