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Innovation Director, Innova Schools (Lima, Peru)

We are seeking a creative visionary and strategic thinker. From curating the most creative learning models to developing an strategic approach to education, the Innovation Director is a senior-level professional who is relied on to come up with big ideas that meet objectives and help our educators to innovate in new and exciting ways. The Innovation Director at Innova Schools will work with the worlds top educational organizations such as IDEO and Khan Academy, that are actively collaborating with the development of our model. Our vision is to provide affordable high-quality education to Peruvian children, and we aim to set the new industry standards in Latin America. Thats why innovation is core to the companys educational values and growth strategy. About Innova: Innova Schools is the most ambitious educational private project in Latin America, planning to become the largest school network in the region by 2018. Currently operating 11 schools in Lima, the company will have at least 70 world-class schools throughout Peru by that year. Innova is part of Inter Group Corporation, the fastest growing and most innovative entrepreneurial organization in Peru. With more than 30,000 employees and sales of nearly US$ 3 billion a year, Inter Group includes a cluster of over 25 world-class companies leading diverse industries such as banking, retail, entertainment, and education. In addition, it is perhaps the most people-oriented conglomerate in Latin America: 9 of the top 15 'Great Place to Work' companies in Peru belong to Inter Group. Success in this role means: Enhancing permanently the student learning experience at Innova. Ideating best in class learning experiences and developing creative concepts that meet our educational objectives and that are executable. Constantly scanning the international landscape looking for inspiring learning methods and disrupting technologies that support Innovas Blended Learning Model. Effectively working cross-functionally and building relationships with a number of internal teams, from the Academic and Quality Control Departments to Marketing and Operations.

Responsibilities: Strategy leadership: shape Innovas innovation strategy. Bring a culture of innovation and design thinking to the organization. Innovation team leadership: launch, maintain and coordinate the innovation team at Innova. Create both physical and emotional space for the innovation team to thrive. Gathering inspiration: collect inspiration from the Innova network and through global benchmarking in education and business. Initiative design: develop and organize new experiments, prototypes and pilots in collaboration with other team members. Metrics and evaluation: develop, identify and track metrics that measure use and effectiveness of new initiatives. Implementation guidance: support the management team in rolling out innovation initiatives across all Innova schools.

Qualifications: Experience applying innovation methodologies to a variety of challenges. Strategic and action-oriented: a high lever systemic thinker who can see connections across the elements in Innovas business, and is biased towards making strategy real through implementation. Entrepreneurial attitude: openness to experimenting with new ideas and learning from constructive criticism. Deep empathy for the people around them at all levels of the organization. Effective communicator: can build rapport, influence others, and generate enthusiasm. Ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple objectives.

This position will report directly to the company CEO. Fluent Spanish speaking is required, as well as a minimum initial commitment of three years. To apply, please send your resume to atangulo@colegiosperuanos.edu.pe