Senior Curriculum and Training Associate (Math)

Design

Learning

and Collaboration

Building

your own

ecosystem

Execution

“The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics”

About this Position

If you are a Math enthusiast who is passionate about making Math fearless and fun while addressing the needs of all children in the system, you should definitely apply for this position. As the Senior Associate for Curriculum and Training (Math), you will have the responsibility of working on Math Curriculum for mainstream classrooms of grades 1 to 8 keeping all children in mind and ensuring seamless execution in those classrooms. Your work will impact around 10000 children and 250+ teachers in the next 3 years!

Core Responsibilities
  1. Design

-  Design Math Unit plans based on already existing yearly learning outcomes

-  Design Math training programs for the program team (including volunteers) to have complete clarity of                the Math Curriculum and how they can support/train teachers for the same to ensure seamless execution

-  Design Math training Program for teachers for their induction into the curriculum

-  Design training for non-partner schools based on their needs analysis

-  Research best curriculum practices and contextualize them for our Partner schools

-  Design innovative pedagogies applicable and relevant to classrooms of large sizes (40 to 50 children)

2. Execution

-   Classroom Teaching – Pick a grade of your choice every week/month and teach from own Unit plans to           realize the strengths and the gaps and accordingly design structures to make the plans better 

-   Brainstorm on bringing the best resources and practices for our Math Resource Centers

-   Setting up appropriate assessment process for execution in the schools to identify and test the                       understanding for children with high learning needs

-   To review Math assessments and document all the learning to keep making the assessments better

-   Taking documentations further to build Math as an Asset for the Curriculum

-   Build the capacity of the program team (including volunteers) in using a wide range of data (qualitative             and quantitative) to analyze progress towards goals, evaluate and increase effectiveness

-   Work closely with the Program team to understand the needs and struggles of teachers

3. Learning and Collaboration

-  Collaborating with other educators in the network to understand curriculum designing and its best                  practices

-  Collaborate with the Program Team and the teachers and work in-sync with the needs of the schools and       the Program Team

-  Build your own ecosystem in the city and outside

-  Contribute towards building stronger culture

-  Believe in “One for all and all for one”

4. Other responsibilities: Work with cross-functional teams like program, communications, and development in Samait Shala to ensure smooth operations.
Knowledge, skills and mindset: You will learn a lot in your role, however, some of the knowledge and skills you will already have are:

-   Strong hold over content and pedagogy – You have applied best practices in your classroom/organization         for effective execution and reaching out to the needs of all the children

-   Team work – because it makes the dream work

-   Growth Mindset and integrity – You are willing to learn, adapt and adopt as per the needs of the schools.         You are doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

-   Relationship building – Strong belief that our work requires us to have meaningful relations with all our          stakeholders – our children being at the center

-   Effective Communication – Be transparent about anything and everything in the organization and share           with a good intent

-   Hunger for more learning – Always have the desire to keep learning and sharing more and evolve your             own self (yet not compromise on the excellence) as per the needs of the system

Education and Experience

-    Knowledge of NCERT Math (Grade 1 to Grade 8) learning outcomes is a MUST

-    Prior experience in teaching Math (Pre-primary/primary/secondary) at least 2 - 4 years in an under                 resourced community with a strong track record of building academics is a MUST

-    Educational Background at par with Bachelors in Education, Masters in Education, Psychology or                      equivalent (preferred but not necessary)

-    Prior experience in working with teachers is an advantage

Duration:

a)    To be placed under probation for initial 90 days

b)    Minimum commitment of 2 years required

c)    The role requires you to be available from May, 2020

Compensation: Annual compensation between Rs. 3, 84,000 to Rs. 4, 56,000 (based on experience)

If the role excites you, please send your Resume with two references and a Cover Letter outlining in detail how you exactly fit in this role to Kushal Dattani on kushal@samaitshala.org with a subject line “Application- C&T Associate (Math)”. If you have any queries, please do get in touch with Kushal on 9879409964.

 

Generic Cover Letter will not be accepted.

Program Associate

Planning

Planning

Execution

Building

your own

ecosystem

Learning

and Collaboration

Learning

and Collaboration

Building

your own

ecosystem

Execution

“Alone you can do very little; together you can do so much”

About this Position

Classrooms are our unit of change. If you are a teacher lover who is excited about getting into the shoes of a teacher every single day, to experience their space and guide them through to address the needs of all children in their classrooms, you should definitely apply to this position. As a Program Associate, you are already a strong executor who will be taking up responsibility to implement our Curriculum Program in our partner schools. You will know the program in and out and bring learning from the ground to the design team to direct contextualization of our program design. Your work will impact around 10000 children and 250+ teachers in the next 3 years!

Core Responsibilities
  1. Planning

-  Design school academic growth plan as per yearly School Outcomes

-  Design learning circle programs for the teachers (including volunteers) to hand hold them for effective      execution of our curriculum and ensuring seamless execution

-  Design and implement Parent Engagement Strategy for the school

-  Design data base training practices with consistent monitoring and evaluation

-  Design and document all training session plans

-  Document school relevant innovative pedagogues from across classroom relevant to classrooms of            large sizes (40 to 50 children)

2. Execution

-   Classroom Teaching – Pick a grade of your choice every week/month and our Unit plans to realize the       strengths and the gaps to make the plans better

-   Model effective instructional strategies by teaching or co-teaching a lesson in a class

-   Execute effective peer driven learning circles, grade level circles and share ongoing learning                       experiences, which allows teachers to connect and collaborate with each other

-   Build the capacity of the teachers (including volunteers) in using a wide range of data (qualitative and       quantitative) to analyze progress towards goals, evaluate and increase effectiveness

-   Work closely with the Curriculum team to share the needs and struggles of teachers

3. Learning and Collaboration

-   Collaborating with other educators in the network to learn and share best practices

-   Collaborate with the Curriculum Team and the teachers and work in-sync with the needs of the               schools

-   Build your own ecosystem in the city and outside

-   Contribute towards building stronger culture

-   Believe in “One for all and all for one”

4. Other responsibilities: Work with cross-functional teams like program, communications, and development in Samait Shala to ensure smooth operations.
Knowledge, skills and mindset: You will learn a lot in your role, however, some of the knowledge and skills you will already have are:

-   Strong hold over content and pedagogy – You have applied best practices in your                                     classroom/organization for effective execution and reaching out to the needs of all the children

-   Team work – because it makes the dream work

-   Growth Mindset and integrity – You are willing to learn, adapt and adopt as per the needs of the               schools. You are doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

-   Relationship building – Strong belief that our work requires us to have meaningful relations with all           our stakeholders – our children being at the center

-   Effective Communication – Be transparent about anything and everything in the organization and             share with a good intent

-   Hunger for more learning – Always have the desire to keep learning and sharing more and evolve your       own self (yet not compromise on the excellence) as per the needs of the system

Education and Experience

-    Knowledge of NCERT English and Math (Grade 1 to Grade 8) learning outcomes is a MUST

-    Prior experience in teaching (Pre-primary/primary/secondary) at least 2 years in an under resourced          community with a strong track record of building academics is a MUST

-    Female Candidate is a MUST

-    Prior experience in an Educational Fellowship or working with teachers is an advantage

-    Educational Background at par with Bachelors in Education, Masters in Education, Psychology or                equivalent (preferred but not necessary)

Duration:

a)    To be placed under probation for initial 90 days

b)    Minimum commitment of 2 years required

c)    The role requires you to be available from May, 2020

Compensation: Annual compensation between Rs. 3, 84,000 to Rs. 4, 56,000 (based on experience)

If the role excites you, please send your Resume with two references and a Cover Letter outlining in detail how you exactly fit in this role to Kushal Dattani on kushal@samaitshala.org with a subject line “Application- Program Associate”. If you have any queries, please do get in touch with Kushal on 9879409964.

 

Generic Cover Letter will not be accepted.

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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