Job Opportunity for Lead- Early Years at Akanksha Foundation in Mumbai/Pune/Nagpur

Website Akanksha Foundation

Reports To

Director of Learning

Overview of the Team

The Instruction Specialist / Personalised Learning team is uniquely positioned to implement Akanksha’s vision that aims at the holistic development of each child. At Akanksha we teach using a self-designed curriculum based on the principles of authenticity, inquiry and skill-development. The team designs and develops content for the Akanksha curriculum. It trains teachers and School leaders to develop strong instructional practices. The team works to identify and bridge achievement gaps through systematic data-driven inquiry. Over the next 3 years this team will lead Akanksha’s move towards Personalised Learning using the Blended Learning Model.

What your role will entail?

Leading and Managing a 2-3 member team of Early Years Instruction Specialists (at the network level) that will –

  • Create skill progression for the respective grade and subject with prioritised prerequisite skills for every unit
  • Curate additional content / resources that is relevant and aligned to the units and that can be used in addition to the SSC content
  • Create BoY / MoY / EoY assessments for the respective grade and subject. Also creates the assessment blueprint / framework for the unit assessments
  • Curate and Codify the ‘Recommended Best Practices’ for the respective key stage and subject working closely with other IS team members with a focus on integrating technology
  • Build Educator Capacity through through learning spaces/workshops that train
  • Coaches/SLs/Mentors/Teachers on – (i) Understanding our pedagogical approach, skills progression and content choice, (ii) Implementing Akanksha Best Practices in the classroom, (iii)
  • Developing and Implementing Formative and Unit Assessments
  • Collaborate with the School Coaches to understand prevailing instructional practices / areas of support for schools to inform the PD offerings in the subsequent months
  • Research on Curricular Frameworks, Best Practices and Ed. Developments to build our own capacity and learn continuously

What you need for this Position?


  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in education out of which minimum of 2-3 years of successful teaching experience is required
  • Previous experience of working with grades K-2 / early years is required
  • Previous Instruction Specialist or School leadership (SL / ASL) experience is required for this position


  • Strong content/ pedagogical knowledge and expertise
  • Expertise in curricular/ co- curricular 21st century learning skills
  • Ability to analyse and use data on a regular basis to drive decision making
  • Commitment to building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, students, families, and community
  • The ideal candidate will be results / outcomes oriented, determined, skilled team leader with a strong track record of academic excellence
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Self-awareness/continuous learning
  • Critical and objective thinking, problem solving, resilience
  • Highly motivated, persevering, achievement-oriented attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills with flexibility in planning and working with a team and has the ability to influence and persuade others
  • Passionate about Educator Development


  • Bachelors / Masters’ degree in Education preferable

Job Category: Central SupportSchool Operations and Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mumbai/Nagpur/Pune

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