Job Opportunity for Meraki Program- Lead at Navgurukul

  • Remote

Website NavGurukul

About NavGurukul:

NavGurukul is a not-for-profit founded in 2016 and is on a mission to create access to aspirational careers for students from marginalized communities. We are committed to working on profound transformation for our students so they can hold the same jobs and live the life of similar possibilities as people from the top of the pyramid assume. We imagine an equitable higher education alternative where students learn the right skills, mindsets, and the ability to learn on their own to thrive in the world. 

What we do:

NavGurukul’s flagship, Residential program works with learners from underserved communities to help them become programmers and gives them a guaranteed job once they finish the program. Currently, we are training 1000+ students in our fully funded seven residential centers across various states in India. Six of our seven campuses have only girl students. The focus on gender is a conscious choice, as inclusion is one of the core principles guiding our choices and focus areas. 

The residential program is open for students who have finished just 10th grade and are 17 years of age. We are expanding our offering to digital careers other than programming, such as design and management. 

So far, we have placed around 500+ students with software jobs in the tech industry with various IT giants and product startups. Our campuses are self-governed spaces that the students manage through elected student bodies. The learning on NavGurukul campuses is guided by self-paced pedagogy with a strong focus on peer learning.

Besides the Residential program, we have two more programs: Meraki and Code India Fellowship. Through Meraki, we work with students from government schools and ITIs through an online offering to help students learn basic English, touch typing, and programming. Code India Fellowship works with young freshers from India’s top colleges to transform learning outcomes in government high schools and ITIs and ensure the employability of students graduating from these programs. 

About the role: 

As the Program Lead of Meraki, you will work closely with the CEO and Meraki Director to strategize the growth and quality development of the product. Your role will involve the following: 

  • Overall program management and reporting with data analysis and insights (weekly and monthly)
  • Reviewing current processes and systems and developing new ones wherever required to support the implementation of the project
  • Overseeing the overall implementation process and delivery of Meraki programs with state and non-state partners 
  • To build partnerships and maintain relationships with key stakeholders like admission partners, placement partners, fundraising partners, curriculum development partners, etc.
  • To build strategic alliances and linkages with organizations and individuals working in close alignment with NavGurukul
  • Work closely with the CEO and Meraki Director to strategize the growth and quality development of the product
  • To coordinate among various teams (technology, communication, campus heads, etc.) to achieve results requiring multidisciplinary collaboration
  • To mentor, inspire and lead a team toward the goals mentioned above
  • To foster a spirit of innovation and alignment to be able to reach 100,000 girls, women, and non-binary learners and get 1000 jobs from April 2022 to March 2023
  • Management of donor and government projects
  • End-to-end completion of Volunteers Management process automation and implementation in collaboration with the CEO 

Apply if you have: 

  • Experience in data analysis, documentation, and presentation
  • Experience in drafting MOUs, RFPs, Donor reports, etc
  • Team management, Time management, and Project management skills
  • Experience collaborating with tech and product teams 
  • Alignment with NavGurukul’s vision
  • Deep empathy toward learners 
  • Problem-solving, mediation, crisis intervention, and negotiation skills
  • The capability of interacting effectively and building good relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • At least six years of relevant work experience in digital program management, ideally in the space of learning 


This role would be remote, and you can work from anywhere. You may be required to travel to project sites on a need basis, expect around two weeks in a quarter.

Compensation & Culture:

NavGurukul salaries are at par with most not-for-profits in the country. For this role, the salary bracket is 6 – 8 lakhs per annum. We are also open to hiring for more senior roles in the same function. We will be happy to explore if you bring more experience and maturity to work and are committed to NavGurukul vision.

At NavGurukul, we only do work that we genuinely believe to be impactful and derive a lot of personal meaning and joy from it. We are also committed to creating an environment of work that is healthy, transparent, and joyful and enables growth and change, both personally and professionally. We have an open, ongoing, non-hierarchical dialogue to ensure the same, and you will be welcome to contribute to it when you are a part of the NavGurukul team.

We are an inclusive and diverse organization and encourage qualified individuals to apply, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or any other dimension of identity. 

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