Job Opportunity for Program Lead: Library in Schools (LiS) at Bookworm Trust in Panjim

Website Bookworm Trust

Position: Program Lead: Library in Schools (LiS)

Reporting to: Academic Coordinator and Director

Location: Panjim, Goa

About Bookworm: Bookworm is a charitable trust that supports the act of reading. Through Bookworm thousands of children in schools and communities in Goa receive direct library experiences on a weekly basis. Additionally, the Bookworm library in Mala Panjim offers hundreds of children and families an open, vibrant library with one of the finest collections of children’s literature in English in the country. 

Libraries in School: The Libraries in Schools program (LiS) provides grade-appropriate reading resources to children who are first-generation school-goers and uses the storytelling method to develop thinking and literacy skills.

Key Responsibilities: 

a) Responsible for planning and executing the annual program plan 

b) Manage end to end relationships with key stakeholders involved with the LiS program. This includes students, teachers, HMs, Principals, SCERT and other government bodies 

c) Undertake administrative tasks pertaining to LiS program 

d) Network and publicise our work under the LiS program on various platforms and in general. 

e) Ensuring timely reporting of LiS sessions on the internal tracking system (within 24 hours of the session is completed) 

f) Organize, attend and provide insights and inputs to monthly meetings/training and study groups.

g) Write blog posts, social media posts and other write ups for LiS program on bi-weekly basis. 

h) Provide valuable inputs to Donor reporting as well as coordinate donor engagement initiatives pertaining to LiS

i) Support in Fund Raising Activities 

j) Any other support to the program as and when they arise 

Educational Qualification: Bachelors or Master Degree (Education, Social Work, Sociology will be an added advantage)

Knowledge: Knowledge of the Education Landscape in Goa will be an added advantage. Understanding pedagogy will be key. 

Language Should know to speak and read English, Konkani or Marathi essential.

Experience: 2+ Years of prior work experience. Prior experience in working with children and engaging with schools will provide a fillip to your candidature. 

General Skills 

  • Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office)
  • Communication Skills (Written and oral)
  • Travel Within state essential

Other desired qualities

  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Ability to establish a strong working relationships with students, teachers and other senior stakeholders
  • Flexibility to undertake any tasks to meet the overall organisational objectives. 

Remuneration –  Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per month based on qualification and experience

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