Job Opportunity for Program Manager at Teach For India in Pune

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Working at Teach For India

Teach For India is on a journey to reach an India free of poverty and filled with love by ending educational inequity in our country. Twelve years into our journey we are a movement of 3800 Alumni working at all levels of the education system, who are reaching 1 in 10 children across the country. These Alumni have graduated from our two-year Fellowship Program where they taught in under-resourced classrooms to put 32,000 low-income children on a different life path. Today, we have 970 Fellows and are the largest pipeline of driven, skilled talent into the educational ecosystem in India.

In 2022, we embark on Phase 4, our fourth strategic phase. We have a bold and ambitious ten-year journey ahead of us that aims to grow 50,000 leaders, who will work collectively, and with love, to transform the lives of 1 in 10 low-income children in our regions, through an education that unleashes the potential of self, others and India. In this decade, five key priorities will lead us to this vision.

  • Strengthen our core Fellowship to build strong teacher leaders who provide an excellent and equitable education to our children and continue to do so beyond the Fellowship
  • Scale our impact by strategically introducing additional Fellowships as alternative pathways for leadership development
  • Match the Alumni of our programs at an intersection of their interests and the needs of the system and our children
  • Advocate for key issues that impact educational equity, and engage 3.5% of the population in the movement for educational equity
  • Act collectively with our Alumni to learn about and address key issues in our regions.

Our work will only be completed when we have built a movement of leaders that is large enough to ensure that every child in India attains an excellent education.

We pride ourselves as being a passionate, idealistic, mission-driven team of individuals. We’re committed to learning and excellence in our roles, and to being deeply rooted in our core values.

What Teach For India Can Offer You

  • The opportunity to be part of one of the most established and visionary movements in the education sector in India which is at a pivotal point in terms of expanding its scale and outreach across the nation and working with changemakers across the country.
  • A challenging yet flexible workplace in which every individual employee’s Staff journey is tracked for excellence and leadership development.
  • A work environment in which employees’ holistic well-being is a core priority, enabling people to be their best selves.
  • Access to connections and resources from the global Teach For All network that includes partner organizations spanning 50+ countries across 6 continents.
  • Remuneration that is competitive within the top quartile of the Indian NGO pay scales, and a benefits package that includes extensive medical insurance and maternity coverage for both parents.

Position Summary

Reporting to: Senior Program Manager / PM Coach

Directly Managing: 16-20 Fellows

Program Managers play a critical role in the continuous support and development of Fellows across cities. They serve as managers and coaches for a group of 16-20 Fellows towards creating individuals who drive excellence in the classroom and a deep sense of clarity and conviction in the long-term movement. Program Managers support Fellows through training, facilitating spaces for collaboration, regular classroom observation, continuous feedback and coaching cycles. As the first point‐of‐contact between Fellows and the organization, they are also responsible for cultivating a strong and productive ecosystem in the city and a positive team culture across their team and the larger city cohort.

As Instructional Coaches :

  • Manage & coach a group of approximately 16-20 Year 1 and Year 2 Fellows to achieve ambitious student outcomes in their classrooms.
  • Help Fellows understand their children better – the gap to grade, their context, the impact of their current reality and their role in shifting this.
  • Providing feedback on daily lesson plans, weekly plans, unit plans, assessments, etc. 
  • Observing Fellows in their classrooms to understand teacher proficiency, student learning and classroom culture. This is usually followed by debriefs to drive reflective practice and strengthen
  • Fellow execution. 

As a People Manager 

  • Set up strong performance management systems for their Learning Circle towards ambitious goals
  • Create differentiated support plans based on the needs of Fellows 
  • Building a robust pipeline of talent towards our puzzle pieces within and outside the organization 
  • Driving engagement, growth, and retention of team members to successfully graduate from the Fellowship 
  • Maintaining positive school relationships and working closely with School Relations and
  • Government Relations vertical for effective day to day problem solving. 
  • Engineering and overseeing a monitoring and evaluation system, coupled with strategic direction, to guide our abilities to continuously improve.

As Culture Builders :

  • Build and execute a robust culture  strategy for the Fellow team aligned to the Three Commitments of Leading Self, Others and India and core values 
  • Facilitate and enable shared learning, support and strong self and peer accountability within the Learning Circle and School Teams 

As a Manager at Teach For India 

  • Contributing to the team goals and priorities beyond individual goals and priorities
  • Serving as an ambassador of the Teach For India brand and an advocate for our work and for educational equity in our country through both internal and external communication after commiting time in our classrooms to understand our work more deeply
  • Supporting with key organizational priorities like Institute, Selection, Volunteer Management
  • Clarify and reinforce adherence to organisational and school policies, practices and procedures within their Learning Circles. 

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • 2-5 years of professional experience, teaching experience mandatory within that. 
  • Fellow Applicants must have 65% student attendance, 40% Math Mastery and 50% students making growth to bridge the gap to grade. 
  • External / Alumni applicants should have 90% student attendance if they have taught in person, 40% Math mastery and 50% students making growth to bridge the gap to grade or any other such valid demonstration of student learning and mastery. 
  • Experience in driving operations in high pressure, goal driven environments.
  • Experience of having collaborated effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups.
  • Experiences and examples of having taken initiative in the past. 

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