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Library Coach, Literacy Field

Pune | Mumbai

  • Organization: Room to Read
  • Location: Pune | Mumbai
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Library Science
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Translations and Languages
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job Description
Position:                                    Library Coach, Literacy Field
Duty Station:                             Pune, Maharashtra
No Of Openings                        Four (04)        
Relevant Sector:                       Children’s Education, Literacy, Non-government
Organization Profile:
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.
By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized, and sustained by governments. With its global headquarters in San Francisco, Room to Read till date has benefited 32 million children across 21 low-income countries.
Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently has programs in twelve states – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
Position Overview:
The Library Coach (LBC) will be responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their habit of reading and for setting up and ensuring a highly functioning library. They will report to the Sr. Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Associate and will not have any direct reports. This position is based at project location (District/Block/Mandal/Cluster).
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design
  • Manage, monitor and support library program intervention across assigned project schools and ensure adherence to the program design.
  • Provide support and conduct teachers training.
  • Write monthly reports to supervisor on program implementation.
  • Provide reflective feedback on program design and implementation (especially with respect to progress towards outcomes) and demonstrate a solution oriented approach
  • Undertake school visits every day, except for days when on official travel and leave.
  • Support the initial set up of the library, including site verification (if necessary), organizing community meetings, raising requisition and coordinating delivery of furniture, books and stationary
  • Collaborates with school to support minor improvements to the library space (e.g. painting)
  • Participates and Support in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center based and school based) related to the Literacy program implementation
  • Regularly observes and models good library management practices and systems to designated librarian (i.e. book leveling, reading activities, check out system, etc.)
  • Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches teachers and librarians in the implementation of the library period and reading activities
  • Supports and participates in Family & Community Engagement (F&CE) activities like literacy events, parent meetings and other community activities/home visits also coordinates formation and training of Child Management Committees
  • Regularly provides to the principal/headmaster an update on progress and coaches them on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school
  • Collects monitoring data (both regular and periodic, as required), ensuring high data quality
  • Analyze school level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school level planning  
  • Attend review meetings at block/district/state/national level, as required, and complete all programmatic and financial reports on a timely manner. 
  • Supports donor visits through project demonstration and presentation
  • Document best practices and lessons learned (success stories, case studies with quality photographs) and share with the Literacy Program team
  • Report to the Literacy Program Operations Officer/Associate 
  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization
Qualification & Experience:
  • Bachelor Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, especially in development projects
  • Preferred language Marathi
  • Teaching experience at primary level preferred
  •  Knowledge about  education in general and language development/ literacy in particular
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  •  Basic project management and analytical skills
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a solution oriented approach
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.
Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.
Application Procedure:
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Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
This vacancy is now closed.
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