Associate, School and Community Relations

Teach For India

Delhi, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 02/03/2021
  • Website: teachforindia.org
  • Company Address: , Mumbai, Maharashtra

About Teach For India

Teach For India aims to help all children in India receive a high-quality education by engaging a talented group of young leaders to work in the country’s education sector.

Job Description

 About Us

At Teach For India, we build a nationwide movement of leaders who work relentlessly to end educational inequity. Ten years into our journey we have 900 Fellows who grow as leaders while teaching 32,000 low-income children and a growing movement of 3400 Alumni who work at all levels of the education system. We are the largest pipeline of driven, skilled talent into the educational ecosystem. Over the next 3 years, we aim to keep growing this talent pipeline, supporting our Alumni to have even greater impact and innovating constantly to get closer to our vision. Our work will only be done when we have built a movement of leaders 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 towards excellence in our roles and equally to practicing the values that shape us as people. We are an equal opportunities employer and provide compensation and benefits which are at the top of the NGO sector.

Position Summary

The School and Community Relations Associate is responsible for managing school and community partnerships as well as supporting the Program team with Stakeholder Management in schools and communities. Through the role, the Associate will demonstrate operational excellence, problem-solving, and project management skills. S/he will be responsible for setting a strong culture of problem-solving and collaboration amongst Fellows and Stakeholders and work closely with the Program team and Government Relations Manager to ensure win-win partnerships in schools and communities.

Reporting Manager: Manager, GSCR

Team Overview

The Delhi City Operations team is the largest Teach For India team contributing to 25% of everything organizationally - Fellows, Alumni, Staff & students. Being the political nerve center of the country, the city comes with its own exciting challenges and opportunities. We have the most promising Alumni entrepreneurs and a very strong existing and potential ecosystem of partners including government, donors, and NGOs.

As we deep dive into Phase 3 of our organizational plans, the Delhi team is committed to bringing alive the vision of collective leadership towards holistic education in the city through its 3 products: the Fellowship, Alumni Leadership & the Movement. The SCR Associate is a part of the Program team and most strongly supports the Fellowship by building capacity in the Program team and the Fellows to enable them to work with school and community stakeholders as well as demonstrates ongoing expertise in Stakeholder Management.

What Teach For India Can Offer You

1) A challenging yet flexible workplace in which every individual employee’s staff journey is tracked for excellence and leadership development.
2) A work environment in which employees’ holistic well-being is a core priority, enabling people to be their best selves.
3) 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.
4) Access to connections and resources from the global Teach For All network that includes partner organisations spanning 56 countries across 6 continents.
5) Remuneration that is competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and a benefits package that includes extensive medical insurance and maternity coverage for both parents

Responsibilities

1. Aligning Stakeholder Management with Program priorities

    Collect information about stakeholder management in the city through a variety of methods (shadowing, interviews, surveys, etc)
    Analyze and interpret data to unearth weaknesses and problems, and comprehend the causes
    Formulate recommendations and solutions with attention to Program priorities, capabilities, and limitations
    Amplify best practices to internal partners like PMs and Fellows

2. Build Capacity in Fellows and Program Managers on Stakeholder Management

    Support the Senior Program Manager/Program Coach to design sessions for Inductions, City conferences, Program Fridays for both Fellows and PMs on topics like but not limited to problem-solving, expectation setting, stakeholder mapping, negotiation skills, conflict resolution

3. Build and Maintain School and Community Partnerships

    Meet with Program Managers when needed and perform an initial assessment of problematic situations in school and communities
    Provide COVID wellness: ration, health, and safety support for students and their families
    Identify and Cultivate partnerships to provide support to fellows and staff  to meet programmatic goals
    Identify schools and communities to intervene in
    Manage city level School and Fellow database
    Document the current reality of all school and community partners
    Create and communicate reports to stakeholders in the school and Government like District Directors of Education and Additional Directors of Education to ensure renewal of permission to operate

Additional Responsibilities

    Support in Recruitment, Selection, Matriculation based on interest and skills Support at Training at Institute based on interest and skills
    Support in planning and organizing city events like City Conferences, induction, mid-year retreats

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

    Graduate in any stream
    Strong evidence of relationship building and stakeholder engagement in the past Experience working with stakeholders in low-income communities preferred
    Communication skills, both verbal and written
    Data analysis skills
    Comfortable using Powerpoint and Excel
    Strong influencing, motivating, and relationship building skills
    Excellent organizing and planning skills
    Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    Comfortable with quantitative analysis and survey design

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

    Photoshop
    Ability to problem-solve for unrecognized challenges and persevere in uncertain situations
    Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
    Perseverance
    Willingness to learn and take initiatives
    Adaptability (ability to work in unstructured environments with minimal supervision)

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