Mumbai, Pune & Bangalore
Position Summary:
The Firki Coach will manage partnerships and be responsible for the design and implementations of trainings with Firki’s partnerships, in all parts of India. The coach will assess the needs of a group of facilitators appointed by the organisation [government and affordable private schools, NGOs] and train them on conducting Professional Learning Communities [PLCs], classroom observations and feedback sessions.
Team Overview:
The Firki Coach is an essential part of the team and works closely with the Operations and Impact Associate. The Firki team is nestled within Teach for India’s Training and Impact team, and works largely with external implementation partners.
Vision for Firki
Teach For India’s mission is to create a movement of leaders who will eliminate educational inequity in India. Our vision is a day when all children across India, irrespective of background, attain an excellent education. To this vision, Teach For India launched Firki, an open-source, free, online teacher-training portal which focuses on the why and how of teaching. Over the past year, we have taken steps to understand the needs to teachers, to look at and learn from other initiatives in Teacher Education and have launched the pilot phase of Firki. Firki, in partnership with master teachers, pedagogy experts and teacher education programmes aspires be the most effective and accessible route to a high-quality alternative certification for teaching in India. Firki is partnering with a number of prestigious education institutions, leveraging each organisation’s carefully documented expertise in pedagogy and practice to translate, simplify and adapt to meet the needs of a teacher in an under-resourced school. Due to the mandatory requirement of an undergraduate degree in Education for teachers to be certified, Firki will also carry content aligned to the B.Ed curriculum of any esteemed Indian university so as to offer the opportunity of an alternative route to certification (in the longer run) for its users.
  • Envision facilitator trainings for the Firki ecosystem, and the implementation in government and affordable private schools
  • Lead the design, implementation and assessment of trainings with external coaches and facilitators
  • In collaboration with the content team, design offline sessions to complement each online course
  • Support coaches and facilitators at implementation sites through group coaching and support, skype or hangout webinars and in-person meetings when needed
  • Document training protocols, PLC manuals and create process documents when needed
Additional responsibilities:
  • Support Firki partnerships and content teams when needed
  • Represent and Advocate at meetings and conferences
Knowledge and Technical Skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English, second language a must [Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil or Telugu]
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, and Google Apps
  • Previous experience with LMS or online learning tools [desired]
Competencies and Abilities
  • Strong people and partnership management skills, so as to effectively oversee partnerships with diverse stakeholder
  • Ability to be resourceful, take responsibility and find effective solutions to problems
  • Entrepreneurial attitude: working independently while also being a team player
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a 50% travel schedule
Values and Mindsets
  • Belief that every single child deserves an excellent education and that every single child has the ability to be successful academically, despite their background
  • Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
  • Demonstrated self-starting abilities: able to be resourceful, take responsibility and find effective solutions to problems
Education and Experience
  • Experience as a teacher and / or teacher trainer essential
  • 3-5 years work experience in the education environment, including facilitating and coaching groups of teachers and school leaders
  • 1-2 years in a leadership role within a previous organisation
  • Previous experience working hard in a deadline-oriented, target-driven environment with respect for process and professionalism
Coach, Firki - Mumbai, Pune & Bangalore