Job Openings Program Manager for Scaled Impact

About the job Program Manager for Scaled Impact

A brief about us :

was founded by IIT Graduates, Divanshu & Samyak, who left their placements to build their dream. Through Involve, we are re-imagining education by building agency in school students, targeting 1 million students in the next 5 years. We do that by leveraging a peer learning-teaching-based approach. The approach emanates from our belief in "Kids first" and our key design principles: Co-created with students, Led by the students & participation by choice.

So far, we have worked with 25000+ students across India, improving their learning outcomes (39% from the baseline to Endline, maths) and the sense of ownership & leadership with our programs. Our core program of Peer Teaching has students in their formative years of age of 12-16 teacher and mentor their juniors in public schools. We have also seen great improvement in the school's learning culture, teenage behavior, etc. We are backed by some prominent institutions like the Central Square Foundation, Nudge foundation for social entrepreneurship, Wells Fargo, TFIx to name a few.

We are a stellar team from diverse backgrounds and skills, supported by experienced advisors to provide choice, ownership and skills to our studentsmore about us at Deccan Herald, Logical Indian, YourStory & TBI.

We are looking for someone with a track record of leading a successful project or team delivering programs (working with teachers/CRPs and other govt stakeholders would be a plus). Someone who leads by example and effortlessly collaborates with people cross organisations;

Also, you should have strong work Ethics & alignment with our values & hunger to solve problems!

Vision: All children will have age-appropriate agency to thrive.

Mission: To create an ecosystem of support for students through peer-based learning.

Overview of the Role:

You will manage end-to-end implementation of our Program towards Student Agency in the district, starting with implementing the Peer based program in a district through working with DIET, BEOs, BRPs, BRCs and CRPS to ensure successful program implementation in all schools by the teachers and outcomes for all the students. You will be a part of the team which lays the foundation for the scale of Involve. This will include the following:

1. Implementation

  • Creating an action plan to implement out Peer-based program via DIET and Block -level stakeholders

  • Training & coordinating with DIET, BEOs, BRPs, BRCs and CRPS for respective schools to ensure successful implementation by teachers

  • Setting up robust processes that enable smooth onboarding districts and blocks

  • Understanding existing structures for different aspects of the program for ease of implementation

  • Regular interaction with all the stakeholders, visiting schools with stakeholders to ensure the quality of the program on the ground and understanding the implementation gaps

  • Identifying the needs on the ground and designing/creating programs aligning to Involve’s vision with the support of Program Design team

2. Manage relationships:

  • Fostering positive relationships with State officials, district officials, other stakeholders to get buy-in on the vision to build a strong idea of Student Leadership and agency in them for sustainable effort

  • Engaging DIET, DDPI and other govt. Officials by regularly reporting, initiating formal/informal conversations and co-creating action plans with them.

  • Identifying and forging partnerships with other CSOs aimed at addressing pressing needs at the school site

  • Manage a team of 4-5 to run the district program in 2 district

  • Define KRA/KPI for individual team members and lead them to success in performance

  • Aligning to the values of involve, creating a fantastic culture for the team

3. Documenting and reporting

  • Leading efforts to document and report progress & program gaps/challenges every month

  • Adapting tools or surveys to evaluate, collect data and document stakeholder (DIET, DDPI, BEO, BRP, CRPs, teachers, students) response to intervention

  • Analysing feedback from BRPs, CRPs, and Teachers to improve the effectiveness of program and implementation continually

  • Creating monthly report for funders (some part of the report) and govt stakeholders

Why you should join us:

1) High Impact work; Strong ownership for your work and No hierarchy!

2) Young and Amazing Team (IIT, NIT, Azim Premji University, Teach for India): Read here- IIT Grad Gives Up Rs 21 Lakh/Year Job, Starts Initiative That Could Revolutionise India’s Education

3) We are fun. Like crazy fun! & we love memes! Ask anyone around :)

4) We are crazy about Food, so you get brownie points for being a foodie!

People we are looking for

We always hire for attitude first, smarts next and then your skills. We are looking for individuals who align with our Vision & Values and who have what it takes to solve the most complex of problems to build the next big education organisation!

We promise to give you a steep growth and a great learning culture that we have built here (Read about one such experience here).

You should have the following:

  • Experience: 4-6 years of experience in the education sector & managing a team

  • Education: An undergraduate degree in any stream is a must; a master’s degree is a plus

  • Skills: Should be a good planner and a go-getter; Should be good with on-ground work; okay to commute long distances on certain days; be patient with the outcomes; getting things done by leveraging relationships; Clear understanding of thoughts while making any decision and excellent communication skills; Ability to manage and inspire people

  • Should have a strong sense of data collection, data analysis, knowledge of statistics and be able to set structures for operational data

  • Strong work Ethics: Punctuality, Sense of environment, self-driven;

  • Interests: Passionate about education; enjoys mentoring and working with school kids.

Location: Regular travelling to both Koppal and Chikkaballapura (Karnataka) (Should be fluent in Kannada, both verbal and reading)

Compensation: INR 6-8 LPA CTC (Negotiable based on experience & fit)

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