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Community Coordinator

Deadline: 2017-06-20 Apply Now: Click Here Posted On: 2017-06-09 07:21:17 , By Bina Sheth Lashkari

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Door Step School (DSS) was established in Mumbai, India in 1989 with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. The school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers and construction site families. The school has since expanded to cover both Mumbai and Pune and has successfully reaches out to over 1,00,000 children annually. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many children (particularly girls) drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home some children also suffer from very low learning levels.

Since inception Door Step School has been striving to provide multiple educational services, as per the needs of the children through Balwadis (kindergarten), School Enrolment services, Study classes for children, literacy classes for out of school children, computer literacy classes and libraries for all. Door Step School provides a school bus service for younger children and also runs a mobile school for street children and for those who work and live in congested areas where there is no space to run a class on a regular basis. While conducting all these programmes, Door Step School is flexible in terms of timings, location of classes and there is no limit on minimum number of children to start a new class.

In 1999, Door Step School (Door Step School) decided to intervene and collaborate with MCGM to support them in imparting quality education to the children. Such intervention was considered essential in view of the problems of non-enrolment, wastage and stagnation observed over the years of working in the urban slum communities. It was aimed at facilitating the learning process as well as making the school a place conducive for learning. Door Step School achieves its goal by running various educational programmes like Reading Promotion activities, Libraries, Remedial Class(Study Class), Mental health project, Pre-School(Balwadi) amongst others in the Municipal schools.

The Coordinator serves as a key link between Door Step School and the community, responsible for managing the planning, implementation and impact of DSS services in the field and reporting back to DSS main office.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Cultivate community relations to maximize the impact of and raise awareness about DSS services.
2. Enhance the quality of education in DSS classrooms
3. Manage all HR, financial and administrative aspects of the field team in order to maximize team impact.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Cultivate community relations to maximize the impact of and raise awareness about DSS services and classes.
? Survey and map the community to develop a community profile
? Identify community needs and communicate them to initiate/modify services of DSS
? Create community-wide awareness related to vision, mission & work/services of DSS
? Orienting stakeholders (local police stations, government and private hospitals) about Door Step School objectives and purpose
? Networking with other resource agencies for specialized services required at community level
? Implement enrolment drives in the community
? Organize and facilitate meetings with parents in the community to:
• Build their confidence in DSS as well as schooling system, and motivate them to enrol children in school
• Obtain birth certificates and other documents to ensure submission of accurate information to schooling authorities
? Identify stakeholders in the community who are willing to support initiatives undertaken by DSS

2. Enhance the quality of education in DSS classroom

Set up and manage classrooms
? Identify and set up suitable classroom spaces within the community
? Coordinate appropriate timings for classes
? Enrol children, ensure consistent attendance through continuous follow ups
? Make suitable arrangements for a class when a teacher is absent.

Procure and disburse material
? Work with teachers to prepare lists of required materials (Teaching & Learning Material, administrative needs etc…)every month, follow up with administration department in relation to procurement, and ensure complete delivery of materials
? Assist teachers in conducting inventory assessments and ensure optimal utilization of materials
? Prepare stock register, maintain records and check the balance material
? Make available necessary material to programme beneficiaries

Manage formal school enrolment process
? Maintain list of students enrolled in formal schools and follow ups during enrolment year
? Seek support from school coordinators in Municipal School in relation to enrolment in the school
? Coordinate with school coordinators on follow-up of School dropouts and sponsorship program beneficiaries
? Collect student enrolment data and school drop-outs three times a year - coordinate with school coordinator on students not attending classes

Monitor and evaluate performance of programme
? Monitor day to day classroom activities and provide feedback to teacher on aspects to improve
? Monitor performance of students through predefined indicators thrice a year
? Regular Monitoring of performance of teachers, educational processes
? Facilitate and supervise the performance tests conducted for the beneficiaries of various programs
? Supervise other supportive services (Example: Bal Samuha) as assigned

Design and implement the detailed plan for the programme
? Create annual plan and implement for curricular, extra-curricular activities, visits, events and workshops conducted in the community
? Plan and conduct regular meetings with teachers, community stakeholders, parents and alumni
? Plan and make regular field visits to monitor program and progress

Document the status and progress of the programme
? Collect and report on attendance data of all classes
? Prepare monthly status and performance reports, six monthly and annual analytical reports and updates
? Gather data and submit monthly narratives on the activities and progress made in the classrooms
? Assess the current needs of the community and document them to incorporate in further planning
? Document all proceedings and minutes of meetings

3. Manage all HR, financial and administrative aspects of the field team in order to maximize team impact.
? Organise meetings of teachers and coordinators to create awareness on child protection policy and strict adherence to the same
? Conduct appraisals, coordinate meetings, identify and address capacity building needs and human resource issues
? Create budgets for individual events/activities and maintain overall program budget.
? Orientation to new teachers regarding their tasks, role, records to be maintained etc…
? Identify and suggest areas of training for capacity building of team members
? Manage the volunteers, interns and visitors

Requirements

1. Education and Work Experience
• Graduate degree, in Education/Social sciences
• NGO experience specifically in the field of education preferably in supervisory role.
2. Required Competencies:
? Ability to understand and read community dynamics and ensure that Door Step School’s work reaches out to where it’s most needed.
? Effectively problem solve and multi-task.
? Build rapport and develop positive relationships with stakeholders in the community
? Ability to work well within a team and be an effective leader who can create a warm and encouraging team dynamics
? Ability to self-initiate and make decisions
? Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure in resource constrained environment
Door Step School invites candidates of either gender, all religion and castes to apply.
The position reported above is based in Mumbai and requires local travel, therefore candidates from Mumbai with an experience and comfort with travelling will be given preference.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
You can send your CV on hr_coordinator@doorstepschool.org

Job Email id:     hr_coordinator(at)doorstepschool.org

Key Skill(s)

? Produces high-quality, meticulous and detailed written work
? Effectively communicates and represents Door Step School to the public.
? Fluency in oral and written Hindi and Marathi
? Working knowledge of computers and specifically, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations

 
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Job Role :

Community Coordinator

Total Experience :

1+ Years

Job Location :

Maharashtra

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No. of Openings :

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About Company

The Society For Door Step School is a non-governmental organization (NGO). The registration number of the organization is: F-13279 (Mumbai)?(19-07-1989)?. It was established in the year 1989?. The Society For Door Step School works in the area of Children, Education & Literacy, etc. The organization works towards the promotion of sustainable development. The organization operates in Maharashtra, India.

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