Academic Coach - Shangla Girls School


We are hiring!


Zindagi trust is looking for a full-time Academic Coach for Shangla Girls School at Shangla, KPK.

 

About:


Nestled between the mountains dotted with lush forests and colorful ceilings, Shangla Girls School (SGS) is the first secondary, not-for-profit school for girls in Barkana, Shangla. The school is a recent development spread over 20 kanal land overlooking green terraces and snow-capped mountains across the river.  

 

Having a population of 600 students, SGS offers a variety of facilities such as playground with basketball court, indoor sports, a computer and science laboratory, a library and classrooms equipped with audio-visual connectivity. As of now, the school has grades K-10 fully functioning with a teaching staff comprising of over 40 members.

Our school is remote and cut-off from most of the country, but at Zindagi Trust (ZT) we aim to ensure that these geographical limitations do not hinder any learning opportunities of our students. Over the years, we have seen immense potential in our students, in what they can achieve and how determined they are to overcome any barriers. Our vision for the school is to be a center of excellence that produces well-rounded citizens, not just students who score A’s. To this end, we focus on making learning fun but also developing strong co-curricular programs (e.g. in art, chess and sports) and on opening minds to new life and career choices.

 

The primary role of the Academic Coach is to support teachers on-ground in developing their teaching expertise, classroom practices and making learning contextually relevant. They would help assigned teachers identify root causes of challenges students face, and develop appropriate plans to address those. Coaches will be expected to provide support through subject and content training, modeling, and constant feedback loops.

 

Alongside, the coach would be expected to plan and execute a development project that is aligned with the larger vision of the school. This project would be based on prioritized needs at the school and will also cater to the community as to further benefits of the school beyond the boundaries. The incumbent will work closely with the Academic Manager in monitoring and reporting progress and supporting them where needed.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:


Teacher Development
Support and guide teachers in enhancing their skills and practice

 

• Conduct needs analysis to analyze strengths and areas of improvement in teachers

• Develop and implement training and coaching plans based on identified areas of weakness

• Conduct regular classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers

• Check lesson plans and copies of teachers to assess gaps and effectiveness of interventions

• Coach and mentor teachers to assess student learning needs based on quantitative and qualitative data and improve their practice accordingly

 

• Conduct training sessions for teachers on various aspects of teaching including (but not limited to) content, assessments and classroom management

• Research various learning resources including library books, curate and develop content that promotes hands-on learning for teachers

 

• Lead planning and execution of a project that serves to be a learning opportunity for teachers and community members

• Conduct needs analysis and develop project proposal for training teachers of SGS and the community

• Design program to include community members, especially women, for their development

• Develop and implement evaluation tools to document the objectives designed and achieved for the training

 

• Liaison with the Head Office to identify organizations and individuals the school could partner with for building teachers’ capacity

• Research and suggest effective initiatives for development of student learning to Academic Manager

 

Required Experience and Skills:


• Minimum 03 years of relevant experience in teaching and school management. Experience with educational institutes will be preferred

• Proficiency in technology and MS Suite

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong, mentoring, coordination, and communication skills

• Excellent administrative skills

• Pashto speakers will be preferred

 

Reporting Relationship:


The incumbent will report to the Academic Manager. They will closely liaison with the head office and any other team/ individual identified by ZT.

 

Location:


A full time contractual position based at the school. Based on the incumbent’s location and suitability, full-time on ground arrangement can be modified based on mutual agreement between the Trust and the incumbent.

 

Apply Now:


To apply, please write to us about why you are the right fit for the job and send your CV at career@zindagitrust.org, with the subject line “Academic Coach – Shangla Girls School”. Any email without the correct subject line will be rejected.

 

 

We are hiring!


Zindagi trust is looking for a full-time Academic Coach for Shangla Girls School at Shangla, KPK.

 

About:


Nestled between the mountains dotted with lush forests and colorful ceilings, Shangla Girls School (SGS) is the first secondary, not-for-profit school for girls in Barkana, Shangla. The school is a recent development spread over 20 kanal land overlooking green terraces and snow-capped mountains across the river.  

 

Having a population of 600 students, SGS offers a variety of facilities such as playground with basketball court, indoor sports, a computer and science laboratory, a library and classrooms equipped with audio-visual connectivity. As of now, the school has grades K-10 fully functioning with a teaching staff comprising of over 40 members.

Our school is remote and cut-off from most of the country, but at Zindagi Trust (ZT) we aim to ensure that these geographical limitations do not hinder any learning opportunities of our students. Over the years, we have seen immense potential in our students, in what they can achieve and how determined they are to overcome any barriers. Our vision for the school is to be a center of excellence that produces well-rounded citizens, not just students who score A’s. To this end, we focus on making learning fun but also developing strong co-curricular programs (e.g. in art, chess and sports) and on opening minds to new life and career choices.

 

The primary role of the Academic Coach is to support teachers on-ground in developing their teaching expertise, classroom practices and making learning contextually relevant. They would help assigned teachers identify root causes of challenges students face, and develop appropriate plans to address those. Coaches will be expected to provide support through subject and content training, modeling, and constant feedback loops.

 

Alongside, the coach would be expected to plan and execute a development project that is aligned with the larger vision of the school. This project would be based on prioritized needs at the school and will also cater to the community as to further benefits of the school beyond the boundaries. The incumbent will work closely with the Academic Manager in monitoring and reporting progress and supporting them where needed.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:


Teacher Development
Support and guide teachers in enhancing their skills and practice

 

• Conduct needs analysis to analyze strengths and areas of improvement in teachers

• Develop and implement training and coaching plans based on identified areas of weakness

• Conduct regular classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers

• Check lesson plans and copies of teachers to assess gaps and effectiveness of interventions

• Coach and mentor teachers to assess student learning needs based on quantitative and qualitative data and improve their practice accordingly

 

• Conduct training sessions for teachers on various aspects of teaching including (but not limited to) content, assessments and classroom management

• Research various learning resources including library books, curate and develop content that promotes hands-on learning for teachers

 

• Lead planning and execution of a project that serves to be a learning opportunity for teachers and community members

• Conduct needs analysis and develop project proposal for training teachers of SGS and the community

• Design program to include community members, especially women, for their development

• Develop and implement evaluation tools to document the objectives designed and achieved for the training

 

• Liaison with the Head Office to identify organizations and individuals the school could partner with for building teachers’ capacity

• Research and suggest effective initiatives for development of student learning to Academic Manager

 

Required Experience and Skills:


• Minimum 03 years of relevant experience in teaching and school management. Experience with educational institutes will be preferred

• Proficiency in technology and MS Suite

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong, mentoring, coordination, and communication skills

• Excellent administrative skills

• Pashto speakers will be preferred

 

Reporting Relationship:


The incumbent will report to the Academic Manager. They will closely liaison with the head office and any other team/ individual identified by ZT.

 

Location:


A full time contractual position based at the school. Based on the incumbent’s location and suitability, full-time on ground arrangement can be modified based on mutual agreement between the Trust and the incumbent.

 

Apply Now:


To apply, please write to us about why you are the right fit for the job and send your CV at career@zindagitrust.org, with the subject line “Academic Coach – Shangla Girls School”. Any email without the correct subject line will be rejected.