Library Coach, Literacy Field

Posted By: Room to Read


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Program Implementation


Job Description

Position Overview:  

The Library Coach (LBC) will be responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their habit of reading and for setting up and ensuring a highly functioning library. The Library Coach (LbC) will be also responsible to and also support parents at community level to ensure learning at home. They will report to the Sr. Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Associate and will not have any direct reports. This position is based at project location (District/Block/Mandal/Cluster). 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Program Understanding:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of EGL and read relevant literature/researches
  • Participate actively in online capacity building program of the RtR staff
  • Manage, monitor and support library program intervention and Learning at Home environment across assigned project schools and ensure adherence to the program design. 
  • Provide support and conduct continuous capacity building/ orientation of teachers, volunteers, PRIs, SMCs about the community engagement plan in online and offline mode
  • Write monthly reports to supervisor on program implementation.  
  • Provide reflective feedback on program design and implementation (especially with respect to progress towards outcomes) and demonstrate a solution-oriented approach 
  • Serve as a technical resource to the school and community level in the area of developing reading habit in children

School and Home/community visits:

  • Undertake school visits when the schools are open, except for days when on official travel and leave.
  • Conduct home/community visits as per requirement. 
  • Conduct orientation/sensitization of parents, SMC and PRI members on home as a learning space
  • Prepare weekly parents/ community engagement plan and orient them via phone calls or community visit (if the community visits are permitted)
  • Supports and participates in Family & Community Engagement (F&CE) activities like literacy events, parent meetings, reading campaign, summer camp and other community activities
  • Explore opportunities and methods of providing distance support to the teachers.
  • Support school librarian initial set up of the library, including site verification (if necessary), organizing community meetings, raising requisition, and coordinating delivery of furniture, books, and stationery 
  • Collaborates with school to support minor improvements to the library space (e.g. painting) 
  • Participates in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center-based and school based) related to the Literacy program implementation 
  • Regularly observes and models good library management practices and systems to designated librarian (i.e. book leveling, reading activities, check out system, etc.) 
  • Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches teachers and librarians in the implementation of the library period and reading activities 
  • Coordinates formation and training of Child Management Committees 
  • Regularly provides to the principal/headmaster an update on progress and coaches them on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school 
  • Collects monitoring data (both regular and periodic, as required), ensuring high data quality 
  • Analyse school and community level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school and community visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school and community level planning

Training, workshop, and meeting

  • Participate and facilitate in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center- based and school based) related to the Library activities and management) in online and offline mode. 
  • Participate in development of materials, training modules and other technical resources as required 
  • Attend review meetings at block/district/state/national level, as required, and complete all programmatic and financial reports on a timely manner.
  • Attend professional development training and workshops at block/district/state/national level, as required. 
  • Attend monthly meeting with teachers, block level officials in online mode for the program update and mitigate issues
  • Help create awareness regarding Foundational Literacy and importance of reading at the community level. 

Planning, Reporting, Documentation, and content creation  

  • Compile and analyze ongoing assessments data conducted by school or at community level and plan to support to take corrective action in discussion with supervisors. 
  • Analyze school and community level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school and community visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school and community level planning
  • Create some online content such as short audio messages/lesson plan and disseminate & support parents/Teachers/SMCs

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - B.Ed

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization 
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness  
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration 
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment 

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Room to Read
  • About Organization:Room to Read India was established in 2003 and presently have programs in 9 states- Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Our Literacy Program has been implemented in 15642 government schools, training 25,741 teachers trained in library management and reading activities. Over the same period our Girls’ Education & Gender Equality Program has benefitted over 62,457 girls. Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner o