Community Coordinator

Posted By: The Society For Door Step School Organisation


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Program Implementation

Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description


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.


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

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


1. Education and Work Experience

• Graduate degree, in Education/Social sciences

• 3 to 5 years of 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

? 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

? Ability to self-initiate and make decisions

? Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure in resource constrained environment

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:The Society For Door Step School Organisation
  • About Organization: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 1,20,000 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.