Job title: Instruction Specialist
Reporting to Program Manager
Location: Thane, Maharashtra
About the role :
As the Instruction Specialist at Pi Jam Foundation, you would be responsible for facilitating Pi Labs at partner government and affordable private schools to create a high-quality computer
science education ecosystem for student learning.
This would include exhibiting excellent teaching, a well-balanced, analytical and creative mindset to problem-solve and provide innovative solutions, along with taking the initiative to own
and build a part of Pi Jam reflective of their own core values that concur with the organizational vision and genuinely commit themselves to ensure that the value our program adds to a
student’s life is sustainable, meaningful and greater than individual motivations.
Why work with us?
Pi Jam Foundation is a young and growing organization, where experimentation and creativity are encouraged amongst everyone in the team. As a member, you would have the space
and time to nurture your own skills and passion in the process of working towards a cause. We foster a culture where one can grow as an individual while playing a crucial role in the
sustainable expansion of the organization. As a part of Pi Jam Foundation’s award-winning program, you will have the opportunity to contribute to India’s youth, gaining an opportunity
to develop into the change-makers of tomorrow.
Each core responsibility outlined above needs specific skills to fulfil. While many of these
will be developed and honed through the role, some of the following are skills and
mindsets we would like you to bring with you to the role and organization:
? Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
? Have a well-balanced, analytical and creative mindset to problem-solve and provide
? Have relationship management skills and the ability to build rapport with
?Be an intellectually curious and responsive team contributor, delivering
and receiving feedback regularly, and eager to learn and stay up to date on computer
? Be willing to travel extensively across Pune districts.
? Hold a degree in a Science Technology Engineering Math or Education field, or have
commensurate or demonstrable experience in STEM/Computer Science.
? At least 1 year of teaching experience and working with children in a formal or
? Working knowledge of education and program evaluation methods and experience
evaluating programs with an eye to ongoing improvements
? Candidate can speak the local language.
? Have an in-depth understanding of a start-up’s the time and
Desired Candidate Profile
Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other
Roles & Responsibilities:
As an Instruction Specialist, you will support all current and future Pi Jam Foundation
educational initiatives and programs. Your portfolio will include:
? Program Delivery
1. Ensure Optimum instructional delivery of Curriculum across the specified grades in
assigned school(s). This may involve teaching(& travel) in classrooms spread across
2. Creation of monthly grade-specific goals and daily lesson plans with the help of the
Program Manager in line with Pi Jam's curriculum and teaching philosophy.
Instruction specialists will also be expected to file reports after each class.
3. Keep track of student attendance, assess and Monitor Student Learning Outcomes and
accomplishments in various ways(Assessments, Projects, Quiz, etc) regularly and
provide progress reports as required
4. Coordinate with school authorities to ensure adequate instructional time and
maintenance of the lab.
? Training and Capacity Building
1. Participates in professional growth and development and stays abreast of current
research through continuing education, educational seminars, workshops,
conferences, and membership in the profession
2. Participate in sessions during the beginning of the year training programme as per the
schedule shared by the organisation.
3. Participate in the monthly learning circles to share best practices with other teachers
and prepare for the upcoming classes
4. Work with the Program Manager to build teaching capacity as per their
1. Coordinate with school authorities and conduct an annual showcase for the students in
your school. Mentors selected students for the annual Pi Jam event.
2. Conduct hackathons, quizzes, and field visits for students to increase interest and
provide learning experiences.
3. Support Pi Jam Team in basic operational and program/event requirements for the
Contribute to the development and growth of Pi Jam Foundation’s impact by providing
your services and support for out-of-classroom programs, workshops, additional R&D
activities for program/curriculum testing, the impact and analysis process, recruitment
and performance appraisals and team-wide decision-making.