Instruction specialist

Posted By: Pi Jam Foundation


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Required Qualifications:

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

innovative solutions

? 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

science education.

? Be willing to travel extensively across Pune districts.

Preferred Qualifications:

? 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

informal setting.

? 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

  1. demand

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

the city.

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


? Event

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

annual event(s).

Additional Responsibilities

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.

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Pi Jam Foundation
  • About Organization:Pi Jam Foundation is a Section 8 (not-for-profit) company conceived by Teach for India Alumni in 2017. The organization is entirely impact-driven and aims to provide all students from government and affordable private schools with Computing and Problem-solving skills, which are essential for them to succeed in the 21st-century workplace. Pi Jam Foundation aims to provide quality computer science education to students across the country using low-cost, open-source technology and a contextual research-based curriculum coupled with innovative pedagogy.