Job title: Instruction Specialist
Reporting to Program Manager
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 of the core responsibilities outlined above needs specific skills. 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 organisation:
? 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 stakeholders
? 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
? 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
? Working knowledge of education and program evaluation methods and experience
evaluating programs with an eye to ongoing improvements
? Have an in-depth understanding of the time and effort demands of start-up.
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
? 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.
? 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.
? Keep track of student attendance, assess and Monitor Student Learning Outcomes and accomplishments in a variety of ways (Assessments, Projects, Quiz, etc)
regularly and provide progress reports as required
? Coordinate with school authorities to ensure adequate instructional time and maintenance of the lab.
? Training and Capacity Building
? Participates in professional growth and development and stays abreast of current research through continuing education, educational seminars, workshops,
conferences, membership in the profession
? Participate in sessions during the beginning of the year training program as per the schedule shared by the organisation.
? Participate in the monthly learning circles to share best practices with other teachers and prepare for the upcoming classes
? Work with the Program Manager to build teaching capacity as per their feedback
? Coordinate with school authorities and conduct an annual showcase for the students in
your school. Mentors selected students for the annual Pi Jam event.
? Conduct hackathons, quizzes, and field visits for students to increase interest and provide
? Support Pi Jam Team in basic operational and program/event requirements for the annual
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 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