Careers: Educational Projects Coordinator

Job description: Educational Projects Coordinator
Location: Chennai

Bhumi’s partner, KarmaCompany is seeking an Educational Projects Coordinator capable of handling the day-to-day affairs of our various education programs. At present, KarmaCompany’s work in this field is related exclusively to the Right to Education: KarmaCompany hosts community outreach sessions to raise awareness, facilitates RTE applications, acts as a liaison between schools and families, serves as a watchdog for school compliance, and offers financial and educational support for all RTE-admitted children. Upon successfully handling these responsibilities, the Coordinator will also have the opportunity to develop other education-related activities with the resources and guidance of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the Chetpet area’s 2015 Matriculation Right to Education drive
  • Work with in-need families to facilitate their applications to nearby schools
  • Maintain meticulous records regarding family eligibility and application status
  • Communicate with families regarding their application and answer general queries
  • Discuss unique admissions requirements with school administrations
  • Draft correspondence letters to school administrations, education officials, and other relevant bodies
  • Conduct monthly follow-up calls to the 20+ admitted families from previous drives
  • Devise surveys, reports, and other relevant bench markers to gauge assimilation and welfare of all RTE-accepted students
  • Meet with school administrations to check on each child’s academic progress
  • Issue recommendations and develop programs to better serve RTE-admitted children
  • Complete the online RTE map in Google Maps Engine (specific training provided)
  • Work with our group’s tutor to enhance the RTE after school English program
  • Develop and refine the LKG and UKG curriculum for the tutoring program (specific training provided)
  • Perform basic administrative tasks such as issuing scholarships, salaries, and maintaining logs of expenses

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist other organizations with RTE-related efforts
  • Attend education seminars, workshops, and events related to the RTE
  • Recruit and work with volunteers to maximize impact
  • Find NGOs and respective programs worthy of support, financial and otherwise
  • Spearhead short-term, micro education projects in partnership with other organizations
  • Promote KarmaCompany’s programs via social media, blogging, and through the organization’s website.

Preferred Education Qualification/Experience:

  • Advanced degree, preferably in social work or childhood education
  • Prior volunteer experience, preferably in education
  • Prior experience leading, implementing, and documenting short-term projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Fluency in English and Tamil
  • Hyper-responsive to email communication
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to handle stress and tight deadlines
  • Innovative, optimistic, proactive and capable of working with a variety of people
  • Enjoys working with underprivileged families

Other Information

  • Scope: Full-time
  • Salary: Negotiable based on qualifications and experience
  • Expected start date: Immediate

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter. To learn more about our organization, please visit

2 replies on “Careers: Educational Projects Coordinator”

  • prasanta pegu
    April 3, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Sir,can I work at Assam state for Bhumi?

    • Prahalathan
      April 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      we do not function there, sorry

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