Careers: Operations Manager – Ignite

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Job Description :Operations Manager – Ignite
Location :Chennai
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant will be responsible for the operational excellence of Bhumi’s Ignite (Educational Program)across India. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core projects, operations, and organization plans.He/she will have to work closely with
> Other staff: The program director, Curriculum managers, HR – Volunteer managers, city level managers and city level operations coordinators
> Volunteers: National & city level project coordinators
> Partners: Learning centre authorities, NGO partnersand vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Drive the operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the program
• Ensure that the operations of the organization meet the expectations of its stakeholders
• Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the program
• Help Strategise programme expansion within existing city chapters and across new cities
• Build partnerships in NGOs, Learning centres, Schools, establishing relationships with the management and community leaders at each expansion site
• Assist & Monitor the execution of the programme nationally
• Coordinate and execute centre level liaison with the operations team nationally – Annual centre engagement formalities, quarterly progress reports, feedback collection and timely resolution
• Ensure the availability & track teaching resources at each learning centre nationally
• Coordinate and engage vendors, procurement of materials nationally (on need basis)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Any graduate; Having an MBA would be an advantage
• More than 3 years of relevant work experience
• Prior experience with non-profit organisation / field work is desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellentinterpersonal and communication skills – English, Hindi & Tamil
• Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint – essential
• Proactive, Self-Monitored, Resourceful, Accountable
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Problem solving and Decision making skills are essential
• Willingness to travel extensively –locally& nationally

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Director – Ignite
• Expected Age: Below 35
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.28,000-Rs.35,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate


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Bhumi’s supplementary education programme benefits children from shelter homes, slum and village community centres. The programme is delivered during the weekends by young, trained volunteers of Bhumi. The personal growth through the programme is evident in both volunteers and children – our volunteers gain perspective and the experience to mould themselves into leaders in their communities, while academic/life skills support creates a better future for the children.

Present  structure:

  • Duration of project: 3-5 years per subject
  • Target group: Classes 1-9
  • Number of classes per week per child: 2 classes (each class being 2 hours)
  • Number of hours per year: 100-120
  • Number of children per class: 5-10
  • Number of volunteer teachers per class: 1-2
  • Duration of programmes: 9 months
  • Total contact hours per volunteer: 50-60 hours.

Expectation from Bhumi volunteers:

  • 1 class of 2 hours each every week
  • 1 hour for class preparation/week
  • 1 hour to travel to and fro to orphanage/community centre
  • 1-3 days of training per year
  • Actively participate in the discussions

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