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Director of Teaching and Learning for Secondary School in Tanzania, East Africa

Posted By: Red Sweater Project
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 GMT

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and innovative educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates the Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for a Director of Teaching and Learning to build an academic community focused on project- and inquiry-based pedagogy, with an international standard of excellence and is responsible for the management of the Mungere Secondary School instructional plan.

START DATE
February 15, 2020 (Flexible)

SALARY
DOE; housing + benefits

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Ensures a positive and appropriate learning environment that is active, safe, respectful and incorporates English immersion, service-learning and project-based instruction
 Monitors and supports activities of the teaching staff to ensure that classroom instruction is consistent with the School's academic and behavioral goals
 Develops and supervises teacher performance development plans
 Observes classes regularly, mentors teachers and provides support where needed
 Plans and maintains instructional staffing consistent with the school’s instructional needs
 Works with Administration to recruit and train new teachers as needed
 Recruits, trains and supervises English Immersion and subject-specific Volunteer Teachers
 Develops formative assessment standards and systems for differentiation
 Develops and implements teacher workshops quarterly or as deemed
 Develops tutoring program to ensure educational success for all students
 Coordinates scheduling of all teaching staff, classes and after-school programs
 Develops and supervises after-school programs
 Manages classroom supplies and resource needs
 Manages library staff, use and inventory
 Other school and organizational projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
• Understands, applies and shares contemporary educational research and practice in pedagogy, assessment (formative and summative) and reporting
• Committed to the learning and growth of students
• Inspires and motivates the School community towards high educational standards
• Demonstrates and shares the importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in building trust and a positive learning atmosphere across the School community

REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 4 year university degree in education or related field, advanced degree preferred
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in teaching, educational administrative role, and/or curriculum/academic director/head
• Extensive experience living and working in a developing country
• Professionalism and passion
• Organization and attention to detail
• Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team

TO APPLY
Email your resumé/CV and a cover letter detailing relevant experience to: volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

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