Kopila Valley School

Curriculum Director

Kopila Valley School

Curriculum Director

KOPILA VALLEY SCHOOL (KVS)

"A world where every child is educated, safe and loved"

KVS is a non-profitable school running under the Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, an NGO registered in Surkhet, Nepal, and funded by BlinkNow Foundation USA to provide world-class education to the neediest children who deserve the best education.  Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. The K-12 school is co-located with other programs including a residential children’s home, women’s empowerment center, sustainability, health and wellness, and family development program. We provide our students a free education, educational materials, health treatment and medicine, counseling, and a place to live. With our innovative future program, we strive to provide our children with career guidance, and scholarships for further studies. 

The BlinkNow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) based in New Jersey which, through its country office in Nepal, oversees these programs in rural Nepal. Every day we strive to create a sustainable organization working to educate all of Kopila’s children until they are ready to enter the world as happy, skilled, confident, self-sufficient adults. We believe we can serve as a model for quality education in Nepal. We will strive to provide our children with scholarships (should they choose to pursue higher education), and the skills required to enter the world as global citizens, and ambassadors for change.

KOPILA VALLEY SCHOOL (KVS)

"A world where every child is educated, safe and loved"

KVS is a non-profitable school running under the Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, an NGO registered in Surkhet, Nepal, and funded by BlinkNow Foundation USA to provide world-class education to the neediest children who deserve the best education.  Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. The K-12 …

Curriculum Director

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Teaching / Education
Job Level : Top Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Birendranagar-1, Surkhet, Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Apr. 14, 2023 23:55 (1 year, 2 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Graduate (Masters)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 7 years
Professional Skill Required : Communication Team Building Curriculum Development Policy Formulation Education/Teaching Teacher'S Training
Other Specification

About the Role

Children first. The Kopila Valley School Curriculum Director provides internationally relevant and competitive staff development opportunities and curriculum advancement. This role involves worldwide experience and connections, and the primary aim is the improvement of education at Kopila Valley School.

Requirements

  • Education: Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Experience: At least 7 years of professional experience in an academic setting, prior experience in international school, international experience and global connections, prior experience in eco-school is plus. 
  • Language: Fluent in English and Nepali

Other Skills/Qualifications: Good initiator, strong analytical skills, communications skills and familiarity with the use of technology in education, and knowledge of child psychology.

Key Characteristics 

  • You believe that we can change the world, in the blink of an eye
  • You believe in making decisions that put children first
  • You are self-motivated, organized, and approachable
  • You enjoy creating systems, keeping records, and increasing efficiency
  • You are always looking for new ways for our team to work smarter instead of harder
  • You are detail-oriented and conscientious. You make sure nothing slips through the cracks
  • You have a strong work ethic and a willingness to pick up new skills. You are comfortable multi-tasking
  • You are experienced and comfortable talking with a wide range of people from nursery children to government ministers
  • You are positive, patient, and a clear communicator who is comfortable working with both Kopila Valley staff in Nepal and the BlinkNow staff in the United States
  • You are an empathetic person, with a knack for putting out fires before they start and soothing conflicts brewing beneath the surface
  • You require little supervision and are flexible. You understand that you will be wearing many hats in this role, many of which are not explicitly included in this job description

Job Description

Core Responsibilities 

  • Teachers Training and Development: Providing training and development opportunities to the teachers through structured training scheduled and executed at the school, and exploring such opportunities outside.
  • Curriculum Development: Building and implementing an innovative curriculum to supplement the existing government curriculum to bring the school to excellence and global standards.
  • Strategy Implementation: Implementing the Strategic Plan of the organization set for the school ensuring teamwork and goal achievement.

Detailed Areas of Responsibilities

The Curriculum Director will be mainly responsible for overseeing the following areas of responsibility:

1. Teachers Training and Development: Providing training and development opportunities to the teachers through structured training scheduled and executed at the school, and exploring such opportunities outside.

  • Provide teacher training, and professional development training for staff. 
  • support the senior school staff in their clear articulation of a vision, mission, and values of the school that promotes a child-centered, relevant, and meaningful learning experience for the students.
  • Run the scheduled regular annual teacher training program for all teaching staff and an onboarding program for all new teachers.
  • Provide capacity building for teachers through continuous professional development workshops, training, and providing external opportunities when they are relevant.
  • Support the Principal in establishing and overseeing a performance management system whereby all teachers receive systematic feedback on their performance.

2. Curriculum Development: Building and implementing an innovative curriculum to supplement the existing government curriculum to bring the school to excellence and global standards

  • Lead the process of building innovative curriculum to supplement the existing government curriculum to bring KVS to a global standard. 
  • Incorporate sustainability as part of the core school curriculum and implement it in school teaching, vocational training in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of the early-year program and the primary and secondary programs in maximizing student and teacher achievement.
  • Set standards for students' learning by clarifying student success and clearly articulate success metrics. 
  • Connect KVS with tools and techniques and measure success based on our unique, proven approach that aligns with our values.

3. Strategy Implementation: Implementing the strategic plan of the organization set for the school ensuring teamwork and goal achievement.

  • Implement the curriculum goals set in the strategic plan. 
  • Ensure each goal is implemented and executed by the respective team members timely measured through quarterly goals and objectives.
  • Support the Principal in establishing and maintaining good strategic relationships with other schools and organizations, both locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Provide input in the recruitment and support building strong teaching team to maintain a high-quality pipeline of teachers to work at the school.
  • Report the quarterly achievement of outcomes reflected in the results based framework.

Additional expectations 

The Curriculum Director is also expected to: 

  • Build positive working relationships and environment in the organization by bringing solutions to the discussion table. 
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all interactions and execution of duties. 
  • Report to the manager every week, and as needed in case of urgent issues. 
  • Promote team alignment on the org-wide decisions.  
  • Ensure and enforce confidentiality in collected information/data as per school codes.
  • Work closely with the funding partner BlinkNow Foundation to ensure the strategic and vision alignment to ensure implementation of the strategic plan related to the school. 
  • Embrace and support the values of gender equity, social inclusion, and sustainability.

The above list of responsibilities is not comprehensive, and the Curriculum Director may be required to take on additional responsibilities, as determined by his/her Manager.


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