Program Director (Mobile Library Program) Non-profit Jobs – Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA)

 

Job Title:    Program Director (Mobile
Library Program)

Organisation: Pangea
Educational Development (PANGEA)

Duty Station:  Seguku,
Wakiso, Uganda

Reports to: Country
Director

 

About US:

Pangea Educational
Development (PANGEA) is a small nonprofit organization that believes in the
liberating power and opportunities provided by a quality education. Our model
was developed to empower communities to improve their own educational
circumstances: the school environment, livelihoods of teachers, and access for
under-resourced students and to do so in a way that is sustainable. We are a
community of changemakers, mixed with staff, volunteers, and community
champions. Each member of our community is working towards realizing our
mission by dedicating their time and skills through a wholehearted commitment
to it. As a result, we are equally dedicated to those who work with us.

 

The Mobile Library Program Description:

Access to texts in
schools as well as in homes is a pervasive issue in Uganda. Access to books has
traditionally been achieved through the investment of public libraries in
addition to the emerging trend of school-based libraries. One of the ironic
challenges with this approach is limited access. Books held in physical spaces
often limit their availability only to those who are able to physically access
that space, both by distance as well as by membership. Further, texts are often
kept under “lock & key” in order to protect these highly prized items at
the risk of not using them to their potential. These policies do not allow
students to check out books and take them home. Without access to books,
children will often fail to create a positive, consistent habit of reading,
impacting their long-term academic success.

 

PANGEA launched its
Mobile Library Program to deliver a vast collection of international and local
storybooks to homes and schools across Wakiso, Gulu, and Imvepi Refugee
Settlement. Each month, families and schools receive books for their children
and students to read in exchange for a small Netflix-like subscription fee.
This model lowers the cost to access and increases the variety of books that
children are exposed to, helping create a culture of reading in the home and
classroom. In turn, these small contributions sustain the program in
perpetuity.

 

Job Summary:  The Mobile Library Program Director will focus
on growing the sustainability and impact of the Mobile Library Program within
the communities we are currently working in, with an eye towards managing and
developing school partnerships. The Program Director will oversee Mobile
Library Program execution, manage the Mobile Library team, drive expansion, and
develop sustainability through iterating on new recruiting methodologies. The
Mobile Library Program Director will take the lead role in the execution of the
following Primary Responsibilities and an assistant role on the following
Secondary Responsibilities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Primary
Responsibilities:

·       
Manage,
motivate and develop the Mobile Library team through rigorous performance
management, coaching, mentoring, and learning interventions to create a team
able to deliver the desired Mobile Library goals as well as ensuring accurate
and timely Mobile Library data management (via Salesforce CRM).

·       
Develop
sustainable revenue streams in each Mobile Library location of operation
including the management of payment and settling of clients in collaboration
with the Pangea Operations Manager.

·       
Supervise
the management of Mobile Library Program assets, including but not limited to,
library collection, vehicles, uniforms, and all other assets, and manage the
library inventory system

Secondary
Responsibilities:

·       
Support
the Mobile Librarians in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of each
hub library

·       
Collaborate
with the leadership team in research on book use and preferences.

·       
Collaborate
with the Pangea Director of Teaching and Learning to coordinate engagement with
schools, ensuring that materials/activities are tailored to users’ reading
levels and the schools’ interests

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Business Administration,
Management Science, Education, Social Sciences, Project Planning, and
Management Required

·       
Three years
of experience in a management role Required

·       
Leadership
experience in the educational sector Required

·       
Experience
in sales Preferred

·       
Demonstrated
ability to manage a virtual, cross-regional team Required

·       
Experience
setting a strategy for a complex program or project Required

·       
Comfortability
analyzing data to inform strategic leadership decisions Required

·       
Demonstrates
an enthusiasm to learn, stays curious, and is willing to work in the field to
better understand their team and program Required

·       
Superior
oral and written communication skills in English Required

·       
Familiarity
with Google Suite Required

 

Personal Qualities:

We are seeking an
individual whose dedication to the value of education matches our own. We are
seeking an individual who has a heart for empowering Ugandans to recognize the
richness and importance of their cultural heritage and has a desire to share it
with others. We are seeking an individual who is willing to work odd and
sometimes long, exhaustive hours to do what is right and not just what is easy
or will suffice. We are seeking an individual who can laugh as hard as they can
work, someone who is not just looking for a job, but an avenue to pursue their
passion.

 

Things We’ll Bring To The Table:

·       
A
passionate working environment

·       
Building
your capacity in all areas of your work

·       
4 Weeks
Paid Leave/Year

 

Reports to: Country
Director

Contract Period: 3 Months Probationary Contract to Hire

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and cover
letter to jobs@pangeaeducation.org

 

Deadline: 9th April 2021

 

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