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Academic Administrator

Boonton, NJ, USABoontonNJUSA

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Karin Yndestad at [email protected]

The Shanti Bhavan Children's Project is looking for a highly-motivated and passionate individual to fill an opening for the Academic Administrator position to oversee our volunteer teacher program and carry out mentoring, professional development, and curriculum building duties at Shanti Bhavan, our English-medium progressive boarding school in rural India. 

Location: Baliganapalli, TN, INDIA

Start Date: August 2019

Must be willing to commit until April 2020, with possibility of extension through September 2020.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Academic Administrator will work with the local Indian and US team in order to support resident volunteers in their teaching duties and build a robust teaching program for the betterment of Shanti Bhavan students.

Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, Master’s in Education preferred.
Minimum 3 years teaching experience.
Fluency in English required.
  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, Master’s in Education preferred.

  2. Minimum 3 years teaching experience.

  3. Professional written and verbal communication skills.

  4. Ability to observe and provide feedback to volunteer teachers with a wide variety of teaching experience.

  5. Exceptional mentorship skills to support volunteer teachers with individualized meetings and goals for growth, both in lesson planning and behavior management

  6. Capacity to serve as a supportive and professional mentor to children.

  7. Ability to communicate effectively with local staff, ensuring that teaching practices and curricula are aligned across subjects and grade levels, and consistent with Indian standardized testing requirements.

  8. Ability to oversee the development of class materials, maintain an archive of past materials, and systematize access to curriculum change over time.

  9. Comfort in leading weekly professional development sessions to promote a robust and joyful teaching culture.

  10. Detail-oriented focus 

  11. Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and expectations and relay those adjustments to other team members

  12. Superior ability to handle stress and set boundaries both personally and professionally

  13. Ability to maintain a highly motivated, persevering, and achievement-oriented attitude

  14. Ability to work under minimal supervision while remaining abreast of the vision of the school

  15. Competency with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other office software / tools


20,000 Rupees per month plus roundtrip airfare, room and board

How to Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to Karin Yndestad at [email protected]

Additional Information: 

Shanti Bhavan has been in existence for 21 years and has been profiled in The New York Times, the Charlie Rose Show, Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat, the Discovery Channel, ABC News and Glamour Magazine’s “Get Schooled” series. In 2017, the four part Netflix Original Documentary series, Daughters of Destiny, featured Shanti Bhavan.

Shanti Bhavan serves children of the lowest caste - all of the children in the program hail from socio-economically depressed areas of rural India, mostly from the "Untouchable" or "Dalit" communities. The mission of Shanti Bhavan is to empower children from India’s lowest socioeconomic class to break the cycle of generational poverty through education, leadership, and compassion. They are given a full scholarship, room and board while they attend the school. Shanti Bhavan means “haven of peace” and the school truly is a “haven” for students aging from pre-K-12th grade. They are provided with a world-class education in a safe and nurturing environment.

You can visit to learn more about the school.

Organization Info

Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

Boonton, NJ, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

Shanti Bhavan’s mission is to uplift the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of India’s “lowest caste” by providing them with a world-class education and holistic care. The project offers free, high-quality education at its residential school and subsequently at top-tier colleges. Shanti Bhavan provides each child with complete care: education, clothing, food, medical care, and a loving home and supportive community. This is 17 years of intense intervention per child – from age 4 to 21 – to break the cycle of poverty in a single generation. Shanti Bhavan is the only program of its type in the world and represents a radical shift from the current ineffective short-term basic literacy educational models. By giving top-level, long-term education and guidance, Shanti Bhavan provides the poorest of the poor children with the opportunity to pursue high-paying jobs and leadership opportunities. These children have gone onto uplift their families and communities, creating a ripple effect that is impacting thousands of others in need. Shanti Bhavan’s success has been unprecedented and continues to grow each year.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 12 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Shanti Bhavan Children's Project