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Education Associate

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Jara
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San Francicso, CA

Jara


New
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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Education Associate

Jara www.joinjara.com is an award-winning growing international education technology startup that is working towards providing  emergency and remote education opportunities through the Jara Unit to displaced children whose education is disrupted due to conflict and/or natural disasters including COVID-19. 

Who We Are: We are creating the Jara Unit, the first off-the-grid powered low-cost IoT-enabled education device that can enable a child to learn anywhere, anytime in low-internet low-power communities. The device runs on solar and crank power with geographically customized learning material that is updated through IoT technology. The Jara Unit is a long-term viable alternative learning solution, so every child on this planet can get access to the quality education they deserve. We co-create with teachers our teacher training materials suitable for technology based teaching and learning pedagogies. We are currently signing agreements with Governments/Education Ministries globally and customers. We have received continuous support from Cisco and recognition from the United Nations, Samsung, ASME, and more.


Who You Are: You will work closely with the Director of Education will work closely with the Director of Education in creating impactful teaching and learning pedagogies, skimming and finalizing the learning materials and finalizing indicators for monitoring and evaluation of the programme. This position will start as a pro bono role at this time. Be part of the change that enables learning anywhere, anytime, to reach hundreds of millions of children globally.

 

This role can be remote and we are open to candidates anywhere globally.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting desk-based research and analysis of evidence supporting the use of technology in education and ways to incorporate inclusivity in terms of gender, age, race, ethnicity and children with disabilities
  • Researching potential content partners for use on the Jara Unit (global and country specific) - national curriculum, life skills and financial literacy. 
  • Supporting the development of digital education materials and the transition of existing curriculum onto the Jara Unit (localization of the materials or gamification of the materials)
  • Supporting the development of tools for data collection for measuring educational outcomes
  • Supporting the development of the teacher training manual including designing activities for lesson planning
  • Supporting other education related tasks as required


Qualifications Required for Success

  • Experience in leveraging digital tools for education purposes
  • Experience developing digital education materials desired but not required
  • Excellent research and analysis skills 
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work remotely with a diverse team
  • Flexibility - you thrive off of the energy of a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and organize work effectively

Applications and interviews are being done immediately, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. To apply, please email us your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to jara@joinjara.com, with the subject line Application: Education Associate. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Jara does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


Jara www.joinjara.com is an award-winning growing international education technology startup that is working towards providing  emergency and remote education opportunities through the Jara Unit to displaced children whose…

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Location

San Francicso, CA

How to Apply

Applications and interviews are being done immediately, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. To apply, please email us your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to jara@joinjara.com, with the subject line Application: Education Associate. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications and interviews are being done immediately, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. To apply, please email us your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to jara…

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