[TC-I Call to Action]: Teach for India

A spin-off of the popular Teach for America, Teach for India is now in place and accepting applications. For the inaugural year of TFI, 100 fellows will be placed in schools in Mumbai and Pune. Fellows will receive support from staff and mentors, training before and during service, formal reviews, and will be exposed to a variety of career options after their two-year fellowship.

Applications will be available to submit online soon, or alternatively, you can email a copy. More information on applying can be found here. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due December 1, 2008 or February 1, 2009.

Teach For India (TFI) is a national program that aims to narrow the education gap in India by placing India’s most outstanding college graduates and young professionals, of all academic majors and career interests, in low-income schools to teach for two years. In the short run, TFI will provide a source of dedicated teachers who will work tirelessly to expand, in a measurable way, the educational opportunities available to hundreds of thousands of India’s most underprivileged children. In the long run, TFI will aim to build a powerful and ever-growing leadership force of alumni who, informed by their experiences and insights, will work from inside and outside of education to effect fundamental, long-term changes necessary to ultimately realize educational opportunity for all.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to “teach, lead, and transform.” Apply now!

Job Opportunity: Recruitment and Selection Specialist, Teach for India (TFI)

Interested in improving the state of education in India? Want to turn thought into action? Apply for the “Recruitment and Selection Specialist” position through Teach for India. Positions are based out of Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, or Chennai. More details follow:

About Teach For India

Teach For India aims to narrow the education gap in India by placing highly qualified university graduates in India’s neediest schools. TFI will be a national programme, and by its fifth year will aim to place participants in eight metropolitan cities and rural areas in surrounding 4-5 districts. Participants will be recruited largely from the top undergraduate institutions in all fields of study as well as major companies, and will commit to working in low-income primary and upper primary schools (mainly government and some low-end private schools), to improve both academic achievement and retention rates in high-need urban and rural areas.

Summary

TFI aims to place participants in the 2009-10 school-year and seeks recruitment and selection specialists in each recruitment city (Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai) charged with developing, executing and supporting Teach For India’s recruitment and selection efforts. The specialists will serve as the key point of contact between recruits and Teach For India, and will be identify high-potential college students, post-graduate students and young professionals and motivate them to apply to Teach For India. The specialists will also interview and select Fellows based on Teach For India’s selection criteria. The specialists report directly to the VP of recruitment or Regional Executive Directors.

Apply now!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume/CV and a one-page cover letter highlighting your interest in applying for this position to sheela@teachforindia.org.