Teach For Armenia is building a movement of leaders who will reshape what it means to provide an excellent education for all children across the nation. We aim to cultivate students who can harness their voices and shape a changing world while being committed to their communities. This will require support at every level of leadership, from our teachers in the classroom to the highest-ranking officials. Teach For Armenia aims to accomplish this vision by recruiting promising leaders, both in Armenia and from across the diaspora, to teach for a 2-year commitment in schools where their knowledge and skills are needed. In the long-run, our organization is cultivating a network of changemakers, inclusive of our students, their communities, our Alumni, government officials, community partners, supporters, and affiliates from across Teach For All.
The Literacy Expert will work closely with the Head of Seroond, the Program Team, as well as our international partner “Kizazi'' to develop literacy leveled assessment tests for K-12 schools. For that purpose we will be looking for a Literacy Expert that will create an Armenian language leveled assessment framework including the framework for outcomes, methodology, teacher’s guidebook and a suite of leveled assessments. All the tests will be developed for primary, middle, and high-school students in line with the corresponding age groups. The literacy assessment test should be in line with international practices and provide evidence and comparable indicators for comparing the literacy of school children across countries.
The Expert will report to Teach For Armenia’s Head of Seroond. Seroond is a school leadership and public school 3-year transformation program. The team is composed of the Head of Seroond, Senior Leadership Development Manager, and 1 Leadership Development Manager as well as 2 Instructional-Leaders at each Seroond school within the network. The Literacy Expert will work closely with the Head of Seroond, Program Team, Leadership Development Managers at Seroond schools, as well as our international partner organization Kizazi. The Literacy Expert might also work with multiple stakeholders in the network, including school leaders, Instructional-Leaders, Seroond teachers to ensure a high relevance and quality of the developed assessment framework and tests.
Teach For Armenia may be the place for you if you believe it is important to foster a values-driven workplace that is centered on leadership. Our team must be composed of culture-builders who exemplify the type of leadership we are striving to cultivate in our classrooms and across the system. This means each staff member must strive to exemplify our Kochari, hold ourselves to the highest of standards while owning up to mistakes when we ourselves falter.
For this role specifically, we are also looking for a candidate who possesses the following key competencies:
Aside from these core competencies, we are also looking for the following
The Literacy Expert will ensure the timely implementation of the activities according to the timeline below.
Additionally, the Literacy Expert is expected to:
Please submit your résumé and cover letter through the official job posting (found on Teach For Armenia’s website). In your cover letter, please make sure to explain what personally compels you to our mission and the role. If you have been referred to this role by a current Teach For Armenia staff member, please also indicate who referred you in your cover letter. In your application, please also specify your salary expectations (in the gross amount). Also, if your résumé is in Armenian, please provide an English translation.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity:
Teach For Armenia is an organization that strives to elevate the voices of our students and their communities. As such we are an organization that is committed to equity and we strive to build an inclusive environment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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