Administrative Manager at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

Posted on:
May 15, 2023

🔭 Our mission & vision

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 on to 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.

Job Description

Administrative Managers liaise between Shanti Bhavan teams in the US and India. The main components of this role include managing the volunteer program, interfacing with visitors, supplying content required for sponsorship updates, and assisting and contributing to the Shanti Bhavan administration.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a close-knit community with the common goal of poverty alleviation through world-class education. Your experience as an Administrative Manager will allow you to grow your cross-cultural competency and equip you for future success in international spaces anywhere in the world. Past Administrative Managers have gone on to work in organizations like the World Bank and UNESCO or moved up to leadership roles as Vice Principals and Deans after completing their tenures.

Responsibilities & tasks

  1. Oversee a team of up to 10 volunteers from diverse backgrounds. This includes creating, organizing, and overseeing teaching schedules for volunteers, managing volunteer logistics (arrivals, rooming, training, etc.), hosting a weekly volunteer meeting, and serving as a liaison between the volunteers and the Shanti Bhavan administration.

  2. Plan and host visits with donors, public figures, and individuals or groups from multinational corporations, including CEOs.

  3. Supply content required for sponsorship updates and other digital media assets used across advertising platforms and donor-facing communications.

  4. Organize extracurricular activities (debate, public speaking, academic competitions, etc.). Plan and facilitate leadership development workshops for high schoolers.

  5. Assist with student applications for external programs, passports or visas, and certified letters for official student documents.

  6. Collaborate with senior administration to proactively manage and respond to student behavior both in the classroom and campus community.

  7. Build and maintain positive relationships with the children to ensure academic growth and holistic development.

  8. Cultivate strong working relationships with Shanti Bhavan faculty and senior administration based on high trust and respect to ensure high-quality education for all students.

Ideal candidate

Skills & qualifications

About the team

Shanti Bhavan is a residential school exclusively for children born into India’s lowest socioeconomic class. Those born into poverty remind entrapped in systems that perpetuate inequality due to a lack of social protection, access to quality education, and low wages. In fact, it would take seven generations for an individual born in a low-income family to reach a mean income. Shanti Bhavan breaks the cycle of poverty in a single generation.

As a registered non-profit in the US and India, we provide high-quality education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. We promote academic achievement, instill values of global citizenship, and emphasize leadership development. Our program gives individual attention to every aspect of a child’s upbringing: emotional development, mental and physical fitness, social and cognitive growth, and academic excellence. The support extends beyond pre-K-12 education as we strive to ensure graduates continue to excel in high education and employment. In total, this is 17 yeast of intense intervention per child – from age 4 to 21.

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