Vacancies at Silverleaf Academy


Application Deadline October 31, 2019
About this organization
Silverleaf Academy is looking for a Education Manager who will work to implement, manage and grow the Educational programming of Silverleaf Academy within Tanzania. They will work with and report directly to the Director of Education implementing our education framework and participating in refining our methodology.
The Education Manager will ensure all aspects of the company’s education model are being fully developed, implemented, and evaluated. The Education Manager will also take the lead in building capacity in our education staff in how to implement Silverleaf’s student-centred pedagogy. Ensuring our schools run smoothly and managing and upskilling our education staff are the key responsibilities of this position. 
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The Education Manager ensures that our schools’ performance is systematically captured and regularly reviewed. The EM will take the lead in managing, supervising and helping refine our teacher recruitment. This position will oversee quality assurance for all curriculum ensuring the teaching and learning occurring in classrooms meets Silverleaf’s academic standards. This position provides an unrivalled leadership opportunity to shape the educational delivery of a rapidly expanding school chain, whilst delivering real impact for young Tanzanian students.
As a foundational member of a small central team, this position will also contribute to all areas of effective implementation including giving necessary input into the areas of school operations and finance.
The Silverleaf pedagogy is very child-centred and therefore combines a range of world-class, proven techniques that form the Silverleaf Educational model. This position will ensure the delivery of this design and in continuing to develop the educational components of the model as further learnings emerge. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
● Lead on recruitment, supervision and CPD of Silverleaf academic staff
● Oversee implementation of educational policies and procedures related to curriculum, staff monitoring, student assessment, and overall delivery of the Silverleaf Education Model
● Quality control of curriculum implementation and educational program delivery
● Development of educational resources and tools for delivery of the educational model and ensure full implementation within classes
● Oversee technology implementation and management within schools
● Assist in managing and developing educational Partnerships with teacher training colleges, other NGO’s and educational support companies.
● Participate in Senior Management team meetings and decision-making.
● Be a role model to all Silverleaf Academy central and school-based staff at all times.
● Participate in all elements of Silverleaf’s business and operations.
● 3+ years in classroom teaching experience (international experience preferred)
● Experience leading teacher training and/or Department Management position
● Excellent leadership skill, experience of managing others (who may not speak English as a first language)
● Comfortable working in a fast-moving, start-up environment
● International background, but committed to living and working in various areas in the Tanzanian Northern zone.
● Strong relationship building skills and teamwork
● Desire to innovate around curriculum, teacher performance and student achievement
● High-level technology skills
You’ll fit into our culture if you:
● You show a deep commitment to Silverleaf’s mission, vision, and culture
● You are constantly seeking new opportunities to add value to your work
● You value high standards of professionalism and rigor
● You value transparency as key to building collaborative teams
● You have an entrepreneurial approach to addressing social and economic challenges

Level of Language Proficiency
English – Native Speaker
Swahili – Desired, not required

How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis – send CV and cover letter to and