Room to Read
Library Coach
Delhi Karnataka Telangana Maharashtra
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 11 2021


Position: Library Coach


Location: Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra


Start Date: 11 Nov 2021

End Date: 11 Dec 2021


Position Overview:  


The Library Coach (LBC) will be responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their habit of reading and for setting up and ensuring a highly functioning library. The Library Coach (LbC) will be also responsible to and also support parents at community level to ensure learning at home. They will report to the Sr. Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Officer/Literacy Program Operations Associate and will not have any direct reports. This position is based at project location (District/Block/Mandal/Cluster). 


Roles & Responsibilities: 


Program Understanding:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Literacy program design 

  • Develop a thorough understanding of EGL and read relevant literature/researches

  • Participate actively in online capacity building program of the RtR staff

  • Manage, monitor and support library program intervention and Learning at Home environment across assigned project schools and ensure adherence to the program design. 

  • Provide support and conduct continuous capacity building/ orientation of teachers, volunteers, PRIs, SMCs about the community engagement plan in online and offline mode

  • Write monthly reports to supervisor on program implementation.  

  • Provide reflective feedback on program design and implementation (especially with respect to progress towards outcomes) and demonstrate a solution-oriented approach 

  • Serve as a technical resource to the school and community level in the area of developing reading habit in children

School and Home/community visits:

  • Undertake school visits when the schools are open, except for days when on official travel and leave.

  • Conduct home/community visits as per requirement. 

  • Conduct orientation/sensitization of parents, SMC and PRI members on home as a learning space

  • Prepare weekly parents/ community engagement plan and orient them via phone calls or community visit (if the community visits are permitted)

  • Supports and participates in Family & Community Engagement (F&CE) activities like literacy events, parent meetings, reading campaign, summer camp and other community activities

  • Explore opportunities and methods of providing distance support to the teachers.

  • Support school librarian initial set up of the library, including site verification (if necessary), organizing community meetings, raising requisition, and coordinating delivery of furniture, books, and stationery 

  • Collaborates with school to support minor improvements to the library space (e.g. painting) 

  • Participates in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center-based and school based) related to the Literacy program implementation 

  • Regularly observes and models good library management practices and systems to designated librarian (i.e. book leveling, reading activities, check out system, etc.) 

  • Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches teachers and librarians in the implementation of the library period and reading activities 

  • Coordinates formation and training of Child Management Committees 

  • Regularly provides to the principal/headmaster an update on progress and coaches them on ways to support teachers and ensure longer term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school 

  • Collects monitoring data (both regular and periodic, as required), ensuring high data quality 

  • Analyse school and community level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school and community visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school and community level planning

Training, workshop, and meeting

  • Participate and facilitate in regular teacher and librarian trainings (both center- based and school based) related to the Library activities and management) in online and offline mode. 

  • Participate in development of materials, training modules and other technical resources as required 

  • Attend review meetings at block/district/state/national level, as required, and complete all programmatic and financial reports on a timely manner.

  • Attend professional development training and workshops at block/district/state/national level, as required. 

  • Attend monthly meeting with teachers, block level officials in online mode for the program update and mitigate issues

  • Help create awareness regarding Foundational Literacy and importance of reading at the community level.  

Planning, Reporting, Documentation, and content creation   

  • Compile and analyze ongoing assessments data conducted by school or at community level and plan to support to take corrective action in discussion with supervisors. 

  • Analyze school and community level data and information on a regular basis collected during regular school and community visit, identify corrective action to be taken and build it into school and community level planning

  • Create some online content such as short audio messages/lesson plan and disseminate & support parents/Teachers/SMCs

  • Tracks and reports library monitoring data to ensure timely and accurate reporting to stakeholders. 

  • Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting. 

  • Write monthly reports to supervisor including progress data of CICO and in a template provided by RtR.  

  • Create short audio messages/online content/lesson plan and disseminate & support parents/Teachers/SMCs

  • Document best practices and lessons learned and share with the Literacy Program team  

  • Collaborate with Principal, and community to develop sustainability plan for managing literacy program components and acquiring resources after Room to Read’s support ends. 

  • Report to the Literacy Program Operations Officer/Associate   

  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization 

  • Support in donor visits, and in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization 

Qualification & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent  

  • Minimum 2- 3 years of relevant experience in development projects, preferably in education  

  • Teaching experience at primary level preferred 

  • Strong knowledge about education in general and language and reading practices and approaches in particular 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills  

  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player 

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills 

Number of Vacancies:Delhi (3 Vacancies), Karnataka (7 Vacancies), Telangana(5 Vacancies), Maharashtra (6 Vacancies)


To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization

  • Be an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so

  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness

  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Room to Read has zero tolerance when it comes to child abuse and exploitation and believes that all children have equal rights to protection. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the child protection policy, code of conduct and standards and will undergo rigorous reference and background check through third party. Background check will include the verification of employment history and criminal check. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check




Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include thirteenth month bonus, health insurance and a retirement plan. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries on literacy and gender equality in education.


Application Procedure:


To submit your application please for Delhi Location CLICK HERE

To submit your application please for Karnataka Location CLICK HERE

To submit your application please for Telangana Location CLICK HERE

To submit your application please for Maharashtra Location CLICK HERE


Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Room to Read. Regret the inconvenience. Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We always encourage women to apply.