Sunflower Trust is an education program based in Nairobi, Kenya, and San Francisco, California, that provides holistic, quality education, with an emphasis on literacy, to the world’s most vulnerable children. Sunflower currently has two schools, Sunflower Early Education and Development (SEED) and Pathways to Alternative Learning and Education (PALE) located in Kibera.
Pathways to Alternative Learning and Education (PALE) Primary School Teacher
Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am- 4:30 pm
The PALE elementary school teacher is responsible for creating a vibrant, flexible, socially-conscious and literacy-based classroom program that will allow students to grow as individual learners and leaders within the community. The PALE elementary school teacher should be dedicated to working within Sunflower’s alternative education model and curriculum program.
• Teach: Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Science, Art, Physical education, and Technology to students between grade 5 and 8.
• Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
• Provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
• Create and use variety of instruction strategies
• Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
• Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
• Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
• Prepare progress reports and keep student records.
• Communicate with parents and other PALE staff on students’ progress.
• Work with the PALE curriculum and teacher training to build the PALE program.
• Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
• Create an effective environment for learning.
• Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
• Maintain required inventory records.
• Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
• Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
• Participate in curriculum development, teacher training and capacity building programs as required.
• Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
• Bachelor Degree in Education, or Diploma in Education, with P1 Qualifications
• Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission
• At least 2 years of classroom experience in upper primary education in some capacity
• Articulating information to students and parents
• Adopting practical approaches for problem solving
• Providing insights on student progress, curriculum effectiveness and student learning
• Taking action
• Establishing rapport and personable relationships with students, parents and staff members
• Valuing individuals
• Inviting and giving feedback
• Understanding and relating to children in a positive manner
Method of Application
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org quoting their current and expected salaries. Applications without this information will not be considered. KINDLY DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point. Applications should reach us no later than 9th July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.