About the Organisation

Foster & Forge Foundation was established in 2015 with the belief that every child has the potential to positively impact their environment & contribute meaningfully to the growth of the country. What they need is the opportunity to explore their potential to build their capabilities and role models to inspire and show them the way. This is where the teachers step in, playing a revolutionary role in not only accelerating learning but also building Active Citizens.

We run a 2 year fellowship program for India’s largest teacher community–government school teachers. Enabling them to consistently reimagine their classrooms through effective pedagogy and problem solving skills and in turn emerge as teacher leaders who empower their students to take charge of their future as active citizens.

Foster & Forge Foundation has been working with government schools in Uttar Pradesh for 7 years, taking the fellowship to all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh. We are now in the process of envisioning what our impact could look like in the next 3 years to come and expanding to other states like Uttarakhand & Haryana.

About The Role

The Program Mentor will manage the program delivery on the ground. Inspiring and motivating Beacon Teachers to embark on their leadership journey, as they re-imagine their classrooms. Program Mentors will support Beacons through training, facilitating spaces for collaboration, classroom observation and coaching cycles. As the first point‐of‐contact between Beacons and the organization, they are also responsible for cultivating a strong positive team culture across their Beacon cohort. The role offers the opportunity to create a movement of Teacher leaders and embark on a personal leadership journey of their own as Program Mentor.


The Program Mentor plays an important role of developing the Beacons as teacher leaders which will ensure a meaningful education in classrooms. In order to enable that, she/he will focus on the following areas:

Managing Demonstration sites in a state, which will require traveling to the districts and working on the ground.

1. Leadership

  • Responsible for enabling the leadership journey of 30-35 Beacon Teachers.
  • Conducting Trainings for Beacons through the structures such as Learning Circles & Coach calls.
  • Effectively implementing the program by identifying the need of the ground.
  • Enable and support Beacons to set ambitious yet feasible academic and holistic goals for their students.
  • Helping them in designing their leadership development goals and ensuring accountability towards the same through regular interventions such as Coach calls.
  • Observing Beacons in their classrooms to coach & strengthen execution, to gather data on student learning and teacher proficiency through Observation Debrief Conversations.
  • Train & Coach Beacons in developing the 6 Habits of Highly Effective Teaching.

2. Documentation

  • Making Monthly & quarterly reports for different stakeholders.
  • Keeping relevant documentation updated for the use of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Designing & contextualizing Learning Circle presentations & decks.
  • Maintaining a weekly tracker.

3. Relationship Building

  • Building relations to invest different stakeholders in the movement.
  • Work on Building a strong culture among the Beacon cohorts.
  • Building Relations with different cadres of the district and mandal education & administrative departments.

4. Ownership of one’s learning

  • Keeping abreast of all programs being run by the state.
  • Charting out their own annual & quarterly goals as their leadership journey.

Other than the above responsibilities, staff members are expected to pitch in wherever needed to further the organization’s vision & mission.


  • 2 years of work experience (minimum) in the development sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work/Design/ Other Relevant Disciplines.
  • A Masters degree is preferred.
  • Expertise with social work & Grassroots level engagement.
  • Exposure and expertise on Project Management & Ecosystem Building techniques.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust in the team & across all stakeholders.
  • Ability to nurture and strengthen relationships at all levels.
  • Data analysis, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional writing/editing and oral communication skills in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to understand the pulse of the ecosystem and make well informed decisions.
  • Analytical abilities and Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage a team and deliver targets on time.
  • Computer fluency- Expertise in MS Office, the knowledge of a designing tool would be a plus.


  • 3.6 LPA

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates may send an email to [email protected] along with their resumes. The subject line should be “Application for Program Mentor”.
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