Regional Curriculum Manager

Locations: Bangalore

Designation: Regional Curriculum Manager

Reporting to: Academic Head

Qualifications: Degree in Early Childhood Education (NTT, Montessori, ECE, CIDTT trained) compulsory

Experience: Minimum 12-14 years of preschool industry experience encompassing Academic Planning and Delivery including team management with minimum 2 years of preschool teaching experience and 4 years of managing overall academic functions

General Description

We are seeking for a Regional Curriculum Manager who has a solid understanding of early childhood education and should be able to lead the academic function for the assigned region, clusters and teams. Responsible for end-to-end academic activities for the region classroom arrangements, lesson plan development, implementation monitoring and teacher training.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure curriculum at all KLAY Pre Schools and other formats of curriculum delivery (online/offline/hybrid) in the assigned region are delivered in accordance with the guidelines and parameters established.
  • Manage the end to end curriculum life cycle management – design, develop, deliver & evaluate
  • Demonstrate knowledge/education in working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Supervise, train and mentor the CLs, CCs and teachers in order to ensure most effective curriculum delivery with-in the given environment and resources across all formats of delivery
  • Manages and controls the region specific curriculum cost and budget.
  • Handles overall curriculum operations, coordination with other departments/teams and stakeholder management across all levels including senior management as and when needed.
  • Ability to develop and provide presentations to individuals, small and large groups; internal & external stakeholders (other teams & parents) during review or update meetings or parent orientations, open houses, etc be it in person or online
  • Convenes periodic meetings of CLs/coordinators; attends department and general staff meetings as required.
  • Mentors the academic team with ways of assessing and fulfilling needs of young children; provides instructional strategies and various tools to aid the instructional process consistent with Founding Years requirements.
  • Supervises the overall evaluation of early childhood education programs in the system and develops strategies for improvement; coordinates and conducts mandatory in-service training and makes recommendations for professional development opportunities.
  • Conduct/ facilitate the professional development programs for academic team in the region as per the needs
  • Ensures the implementation of data reporting systems wrt to child’s development, teacher development, curriculum operations and other structured forms of reporting.
  • Responsible for the timely implementation and completion of annual performance appraisal activities for the respective team
Individual Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that curriculum is contemporary all the times in line with education guidelines and pedagogy
  • Ensures the team is aligned with any strategic or process specific changes in any Academic functions or other organizational needs or business requirements
  • Ensures that the team is prepared to meet all the business and organizational needs, which includes and is not limited to timely hiring of teachers/CLs/CCs, training or upskilling of the team, re-aligning curriculum or learning strategy etc.
  • Communicate directly and lead by example for the team
  • Demonstrate honesty, integrity and commitment to confidentiality
  • Show initiative in problem solving and be open to new ideas
  • Be approachable and welcoming
Additional Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written in standard English.
  • Ability to interact with families in a nurturing, compassionate, and sincere manner
  • Intermediate to advanced level experience with recent versions of Microsoft Suite, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer; ability to use current webinar technology and audio conferencing.
  • Experience in blended instructional methodologies – online/offline will be an added advantage
  • Has excellent writing skills and presentation skills
  • Is creative with good analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ready to travel with in the assigned region on a daily basis and across other region on need basis
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