Education Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 26 April 2021

Role: Education Manager
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct supervisor: Program Manager, Education director
Contract: Minimum 6 months, 1 year preferred
Start date: June

Job description

Still I Rise, an international NGO, works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for an Education Manager to join the team in Samos, Greece. This individual will be responsible for managing the educational development of the program on Samos. It involves supervising a team of teachers, and collaborating as part of a coordination team. The candidate for the Education Manager should ideally be someone with a strong passion for education and childrenโ€™s development, a skilled leader, an assertive team player, and geared towards creative problem solving.

On Samos Still I Rise operates as an emergency school providing educational support to students between the ages of 12-17 years. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are providing distance learning through remote classes and homework distribution. We aim to return to in-house programming as soon as it's possible.


  • Oversee the educational development of the program on Samos and report to the Program Manager and the Education Director

  • Manage and supervise a team of approximately four teachers, by observing classes, keeping track of performance and deliverables, providing feedback and assessments to teachers, and steer lesson planning

  • Develop and provide regular trainings to the team of teachers, and periodically to the coordination team

  • Develop and regularly update curricula for all classes in coordination with the Education Director

  • Monitoring curriculum progress and student attendance, and report patterns, concerns, successes and other findings

  • Lead at least one English class at a given grade level, which involves lesson planning and all other duties of teaching

  • Collaborate closely with the Child Safeguarding & Protection Officer to oversee student concern, implement behaviour plans, and streamline with extracurricular psychosocial activities

  • Run frequent needs assessments of our students and collaborate with the coordination team to respond

  • Communicate regularly with other educational actors on Samos, and provide contextual reports to Program Manager to update on developments in education for asylum seeking children

Essential skills

All applicants are required a fluent knowledge of the English language- written and oral-, minimum age of 23 years and availability to work and reside in Greece for a minimum of 6 months without any VISA requirements.

Desirable skills

  • Proven (voluntary or otherwise) field experience in the humanitarian/non-profit sector, preferably in Greece

  • A TEFL/CELTA teaching certificate

  • Knowledge of any of these languages: Greek, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdi, French, Italian


Shared accommodation will be provided. Additionally, we provide โ‚ฌ687,50 gross monthly to cover day-to-day expenses.

COVID-19 safety procedures

Required testing and quarantine period dependent on Greek requirements and regulations. Once the country of origin is determined we will define an appropriate travel plan upon hire.

This vacancy is archived.

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