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Centre for Teacher Accreditation is currently recruiting for multiple exciting roles. If interested, please read the descriptions below and write to us through the form alongside, indicating which role you are interested in.
If interested, please email your resume to team@centa.org indicating which role(s) you are interested in.


WE ARE HIRING:


  • (2 Vacancies)

    Purpose of the position/role:


    • CENTA is driving towards systemic change in the quality of education by sharply focusing on teachers.
    • We aim to identify outstanding teachers and create rewarding career paths for them through our CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (an annual national competition for teachers), CENTA Teaching Quotient (a nationally benchmarked assessment) and CENTA Micro-Credentials (in-depth assessments leading to micro-certifications on specific competencies).
    • The CENTA Community (and MyCENTA mobile app) now has 150,000+ teachers from across 6000+ cities/towns/villages across India and a few abroad.
    • In a short span of less than 5 years, CENTA has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies; further, reputed organizations partner with CENTA and 16 government bodies, state and central, actively support its initiatives.
    • The quality of testing is core to CENTA’s mission because it ensures that a teacher’s competencies are appropriately measured.
    • Further, CENTA is increasingly playing a role in catalyzing professional development for teachers by curating relevant content and affiliating partner organizations through a thorough review process (without directly doing training).
    • The purpose of this role is to be part of the core team that develops and delivers testing and also works on the professional development linkages.
    • You will report to the Assessment Team Lead CENTA. This is an exciting opportunity to build great depth on the topics of teacher competencies, teacher professional development and assessment, in a very practical manner.

    Key responsibilities:

    Of the two current openings, one is likely to be more focused on Assessment Development and Delivery, while the other is likely to be more focused on Professional Development linkages, even though all Product Team Associates get a mix of experiences.


    Assessment Development and Delivery:

    • Creating multiple choice questions on a range of subjects and pedagogical practices.
    • Creating and continuously refining instruments for the practical parts of CENTA’s assessment.
    • Working with external subject matter experts to get base materials for assessment and also for reviewing practical submissions of candidates.
    • Managing the operations of assessment and external interactions as needed.
    • Doing regular analyses on aspects like reliability, difficulty, etc. with large volume data.

    Professional Development Linkages:

    • Curating a range of open source resources on specific teacher competencies mapped in CENTA Standards; interacting with relevant authors for publishing on MyCENTA.
    • Continuously developing the Learning side of MyCENTA in terms of what is most relevant for teachers and based on market feedback.
    • Running the affiliation process with relevant training partners (organizations and individuals) and finalizing partnerships.

    Skills:

    • Strong analytical and qualitative reasoning skills
    • Drive, perseverance, rigour and attention to detail
    • Strong capabilities and interest in data-handling, including working with basic tools like Excel.
    • Ability to interact well within and outside the organization and have constructive debates.

    A strong desire to make a difference in the quality of professional lives of teachers and therefore, school education in India will enable you to enjoy the role and be successful.


  • Purpose of the position/role:

    • CENTA is driving towards systemic change in the quality of education by sharply focusing on teachers.
    • We aim to identify outstanding teachers and create rewarding career paths for them through our CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (an annual national competition for teachers), CENTA Teaching Quotient (a nationally benchmarked assessment) and CENTA Micro-Credentials (in-depth assessments leading to micro-certifications on specific competencies).
    • The CENTA Community (and MyCENTA mobile app) now has 150,000+ teachers from across 6000+ cities/towns/villages across India and a few abroad.
    • In a short span of less than 5 years, CENTA has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies; further, reputed organizations partner with CENTA and 16 government bodies, state and central, actively support its initiatives.
    • The purpose of this role is to develop and convert a range of business-to-business relationships (partnerships, channels, large clients) so that more and more school groups and other organizations start using CENTA Certification in recruiting, promotion and other aspects related to teachers.
    • This is NOT intended to be a ‘school-to-school sale’ but conversion of large groups, development of channel partners, etc. so that the ecosystem at scale accepts CENTA Certification.
    • Since such acceptance is critical for CENTA’s overall mission, this is a critical and exciting role in the company.
    • You will report to the COO of CENTA. This is an opportunity to interact with significant entities in the education system deeply, build your team and make decisions. In the medium term, you can aspire to be CENTA’s Chief BD Officer.

    Key responsibilities:

    Partnerships:

    • Developing a range of partnerships in the education ecosystem, both private and government, towards establishing CENTA Standards and Certification as the gold standard for teachers.
    • Converting specific projects with relevant partners.

    Channel management:

    • Developing and managing channels at city, state and national level to reach schools and enable adoption of CENTA Standards and Certification for teacher recruiting, promotion, etc.
    • Ensuring value addition for all stakeholders (schools, channels, CENTA) while maintaining the core mission of making teaching aspirational.

    Telemarketing management:

    • Project managing a small telemarketing team to reach schools and other employers towards job postings on the MyCENTA platform and use of CENTA’s certification.

    Skills and Experience:

    • 3-5 years of Business development/Sales/Outreach experience. B2B experience in Education companies (publishers, technology products, assessment, etc.) will be a plus but not necessary.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • High energy levels and self-initiative.
    • Entrepreneurial drive to convert deals.
    • Ability to build and lead a team.

    A strong desire to make a difference in the quality of professional lives of teachers and therefore, school education in India will enable you to enjoy the role and be successful.


Background

Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) aims to empower teachers and catalyze teacher professional development through its CENTA Certification that will connect outstanding teachers and aspiring teachers to great opportunities.CENTA was founded in 2014 by Ramya Venkataraman and Anjali Jain, both seasoned professionals with IIT- IIM backgrounds and 15 to 20 years of experience in global organizations such as McKinsey & Company and HCL.

CENTA is regularly expanding its pool of subject matter experts (SMEs).

Who are we looking for?

SMEs in all subjects covered (in Science and Commerce streams) in K-12 school education in India.

What’s in it for you?

This is a paid part-time role and price is negotiable. Subject Matter Expert can work from anywhere and there is flexibility in working hours. They must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per month based on the contract agreed upon with CENTA. High performers may get broader exposure based on interest and availability. The compensation can be negotiated based on time committed, level of expertise and engagement, and the quality of work product.

What will the work entail?

SMEs will typically work on a mixture of question creation, generating ideas for questions, reviewing and validating questions created by CENTA and evaluating candidates that take up various CENTA Certifications. The proportion of each of these may vary from month to month and SMEs are required to be flexible with these.

Subject Matter Expert Profile:

The typical profile of a subject matter expert is someone with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience (5+ in case of a strong academic/professional/research background) in teaching/practicing in their relevant areas of expertise/subject/content and a proven track record of excellence in their field.

Basic proficiency of working with MS-Excel and Google spreadsheets is a MUST. In-depth ability to use technology is NOT required.

Selection Process:

SMEs will be selected based on rigorous process, including sample evaluations, question creation, response to feedback received and commitment to deadlines.


  • Purpose of the position/role:

    • CENTA is driving towards systemic change in the quality of education by sharply focusing on teachers.
    • We aim to identify outstanding teachers and create rewarding career paths for them through our CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (an annual national competition for teachers), CENTA Teaching Quotient (a nationally benchmarked assessment) and CENTA Micro-Credentials (in-depth assessments leading to micro-certifications on specific competencies).
    • The CENTA Community (and MyCENTA mobile app) now has 150,000+ teachers from across 6000+ cities/towns/villages across India and a few abroad.
    • In a short span of less than 5 years, CENTA has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies; further, reputed organizations partner with CENTA and 16 government bodies, state and central, actively support its initiatives.
    • International mobility is an important aspect of making a profession aspirational.
    • The purpose of this role is to develop a range of international opportunities for CENTA certified teachers, through relationships with school groups, partner organizations and channels outside India.
    • Over time, the role is likely to involve international travel to meet with these entities and concretize partnerships.
    • You will work closely with the Founders of CENTA. This is an opportunity to understand and interact with the education ecosystem in multiple countries and get experience in opening new markets entrepreneurially.

    Key responsibilities:

    Understanding the education ecosystem of multiple countries:

    • Understanding multiple countries, with specific focus on how they recruit teachers, what certifications are/can be accepted, who takes decisions, etc.
    • Shortlisting countries to focus on.

    School groups, Partnerships and Channels:

    • Developing relationships with a range of school groups, potential partners and channels in select countries outside India. This will include private and government stakeholders.
    • Converting specific opportunities for global mobility for teachers, through CENTA certification.

    Skills and Experience:

    • 3-5 years of Business development/Sales/Outreach experience. B2B experience in developing new markets will be a plus but not necessary.
    • Strong interest in an international career.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • High energy levels and self-initiative.
    • Entrepreneurial drive to convert deals.
    • Ability to build and lead a team over time.

    A strong desire to make a difference in the quality of professional lives of teachers and therefore, school education in India will enable you to enjoy the role and be successful.

  • You will work closely with the Founders of CENTA.

  • Purpose of the position/role:

    • CENTA is driving towards systemic change in the quality of education by sharply focusing on teachers.
    • We aim to identify outstanding teachers and create rewarding career paths for them through our CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (an annual national competition for teachers), CENTA Teaching Quotient (a nationally benchmarked assessment) and CENTA Micro-Credentials (in-depth assessments leading to micro-certifications on specific competencies).
    • The CENTA Community (and MyCENTA mobile app) now has 150,000+ teachers from across 6000+ cities/towns/villages across India and a few abroad.
    • In a short span of less than 5 years, CENTA has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies; further, reputed organizations partner with CENTA and 16 government bodies, state and central, actively support its initiatives.
    • The purpose of this role is to drive CENTA’s retail marketing, both digital marketing and print media. Retail marketing contributes to 90% of CENTA’s customer acquisition (i.e. registration of teachers) and is one of the most critical/exciting roles in the company.
    • You get to work directly with the Founder(s), get the opportunity to build your team and empowerment to make decisions. In the medium term, you can aspire to be CENTA’s CMO.

    Key responsibilities:

    Digital Marketing:

    • Creating and managing CENTA’s digital marketing campaigns to drive customer acquisition.
    • Managing all social media channels – website, FB pages, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram etc.
    • Regular analyses and reporting to the leadership team.

    Email Marketing:

    • Creating and sending out CENTA's monthly newsletters in a timely manner.
    • Creating outreach plans for regular communication with stakeholders.

    Events(CENTA conducts round tables, launch events and FB Live sessions):

    • Project managing these events, executing the promotion strategy, and actively organizing.

    Press:

    • Managing relationships with various education related journalists, and writing press releases.

    Vendor management:

    • Coordinating with the graphic designers, any part-time digital agency etc as needed. You will be the point of contact for all the marketing related external stakeholders CENTA works with.

    Skills and Experience:

    • 3-5 years of Digital Marketing experience preferred, start-up experience preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills.
    • High energy levels and self-initiative.
    • Creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit, combined with data-backed views.
    • Experience with software is not necessary but will be a plus (Wordpress, Canva, Mailchimp, Zoho).
    • Experience with Google Adwords/analytics will be a plus.
    • Team management experience will be a plus.

    A strong desire to make a difference in the quality of professional lives of teachers and therefore, school education in India will enable you to enjoy the role and be successful.


  • Purpose of the position/role:

    • CENTA is driving towards systemic change in the quality of education by sharply focusing on teachers.
    • We aim to identify outstanding teachers and create rewarding career paths for them through our CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (an annual national competition for teachers), CENTA Teaching Quotient (a nationally benchmarked assessment) and CENTA Micro-Credentials (in-depth assessments leading to micro-certifications on specific competencies).
    • The CENTA Community (and MyCENTA mobile app) now has 150,000+ teachers from across 6000+ cities/towns/villages across India and a few abroad.
    • In a short span of less than 5 years, CENTA has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies; further, reputed organizations partner with CENTA and 16 government bodies, state and central, actively support its initiatives.
    • The purpose of this role is to support the CENTA CEO and team in a range of administrative and office-related tasks, therefore enabling smooth day-to-day operations.
    • This is an opportunity to work directly with the Founders of CENTA and build a range of capabilities across domains. High performing candidates can look to transition to line roles in areas of interest.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Supporting the CEO and senior team in setting up external and internal meetings and making travel arrangements.
    • Handling travel arrangements for the entire team as needed.
    • Managing data (in Google sheets, Excel, folders, etc.) as well as physical documents.
    • Handling office administration, supplies, petty cash, etc. including directing the office helper as needed.
    • Taking up special projects and assignments from time to time.

    Skills:

    • Drive, perseverance, rigour and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work comfortably with tools like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google sheets, etc.
    • Ability to work with ambiguity and willingness to take up a wide range of tasks.
    • Ability to interact well within and outside the organization.
    • Experience as an Office Assistant in a well-run organization will be a plus, but not necessary.




Centre for Teacher Accreditation encourages volunteers who would like to learn from and contribute to CENTA in their spare time. We have had some very enriching volunteer contributions into CENTA and would like to hear of your interests if you'd like to volunteer with us. Please fill the initial interst form alongside so we can start a conversation with you.