Vacancy: Regional Schools Co-Ordinator (Mbombela)

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The Global Teachers Institute (GTI) is a teacher development organization dedicated to strengthening teacher capacity and the quality of schooling in South Africa and across the world by changing the way teachers are trained.  GTI aims to empower student teachers, school leaders and educational organizations by offering a range of programs that refocus teacher training and professional development on the principles of classroom excellence, consciousness development, and social responsibility.

About the job

Reporting to the Education Leader, GTI is seeking to appoint a Regional Schools Coordinator to run the Future Leader Programme in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

The Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is a teacher training programme that provides school-based training, mentoring, and
professional development to pre-service and in-service teachers. The program seeks to develop a new generation of highly
capable educators by immersing pre-service teachers full-time in schools. The programme also seeks to provide in-service
teachers with experiences to improve their own teaching practice, instructional leadership skills, and mentoring abilities.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Lead training sessions, delivering curriculum and report writing
  • Academic support for intern-teachers based in schools
  • Conduct weekly professional development workshops
  • Conduct lesson observations
  • School visits, meeting with mentor teachers and school principals
  • ork closely with the partners in the project to ensure the success of the Maths intervention project
  •  Project manage any events occurring in the region
  • Form relationships with mentors and school heads for support
  • Be involved and drive the recruitment of new students
  • Collecting and capturing monitoring and evaluation data
  • Be involved in and drive the orientation process
  • Assist with tracking and tracing Alumni
  • Tracking, Monitoring, and write reports on the usage of Mindspark usage in schools
  • Attend implementers meetings
  • Liaise with Penreach as a host regarding school visits and mentor workshops

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • Bachelor of Education degree
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience as an intern teacher or an in-service teacher, with public school experience an advantage
  • Additional experience in teacher development, school management or adult learning will be advantageous
  • Strong administration skills, with ability to work independently and structure own time
  • Ability to form meaningful relationships with a diverse of different people
  • Ability to communicate effectively through writing and speaking
  • Willing to navigate to GTI host schools, using their own car, or via public transportation (costs will be reimbursed for all work-related travel).

To apply, submit your application to

Your application should contain:

A one-page cover letter motivating your suitability for the position

  • A one-page cover letter motivating your suitability to the position
  • A maximum three-page Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing:
    – All qualifications obtained.
    – All work experience, with detailed reference to all teaching experience (Phase, Level e.g. Head of Department)
    – A minimum of 2 references from previous employers.
  • Your availability (we plan on making the appointment to start 1 January 2024)
  • The successful candidate will be given a 12 month contract initially, with an option for renewal.

Applications to be submitted on or before 17 November 2023. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling
basis until an appointment is made. GTI reserves the right to not make an appointment if no suitable
candidate is found