JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE EDTECH HUB

About EdTech Hub

Our goal is to empower people making decisions about technology in education. 

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the global learning crisis was affecting millions of children around the world.

Technology could play a huge role in helping to solve this crisis, if used appropriately. 

There are thousands of tools, products, services, and ideas for using technology in education. New ones appear almost every day. For decision-makers, the choices can be overwhelming. 

The EdTech Hub takes away that burden. 

We do the research, to rigorous academic standards. We try out new ideas by supporting innovators. We advise partners as they plan and implement education programs, finding the right role for technology.

With EdTech Hub’s help, decision-makers inside and outside government can benefit from free access to high quality professional research and advice.

Communications Officer, EdTech Hub

We are seeking a Communications Officer who will be dedicated to supporting our flagship EdTech Hub program.

As the Communications Officer for EdTech Hub, your primary role will be the creative and consistent promotion and dissemination of the evidence EdTech Hub generates and aggregates through its research, innovation and engagement work. You will be responsible for writing, producing and distributing content related to this evidence across all EdTech Hub channels and opportunities. This primarily consists of EdTech Hub’s digital channels (social, email, website, blog), but also encompasses supporting events, partnerships and internal communications.

As a successful candidate, you are an enthusiastic communicator who possesses a standard-issue “strong writing and editing background,” and you can translate dense material into compelling formats like blogs, social posts, talking points, web content and more. What makes you exceptional is your energetic, detail-oriented and well-coordinated approach. Critically, you have a confident and creative hands-on knowledge of digital communications platforms, and an appetite to learn and master the unfamiliar. If there are digital spaces not being utilized by EdTech Hub where you see opportunity, you’ll gather the intelligence and make the case for expansion.

In your daily work, you bring a passion for finding and telling a story in a way that resonates with a target audience – which you help identify, engage and nurture. You are proactive in your approach, and truly enjoy distilling complex material into easily consumable content. You can discover a ripe opportunity for promotion on your own, as well as engage your colleagues to draw out details of existing opportunities for communications purposes.

You’re comfortable working with a high-volume, high-touch, content-generating team of subject-area experts, and you have your own perspective on how to best show off that content and influence uptake and action. You are calm under a deadline, prefer to over-communicate versus the alternative, and embrace the process as a part of the creative journey. You believe in the power of getting communications involved early in a project’s lifecycle and will be an active participant at the table when it comes to coordinating where communication intersects with programmatic work.

While the written word will be your primary medium, the content you develop or support may also include videos, photos, infographics, audio and more. You don’t need to be a designer or videographer in your own right (though if you are, that’s worth noting), but you do have an aesthetic point-of-view for what works and why and are comfortable working with other creative talent to get the job done.

This position reports to the Head of Communications for EdTech Hub. Comfort in organizing across international time zones is vital, as you will sit within a small Communications team that supports content creators globally.

Individuals with the right to work in the US, UK or the Hub priority countries of Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania are able to apply for this full-time staff role. Applicants with the right to work in the Hub priority countries of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sierra Leone will be considered for contractor roles. EdTech Hub seeks to ensure equal opportunities and an inclusive working environment for all staff. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We embrace diversity and difference.

Programme Administrator, EdTech Hub

We are seeking a Programme Administrator, a core role within the Hub Central Services team.

The EdTech Hub Programme Administrator will support the Executive Director across a range of administrative tasks, specifically diary management, scheduling of meetings, collating and co-ordinating preparation and papers for meetings with key stakeholders and taking minutes at meetings.

The Programme Administrator will also make travel arrangements for senior staff as required and provide other logistical and administrative support on a needs basis, predominantly to the Executive Director. Some ad hoc support to the four directors of the Core Delivery Team might be required at times.

This position is home based and will report to the EdTech Hub Executive Director. The Programme Administrator will form part of the Central Services team, overseen by the Chief of Operations.
 
Individuals with the right to work in the US, UK or the Hub priority countries of Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania are able to apply for a staff role. Applicants with the right to work in the Hub priority countries of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sierra Leone will be considered for contractor roles.
 
The role is 50% of full time (i.e. 20 hours over a 40 hour 5 day working week). The exact hours and days will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on the needs of the programme.
 
Please note this role will entail working on a Wednesday morning (Washington time) every Wednesday and on Friday morning (Washington time) at least once a month when key meetings take place. As the Hub management team is split across the UK and US, work outside core working hours might be expected.
 
Responsibilities
 
1.) Diary management
      • Calendar management for the Executive Director, including scheduling meetings with a range of senior Hub internal and external stakeholders.
2.) Scheduling, co-ordinating preparation and minuting meetings
      • Scheduling meetings for the Executive Director
      • Prepare and co-ordinate preparation of correspondence, memos, documents, powerpoint slide pack and other papers for meetings, including ensuring that papers submitted by participants are appropriately formatted, spell checked and are sent to stakeholders in a timely and precise fashion
      • Attend and take minutes in a wide range of internal and external meetings; meetings can be complex and commercially sensitive in nature
      • Draft minutes and note actions from meetings, and circulate this in a timely fashion to all participants
      • Provide support to the Executive Director in acting on actions from meetings, including scheduling meetings and drafting documents etc.
      • Keep track of and follow up on actions from meetings on behalf of the Executive Director, to ensure that attendees take action in a timely fashion
3.) Executive support
    • Manage the Executive Director’s email inboxes and correspondence, replying and liaising with members of staff, trustees, and external contacts
    • Provide high-level and comprehensive executive support to the Executive Director, including secretarial and administrative support
    • Booking US and international business travel for the Executive Director other senior staff as required
    • Undertaking risk assessment for international travel and ensuring appropriate mitigation and duty of care (training will be provided)
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