8 Sep 2022

IT Teacher at Silverleaf Academy

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Job Description

About the Role

Position: IT Teacher

Reporting to: Educational Lead

Location: Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania

Contract: Full Time

Start Date: Immediately

Application deadline: 30th August 2022

About Silverleaf Academy
Silverleaf Academy is revolutionizing education in Tanzania. We are positioning to become a leading education enterprise of pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania, educating children aged 3-14. We aim to provide the highest quality of education at the most affordable price point, in pursuit of becoming the chosen education provider by most families in our target areas.

Our unique pedagogy utilizes student-centered learning techniques that harness children’s innate creativity and curiosity, we deploy an inclusive tech-supported curriculum inside every classroom, and adopt an innovative team teaching and in-service training approach. We currently have two campuses in Usa River.

Summary of Position We are looking for an IT Teacher who will support Silverleaf in all marketing and communications related subjects, with the ultime mission of increasing student enrollment and brand awareness across Tanzania.

You will be entirely responsible for marketing, communications and sales, therefore, this role requires excellent creativity, customer relations, time management, organizational skills, technological prowess, personability, and adaptability. Perhaps most importantly, this role requires one to be a quick learner. It would be most beneficial for the applicant to have a passion for education and a strong sense of social mission, thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and excel at working autonomously.

Role Overview

Introducing the basic concepts of information technology

Imparting a strong foundation to children that will help them in future

Depending upon the level of students, providing information about technologies

Attending seminars and conferences regarding development in the field of information technology in order to upgrade knowledge

Interacting with students on a personal level and understanding their learning capabilities

Preparing teaching schedules, course work, projects, homework and following the schedule in class

Meeting parents and guardians and discussing the child’s progress

Make lessons interesting for children

Train teachers and other relevant staff on IT

Manage and coordinate all consultants and staff related to IT activities

Design of key documents and reports

IT Systems Management Training

Staff training on G Suite and other used softwares

Internal team tech support

Management and optimizing usage of school management system & platforms


The skills and specifications of an information technology teacher are:

Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in information technology along with a teacher training course are the prerequisites of the job.

Minimum 3 years work experience

Experience with communication tools, including digital (google analytics, google G suite, Photoshop and/or others)

Comfortable working in a fast-moving, start-up environment

Fluency in English

Fluency in Swahili would be highly preferred

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Positive attitude, self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, sense of humor and willingness to learn new things Commitment to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and attention to detail

Resourcefulness and creative problem solving

Excellent communication, motivation and teaching skills

A thorough knowledge about concepts of information technology

Excellent analytical and observation skills

Ability to be friendly and compassionate with children

Excellent planning and organization skills



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Method of Application

Please apply for this position by: 1. Sending CV, link to Linkedin profile and Cover Letter to [email protected] with first and last name and position title in the email subject line. All application materials should be in English

2. Application should also include a link to a video of maximum 2 minutes (120 seconds) with brief personal introduction and candidate explaining why they are interested in this role and joining the Silverleaf Academy team.

3. Please share link or attachment to creative portfolio or previous design and communications work

*NB: Applications will only be considered if item 1 and 2 are submitted in full and in correct format, item 3 is optional if candidates possess such items.

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