We are looking for a Partnerships Manager - StoryWeaver

Posted by Pallavi Kamath on June 04, 2020

UPDATE: This position has been filled


About Us:

Pratham Books (www.prathambooks.org) is a not-for-profit children's book publisher that was set up in 2004 to publish good quality, affordable books in many Indian languages. Our mission is to see ‘a book in every child’s hand’ and we have spread the joy of reading to millions of children in India. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful stories and have been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.

In 2015, Pratham Books increased its footprint by going digital. StoryWeaver, is a digital platform that hosts stories in languages from India and beyond so that every child can have an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. The stories can be read, translated, versioned, or downloaded for free. All stories on the platform are openly licensed.

Illustration by Vibha Surya from Shruthi Floats an Idea, written by Navin Dorairaju, published by Pratham Books

We are looking for a Partnerships Manager - StoryWeaver

In the last few years, we have increased our impact by investing deeply in technology-based initiatives to further our mission. At StoryWeaver, we aim to do this by reaching out to more organisations, more educators, and many more children across the world - through our digital content. 

We are looking for a passionate individual to lead the StoryWeaver Partnerships function to make our impact wider by forging strategic partnerships with organisations that promote reading and learning among children. The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for strategising and executing plans to increase the user base of StoryWeaver and also provide the necessary resources, support, and training to the partner network.

 Key Responsibilities:

 New Partnerships and Key Account Management:

  • Build and manage accounts with governmental and non-profit organisations and strategise, design, and execute plans to nurture sustained partnerships with them
  • Expand and nurture networks of partners working with children and/or educators in the field of ed-tech 
  • Identify and engage in-depth with key high-stake partners to understand their programmes, their impact, and provide content resources/training/support tailored to specific needs of partners 
  • Implement strategies and initiatives to ensure large-scale adoption of new offerings through the network of partners
  • Represent StoryWeaver at relevant platforms and events while being the SPOC for government and large-scale partnerships
  • Analyse and interpret platform and partner data from the platform to devise and develop the strategy for the vertical

 Content Curation and/or Development: 

  • Project manage collaboration with partners and external subject matter experts to curate and/or develop curriculum-based offerings for existing and prospective partners 
  • Liaison with educational organisations, governmental partners, and teachers on curating content based on curriculum and structured frameworks

Others: 

  • Provide information, feedback, and support to the internal product team for the development of new product offerings
  • Maintain documentation for the various processes under the Partnerships function and to help with research and documentation for impact assessment
  • Lead and manage a team to ensure a wide network of Indian and International partners 

  Required skills and experiences: 

  • 7+ years of work experience in Education, Outreach, Partnerships, or related areas
  • Direct experience working with teachers and/or in classrooms
  • Experience in content design/development and training in the areas of literacy and primary education
  • Exceptional communication and project-management/organisational skills 
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team     
  • Ability to network and make connections

Nice to have but not mandatory: 

1.      Experience working with non-profits     

2.      An interest in children’s literature, languages, and publishing

3.      Experience or interest in researching/documenting education/literacy programmes

Location: 

This is a full-time position is based out of Bangalore

Compensation: 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 Write to us:

Email your resume with Partnerships Manager- StoryWeaver in the subject line to [email protected] Also, send us a short paragraph on why you think you are suitable for the position.



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