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SUTRADHAR is an educational media resource center based in Bangalore, supported by the Dorabji Tata Trust and working since 1995 ( It is committed to promoting learning and play for underprivileged children.
  • It is the first and unique centre to showcase innovative learning resources from across India – teaching aids, books, toys and folk games. It designs and disseminates these through a retail outlet and exhibitions.
  • Its services in education and early childhood have been through research, documentation, publishing, teacher training and advocacy.

To build vision and direct Sutradhar into its next phase of growth, we invite applications for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). If our work excites you and you are willing to make a long-term commitment, then read on:

Your challenge

To formulate and implement the organisational strategy, objectives, action plans, and policies. To lead the organisation and provide strategic direction with the support of the board. To formulate and manage need-based educational projects. Develop proposals, budgets, raise funds, and manage finances. You will be responsible for leading the current staff of 10 persons, recruiting and inducting additional staff. You will need to build and sustain relationships with a variety of groups, including NGOs, donors, media and the government.

Your experience

A professional degree and interest in education/educational media/social sciences/development/social work. This should be accompanied by a sensitivity to creative learning processes and children’s materials, and a willingness to share ideas.

About 10 years of experience, including a senior position in a related organisation – in education, child rights, or early childhood. Proven skills in leading a team of people and managing projects. Excellent communication skills in English. Proficiency in at least one south Indian language will be an asset. A willingness to travel locally and elsewhere.

Position Chief Operating Officer

Location Bangalore

Salary Commensurate with experience

Last date for applications March 11, 2005

How to apply: Include a covering note on how your experience can help Sutradhar, and not more than a 3-page resume with details of age, contact information, education, employment history (month/year), language skills, three professional references, and available date for joining. Applicants are encouraged to send both soft and hard copies to the address below.

Sutradhar, 599, 7 Main, 17 A Cross, Indiranagar Stage 2, Bangalore 560 038

Tel: 25288545 / 25215191 Tue-Sat. Earmark your application "For COO" and email it to  For enquiries write to  and for more information visit our website

599, 7th Main, 17th A Cross,
Indiranagar Stage 2
Bangalore 560 038
Tel: 25288545 / 25215191