Job Opportunity for Manager, Strategy and Impact at Teach for India in Multiple Locations

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Position Summary

The Manager, Strategy & Impact will independently design and lead complex projects to address challenges that the organization as a whole or any of our 20 vertical teams and cities are facing. The role will require leading a diverse portfolio of projects – such as developing a sustainable recruitment strategy, managing an impact evaluation of student outcomes, planning long-term data management systems for the organization, or developing a survey tool to measure organizational culture and engagement. In 2023 in particular, the Manager will support the Senior Leadership Team and the Board with the development of Teach For India’s ten-year strategic planning process. 

On any typical project, the role requires an ability to project manage, balance multiple timelines, generate and analyze data, coordinate and brainstorm with internal and external teams, draw insights and make recommendations. Qualified candidates should demonstrate strong project management, data orientation, interpersonal skills, an ability to influence others to achieve outcomes, and the ability to create structures to solve problems.

Reporting Manager: Director, Strategy & Impact

Team Size: 4-5 people 

Team Overview

The Strategy and Impact team is the internal consulting arm at Teach For India – a key thought partner for the CEO, and an advisor and implementation partner for the 20 Vertical Heads who lead various teams and constitute the ‘Leadership Team’. It is a team that strives to bring unique and unbiased perspectives into organizational performance by working on a diverse set of projects across multiple functions. 

Key responsibilities of the Strategy and Impact Team include supporting the CEO, as well as the Senior Leadership team, in developing TFI’s 10-year long-term strategy as well as organizational decision-making in the short term. The team serves as a learning partner for our 20 Vertical Heads and City Directors, which involves collaborating with internal teams on a project basis on topics ranging from designing strategy, key-lever analysis, building team capacity, designing monitoring and learning frameworks, implementing performance improvement initiatives, change management, or more. The team also works jointly with the Chief of Staff to the CEO, to conduct periodic structured reviews to enable the Teach For India Board to have a strong, ongoing understanding of where we are as an organization and what needs to be done in order to sustain and improve our progress. In essence, the Strategy & Impact team helps Teach For India find the right things to do and the right ways to do them. Thus, the team is in many ways an engine that drives the organization towards its goal of educational equity.


As a Manager, Strategy and Impact you will be responsible for

  • Designing and independently managing short-term multi-stakeholder projects for a variety of client teams aimed at organisational development.
  • Designing surveys, collecting and analysing data, and designing data dashboards.
  • Creating compelling decks and reports to document problem statements, study approaches, research, insights, and recommendations.
  • Conducting research, literature reviews, and benchmarking exercises to draw from the best practices in strategic planning, monitoring, change management and organizational development.
  • Designing and executing capacity building workshops for staff and Leadership Team members
  • Supporting strategic review processes by helping review/revisit cities’ and specific national priorities by participating in step-backs.
  • Researching and preparing background material for organisational improvement exercises and external presentations in forums such as conferences.
  • Identifying relevant education landscape trends and synthesizing them for the Senior Leadership Team to support their decision making.
  • Supporting in active cultivation and maintenance of relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders. These would include national and city donors, other external stakeholders and organisations, graduate schools and universities, and City Champions.
  • Engaging in brainstorming sessions with the team to identify problems and hypothesize causes and solutions.

As a People Manager 

  • Building a robust pipeline of talent to lead the organization.
  • Managing and coaching the team members to ambitious outcomes.
  • Driving engagement, growth, and retention of team members.
  • Engineering and overseeing a monitoring and evaluation system, coupled with strategic direction, to guide our abilities to continuously improve.

Additional Responsibilities

As a Manager at Teach For India, you will be responsible for

  • Contributing to the team goals and priorities beyond individual goals and priorities.
  • Serving as an ambassador of the Teach For India brand and an advocate for our work and for educational equity in our country through both internal and external communication after committing time in our classrooms to understand our work more deeply.
  • Supporting key organizational areas such as Recruitment, Selection, Fundraising, Volunteering, and Movement Building. 

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • Bachelor’s Degree from any stream.
  • 2-3 years of work experience, with at least 2 years in management consulting or complex project management
  • Strong project management skills and ability to take complete ownership of projects.
  • Strong data and analytical skills (excellent Excel skills, data/evidence gathering, analysis and interpretation, hypotheses framing and validation) and research capabilities.
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills.

Preferred Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Rigour and attention to detail.
  • Time management, ability to keep calm during pressure situations.
  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders.
  • Result-driven and outcome focused-approach.
  • Adaptable and flexible in working style, comfortable with ambiguity.

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