Job Opportunity for Regional Lead at Teach for India in Multiple Locations

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Teach For India is on a journey to reach an India free of poverty and filled with love by ending educational inequity in our country. Twelve years into our journey we are a movement of 3800 Alumni working at all levels of the education system, who are reaching 1 in 10 children across the country. These Alumni have graduated from our two-year Fellowship Program where they taught in under-resourced classrooms to put 32,000 low-income children on a different life path. Today, we have 970 Fellows and are the largest pipeline of driven, skilled talent into the educational ecosystem in India.

In 2022, we embark on Phase 4, our fourth strategic phase. We have a bold and ambitious ten-year journey ahead of us that aims to grow 50,000 leaders, who will work collectively, and with love, to transform the lives of 1 in 10 low-income children in our regions, through an education that unleashes the potential of self, others and India. In this decade, five key priorities will lead us to this vision.

  • Strengthen our core Fellowship to build strong teacher leaders who provide an excellent and equitable education to our children and continue to do so beyond the Fellowship
  • Scale our impact by strategically introducing additional Fellowships as alternative pathways for leadership development
  • Match the Alumni of our programs at an intersection of their interests and the needs of the system and our children
  • Advocate for key issues that impact educational equity, and engage 3.5% of the population in the movement for educational equity
  • Act collectively with our Alumni to learn about and address key issues in our regions.

Our work will only be completed when we have built a movement of leaders that is large enough to ensure that every child in India attains an excellent education.

We pride ourselves as being a passionate, idealistic, mission-driven team of individuals. We’re committed to learning and excellence in our roles, and to being deeply rooted in our core values.

What Teach For India Can Offer You

  • The opportunity to be part of one of the most established and visionary movements in the education sector in India which is at a pivotal point in terms of expanding its scale and outreach across the nation and working with changemakers across the country.
  • A challenging yet flexible workplace in which every individual employee’s Staff journey is tracked for excellence and leadership development.
  • A work environment in which employees’ holistic well-being is a core priority, enabling people to be their best selves.
  • Access to connections and resources from the global Teach For All network that includes partner organizations spanning 50+ countries across 6 continents.
  • Remuneration that is competitive within the top quartile of the Indian NGO pay scales, and a benefits package that includes extensive medical insurance and maternity coverage for both parents.

Position Summary

The Regional Lead (RL) is part of the Recruitment Leadership team, responsible for setting the national strategy alongside with Fellowship Recruitment Director and other Regional leads. This person will set the vision, strategy and operational plan for Fellowship Recruitment and branding in their region. They are responsible for ensuring that an ambitious number of leaders arrive at the Institute ready to begin the Fellowship. The RL will manage a team of Recruitment Managers (RM)  and play the roles of a manager, mentor and coach while supporting them on the field, to make data-driven decisions, and to achieve their outcomes. The RL will promote, enhance and protect Teach For India’s brand while building and leveraging key relationships with high-level stakeholders, heads of colleges and corporates, and create networks in the region that will enhance Recruitment team’s year on year ambition. At its soul, the role revolves around changing mindsets in this country and, as such, presents a tremendous opportunity to build leadership and management skills in a fast-paced, results-driven, and challenging team.  


Lay the vision, goals and strategy for the region

  • Develop goals and strategies for the region’s recruitment and matriculation cycle based on a balance of the team’s ambition and past years’ progress
  • Develop a regional strategy for marketing, communications and branding centred around locally relevant themes, leveraging “Campus Leaders” across institutions, and generating awareness through various channels such as print and social media, radio, television, and film. 

Manage team operations

  • Break down the goals into a set of milestones for each phase of the cycle as well as by portfolios within the region 
  • Capture and investigate data to monitor progress to goals, identify and analyse trends, make adaptations to strategy as necessary.  
  • Create structures, processes and visibility that enables effective execution, collaboration towards goals, and medium-term stability
  • Manage the regional team budget by allocating resources efficiently and effectively, and defining the annual team calendar and action plan

Lead and manage a large and diverse team of 4-5 individuals spread across 3 cities

  • Coach, manage, empower and capacity build for each person on the team
  • Recruit a support team of Fellows and Interns 
  • Build a strong collaborative team culture that is rooted in Teach For India’s culture, and values both relationships and results
  • Build partnerships and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across universities, corporates and youth clubs across the regions to grow our network, goodwill, brand and eventually have talent pipelines.
  • Actively participate in all Recruitment Leadership Team initiatives including long term strategy planning, goal setting, resource allocation, problem-solving, national-level projects, team coaching/upskilling initiatives, resource sharing, and constantly innovating and upgrading processes and systems towards scale.
  • Work alongside all other verticals in the following ways: Selection team to refine our selection processes and criteria, Communications team to develop a regional Communications strategy, Technology team to build the necessary platforms and tools to support the application process as well as enable data-collection, Development team to cross-sell Recruitment and Development, City Teams on regional collaborations, etc.  

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • A Bachelor’s or a Master’s Degree in any field
  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Previous experience leading large projects and teams to successful outcomes 
  • A deep belief in Teach For India’s vision, mission, and core values 
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills to conceptualize multiple approaches to solving a problem and drawing out a clear roadmap with roles and responsibilities
  • Proficiency in analyzing large data sets and making inferences to drive strategies and decisions 
  • Strong goal orientation and laser-like focus on outcomes 
  • An orientation towards driving depth and excellence in all aspects of the role  
  • Excellent project planning, project management and people management skills 
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills to deliver compelling messages through oral and written medium to diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to be highly resourceful and entrepreneurial in the face of uncertainty
  • Ability to maintain a demanding travel schedule and work long hours (especially at key milestones in the Recruitment cycle like Recruitment deadlines)


Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata

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