Job Opportunity for Senior Manager, Careers at Teach for India in Ahmedabad

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Working at Teach For India

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

Reporting to: City Director, Ahmedabad

The Government Relations (GR) Manager, will be a part of the Regional Partnerships Vertical, leading Teach for India’s (TFI) initiatives with the government towards a sustainable systemic impact on educational equity within the region. The role involves working closely with government stakeholders at all levels, social organizations in the region as well as working with Fellows and students within our TFI intervention schools, to create the necessary conditions for students to receive an excellent education.


As a Manager, Government Relations, you will

  • Create long and short term strategies with M&E and sustainability parameters in accordance with the national strategy and the regional vision. 
  • Build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders in the local government, state government, NGOs and other political & community leaders to influence policy, systems and processes that will create enabling conditions for educational and social equity
  • Lead the creation of opportunities for systemic impact in the region through internship/career opportunities in the government for our Fellows and Alumni, and special projects to work with representatives of the government, to expand impact beyond Teach For India schools and classrooms, towards all children achieving an excellent education
  • Foster champions of the movement and our impact model among government stakeholders and partners to influence impact and integrate progressive strategy into the current ecosystem
  • Design, promote and execute spaces/projects for collective action beyond Teach For India schools towards excellent education for all children, between key stakeholders in the educational landscape

As a Manager at Teach For India

  • Contribute to the team goals and priorities beyond individual goals and priorities
  • Serve 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
  • Support with key organizational areas such as Recruitment, Selection, Fundraising, Volunteering, Movement Building 

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • 2-5 years of professional experience
  • Experience in driving operations in high pressure, goal driven environments
  • Experience of having collaborated effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups
  • Experiences and examples of having taken initiative in the past 
  • Previous experience in teaching/education would be an added advantage (not mandatory) 

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