Job Opportunity for Senior Manager, Careers at Teach for India in Multiple Locations

Website Teach For India

Locations: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad

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: Director, Careers

Directly Managing: Interns, Consultants 

Every year, hundreds of members from the Teach For India community graduate and transition into our Alumni movement ready to take on roles across the Education and Development sector. Towards our ten year vision, the Careers team at Teach For India will create more opportunities for our 10000 Alumni leaders to embark and sustain career journeys that enable them to work towards educational equity while also fulfilling their personal aspirations. The Senior Manager, Careers will play a key role in identifying Alumni needs, designing transformative learning experiences, launching new partnerships, and supporting the professional growth of leaders across our Alumni network. They will work closely with regions to ensure regional vision alignment, aid cross-functional collaboration and to drive outcomes for the Regional Roadmap.


As a Senior Manager, Careers

  • Act as a thought partner to the Director, Careers and to select Vertical Heads on strategy, annual goals, new initiatives etc. and hold a birds’ eye view of the cities to leverage economies of scale where possible
  • Identify relevant capacities & co-design experiences required for our graduating cohorts to transition into Alumni 
  • Design an ecosystem of differentiated support for Alumni to grow in their roles & scale their impact on children. ( differentiated by the role as well as career stage – early, mid-career, senior, etc)
  • Support Senior Regional Partnerships Managers and Network Learning & Collaboration Managers across 8 cities to better leverage Alumni databases to further their talent goals.
  • Plan creative campaigns, podcasts, newsletters, reports, microsites etc. to make our initiatives and impact visible
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key Alumni, industry experts and donors and actively influence them to advocate and act for educational equity

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

As a Senior Manager at Teach For India 

  • Contributing to the team goals and priorities beyond individual goals and priorities
  • Driving internal alignment and support for Teach For India’s core Programs
  • Serving as an ambassador of Teach For India 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 with key organizational areas such as Recruitment, Selection, Fundraising, Volunteering, Movement Building

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • Graduate/Postgraduate in any field
  • 5-8+ years of relevant work experience in people management or coaching 
  • Experience of working with external partners
  • Experience in managing, executing, and taking complete ownership of multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience of having created deep meaningful learning experiences and resources for adults through strong design thinking capabilities, keeping in mind both dynamic and diverse needs of individuals.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, and proficiency in using data to drive decisions
  • Ability to work independently and make strategic decisions in a fast-paced environment 
  • Experience of having built strong relationships and having influenced others without authority
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills to solve programmatic and people-related challenges
  • Previous experience working in the development/education sector preferred but not mandatory

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