Job Opportunity for Senior Manager, Regional Partnerships at Teach for India in Delhi

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Position Summary

The Senior Manager of Regional Partnerships (SMRP) will be the custodian of the Regional Strategic Roadmap. Their role is pivotal in driving both large-scale projects as well as key examples of excellence over a 2-3 year time frame with an intention to change the status quo for children in the region. They will directly report to the City Director and manage a team of 2-3 individuals to lead this challenging and inspiring mission for the city. 

The SMRP will contribute as a thought partner to the City Director and to select Vertical Heads (Government Relations, Alumni Impact, Careers) on strategy, annual goals, and operational plans. They will hold  an integrated view of these verticals at a city level, leading progress through cross-vertical collaboration and strong team management and execution. They will also play an active role in tactical and strategic decision-making, design and planning of interventions and team culture management as a City Leadership Team member.


As Senior Manager, Regional Partnerships, responsibilities include

  • Deepening Government Relationships: Support the professional development and execution of initiatives that are led by the Government Relations Managers who is a direct reportee. 
  • Build sustainable programmatic relationships with senior Government officials with support from the Government Relations Manager.
  • Source large-scale external partnerships for Teach For India and our Alumni organizations that advance educational equity in the region.
  • Advocate for alleviating key structural and/or policy barriers that impede progress towards the regional vision.
  • Fostering Alumni collectives:Support the Alumni Manager in the city with developing a strategy, contextualizing goals, quarterly milestones, action planning, execution and professional development.
  • Design and curate learning & action spaces for regional Alumni to act collectively towards the regional vision.
  • Nurture the growth of and collaboration between Alumni organizations in the region.
  • Build strong relationships with Alumni Entrepreneurs and the Regional Alumni Chapter committee to facilitate their progress.
  • Sourcing career opportunities for Fellows & Alumni:Identify and engage with organisations that serve children from low-income. communities in the region, by providing opportunities for them to interact with and hire from our Fellows & Alumni.
  • Cultivate a pipeline of key alumni in the region and match them to roles aligned to the regional vision and their personal aspirations.
  • Build an ecosystem of donors and other relevant partners that accelerate our work in the region, especially where barriers to entry are high.
  • Building a larger movement for educational equity:Build the regional brand – Advancing regional priorities through Communications and Recruitment efforts.
  • Establish and leverage the Regional board, in partnership with the City Director.
  • Advance key policy and implementation shifts that accelerate progress for children by
  • Developing a community that consistently mobilizes others.
  • Forging coalitions of organizations and individuals working towards educational equity.
  • Cultivating a network of well-known advocates that span business, government, politics, and entertainment.

As a People Manager at Teach For India, responsibilities include:

  • 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, responsibilities include:

  • 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 external-facing roles (e.g. public relations, government relations, management consulting, business development)
  • Ability to inspire a team to achieve outcomes and develop individuals over time
  • Experience in managing, executing, and taking complete ownership of multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work collaboratively 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 and critical thinking skills to solve complex community-related challenges

Preferred Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • Previous experience working in the development/education sector
  • Experience in building and managing high-functioning teams to targeted outcomes
  • Experience of having created, deep, meaningful learning experiences and resources for adults through strong design-thinking capabilities, addressing both dynamic and diverse learning needs of individuals
  • Experience in building and managing high-functioning teams to targeted outcomes
  • Regional language proficiency preferred

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