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

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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 Senior Manager of Regional Partnerships will be the custodian of the collective vision for our region. Their role is pivotal in driving both large-scale projects and key proof points in small geographies 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. 


As a Senior Manager, Regional Partnerships

Project Management [45%]

  • Design and independently execute new initiatives that will alleviate barriers for the regional vision
  • Source formal opportunities to collaborate with the State Govt. and oversee project implementation towards building a strong long-term partnership
  • Design and curate high-leverage opportunities for regional Alumni to learn and act collectively towards transforming the lives of 1 in 10 children in the region
  • Nurture the growth of and collaboration between Alumni organizations in the region

Team Management [35%]

  • Directly manage the Government Relations and Partnerships portfolios in the city. Engage with organizations that serve children from low-income communities in the region, by providing opportunities for them to interact with and hire from our Fellows & Alumni
  • Support the Program vertical in identifying relevant capacities & co-designing the experiences required for our graduating cohorts to transition into prioritized roles in the education sector and in the region
  • Liaise with the Regional Communications Lead to plan creative campaigns, podcasts, reports, websites etc. that spread the regional movement

Stakeholder Management [20%]


  • Act as a thought partner to the City Director and to select Vertical Heads (Govt. Relations, Alumni Impact, Communications) on strategy, annual goals, and new initiatives etc.
  • Hold an integrated view of the verticals at a city level and play an active role in decision-making, facilitating team spaces as a City Leadership Team member
  • Ensure regional vision alignment, aid cross-functional collaboration and hold all key external partnerships in the city to accelerate progress


  • Establish and leverage the Regional board, in partnership with the City Director
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key Alumni, donors and Govt. stakeholders
  • Actively influence our partners 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 commiting 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)
  • Experience in managing, executing, and taking complete ownership of multiple projects at the same time
  • 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
  • Ability to motivate a team and develop individuals over time
  • 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 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

Deadline to apply– 3rd Jan 2023

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