Job Opportunity Senior Director, Regions at Teach for India in Multiple Locations

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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: Chief Regional Officer

Directly Managing: City Directors of 8-10 Regional Sites

The Senior Director, Regions will be responsible for the execution and scaling of our Fellowship Program while facilitating collective learning and action in our Alumni community within and across regions. The Senior Director, Regions, will be responsible for goals across three big buckets:

As a Cluster Lead

  • Driving transformational student outcomes in regions, thus ensuring that the students we serve directly access better life opportunities
  • Delivering a high-quality Fellowship program to over 1000 Fellows across all our regions every year
  • Bringing our Alumni together to foster collective learning and action, towards transforming lives of 1 in 10 low-income children in each of our regions
  • Building regions with sustainable funding, talent, and operations by assembling advisory boards and cultivating local champions for our work
  • Supporting our Chief Regional Officer in our expansion to 3-5 new Teach For India sites
  • Partnering with TFIx (our growth model) to take our impact beyond our cities and drive synergies between the Teach For India Fellowship and TFIx
  • Leading cross functional projects across the organization, focused on ensuring that regions are equipped to drive transformational outcomes in classrooms and build strong teacher leaders through the Fellowship 

As a People Manager

  • Building a robust pipeline of talent to lead and steward our sites and our program
  • Manage and coach the Directors in the cluster 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 member of the Senior Leadership Team

  • Contributing to organizational decision making and long-term strategy as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Driving internal alignment and support for Teach For India’s core Programs
  • Serving 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
  • Supporting with key organizational areas such as Fundraising, Movement Building, Alumni Engagement
  • Over time, supporting Teach For India’s Alumni and other external organizations in their journey to our vision with organizational insights 

Minimum Qualifications, Experiences and Expectations

  • 8-12 years of professional experience
  • Experience of having built and managed high functioning team(s) to outcomes through multiple layers
  • Experience in driving operations in high pressure, goal driven environments
  • Willingness and ability to spend significant amounts of time traveling to Teach For India sites
  • Previous experience in teaching/education would be an added advantage (preferred not mandatory)

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