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About us

  • Located in the midst of the action on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, with teams based across the country.
  • A dynamic and growing not-for-profit organisation.
  • Passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap.
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace culture with a focus on work/life balance.

There is a three year achievement gap between Australia’s best and worst performing school students. Worse, this gap is largely defined by socioeconomic, geographic and ethnic lines. Teach For Australia’s vision is of an Australia, where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.

We work towards this vision by recruiting highly competent individuals from diverse academic backgrounds and training and developing them to become exceptional teachers and inspirational leaders that meet the needs of schools in low socioeconomic communities and the broader education system.

The Australian Government Department of Education is a major supporter of the Teach For Australia initiative.

Current vacancies

Digital Communications and Media Senior Officer
  • Department: Media, Marketing and Communications
  • Grade classification: Senior Officer
  • Reports to: Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: Full time (12 month contract with strong potential for extension)

The purpose of the Digital Communications and Media Senior Officer is to assist the Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager to improve awareness and understanding of Teach For Australia among key stakeholders, leading to action that supports the achievement of organisation goals.

The primary focus of the role is digital publishing and online engagement, campaign marketing and content development. The Digital Communications and Media Officer also assists with media engagement.

The role requires close working relationships and direct collaboration with all internal departments. It is of critical importance in supporting the long-term growth, sustainability and impact of Teach For Australia.

A position description is available here.

Apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter to Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager Skye Buttenshaw ( | 0410 800 345) by midnight on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Only applications with cover letters will be considered.

Enquiries can be directed towards Skye too.

Senior Advisor, Policy and Government Relations
  • Department: Government Relations
  • Grade classification: Manager/Senior (depending on experience)
  • Reports to: Director of Policy and Government Relations
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: 3-6 month secondment or MTC

For Teach For Australia to continue its work, it relies on support from the Federal Government (main funder) and State and Territory Government’s (key funders with the primary responsibility for schooling), as well as support from philanthropy and Associates.

The work of Government Relations at Teach For Australia includes:

  • Developing propositions to continue Teach For Australia in ways that support the education goals of Federal, State and Territory governments;
  •  Engaging with the education portfolio, Ministers, MPs, officials and advisers to secure commitments and/or maintain key relationships and support for Teach For Australia;
  •  Negotiating contracts that allow Teach For Australia to pursue its mission while meeting government requirements;
  • Securing ongoing commitment and financial contributions from existing partners (Victoria, ACT, NT, Western Australia and Tasmania);

A position description is available here.

Contact Sam Rosevear, Director of Policy and Government Relations, for more information ( | 0420961192).

State Manager – Victoria
  • Department: School and Community Partnerships
  • Grade classification: Manager
  • Reports to: School and Community Partnerships Senior Manager
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: Full Time, Maximum Term Contract, ending 31 December 2018 (potential for extension)

The State Manager – Victoria leads Teach For Australia’s programmatic work towards improved educational outcomes for the students, schools and communities we serve in Victoria and is responsible for:

  • Developing TFA’s vision for impact in Victoria, ensuring that the broader TFA community is engaged and has a shared commitment to ending educational inequity;
  • Setting Victoria’s goals towards realising this vision, and leading the cross-functional Victorian State Team to plan, execute and regularly review their own work to align with these goals;
  • Managing the school engagement, placement, and employment processes in Victoria so that the target number of placements can be achieved;
  • Owning TFA’s partnership with school principals, employers and regulatory bodies to enable effective placement conditions for Associates, and ongoing support for the TFA program; and
  • Development and manage the implementation of the regional component of TFA’s Initial Intensive.

A position description is available here.

Only applications submitted via email, with a cover letter and CV will be considered.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to Stephanie Simson, School & Community Partnerships Senior Manager, by midnight on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at, using subject line: State Manager – Victoria application via TFA Website. Stephanie can be contacted on +61 438 852 604.