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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

Development Manager

  • Grade Classification: Manager
  • Reports To: Development Director
  • Location: Melbourne (Flinders Lane)
  • Employment Type: Full time (two year contract)

This newly created role of Development Manager plays a critical role in the development and management of TFA’s philanthropic funding proposals, which focuses our organisation priority of sustainability. Working closely with the Director of Development, the Development Manager advises on external funding opportunities and is responsible for the development of innovative funding packages, and funding proposals, which meet the core needs of the organisation. Account management of contracts and agreements including acquittals, reports and compliance will be an important part of this role.

The Development Manager also has responsibility of stewarding a portfolio of funders.

About You

Your experience in a philanthropic environment and exceptional writing skills, to write compelling grant submissions, seeking funding of $100k upwards is critical in this role.

Your ability to build and maintain collaborative and trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders will play a pivotal part in your success in this role.

Prioritisation and flexibility for quick output as well as experience in developing systems and processes to track contract compliance is essential.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation, apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter via email to Kylie Strudwick, Director of Development, kylie.strudwick@teachforaustralia.org with subject line ‘Application: Development Manager via TFA Website’ by midnight on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

For the full position description, please click here.

Enquiries can also be directed to Kylie via email or phone 0403 075 796.

Senior Manager, TFA Mentor Program

  • Department: Teaching and Leadership
  • Grade Classification: Senior Manager
  • Reports To: Teaching and Leadership Director
  • Location: Melbourne (Flinders Lane)
  • Employment Type: Full time (two year contract)

This newly created role plays a critical role in service of our organisation’s impact priority, ensuring that school-based support (in-school mentors) provided to Teach For Australia Associates enable our Associates to successfully integrate, flourish, and achieve positive impact in their classrooms and more broadly in their school communities.

About You

Your experience in curriculum design and adult learning, with direct experience in mentoring or coaching is critical in this role.

Your project management capability will play a pivotal role in establishing this new program as well as your ability to build and maintain trusting and motivational relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Prioritisation, flexibility in achieving work outcomes to deadlines and ability to travel (intrastate and interstate) is needed.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation, apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter via email to Michael Witter, Teaching & Leadership Director, michael.witter@teachforaustralia.org with subject line ‘Application: Senior Manager, TFA Mentor Program via TFA website’ by midnight on Monday 17th April 2017.

For the full position description, please click here.

Enquiries can also be directed to Michael on 0434 429 823.