Careers

Our office is located in Melbourne’s CBD, with teams based across the country. We’re a passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap.

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.

Teach For Australia is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its people. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles. Please note that candidates must have the right to work in Australia. 

Current vacancies

Program Delivery Manager (VIC)

Employment type: Full time

Location: Melbourne

About the position

The role leads the Victorian team of Teaching and Leadership Advisers, who coach and develop our Associates to be effective teachers within our Leadership Development Program (LDP). The role collaborates across different functions of our organisation, working with various stakeholders to support the delivery of the Leadership Development Program. Read the full job description here

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 20 October 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: Program Delivery Manager (VIC)” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

School Partnerships and Placement Lead

Employment type: Part time (0.8 FTE), maximum term contract until 31 December 2020

Location: Melbourne

About the position

Working within our Program Operations function, this role leads the activities relating to school partnerships and Associate placements. This role collaborates with our State Managers across Australia to execute the school demand strategy, and maintains positive partnerships with schools across the country in support of successful delivery of the Leadership Development Program. Read the full job description here.

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 20 October 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: School Partnerships and Placement Lead” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

Curriculum Manager – Teaching

Employment type: Full time or part time (0.8 or 0.9 FTE), maximum term contract until 31 December 2020

Location: Melbourne

About the position

Lead the design and delivery of key teaching related components for the Leadership Development Program (LDP), which prepare LDP participants to achieve significant impact with their students, while also contributing to their enablement as leaders to work towards ensuring all young Australians have excellent educational opportunities. Read the full job description here.

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 27 October 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: Curriculum Manager – Teaching” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

Program Delivery and Coaching Manager

Employment type: Full time or part time (0.6 FTE). Note: this is a parental leave cover, commencing January 2020 until December 2020.

Location: Melbourne

About the position

Lead the design and delivery of curriculum for the Teach To Lead (TTL) programs – specifically focusing on the development of emerging school leaders, in schools facing educational disadvantage in order to build their capacity to influence and effect real change in schools. Read the full job description here.

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 27 October 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: Program Delivery and Coaching Manager” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

Coordinator – Government Relations and Development

Employment type: Full time

Location: Melbourne

About the position

This role is the central administrative and coordination support to our Government Relations and Development team, where support includes research, contract reporting, and database administration. In addition to this, the role organises the logistics for various external events and activities for the team, working across functions, and with key stakeholders as needed. Read the full job description here

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 3 November 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: Coordinator – GRAND” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

National Program Delivery Lead

Employment type: Full time or part time (0.8 or 0.9 FTE), maximum term contract until 31 December 2020

Location: Melbourne

About the position

The role coordinates the planning for the delivery of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), partnering with state managers and various functions to undertake the necessary activities to ensure the successful delivery of the LDP. The role supports in the continuous improvement of program delivery, knowledge management systems, and oversees risk management activity related to the LDP. Read the full job description here.

How to apply

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Sunday 3 November 2019, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: National Program Delivery Lead” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

General Manager Programs

Employment type: Full time

Location: Melbourne

About the position

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer this executive leadership position is responsible for delivering and strengthening existing programs and making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of Teach For Australia.  You will manage a large, geographically dispersed programmatic team that spans both program design and operations. Please click here for more information.

How to apply

Please visit this link here to submit your resume and cover letter.

The recruitment process for this role is managed by NGO Recruitment.
All enquiries can be directed to Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976.

Associate, Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program

Employment type: Full time

About the position

We believe that to achieve systemic change, inspirational leaders are needed in schools, communities, business and government. Through the Leadership Development Program, we recruit outstanding individuals with academic expertise as well as a range of skills and experience to become ‘Associates’ who commit to teach in an educationally disadvantaged school for at least two years.

By the end of the program, you will have earned a nationally accredited Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) degree on scholarship, all the while earning a full salary and benefits for the duration of the program. Learn more about the program here.

How to apply

Applications for Cohort 2020 are now closed. Applications for Cohort 2021 will reopen in early 2020.