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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

Curriculum Manager

Employment type: Full time (Parental leave cover to Feb 2021)

Location: Melbourne

About the position

We’re seeking a curriculum expert to lead and support key components of our Leadership Development Program (LDP). Given the recent shift to delivering development online, this role primarily focuses on the online design and delivery of the Program. Working together with the National Curriculum Team, this role also facilitates adult learning, and training of other facilitators to deliver the sessions.

We’re looking for an individual with recent teaching experience, who has knowledge and experience in designing and delivering online and/or blended learning. Read the full advertisement here.

How to apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation:

  1. Apply here, by 11:59pm on Monday 22 June 2020, and
  2. Email your CV to jobs@teachforaustralia.org, with the subject line ‘Application: Curriculum Manager” (ensure your CV is clearly labelled with your full name.)

Please note that shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis.

All enquiries can be directed to jobs@teachforaustralia.org.

Development Manager – Fundraising

Employment type: Full time

Location: Melbourne, Sydney or Perth

About the position

Reporting to the Director of Government Relations and Fundraising this new position will lead a national fundraising portfolio responsible for acquiring financial support from individuals.

You will work closely with TFA’s founder CEO, board and senior stakeholders to engage an identified list of prospects with TFA’s mission and make strategic asks resulting in significant income.

You will also work closely with the communications team to develop and deliver donor driven content and campaigns that raise TFA’s profile and promotes a culture of giving within their alumni community. Read the full advertisement here.

How to apply

This vacancy is managed by NGO Recruitment.

Click this link to apply. For any queries, please call 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 2021 are now open. Our second round of applications closes on 28 June, 2020.

Click this link to apply.