Finance and Grants Manager, Americas
Teach For All
Notice: Funding contingent opportunity for the duration of the program
To advance Teach For All’s 25-year vision and intended outcomes, we are seeking a Finance and Grants Manager to work alongside the Program Director and Program Deputy Director to deliver the USAID-funded Leadership for Change in Education Program, which aims to develop a pipeline of leaders working at all levels of the education system to ensure children have access to quality education. The successful candidate will oversee all financial and administrative elements of the program, ensuring Teach For All and its network partners follow all USAID rules and regulations. The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively, create and maintain systems to increase the efficiency of the program, and produce high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
This role will report to the Program Director and be part of our Americas regional team, which aims to grow the capacity and impact of Teach For All’s partners across the Americas region. Current country partners in the region include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
About the team
The Leadership For Change in Education Program (hereafter referred to as the “Program”) is being implemented by Teach For All with partner organizations Enseña por Paraguay, Enseña Ecuador, and Enseña por Colombia. The purpose of the Program is to improve the quality of education of marginalized and vulnerable children and youth in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), focusing on cultivating and developing leadership across different levels of the education systems.
The Program includes four main objectives:
- Recruit and select growing Fellow cohorts in expanded target areas. Partner organizations expand the recruitment and selection of these cohorts of talented leaders from diverse backgrounds, academic disciplines and career interests to serve as Fellows to influence holistic outcomes of students in marginalized communities.
- Train and support Fellows to be effective teachers. Partner organizations focus on the delivery of a comprehensive and holistic pre-service training and ongoing intensive coaching for Fellows.
- Implement alumni leadership strategies and community engagement activities. The Program engages Fellows and alumni to work with students, teachers, and community members to contribute capacity to their systems at all levels.
- Strengthen the capacity of partner organizations while fostering regional learning. The global organization enables partner organizations to strengthen their capacity to achieve results by fostering regional networks to share evidence of the implementation and convening spaces for dialogue and exchange.
By the end of the Program, each partner organization will have catalyzed their strengths while measuring impact on teacher effectiveness and collective leadership that will influence students’ outcomes at the classroom level. Specifically, main results will be around the effectiveness of the Fellows in the classroom, Fellow cohort growth, and the expansion of partner organizations’ reach within geographic clusters, marginalized youth engagement, and Alumni engagement in their communities and local education systems, measured by the data system in each country.
As the Finance and Grants Manager at Teach For All, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities:
- Provide overall technical and administrative leadership in the areas of financial management, administration, and grants management for the program.
- General responsibilities will include accounts payable, cost allocation, USAIDreporting (vouchers, accruals, and relevant certifications), payroll, budget preparation and monitoring, subgrant management, procurement of goods and services, and partner support.
- The Manager will be responsible for monitoring subgrants with partners and providing coaching and continuous support to finance managers and project managers on annual budgeting, invoicing, procurement processes and other finance and administrative topics as needed as part of implementing Program activities.
- Ensure that all financial and grants management and reporting are compliant with USAID grants management and financial management regulations.
- Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Deputy Program Director as well as developing and implementing grant budgeting and forecasting systems.
- Support in coordinating key programmatic activities, including but not limited to regional events to share program results and outcomes and coordinate evaluation and implementation of the Program’s capacity building indicator with partners in the areas of financial management, administration, and human resources.
- Liaise and coordinate regularly with Teach For All finance staff and Americas regional team members to ensure alignment between Program activities and Teach For All financial and subgranting processes and procedures.
- Maintain and update all administrative and financial files at Teach For All for the Program
As the ideal candidate, you will bring:
- 5+ years of demonstrated experience in financial and/or grants management or program development in Latin America
- Experience managing finances, budget and subgrants for a previous USAID-funded program.
- Experience managing grants with other funders and/or international organizations.
- Post-graduate qualifications in finance, business administration, management, accounting or a related field
- Fluency in English and Spanish
- Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting
- Strong data collection, problem-solving and analytical skills
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, leadership, creative problem-solving, and ethical management
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships. Team oriented.
- Ability to foster and manage a diverse range of relationships within a growing global community, with ability to influence and mobilize others while working virtually and remotely
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure
- Ability to work effectively within a complex structured team.
- Ability to provide ideas and recommendations to resolve routine issues
- High level of integrity and commitment to professional responsibilities.
- Embodies Teach For All’s core values.
What Teach For All Offers:
- Commitment to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our organization’s progress
- Professional and personal development experiences and ample opportunities to make a positive impact on the work of Teach For All and beyond
- Comprehensive benefits package designed for your well-being and work-life needs
- All roles are 100% remote; in some locations we offer the option for in-office collaborations
- Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
- And much more!
If this opportunity sounds like the next best step in your career, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and a one-page letter of motivation (in English) directly online. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity. We look forward to learning about you and your passion for ensuring educational opportunity for all!
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.
Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess permanent local work authorization/permit in order to be considered.
Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire and prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Travel and Hours
All work is delivered virtually. Up to approximately 10% of travel may be required. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.
About Teach For All
Teach For All is a global network of 60 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization committed to developing collective leadership to ensure all children fulfill their potential. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations’ under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the network’s impact by capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that inspires individuals of all backgrounds – across nationalities, races, ethnicity, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences – to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring educational opportunity for all.
In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Teach For All’s mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities we’re working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.
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