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Regional Director, Network Engagement

Teach for All

Teach for All

Australia · Hong Kong · India · Malaysia · New Zealand · Philippines · Singapore · Las Vegas, NV, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Portland, OR, USA · Sacramento, CA, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA · Hong Kong · Philippines · Malaysia · Singapore · Australia · Thailand
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Position Summary

The global Teach For All network is looking for a dynamic and strategic leader to support a diverse group of network and prospective partner organizations in the Asia Pacific region. As the Regional Director, Network Engagement for APAC, you will steward Teach For All engagement with 4 - 6 of the region’s partner organizations and prospective partner CEOs, working to build and deepen relationships and collaborations across the region. You will serve as an overall strategic resource to these partner organizations, diagnosing needs and opportunities, consulting on strategic challenges, and mobilizing network resources for shared impact. The Regional Director will work with a strong and experienced regional team of staff members who are based in remote work locations across the region and work in close collaboration with global colleagues around the world.

Current Teach For All partners in the Asia Pacific region include Teach For Australia, Teach For Bangladesh, Teach For Cambodia, Teach For China, Teach For India, Teach For Japan, Teach For Malaysia, Teach For Nepal, Ako Mātātupu (Teach First New Zealand), Teach for the Philippines, Teach For Thailand, Teach For Vietnam, and Teach For Qazaqstan. In addition, the Asia Pacific team is supporting several entrepreneurs in additional contexts across the region, for example in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka, who are seeking to become partners of the Teach For All network. The Network Engagement Director will be joining our efforts to support these partner organizations and prospective partner organizations as part of our Asia Pacific regional team, which aims to grow the capacity and impact of Teach For All’s work across the region overall.

The right candidate is a visionary leader with experience of making sound strategic decisions that drive impact in complex and changing environments, alongside working collaboratively with team members. This person can build a strong relationship and culture among stakeholders and influence results through others. The right candidate must have a proven ability to work effectively across contexts and cultures, operate flexibly, and navigate ambiguity with ease. The right candidate is someone who has a deep familiarity living and working in the Asia Pacific region and has a strong orientation toward diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

About the Team

The Teach For All Asia Pacific team is a regionally distributed team with team members working remotely across diverse countries in the region, currently including India, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore and New Zealand. The team is composed primarily of staff members responsible for our engagement with prospective partners and partner organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Support a Portfolio of Current Partner Organizations and Prospective Partners (80%)
    • Provide direct support and thought partnership to approximately 4-6 partner organizations and prospective partner CEOs in the region. The specific organizations assigned to the Director’s portfolio will be determined based on a combination of factors including the person’s location, language skills and abilities, and background.
    • Co-create and manage the implementation of an annual partnership plan with each organization in the Network Engagement Director’s portfolio, identifying how Teach For All will support them and how they will contribute back to the network on an ongoing basis. This plan will include the strategic engagement of other colleagues, teams and resources from across Teach For All.
    • Act as primary day-to-day relationship holder with a portfolio of current and prospective partner organization CEOs, cultivating relationships to build positive, long-term partnerships as a means to achieving shared and mutually beneficial goals and outcomes.
    • Share insights, ask questions, and provide support to partner and prospective partner organization CEOs and their leadership teams, to build their capacity, advance strategic clarity and impact, and foster learning and sharing across the network, in line with Teach For All’s shared global vision and priorities.
    • Build relationships with key stakeholders in the region to attract new sources of talent and funding to the network, and to build awareness among new potential partners, to enable Teach For All to expand its impact in diverse contexts and grow its reach across the Asia Pacific region, such that it is operating from a truly global perspective.
    • Facilitate meaningful learning experiences in the region, virtual and in-person when possible, such as immersive experiences and peer-to-peer visits for network partner organizations and emerging social entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration, culture, and connection in line with our broader network vision and values.
    • Leverage a deep understanding of the Asia Pacific landscape, to develop and execute on strategies that build external champions and elevate awareness of our work across the region.
  • Contribute to Asia Pacific Regional Strategy and Team Strength (20%)
    • Play a critical role in devising, executing, and monitoring the progress of the region’s strategy to ensure we are advancing impact across the region in line with our vision and priorities.
    • Contribute to broader impact by bringing a deep understanding of the context and priorities of the CEOs and prospective CEOs in your portfolio to inform regional decision-making as well as the broader programmatic strategy of the Teach For All organization
    • Participate in team and organizational meetings and activities to inform programmatic decisions that impact the design and implementation of our engagement with current and prospective partner organizations.
    • Leverage deep knowledge and understanding of the region contexts to pursue external opportunities. Cultivate potential champions and seek opportunities to create awareness on regional impact in order to generate resources and support for the network partners and global organization.
    • Contribute meaningfully to the culture and strength of the Asia Pacific team, and to the relationships that the Asia Pacific team has with other regional and global teams across the organization.
    • Highlight and share best practices and resources from the region that can contribute to the learning and impact of other teams and regions across the global

Qualifications

  • Minimum 8-10 years full time work experience, including at least 5 years of work experience in the Asia Pacific region. Willingness and ability to reside and work in the region long-term is required.
  • Experience working in multiple country contexts across the region is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with one of our network partner organizations, either as a participant or staff member is strongly preferred.
  • Previous and successful experience in building and growing effective private and public partnerships is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to be highly visionary, strategic, and analytical
  • Exceptional relationship building skills, including the ability to build rapport and engage effectively with individuals and organizations from a diversity of backgrounds, contexts, and working styles, and influence and motivate others through both formal and informal authority
  • Ability to deeply understand multiple local contexts quickly as well as demonstrate strong judgment and flexibility in complex, ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to work effectively within an fast-paced, results-oriented, and adaptive environment, by demonstrating strong operating instincts, prioritization skills and judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues globally, including a high volume of virtual engagement (i.e. conference calls, social media, virtual collaboration tools), and regular calls during non-traditional working hours
  • Ability to be generative and independently driven towards outcomes, demonstrating flexibility and shifting priorities as needed based on how the work evolves
  • Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and a commitment to Teach For All’s mission:
  • Professional fluency in English is required (written, spoken, reading) and professional fluency in one or more additional languages from across the APAC region is a plus

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 enriching experiences that will allow ample opportunities to make a positive impact to 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, with the option for in-office collaboration in some locations.
  • Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
  • And much more!

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire, prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Work Authorization

This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess local permanent work authorization/permit in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

Travel possible, approximately 30% when it is safe to do so and in accordance with local travel guidelines. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.

Applications Instructions

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 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.

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.