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Co-Director - Leadership Development Program

Organisation Name Teach For Australia
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2020-09-28
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 615602
  • Be part of a vision where education gives children greater choice for the future
  • Drive transformational change; foster and facilitate a culture of collaboration
  • Suited to candidates experienced in leading diverse programmatic teams


The Organisation
Teach For Australia’s vision is an Australia where education gives every child, regardless of background, greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools. Teach For Australia (TFA) are dedicated to ensuring that all children can achieve their potential, no matter what their postcode is.

The Australian Government Department of Education is a major supporter of Teach For Australia.

Benefits & Culture
  • Passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace culture with a focus on work/life balance and wellbeing
  • Head Office located in the midst of the action on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD – but the role can be based anywhere in Australia.
  • Increased super at 10.5%
  • 2% professional development annual allowance 

The Role

This role will work in tandem with another Co-Director in leading TFA’s flagship Leadership Development Program (the LDP) and report into the General Manager. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, you will lead a team that is specifically be responsible for curriculum development, delivery of participant coaching and the relationship management of university, school and state partners.

Together the Co-Directors are accountable for:
  • Forging new ways of working and delivering the LDP in line with strategic goals
  • Ensuring a seamless and successful participant journey that contributes to TFA’s vision
  • Creating an environment that fosters collaboration across a large team.

Skills Required

You have demonstrable commitment to education equity and a desire and ability to work in a co leadership role.  Specifically you will have:
  • Effective collaborative people leadership, in a tactical outcome-focused environment
  • Demonstrated strategic acumen including high level programmatic operational experience
  • The ability to manage complex remote teams and relationships with a diverse range of partners
  • Knowledge of education practice or practice based leadership development/coaching.

If you are passionate about education and progressing your career in the educational services sector then please apply with your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above. Alternatively phone Anna Skeels on 02 8243 0570 for a discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.