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General Manager - Program Impact and Transformation

Organisation Name Teach For Australia
Location Australia
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 998655
  • Join a market leading, innovative non-profit pursuing educational equity
  • Executive role scaling an award-winning program and leading a national team
  • Suits candidates with transformation experience in commercial or social sectors


The Organisation

Teach For Australia’s mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to educational equity, by recruiting exceptional people to teach and lead in classrooms across Australia and inspiring them to a lifetime of action.

Studies show a three-year achievement gap between Australia’s best and worst performing school students, predominantly driven by socioeconomic, geographic, and ethnic factors.

Teach For Australia’s vision and programs work towards an Australia where all children have access to an excellent education, regardless of their background. TFA do this by placing Associates (teachers and leaders in training) in regions and communities that are in need, so that all children can access high quality education.

Teach For Australia is an innovative non-profit which partners with the Australian Government, state and territory governments, philanthropy, and schools to make its mission possible.

Benefits & Culture
  • Role can be located anywhere in Australia, head office in Carlton, Melbourne
  • Increased super at 11.5%
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace culture with a focus on work/life balance
  • Committed to Reconciliation and Belonging
  • Passionate, professional, and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap

The Role
As the General Manager – Program Impact and Transformation you sit at an Executive level and are responsible for leading the successful delivery of Teach For Australia’s rapidly growing, flagship teaching and leadership development program, whilst executing the necessary transformation of this program to achieve greater scale and impact.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Strengthening and reviewing the foundations of TFA’s delivery framework
  • Building new ways of working and delivering (internally & through partnerships) to serve TFA into the future
  • Ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion is supported in both program and team operations
  • Leveraging synergies and efficiencies to maximize impact and financial sustainability

Skills Required

To take TFA into the next decade of scale, influence and impact, you are currently in a comparable senior role with oversight of management practices and responsibility for a range of complex operational functions.
You have held leadership roles in multi-disciplined delivery environments where you have implemented transformational change and are comfortable working through ambiguity.  You have driven organisational strategy, culture, and impact in or with education institutions, leading charities or values driven commercial organisations.

Importantly, you will show:
  • A passion for addressing education inequity and enhancing social justice
  • An ability to lead change by leading through others
  • Experience in identifying and implementing new services aligned to organisational goals
  • A genuine interest in developing people, employee wellbeing and promoting a positive and ethical equitable working environment

If you want to use your contemporary service delivery skills to allow TFA to further innovate and disrupt the education system, disruptions which will help make the conditions for achieving educational equity in Australia more likely, please apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels in Melbourne on 03 8080 8978.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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