Closing Date

Sunday, 17 October 2021





Play a leading role in driving change and innovation in the education system in Australia.

  • Leverage your federal and NSW state government contacts
  • Contribute to real social impact in terms of education in Australia
  • Join a strong board, outstanding CEO and capable team

The organisation

Teach For Australia (TFA) exists to address the educational inequality in Australia. For over a decade TFA has offered leading development programs to teachers, school leaders and mentors who can give their students the knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue their potential. The organisation rigorously recruits Australia’s top talent into teaching, partners with schools serving low socio-economic communities, develops highly effective teachers and leaders to improve student and school outcomes.

The role

The Teach For Australia Board is collegiate and committed, with a genuine interest and commitment to the organisation’s ambitious mission and values.  The current Chair has served on the Board for 12 years and will finish his term and step down in early 2022.

As it looks to the future, TFA has identified key areas it hopes to develop and expand, with a particular focus on navigating and working more closely with both federal and state (NSW) government contacts and networks and corporate Australia. Also highly valuable in terms of alignment to strategy is experience in digital education and systems change. The Chair will play an integral role in supporting and driving outcomes in these key areas.  TFA is now looking to appoint a new Chair to the Board who is committed to their vision and purpose and ready to take TFA to its next level.

Experience, knowledge & skills

The primary function of the Chair is to ensure that the board operates in a manner that is conducive to the achievement of the strategic outcomes and purposes of the organisation. To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • A deep commitment to the purpose of TFA with an ability to be a strong voice and advocate.
  • Extensive networks and influence with a broad network of senior / executive contacts within both federal and state government.
  • Board, CEO or senior executive experience in the commercial or public sectors, (preferably with a focus on education, digital technology or systems change).
  • Proven experience as an effective leader (preferably as Chair) and commitment to excellence in governance.
  • Demonstrable experience in management and leadership roles that have engaged with government, corporate and not-for-profit entities.

To apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Teach For Australia to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Board Pack here and to review the Teach for Australia website here.

Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Teach for Australia and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

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