Flexible (Melbourne preferred)

Use your strategic approach and government relations expertise to play a critical role in educational equality.

  • Leadership role in growing revenue and impact
  • Contribute to the ongoing growth and success of Teach for Australia
  • Work with an outstanding CEO, team and Board

The organisation

Teach For Australia (TFA) exists to address the educational inequality in Australia by ensuring education gives every child, regardless of background, greater choice for their future. 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. Many factors, including the Covid-19 pandemic, are leading to teacher shortages in Australia and around the globe, putting children at risk of educational inequality. TFA is well placed to play a critical role in responding, and the time is right now.

The role

This opening comes at a critical stage in TFA’s evolution. Working closely with the CEO you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan to generate support from government at Federal and State level. The Director will lead a capable team of around 10 and is responsible for the achievement of ambitious but achievable financial outcomes and targets.
The Director is also accountable for the promotion, protection and growth of TFA’s media profile.

Experience, knowledge & skills

  • Genuine commitment to improving educational excellence and equity in Australia.
  • At least ten years’ experience working in a government relations and stakeholder relations, in either the not for-profit, corporate or government sectors.
  • Excellent written communication
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement strategies to positively impact the views of government officials, advisers, politicians and funders, both direct (lobbying) and indirect (influencing).
  • Experience in an education environment will be highly regarded
  • Experience in developing media campaigns to achieve broad based support for an organisation, policy or issue.

To apply

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

We invite you to read the position description here and review TFA’s 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, submit your CV and cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing TFA and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

TFA encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

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