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Job Posting with Teach For All

Head of Participant & Alumni Impact
Teach For All
New York
17 August 2017


We are seeking a Head of Participant & Alumni Impact to lead our work in increasing the impact of our network partners’ teaching participants and alumni. The Head of Participant and Alumni Impact will lead a team of 15 specialists responsible for supporting partners in strengthening their participant training and support and  alumni impact work, and in using the power of the global network to develop the leadership of network participants and alumni. This position provides an individual with superior leadership, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills the opportunity to serve as a key contributor to the success of all organizations in the Teach For All network.



The Participant and Alumni Impact (PAI) Team consists of global and regional specialists who support partners in strengthening their participant training and support and alumni impact work and in using the power of the global network to develop the leadership of network participants and alumni.through:

Capturing and spreading insights around how partners accelerate the impact of their participants and alumni impact in our unique model
Supporting  partners in applying learning that our Global Learning Lab is harvesting from classrooms and communities that are making the most progress towards ensuring all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential
Fostering community, learning and leadership development amongst network PAI staff, participants and alumni
Securing and managing global partnerships to enhance network efforts in this realm. 


We measure progress through “network impact indicators” (including measures of teacher effectiveness, participant and alumni mindsets and alumni engagement with the mission) and through  feedback in our partner survey on our contribution to their impact.


The team will play a crucial role in advancing progress towards the network’s vision that “in 2040, communities in every part of the world are enabling all their children to have the education, support and opportunity to shape a better future for themselves and all of us.  These communities are inspiring and informing a worldwide movement to achieve this everywhere.” In particular they have a central role in ensuring we progress towards two of our 10 year intended outcomes that we believe will put us on a path to realizing the vision:

We are developing a significant number of extraordinary leaders who teach successfully in high-need communities and continue working to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
All across the network, participants and alumni are ensuring students attain an excellent education that enables them to grow as leaders who will shape a better future for themselves and all of us.



The PAI team is one of 18 teams within Teach For All's global organization. Team leads are responsible for setting vision and direction, building and coordinating the team to ensure it fulfils its mandate, supporting team members to understand the context needed to make good decisions in their work, ensuring team members get access the support and development they need, and working collaboratively across Teach For All to access the resources, feedback, and guidance necessary to maximize their and their team’s impact.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


30% - Vision & Strategy

Set the vision & strategy for how Teach For All can support network partners on their participant and alumni impact strategies, and contribute to the leadership development of participants and alumni
Be a thought leader for the network how partners can support their teachers and alumni to achieve transformational impact.
Serve as a strategic thought-partner to our partner Chief Executive Officers and other senior leaders as they develop and execute their program visions


50% - Team Leadership

Lead a team of approximately 15 regional and global staff members
Build a diverse team that operates with impact, inclusiveness, strong relationships and learning
Ensure the team has clear priorities and strategic direction and that they reflect regularly to  continuously improve
Conduct joint problem-solving, analysis and coaching around the substance of the work with team members to ensure alignment and impact
Ensure each individual has access to opportunities for broader professional development and developmental coaching (not necessarily provided by the head of PAI themselves)


20% - Knowledge capture and sharing

Ensure the development of a learning agenda to advance and capture the network’s learning in participant & alumni support
Work closely with the Global Learning Lab at Teach For All to ensure mutual learning between their work to learn from the classrooms and communities that are making the most progress and the PAI team’s work in supporting partners in developing strong participant and alumni impact strategies



Bachelor’s degree
Minimum 10 years full time work experience
A deep commitment to educational equity
Experience working in education
Experience successfully solving complex and dynamic problems required
Excellent team management skills and experience


Preferred Experiences

Prior experience executing knowledge-sharing experiences (online platforms, trainings, etc.)
Prior experience in supporting/ coaching teachers and/ or supporting alumni of any program
Prior experience leading participant/ alumni impact work in one of Teach For All’s network partner organizations
Experience working and/or living in another region of the world from your home 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Coaching skills, knowledge of pedagogy, educational system reform, leadership development,  social movements are all advantages for this role
Ability to set vision and direction for a new approach to our work, to inspire others around that vision and to create and execute on a strategy driving towards that vision
Ability to deeply understand diverse cultural contexts and to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and operate sensitively with them and to motivate others at high levels
Ability to apply innovative and visionary thinking to complex problems
Ability to operate as a leader within the broader team and Teach For All as a whole
Exceptionally outcomes oriented
Ability to be adaptable to an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture
Highly efficient when managing a high volume of diverse tasks and projects; self-starter
Excellent communications skills, including oral, written and for presentations
Strong organizational skills
Committed to Teach For All’s purpose and vision
Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values:

Sense of Possibility: We believe in the extraordinary potential of all children and in our collective potential to realize our aspirations, and so we act with courage, boldness, urgency and perseverance in pursuit of transformational impact.
Locally Rooted and Globally Informed: We value the enormous assets in the communities where we work, immerse ourselves in local perspectives, needs and opportunities, and work in deep partnership with students, families, educators, and community members—all while also seeking to build our understanding of what is possible based on insights from outside of our communities and countries.
Constant Learning: We commit to continuous education, reflection and improvement as the foundation for the transformational leadership we strive to develop.
Diversity & Inclusiveness: We seek to ensure full participation of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address should guide and lead this work.
Interdependence: In recognition of our shared humanity and interconnectedness, we work with generosity and compassion to help each other develop and grow.


Travel and Hours

Travel expected, approximately 30-50% depending on time of year to all regions of the world to provide support to team members, senior thought partnership to partners and deliver conference sessions. Given that we work across every different time zone, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.



Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. 


Work Authorization

Candidates for this position must possess local work authorization in order to be considered.


Apply now

Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter directly online.


About Teach For All



Around the world, 250 million children lack the skills necessary to read, write, or perform basic mathematics.  In rich and poor countries alike, where children are born often determines the quality of their education, and, ultimately, their future opportunities. This educational inequity is a multi-faceted and systemic global problem that affects us all—perpetuating poverty, dividing societies, and weakening economies.




A world of expanding educational opportunity and decreasing disparities is a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world where more children are able to fulfill their true potential.


Launched in 2007, Teach For All is a global network of 40 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries. Each organization recruits and develops diverse individuals from a range of academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, in pursuit of expanded opportunity for children.




Because there is so much to learn across borders, Teach For All takes a global approach. While each context is unique, similarities in the nature of educational inequity from place to place lead to shareable solutions. As partner organizations and their teachers and alumni learn from each other and innovate, their impact is accelerated at the national and global levels.


Teach For All works to accelerate partners’ progress and increase their impact by providing direct support, facilitating connections across the network, accessing global resources for the benefit of the whole, and fostering the leadership development of staff, teachers, and alumni.


Together, Teach For All programs around the world are working to ensure that one day, all children—everywhere—can attain an excellent education.



Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter directly online.