Senior Director, System Leadership

| July 15, 2014
Position Summary

Strong organizational leadership, management and systems are critical for Teach For All’s network partners as they launch and scale thriving movements for educational equity within their nations. As the Senior Director, Organizational Development you will use your strategic thinking and management skills and leverage the power of our global network to help strengthen the backbone of our partner organizations across the globe.  Leading a team of Organizational Development specialists, you will support partners to build top-notch management skills, talent acquisition and staff engagement practices, and finance and technology foundations, in order to enable strong growth and sustained impact over the years to come.


The Senior Director, Organizational Development will aim to increase the organizational strength of partner programs (measured by staff engagement and financial viability) and their satisfaction with Teach For All’s support of their work in organizational development.


The Senior Director, Organizational Development’s primary responsibility is to create and drive the strategy of the global Organizational Development team, in order to help partners strengthen the operational areas of their organizations and increase their scale and impact. Activities will include, but not be limited to:

·         50% – Management and team leadership:

o   Setting the strategic vision and direction for the Organizational Development team

o   Managing, coaching, and developing a team of 5 Organizational Development specialists in our regions around the world

·         40% – Knowledge capture and sharing

o   Coaching partner organization CEOs and senior staff in creating the environment and processes that lead to strong staff engagement and sustainable organizations, in order to increase scale and impact.

o   Leading on the knowledge development, management and sharing of insights and resources across our network related to Organizational Development

o   Designing and executing conferences that advance the thinking and practice of partner organizations

o   Leveraging our position as a global organization to secure access to resources that benefit our partners, e.g., pro-bono or low-cost consulting, legal, finance, or technology resources

·         10% – Participating in the work of the Network Impact Leadership Team

The Senior Director, Organizational Development will report to the Vice President, Network Impact

Travel and Hours
Travel expected, approximately 30 – 50% globally, to provide direct support to partner organizations, coach and develop your team, run conferences etc. Given that we work across different time zones and you will manage staff in all regions of the world, 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.

About Teach For All

Around the world, the neighborhoods in which children are born largely determine the kind of education they’ll receive and, ultimately, their options in life. Globally, 250 million children lack the skills necessary to read, write, or perform basic mathematics. This educational inequity is a global problem that affects us all—perpetuating poverty, fueling prejudice, and weakening economies. Teach For All is working to change this. 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 dreams. Because education is a shared global value, we are working together to improve it across country lines.

Teach For All is a growing network of 32 independent partner organizations with a shared vision of expanding educational opportunity in their countries. Each partner recruits and develops leaders to teach in their nations’ most high-need classrooms and to work throughout their lives to increase opportunity for children. At Teach For All we believe that leadership is the key to transforming education and—ultimately—kids’ futures. The teachers and alumni of the organizations in the Teach For All network are leaders for change in classrooms, schools, education systems, and communities.

Similarities in the nature of educational inequity from place to place lead to shareable solutions. Teach For All works to accelerate partners’ progress and increase their impact by drawing on the network’s knowledge base and sharing the innovations continuously emerging from across the globe. Teach For All adds value through capturing and spreading knowledge, fostering direct connections and learning across the network, accessing global resources for the benefit of the whole, and contributing to the leadership development of staff, participants, 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.

Position Requirements
Skills / Industry Qualifications Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Minimum of 10 years full time work experience

·         Experience successfully solving complex and dynamic problems

·         Experience successfully building large teams and managing them to results

·         Experience scaling organizations preferred

·         Expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: organizational design, talent recruitment, staff engagement, development, and retention, budgeting and nonprofit finance, and technology

·         Prior experience in of one of Teach For All’s network partners is a plus

·         Experience working and/or living outside of your home country strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Exceptional reasoning and strategic problem solving abilities

·         Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse individuals, and to influence and motivate others at a high level

·         Ability to deeply understand and operate sensitively within multiple local cultural contexts

·         Ability to be adaptable to an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture

·         Fluency in English required; knowledge of other languages, particularly Spanish, is a plus

·         Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and a commitment to Teach For All’s mission:

o    Belief in and a propensity toward seeking transformational change

o    Drive toward constant learning and improvement

o    Embodies mutual responsibility in relationships with partners and teams

o    Reflects a sense of possibility in mindset and vision

Education Level Required: Bachelor
Contact Information
Contact Name: Teach For All
Contact Phone: 8525360452
Preferred method of contact: E-mail via Apply Online Box here