The Role: Because of its unique model, the Teacher-Leaders spend half of the day teaching, and the other half leading community impact projects. As such, the Leadership Development Managers partner with the Teacher-Leaders in order to help them achieve impact both in their classrooms as well as their communities. Additionally, the Leadership Development Managers support initiatives in order to create leadership opportunities for important stakeholders, such as the students and the Alumni community.
The Team: Teach For Armenia is expanding! As we grow, the organization has implemented a support model where the regional teams have the space to determine the strategies that make the most sense for their local contexts. To do so, each cluster has a Regional Director who oversees the entire team within a cluster. The Regional Coordinator will be responsible for placement, partnerships, among other administrative duties. Meanwhile, the Leadership Development Managers report to the Senior Leadership Development Manager, and are in charge of implementing programs for the Teacher-Leaders as well as the Alumni Ambassadors. The Leadership Development Managers are a critical part of the program as they bring the vision to life.
For this role, the key responsibilities will include:
School Partnerships (10%)
- Foster strong ongoing relationships with school partners;
- Collaborate with teammates in order to ensure seamless communication with school partners during placement and beyond;
Teacher Leadership (65%)
- Coach Teacher-Leaders to help bring the Student Vision to life in collaboration with Teacher Support Associates;
- Provide coaching and support for the community impact projects;
- Work closely with the Learning and Innovation Team to co-create meaningful and relevant professional development opportunities for Teacher-Leaders;
- Work with Learning and Innovation Team to collect, gather, and make meaning of data collected from the classrooms;
- Partner with the Learning and Innovation Team to orchestrate Teacher-Leadership Academy, a 6-week off-site intensive training program.
Alumni Ambassador Support and Special Projects (25%)
- Support the Alumni Ambassador Regional Representatives team to develop localized strategies to support Alumni Ambassadors and lead initiatives to bolster their impact;
- Collaborate with regional and national teams on special initiatives.
NOTE: Teach For Armenia is a growing nonprofit working within a dynamic system. Our team must be agile as we grow in scale. We are looking for leaders who are resilient and adaptive. That is to say that responsibilities may shift over time.
- Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in Education is preferred;
- At least 2 years of work experience with demonstrated results, preferably in teaching, child welfare, or community-oriented projects;
- 1 year of experience leading an effective community-focused initiative;
- Experience serving as a mentor or coach is preferred;
- Fluency in Armenian language; proficiency in English language is strongly encouraged.
For this role specifically, TFA is also looking for a candidate who possesses the following key competencies:
- Classroom and Community Impact: the Teacher-Leaders spend half of the day teaching, and the other half leading community impact projects. As such, the Leadership Development Managers must be able to support our Teacher-Leaders with both;
- Coaching: Being a Teacher-Leader is challenging. The participants need the Leadership Development Managers to serve as coaches who will practice deep listening and help them overcome obstacles and grow as leaders;
- Stakeholder Management: As an organization, TFA cannot do its work without the support of the government and schools. The Leadership Development Managers help the organization to maintain strong partnerships by building a rapport with the school leaders, and possibly regional government officials;
- Project Management: Within each region, there may be multiple projects at play in order to achieve system-wide impact. Leadership Development Managers must have solid project management skills in order to support these various initiatives.
Interested candidates are welcome to apply following the link: https://teachforarmenia.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=74
. Please submit your résumé and cover letter online. In your cover letter, please make sure to explain what personally compels you to Teach For Armenia mission and the role. If you have been referred to this role by a current Teach For Armenia staff member, please also indicate who referred you in your cover letter. In your application, please also specify your salary expectations (in the gross amount). Also, if your résumé is in Armenian language, please provide an English translation.
Please clearly mention in your application letter that you learned of this job opportunity through Career Center and mention the URL of its website - www.careercenter.am, Thanks.
Teach For Armenia may be the place for those who believe it is important to foster a values-driven workplace that is centered on leadership. Its team must be comprised of culture-builders who exemplify the type of leadership they are striving to cultivate in their classrooms and across the system. This means each staff member must strive to exemplify their Kochari, hold themselves to the highest of standards, while owning up to mistakes when they themselves falter.
Teach For Armenia is building a movement of leaders who will reshape what it means to provide an excellent education for all children across the nation. They aim to cultivate students who can harness their voices and shape a changing world while being committed to their communities. This will require support at every level of leadership, from the teachers in the classroom to the highest-ranking officials. Teach For Armenia aims to accomplish this vision by recruiting promising young leaders, both in Armenia and from across the diaspora, to teach for a 2-year commitment in schools where their knowledge and skills are needed. In the long-run, the organization is cultivating a network of changemakers, inclusive of the students, their communities, the Alumni, government officials, community partners, supporters, and affiliates from across Teach For All.