Global Lead, Participant Leadership Development

Teach for All

Teach for All

South Africa · Ghana · Kenya · Tunisia · Uganda · Rwanda · Nigeria · Zimbabwe · Zambia · Mauritius · Côte d'Ivoire · Malaysia · Hong Kong · Thailand · Bangladesh · India · Philippines · Singapore
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Position Summary

To help further advance Teach For All’s 25-year vision and intended outcomes, we are seeking a Global Lead, Participant Leadership Development. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about leadership development and systems change to support our programs to strengthen their teacher training and alumni strategies. This role is perfect for someone who loves to build community, develop training resources, facilitate trainings, and coach and develop others. In this role, you will focus on building the leadership of students, teachers and alumni as part of an agile, flexible team. You will work directly with Teach For All network partner organizations by building resources, trainings and providing coaching and consulting support. You will also collaborate with others internally to build and share insights and develop resources and will collaborate with colleagues from the research and measurement team who are working to develop metrics and tools to measure the development of leadership mindsets, skills, and other capabilities in teachers and alumni and to conduct research on the impact of our partners’ work on these leadership capabilities, the connections among teachers and alumni, and other impact measures. Additionally, you will support internal Teach For All staff to develop skills and knowledge primarily in the area of teacher training and support, while also integrating leadership development and alumni strategy. This role will sit on the Collective Learning & Consulting team reporting to the Head of Collective Learning & Consulting.

The primary responsibility of the Global Lead, Participant Leadership Development is to support our partners around the globe to design and run teacher preparation, training and alumni leadership development programs that intentionally and effectively grow leaders for educational equity. To do so, this person will create best-in-class learning experiences, resources, and tools and provide 1:1 coaching or consulting support to network partners in collaboration with other Teach For All staff.


Success in this role means that partner organizations have the necessary coaching, consulting, learning experiences, tools, connections, and resources to support the design and implementation of strong participant training and alumni programs that build leadership development skills toward growing student leadership and systems change. Among other things, partner staff should be able to:

  • Have a clear theory of leadership that drives the design of their training and support of participants and their support of alumni
  • Measure the growth of leadership that happens as a result of their program
  • Have an engaged set of alumni working collectively for systems change
  • Integrate the latest insights from the Teaching as Collective Leadership work (e.g. applying the lenses of students as leaders, teachers as learners, community as power and our work as systemic to thinking about the leadership development of students, teachers and alumni)

Success in this role will be measured by:

  • Published learning and insights based on key learning questions related training and support and alumni
  • Evidence that partner organizations are integrating leadership development into their two year program in ways that are making a measurable impact on the leadership of teachers and alumni
  • Creation of high quality virtual and in person learning experiences that are well attended and valued by Heads of Training, teacher coaches, and Heads of Alumni
  • High participation in Heads of Training, teacher coach, and Heads of Alumni communities and satisfaction within those communities
  • Coaching and consulting projects meeting their stated short term and medium term objectives
  • Successful internal trainings that build skills and shift mindsets

As the Global Lead, Participant Leadership Development, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities:

Create Shared Resources & Insights (40%)

Identify and create knowledge products and global insights to share across the Teach For All network.

  • Leverage 1:1 coaching conversations, community engagements and learning experiences to identify trends and distill global insights
  • Update and create key resources and knowledge products related to teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership, and system change
  • Create and implement strategy to share emerging insights across the Teach For All network, both internally and externally

Lead Learning Experiences and Communities that Enhance the Effectiveness of Partner Training, Support & Alumni Teams (35%)

Diagnose needs and co-develop a global strategy for content, learning experiences, resources, and tools in the following topic areas:

  • Leadership development of network teachers via pre-service teacher training (in-person as well as virtual), informed by the latest insights from the Teaching as Collective Leadership work
  • Leadership development of students, including student voice, representation, and agency within and outside the classrooms
  • Leadership development of alumni via supporting network Heads of Alumni and partnering with other staff to offer content directly to network alumni
  • Individual and collective alumni strategies that develop alumni leadership in pursuit of system change
  • Manage communities of network Heads of Training, coaches, and Heads of Alumni
  • Closely collaborate with colleagues working on systems change; Teaching as Collective Leadership; Measurement, Evaluation, Research & Learning; and special initiatives (e.g. Girls’ Education, Student Voice, etc)

Provide 1:1 Coaching & Consulting Support (20%)

Serve as a key member of a diverse set of agile project teams focused on delivering solutions for an array of needs for our partner organizations.

  • Provide one-off consultation for partners facing challenges in teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership development, enacting their theory of change
  • Engage in project-based support alongside others to advance breakthroughs in teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership development
  • Capture & share insights related to teacher training & support and teacher & alumni leadership development

Liaising with Regional Colleagues (5%)

Work with other Teach For All colleagues to collaborate on teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership development.

  • Collaborate with regional staff to co-diagnose the needs of partners in the regions and determine appropriate support solutions
  • Design and host professional development calls for other staff members on the topics of teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership development
  • Socialize key insights and learnings among Teach For All staff in the areas of teacher training & support, teacher & alumni leadership development

As the ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Previous experience as a participant/ alumnus and a Head of Training or Head of Program from the Teach For All network - strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated strong focus on leadership development & systems change
  • Deep expertise and experience in teacher training and instructional coaching
  • Passion for growing the capacities of those who work with novice teachers and alumni and supporting their learning journeys
  • Ability to influence and motivate others outside of direct team relationships
  • Ability to partner with a diverse range of stakeholders and across lines of power difference
  • Ability to create concrete resources and help support programs to design systems and structures to support teacher/alumni training and development
  • Demonstrated ability to coach others
  • Ability to design and execute powerful remote and in-person learning experiences
  • Ability to comfortably work across multiple dynamics of cultural difference effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and globally dispersed environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity and fluidity and ability to operate with little guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of work, use strong judgment to independently prioritize tasks, and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic, and globally dispersed team environment
  • Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and a commitment to Teach For All’s mission:
    • Belief in and a propensity toward seeking transformational change
    • Drive toward constant learning and improvement
    • Embodies mutual responsibility in relationships with partners and teams
    • Reflects a sense of possibility in mindset and vision


Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire, prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Work Authorization

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must possess permanent local work authorization in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

Travel possible, approximately 10-15%. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.

Application Instructions

If this opportunity sounds like the next best step in your career, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae and a one-page letter of motivation (in English) directly online. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity. We look forward to learning about you and your passion for ensuring educational opportunity for all!

About Teach For All

Teach For All supports and connects a global network of independent organizations working around the world to ensure that every child has access to an equitable and excellent education. Each organization in the network, conceived and launched by a local entrepreneur, enlists its nation’s most promising leaders to teach in high-need areas for two years, and, in the long-term, drive systemic changes from within and outside of the education sector.

Teach For All is catalyzing an international movement to expand educational opportunity. At the center of this network, Teach For All plays a unique role: it helps local organizations overcome common challenges by providing direct support services and serving as a hub for the exchange of best practices. In addition to delivering support to local organizations, Teach For All maximizes local impact on educational need by directly connecting the teaching participants and alumni of its international network programs through conferences and online forums.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that inspires individuals of all backgrounds – across nationalities, races, ethnicity, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences – to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring educational opportunity for all.

In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Teach For All’s mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities we’re working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.