Senior Associate, Corporate Partnerships

Teach for All

Teach for All

Sales & Business Development
Africa · Ghana · Kenya · Nigeria · Rwanda · South Africa · Uganda · Spain · Belgium · Ghana · Kenya · Nigeria · Rwanda · Mauritius · South Africa · Tunisia · Zimbabwe · India · United Arab Emirates · Uganda · Zambia
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

Position Summary

Teach For All seeks a Senior Associate, Corporate Partnerships Operations to work alongside the Global Head of Corporate Partnerships and the team to help attract, retain, and grow our group of corporate champions and supporters.

The Senior Associate will play a critical role in supporting the actions, strategies and systems undergirding Teach For All’s cultivation of this deep and dynamic donor pipeline.

His/her duties will range from being responsible for the day-to-day project management of current or future partnership or being responsible for the team's data system and operations to research and meeting preparation, as well as managing up to the Global Head of Corporate Partnerships to execute expansive partnerships with donors and prospects.

The Senior Associate will lead on designing and executing the actions, strategies and systems that will sustain Teach For All’s cultivation of this deep and dynamic donor pipeline. They will also develop and help execute a robust communications strategy for our corporate champions, as well as implement the systems needed to execute our cultivation calendar.

A successful candidate will be able to liaise externally with managers and representatives of global or regional corporations and should be familiar with partnership and project management. He/she will be able to think and create partnership proposals together with the team and to coordinate the different actors involved. Also, he/she will also be rigorous and systematic, to create and maintain systems to increase the efficiency of the corporate partnerships team, produce high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and dynamic environment, and project manage self and others toward diverse and shifting priorities.

The Senior Associate will report directly to the Head of Corporate Partnerships. The Corporate Partnerships team represents approximately $9 million in annual revenue for Teach For All and more than 30 network partners all across the world.

Overview of Teach For All & the Global Development Team

Teach For All is a growing global network of 61 independent, locally led organizations united by the purpose of developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Each network partner recruits and develops promising leaders to teach in their nations’ under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work throughout their lives, from inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the network’s impact by building awareness of the network’s approach, supporting the launch of new organizations, building the capacity of network partners by helping them learn from each other, maintaining network standards, and working collaboratively with the global education and development communities to catalyze progress towards ensuring all children fulfill their potential.

Network partners are responsible for raising the funds necessary to thrive within their local countries. Teach For All’s global organization raises the funds to sustain itself (more than $27 million annually) and to catalyze growth in low-income countries (approximately $5 million annually).

The organization also seeks to support network partners in their efforts to raise funds. Over time, we would like to grow the extent to which the global organization supports network partners in their fundraising efforts, and the extent to which they support each other and the global organization in these efforts.

Teach For All’s Global Development team is responsible for generating the global funding partnerships necessary to maximize the impact of our global organization, catalyze impact in low-income countries, and support our network partners to reach their goals. To fuel the network’s anticipated growth, the team needs to raise almost $80 million in the next three years, while generating at least $27 million for network organizations over this time.

Responsibilities

The Senior Associate, Corporate Partnerships, will play a key role in supporting the organization’s portfolio of corporate supporters. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising Responsibilities

  • Lead the research of potential leads for the portfolio and coordinate the back end of the fundraising pipeline, identifying alignment between our work and donor interests and recommending concrete next steps for the organization to take.
  • Developing, preparing and managing partnership proposals and creating compelling PowerPoint presentations for funder meetings and touch points.
  • Communicating with a diverse set of network partner staff to maximize existing partnerships and help secure new corporate partnerships.

Project Management Responsibilities

  • Managing some of our corporate donor relationships, which involves project management and coordination of local/international network partner teams’ work.
  • Developing and tracking communications and cultivation/stewardship plans across various corporate partnerships.
  • Managing up to colleagues in order to execute on project plans for cultivation purposes (i.e. ensuring grant reports and milestones are on track)
  • Drafting strategy documents and collaborating with internal staff on key approaches to advancing this portfolio.

Systems and Operations Responsibilities

  • Maintaining strong systems and project plans to advance the work of portfolio efficiently and effectively (CRM, weekly tasks, meeting briefs and downloads, calendar scheduling, etc., internal and external donor-related communications, etc.)
  • Managing the gift process for new donations and payments of the Corporate Partnerships Team while tightly project managing cross-team initiatives (e.g., building budgets or managing subgrants to network partners and donor reports/proposals)
  • Leveraging data systems to stay abreast of fundraising efforts across Teach For All to proactively identify internal collaboration opportunities, such as ensuring next steps are completed, making strategic suggestions for donor cultivation strategies, knowing progress and path to fundraising goals, and identifying next steps and owners.
  • Providing other administrative support on an as-needed basis

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of professional experience preferred, especially in non-profit fundraising or partnership management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Drive
  • English fluency required. Fluency in other regional languages is helpful, but not required.
  • Prior experience with fundraising and/or business development preferred.
  • Previous experience with Salesforce or other client relationship management system a plus.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Proactivity and empowerment about his/her responsibilities and those of the team.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multitask, independently prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic, start-up environment
  • Excellent written skills
  • Systems-orientation a plus
  • Ability to juggle several competing priorities at once with a spirit of flexibility and positivity
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Solutions-oriented mindset with proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sensitivity to diversity in backgrounds and beliefs (e.g., racial, cultural, socioeconomic, political, etc.)
  • Deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of Teach For All:
  • 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

What Teach For All Offers:

  • Commitment to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our organization’s progress
  • Professional and personal enriching experiences that will allow ample opportunities to make a positive impact to the work of Teach For All and beyond
  • Comprehensive benefits package designed for your well-being and work-life needs
  • All roles are 100% remote, in some locations we offer the option for in-office collaboration
  • Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
  • And much more!

Compensation

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

Work authorization

Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess permanent local work authorization/permit in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

All work is delivered virtually. Given that we work across every different time zone, some non-traditional hours for early or late 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!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

About Teach For All

Teach For All is a global network of independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations’ under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential.

Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the network’s impact by supporting the development of new organizations; fostering network connectivity and learning; providing coaching and consulting; and enabling access to global resources for the benefit of the network.

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.