Senior Associate, Climate Education and Leadership

Teach for All

Teach for All

Multiple locations · South Africa · Ghana · Kenya · Tunisia · Nigeria · Zambia · Mauritius · Côte d'Ivoire · India · Uganda · Rwanda · Singapore · Hong Kong · Philippines · Ecuador · Pakistan · United Arab Emirates · Mexico · Peru · Colombia · Malaysia · Thailand · Bangladesh
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

Position Summary:

Teach For All seeks a Senior Associate, Climate Education and Leadership to work alongside the Global Head of Climate Education and Leadership to help grow our work in supporting network partners to deeply integrate climate education and in building a force of students, teachers, and alumni leaders who will foster climate mindedness, action, and resilience in rising generations.

The Senior Associate will play a critical role in supporting all the activities under the Teach For All Climate Education and Leadership Initiative. Their main duties will range from developing content for and leading knowledge capture from learning calls, to co-leading climate education training offers, to co-designing and -facilitating events, to supporting external partnerships and initiatives (like the Teachers for the Planet program), to leading work on strengthening student leadership development for climate action, to liaising with colleagues from across the organization (both from regional teams and global teams) in order to strengthen joint work.

A successful candidate will have a strong subject expertise and experience in climate education, recent school / classroom insights from leading climate education work with students, the ability to distill and organize large amounts of information, an outstanding written and verbal expression, the ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and dynamic environment, as well as a strong creativity, vision, and sense of possibility for growing the climate education work. In addition, candidates with previous exposure to and a strong understanding of Teach For All’s climate education work, lived experience of climate change impacts, as well as a proven understanding and interest in links between climate change and girls education are preferred.

The Senior Associate will report directly to the Global Head of Climate Education and Leadership and be a part of the dynamic Teach For All Global Resources and Partnerships team.

Overview of Teach For All & the Global Initiatives and Partnerships team

Teach For All is a growing global network of 62 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.

The Global Resources and Partnerships Team supports the global network in achieving objectives that are rooted in Teach For All’s intended outcomes and the needs of network partners and that reflect the evolving needs of children and youth for thriving in the fast-changing world of the 21st century. As part of this work, global initiatives and partnerships are developed and cultivated based on needs across the network, in order to live into our core purpose, accelerate progress towards our vision, and positioning education as a lever for addressing global challenges (e.g., education in emergencies and the future of work). Within this structure, the Climate Education & Leadership Initiative aims to infuse climate education throughout the education system by building a force of students, teachers, and alumni leaders who will foster climate mindedness, action and resilience in rising generations.

Responsibilities

The Senior Associate, Climate Education and Leadership, will play a critical role in supporting all the activities under the Teach For All Climate Education and Leadership Initiative.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Content Development and Knowledge Capture for Learning Calls

  • Coordinate the planning, design, and topic / speaker selection for monthly global Climate Education Community calls.
  • Manage the planning and design of Climate Education and Leadership Fund learning calls.
  • Lead the knowledge capture from learning calls and the development of Knowledge Insights documents for each learning call (incl., coordination with colleagues as needed).
  • Engage on management and coaching of the global Climate Education Community, including providing inputs to the monthly community email and the WhatsApp group, as well as connecting climate education leaders to build their relations, learning, and impact.

Climate Education Training Offer

  • Coordinate the set-up, application process, and logistics of the Climate Education Champions learning series (6-month series held once a year; flier for the 2024 edition can be found here).
    • Help plan, design, and facilitate the learning series sessions.
    • Provide support and feedback to participants, including by email and call.
  • Lead development of a Teach For All online module on climate education (basic level) as well as written case studies of climate education leaders for deeper learning. This includes management of external contractors for the training design, as needed.

Climate Education events

  • Help design and facilitate climate education events (co-)led by Teach For All, including both internal and external events as well as online and in-person events.
  • Work with event speakers from across the global Teach For All network (staff, alumni, fellows) to coach and support them in content preparations as needed.
  • Attend and speak in online and in-person events as relevant, including international travel.

External partnerships and initiatives

  • Support the initiation and management of external partnership (like the Teachers for the Planet program), including partnership events and coordination.
  • Support network members in starting climate education aligned with the global Teach For All climate education work (like the recently launched Pan-African Climate Education Network).
  • Research and recommend opportunities for partnerships with other organizations, as suitable and relevant.

Student leadership development

  • Together with the Global Head of Student Leadership and Voice, develop an approach for growing and infusing student stories and views in the climate education work.
  • Support continued work by network members on building student leadership for climate action.

Initiative management and liaison with colleagues across the organization

  • Support and co-lead parts of the broader Climate Education and Leadership initiative management and liaise with colleagues towards supporting a number of larger processes, including:
  • Administrative and financial processes, like donor reporting and fundraising.
  • Ad-hoc and structured support to network partners as needed (including under CEL Fund).
  • Evolving systems of evaluation and data collection around the climate education work.
  • Outreach work to grow Teach For All’s voice and thought leadership in climate education.
  • Maintenance and growth of existing and new platforms (like the Teach For All Climate Education Resource Hub) over time.
  • Creating avenues for alumni to lead climate education work beyond the fellowship.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of professional experience preferred, including in teaching and with a focus on climate education.
  • 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.
  • A strong proven commitment to advancing equitable climate education is preferred.
  • Prior exposure to and a strong understanding of Teach For All’s climate education work preferred.
  • Proven understanding and interest in links between climate change and girls education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong creativity, vision, and sense of possibility for growing the climate education work.
  • Proactivity and empowerment about their responsibilities and those of the climate education work.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to distil and organize large amounts of information.
  • Ability to multitask, independently prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic, start-up environment.
  • Strong team spirit in working with others across the organization and beyond.
  • 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 (see here).

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire, 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 local permanent work authorization/permit in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

Travel is possible when it is safe to do so and in accordance with local travel guidelines. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.

Posting Date: 14/12/2023

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

Apply now

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.

About Teach For All

Teach For All is a global network of 60 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization committed to developing collective leadership to ensure all children fulfill their potential. 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 capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni.

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.