Head of Talent Acquisition

The Team: Talent Acquisition


At the core of Teach For Thailand’s unique model is our ability to inspire Thailand’s best talents to join the movement and become lifelong champions of educational inequity.  The Talent Acquisition Team of Teach For Thailand takes a unique approach in identifying, cultivating, and selecting Thailand’s future leaders to join our flagship “Leaders For Change” Fellowship program – the 2-year leadership development program for our country’s most promising young leaders.  In 2019-2020, the team will recruit 80 participants (“fellows”) to join the seventh cohort of the Fellowship program.  Responsible for recruitment, selection, matriculation, marketing material design, and social media marketing, the Talent Acquisition team has 4 full-time members and  student volunteers (“campus leaders”) from top domestic universities as well as US- and UK-based universities.  Over the past five years of operations, the Talent Acquisition team has started to establish Teach For Thailand as a popular employer of choice among top Thai graduates.  As one of the most creative recruiters on campus, we have generated buzz around the program, leading to successful recruitment seasons as well as a significant number of social media followers (around 55,000+).  Looking ahead over the next few years, the vision of our team is to become one of the most prestigious graduate employers by the 2021 season.  To achieve this ambitious goal, the Talent Acquisition team will need to grow significantly while continuing to innovate our recruitment and selection approaches.


Roles and Responsibilities:


Teach For Thailand is looking for a results-driven executive to take on the challenge of establishing Teach For Thailand as one of the top graduate employers in the country by the 2021 season and scaling the Talent Acquisition team to the next level to ensure sustainable growth and impact.  This role will allow an experienced executive to transform management and business practices into building an efficient, transformative and impact-driven social impact organization including overseeing the full spectrum of talent attraction strategy from marketing and branding to recruitment and research-based selection.  The Head of Talent Acquisition will have an opportunity to shape the team culture, design and optimize recruitment & selection operations, and innovate in the area of social media marketing.  The Head of Talent Acquisition is also a member of Teach For Thailand’s Senior Leadership Team and will have the opportunity to help steer the overall direction of the organization.


Recruitment & Selection

  • Developing and overseeing a strategic plan to achieve ambitious recruitment target, which is expected to grow by 100% over the next few years
  • Managing and scaling a selection process that involves the screening of more than 1,000 candidates per application cycle
  • Tracking and analyzing relevant recruitment and selection data to drive progress towards our ambitious goals
  • Building and strengthening Teach For Thailand’s on-campus recruitment infrastructure, including relationships with the most influential professors at top universities
  • Innovating Teach For Thailand’s social media marketing and recruiting strategy on Facebook and other platforms
  • Collaborating with the Research, Impact, and Evaluation team to improve the selection model by analyzing correlation between student outcome data and candidate attributes

Team Management

  • Managing a team of 5 high-performing team members and 30-40 student volunteers (both in Thailand and abroad) to be successful and engaged in a fast-paced, goals-driven environment; continuing to grow the team in response to the scale of the fellowship program
  • Building a strong team culture to ensure that the Talent Acquisition team is a great and sustainable place for every team member to work
  • Coaching and developing team members on core recruiting and management skills and cultivating them as future leaders of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Formalizing performance management within the team, including promotion criteria; standardizing the work across the team to ensure consistency and efficiency

Senior Leadership Team Member

  • Providing leadership for the organization and representing the vision, mission, and core values of the organization both internally and externally
  • Engaging the entire organization in coming up with a long-term vision and strategy for the organization
  • Developing and overseeing organization-wide strategic and operational plan; monitoring organizational performance across the board
  • Working on key strategic initiatives and issues to optimize the operations of the organization as well as maximize impact

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Fluency in Thai and very good command of English
  • 5+ years of management experience in a fast-paced, goals-driven environment
  • Proven track record of achievement in managing a team to achieve highly ambitious targets
  • Native speaker of Thai with professional working proficiency of English
  • Willingness to travel and work some weekends and evenings

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • A deep commitment to education equity - a belief that all children can succeed regardless of their background
  • Visionary leadership skills, with the personal drive and energy to inspire and motivate colleagues and peers
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity in an organization transitioning out of its startup phase, including willingness to operate outside of one’s formal role to ensure the success of the broader organization
  • A learning orientation - commitment to development and openness to feedback
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills - ability to establish and manage authentic working relationships with people of all working styles to get things done
  • Excellent in execution skills -  ability to set strategic goals and analyze by using data to guide daily actions and decisions
  • Exemplify Teach For Thailand’s core values: Lead by Example, Students First, Constant Learning, Sense of Possibility, Relationships Matter, and Open and Honest.

Compensation for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.
To apply
Please send your resume and a one-page cover letter to careers@teachforthailand.org with the subject line of the position you are applying for.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
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