Leadership Development Manager

Teach For Thailand is an independent non-profit organization with a mission to address educational inequity in Thailand by enlisting our nation’s future leaders to teach in high-need schools. We believe in the value of giving back, inspiring others, and using our knowledge to make a real impact to better the lives of the future generations. At Teach For Thailand, we want to create an equitable education system by placing great teachers who are committed to improving educational attainment, raising aspirations and expanding educational opportunity for all children in high-need schools. Over time, we would like our alumni to leverage the insights they gained in the classrooms to become lifelong leaders working in education and across all sectors to ensure excellent education for all.

 

Teach For Thailand is a partner in the Teach For All (www.teachforall.org) network, which is made up of 40 social enterprises across the world seeking to end educational inequity in their respective countries.

 

The Team: Training & Support

Training & Support Team leads the efforts to train and empower participants (“fellows”) who are teaching in classrooms to transform the lives of thousands of students in the Greater Bangkok area. Teach For Thailand’s Training & Support Team have trained over 100+ fellows. The team designs and executes training and professional development programs for fellows during Summer Institute and throughout their two-year placement in schools. The team also builds the capacity of Teach For Thailand staff and partners with government, university, and local schools to support and develop our fellows. Through the team’s work, our fellows will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to lead the students they teach to greater achievement and to develop into future leaders themselves.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Leadership Development Manager is a one-of-a-kind position that provides an unparalleled opportunity for the right individual to play an important role in developing Thailand’s future leaders. Teach For Thailand is looking for a highly experienced individual who has a passion for building a young and dynamic team that will train and support our fellows to become exceptional leaders in the classroom and beyond.  The individual must be a strategic thinker, an outstanding relationship builder, and a skilled manager who can lead a team to achieve ambitious results in an entrepreneurial environment. Leadership Development Manager will have the opportunity to shape team and fellow cultures, design and execute fellow training programs, and innovate in the areas of teacher coaching/mentoring and leadership development. 

 

Training & Support

  • Set transformational vision of impact for students, fellows and alumni and develop corresponding definitions, goals and metrics to measure impact
  • Refine and update existing Training & Support framework to align to vision and goals for impact
  • Execute fellow training and professional development programs to the highest quality in order to achieve transformational impact 

Partner Engagement

  • Engage internal and external stakeholders (staff, fellows, students, parents, school and government leaders, organizational supporters, etc.) to foster broad alignment with and conviction in vision and goals for student, fellow and alumni impact
  • Manage high stakes relationships to design and deliver a training program that will facilitate an alternative route to teacher certification
  • Build lasting partnerships with key leaders and organizations in the education community to gain support and resources for fellow training and development efforts 

Team Management

  • Manage a team of ~4 high-performing team members to be successful and engaged in a  student-first environment; recruit Leadership Development Officers and develop the team in response to the scale of the fellowship program
  • Build a strong team culture to ensure that the Training & Support team is a great and sustainable place for every team member to work
  • Coach and develop team members on core teacher training and management skills and cultivate them as future leaders of the Training & Support team
  • Formalize performance management within the team, including promotion criteria; standardize the work across the team to ensure consistency and efficiency 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ year of management experience 
  • Fluency in Thai
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in leadership development and/or adult learning theory and practice
  • Excellent vision-setting, strategic thinking and project management ability
  • Outstanding track record of achievements and ability to operate with urgency and sense of possibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and flexibility to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships and networks to achieve results
  • Proven ability to coach and develop team members toward achieving ambitious and measurable outcomes

To Apply

 

To join us as a team member, apart from being well qualified, you need to believe that every single child deserves an excellent education and that every single child has the ability to be successful in school, despite their background as strongly as we do in our mission and vision to ensure the success of our organization.

 

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 candidates will be contacted

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