Leadership Development Associate

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.In 2018, Teach For Thailand?s Training & Support Team will train over 100+ fellows. The team designs and executes training and professional development programs for fellows during ?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.

The Head of Training & Support 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 develop 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 leader who can lead a team to achieve ambitious results in an entrepreneurial environment. The Head Support will have the opportunity to shape team and fellow cultures, design and execute fellow in-service training programs in partnership with Head of Training, and innovate in the areas of teacher coaching/mentoring and leadership development. 

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 
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 community) 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 ~6 high-performing team members to be successful and engaged in a  student-first environment; recruit Leadership Development Associate/Manager and develop the team in response to the scale of the 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
  • Provide leadership for the organization and represent the vision, mission, and core values of the organization both internally and externally
  • Engage the entire organization in coming up with a long-term student vision
  • Work on key strategic initiatives and issues to optimize the operations of the support team as well as maximize impact

  • Bachelor?s degree or master?s degree in any fields;
  • Thai nationality or legally authorized to work in Thailand;
  • Over 3 years' management experience in training and support;
  • Outstanding track record of achievements and ability to operate with urgency and sense of possibility in a fast-paced environment;
  • Working experience in coaching, training  and teaching would be highly considered; 
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in leadership development and/or adult learning theory and practice;
  • Excellent vision-setting, strategic thinking and project management ability;
  • 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;
  • Flexible (able to travel and work on weekend occasionally);
  • Passionate about education, working with people and working for society;
  • Fluency in spoken Thai and proficiency in English is required.
 To join us as a team member, apart from being well qualified, you need to believe 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 with the subject line of the position you are applying for. Compensation for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.