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About us

  • Located in the midst of the action on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, with teams based across the country.
  • A dynamic and growing not-for-profit organisation.
  • Passionate, professional and ambitious team, working together to close the education gap.
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace culture with a focus on work/life balance.

There is a three year achievement gap between Australia’s best and worst performing school students. Worse, this gap is largely defined by socioeconomic, geographic and ethnic lines. Teach For Australia’s vision is of an Australia, where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.

We work towards this vision by recruiting highly competent individuals from diverse academic backgrounds and training and developing them to become exceptional teachers and inspirational leaders that meet the needs of schools in low socioeconomic communities and the broader education system.

The Australian Government Department of Education is a major supporter of the Teach For Australia initiative.

Current vacancies

Program Director – Teach to Lead

  • Reports To: General Manager, Program Teams
  • Location: Melbourne (Flinders Lane)
  • Employment Type: Full time (two year contract)

The Program Director is responsible for managing the overall design, implementation and evaluation of the program, as well as maintaining partnerships to ensure its sustainability. The Program Director will also work closely with other members of the Teach For Australia (TFA) Programs team to ensure appropriate linkages and synergies are harnessed between the Teach To Lead program and the TFA Associate Program.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in leading high-performing teams, managing large projects and building relationships, in addition to a graduate degree in Business Management, Education or a related discipline. Ideally you will have experience in leadership development for schools, and familiarity with the Teach For Australia program.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation, apply by submitting your CV along with a cover letter to by midnight on Sunday 28 May 2017, with subject line “Application: Program Director, Teach To Lead”.

Enquiries can be made to Kallie Rougos via the email above or on +61 408 995 287.

For the full Position Description, please click here.