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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

Digital Communications and Media Senior Officer
  • Department: Media, Marketing and Communications
  • Grade classification: Senior Officer
  • Reports to: Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: Full time (12 month contract with strong potential for extension)

The purpose of the Digital Communications and Media Senior Officer is to assist the Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager to improve awareness and understanding of Teach For Australia among key stakeholders, leading to action that supports the achievement of organisation goals.

The primary focus of the role is digital publishing and online engagement, campaign marketing and content development. The Digital Communications and Media Officer also assists with media engagement.

The role requires close working relationships and direct collaboration with all internal departments. It is of critical importance in supporting the long-term growth, sustainability and impact of Teach For Australia.

A position description is available here.

Apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter to Media, Marketing and Communications Senior Manager Skye Buttenshaw ( | 0410 800 345) by midnight on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Only applications with cover letters will be considered.

Enquiries can be directed towards Skye too.

Senior Advisor, Policy and Government Relations
  • Department: Government Relations
  • Grade classification: Manager/Senior (depending on experience)
  • Reports to: Director of Policy and Government Relations
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: 3-6 month secondment or MTC

For Teach For Australia to continue its work, it relies on support from the Federal Government (main funder) and State and Territory Government’s (key funders with the primary responsibility for schooling), as well as support from philanthropy and Associates.

The work of Government Relations at Teach For Australia includes:

  • Developing propositions to continue Teach For Australia in ways that support the education goals of Federal, State and Territory governments;
  •  Engaging with the education portfolio, Ministers, MPs, officials and advisers to secure commitments and/or maintain key relationships and support for Teach For Australia;
  •  Negotiating contracts that allow Teach For Australia to pursue its mission while meeting government requirements;
  • Securing ongoing commitment and financial contributions from existing partners (Victoria, ACT, NT, Western Australia and Tasmania);

A position description is available here.

Contact Sam Rosevear, Director of Policy and Government Relations, for more information ( | 0420961192).

Documentary Events Manager 
  • Department: Development
  • Grade classification: Senior Officer
  • Reports to: Development Director
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Employment type: 5 month contract

A documentary focused on raising awareness of educational disadvantage in Australia, told through the lens of Teach For Australia (TFA) Associates, will air on SBS in early 2017. To leverage the documentary, three bespoke events will be held in ACT, WA and VIC for Government, Philanthropic and Corporate funders and TFA partner organisations.

We are looking for an experienced events manager on a 5 month contract to develop, manage and successfully deliver these 3 events. In addition to reporting to the Director of Development the Events Manager will required to report to the TFA Documentary Steering committee.

This is a pivotal role for TFA not only to showcase the documentary but also to build relationships with current and potential supporters.

A position description is available here.

Apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter to Director of Development, Kylie Strudwick ( | 0403075796) by midnight on 22nd February 2017.

Only applications with cover letters will be considered.