Meet the Recruiters: Liz Cullen

February 7, 2017 9:21 am

Welcome our multi-part series, introducing you to the Teach For Australia Recruitment and Advocacy team.

All of our recruiters are more than happy to chat to you about your ambitions, ideas and plans. To find out more about Teach For Australia’s award-winning Leadership Development Program, don’t hesitate to reach out to the recruiter who sounds like the best match for you!

Introducing Liz Cullen, Team Leader for Recruitment and Advocacy, in her own words:

My name is Liz and I’m the best point of contact for anyone interested in our Program based in Tassie, SA or Queensland. I was born and raised in the sunshine state and am a Law/Arts graduate of the University of Queensland. I’m also an Alumna of the Teach For Australia program. I taught in the outer western metropolitan region of Melbourne for two years. After working as a teacher, and then as a youth worker in the community sector, I’m thrilled to be at HQ in Melbourne ensuring we grow TFA’s impact, placing more Associates into the schools around the country.

Why do you think this work is so important?

For me, every issue I see as pressing for society – from economic reform and guaranteed standards of living to multiculturalism and democratic engagement – finds its root causes and solutions in education. So if you’re looking for a pathway to greatest impact in the thing you card about through your work, you’ve found it!

What is your top tip for people interested in applying to Teach For Australia?

Teach For Australia is an unique program and there is no ‘cookie cutter’ Associate. Each Associate brings their own experiences, passions and strengths to this work – while all demonstrate well rounded ability across the eight competencies we look for. To make sure you can communicate your uniqueness more effectively, get in touch with a recruiter to speak in person before submitting your application. We know we can help!

How can people get in touch with you?

I’m based in Melbourne at HQ, but travel regularly. If you live in Tassie, SA or Queensland and are applying/considering applying, I’m your best bet!

I’m always happy to share my experiences as an Associate if you want to know what your two years could look like. Or if you’re up for a chat about the connection between education and broader social exclusion and poverty.

You can reach me via email ( if you’re interested in finding out more or have specific questions. I’m happy to meet up in person or chat over the phone if you get in touch.

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