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Join our team

We’re hiring! Achieving our mission requires a great team. Come work with us.

Working at Teach For Australia

  • We’re headquartered in Carlton in Melbourne (Naarm) as well as teams working remotely around the country.
  • We offer a flexible working environment and do our best to support you to work when, where and how is best for you.
  • We support your learning and growth, with time and financial allowance for professional development.
  • We are committed to Reconciliation, and creating a space within the organisation where we learn and grow together.
  • We are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming work environment, shared by people from different backgrounds and perspectives.
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What we’re about

Teach For Australia is a values-driven organisation where we:

  • SERVE THE STUDENTS – Everyone at TFA works in service of our vision for children and young people.
  • HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS – Having high expectations – for ourselves, of others, and of what should be possible for students – is essential.
  • MAKE IT HAPPEN – To best serve students and their futures, we know there is a lot of work to be done. Not all of it will be straightforward. We act with deliberate intent.
  • GET THERE TOGETHER – We have a big vision and mission. We can’t – and won’t – achieve it on our own.
  • CELEBRATE ALONG THE WAY – We find joy and possibility in the big vision of what could be. We celebrate the strength and uniqueness of every student, and those who work in service of them.

Current vacancies

You can view a list of our current vacancies below.

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our people. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles. Please note that candidates must have the appropriate right to work in Australia to be eligible for any role at Teach For Australia.


Teaching and Leadership Adviser

Esperance, Goldfields, Kalgoorlie, Wheatbelt, South West & Metro

About the Position

Coach and develop Associates to be effective teachers as leaders in line with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) within the Kalgoorlie, Goldfields, Esperance Region & Mid-West, Gasgoign Region. Working with the national LDP frameworks the role also can be expected to design and deliver professional development that addresses the needs of the Associates’ development. Finally, the TLA is required to build new relationships and strengthen current relationships with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, contributing to a cohesive community that is connected to the greater movement for education equity.

Please Note: This role has flexibility for the candidates to be located anywhere in Esperance, Goldfields, Kalgoorlie, Wheatbelt, South West & Metro.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in formally or informally coaching others to success
  • Full driver’s license and willingness to travel as required to fulfil the duties of the role

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 9am AEDT on Friday, 16 December 2022.


Teaching and Leadership Adviser

Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West & Metro

About the Position

Coach and develop Associates to be effective teachers as leaders in line with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) within the Kalgoorlie, Goldfields, Esperance Region & Mid-West, Gasgoign Region. Working with the national LDP frameworks the role also can be expected to design and deliver professional development that addresses the needs of the Associates’ development. Finally, the TLA is required to build new relationships and strengthen current relationships with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, contributing to a cohesive community that is connected to the greater movement for education equity.

Please Note: This role has flexibility for the candidates to be located anywhere in Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West & Metro.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in formally or informally coaching others to success
  • Full driver’s license and willingness to travel as required to fulfil the duties of the role

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 9am AEDT on Friday, 16 December 2022.


Teaching and Leadership Adviser

South East Victoria Based in Inner Gippsland

About the Position

Coach and develop Associates to be effective teachers as leaders in line with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) across Southeast Victoria. Working with the national LDP frameworks the role also can be expected to design and deliver professional development that addresses the needs of the Associates’ development. Finally, the TLA is required to build new relationships and strengthen current relationships with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, contributing to a cohesive community that is connected to the greater movement for education equity.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in formally or informally coaching others to success
  • Full driver’s license and willingness to travel as required to fulfil the duties of the role

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 9am AEDT on Friday, 16 December 2022.


Teaching and Leadership Adviser

South West Victoria – Based in Warrnambool or Portland or other

About the Position

Coach and develop Associates to be effective teachers as leaders in line with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) across Southwest Victoria. Working with the national LDP frameworks the role also can be expected to design and deliver professional development that addresses the needs of the Associates’ development. Finally, the TLA is required to build new relationships and strengthen current relationships with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, contributing to a cohesive community that is connected to the greater movement for education equity.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in formally or informally coaching others to success
  • Full driver’s license and willingness to travel as required to fulfil the duties of the role

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 9am AEDT on Friday, 16 December 2022.


Teaching and Leadership Adviser

Southern Tasmania

About the Position

Coach and develop Associates to be effective teachers as leaders in line with the Leadership Development Program (LDP) across Southern Tasmania. Working with the national LDP frameworks the role also can be expected to design and deliver professional development that addresses the needs of the Associates’ development. Finally, the TLA is required to build new relationships and strengthen current relationships with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, contributing to a cohesive community that is connected to the greater movement for education equity.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in formally or informally coaching others to success
  • Full driver’s license and willingness to travel as required to fulfil the duties of the role

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 9am AEDT on Friday, 16 December 2022.


Government Relations Advisor

About the Position

The Government Relations Advisor provides political analysis and advice, and operational and stakeholder engagement support to colleagues. The role has administrative and external-facing responsibilities that include the preparation of briefs, correspondence, project and contract management, team logistics, stakeholder research and engagement.

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About You

  • At least three years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s level degree in a related field or commensurate work experience.
  • Knowledge of Australian political landscape – e.g. from working in or with political offices.
  • Experience in project management and support.
  • High level written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work closely with senior team members and independently with initiative.
  • Ability to respond quickly to a dynamic operating environment and produce high quality work to deadline

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, with your CV and Cover letter, addressing the Job description.

Please note, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait with your application.


Associate

Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program
  • Employment type: Full time
  • Applications for Cohort 2023 are now closed

About the position

We believe that to achieve systemic change, inspirational leaders are needed in schools, communities, business and government. Through the Leadership Development Program, we recruit outstanding individuals with academic expertise as well as a range of skills and experience to become ‘Associates’ who commit to teach in an educationally disadvantaged school for at least two years.

By the end of the program, you will have earned a nationally accredited Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) degree on scholarship, all the while earning a full salary and benefits for the duration of the program. Learn more about the program here.

Learn more

Find out more about Teach for Australia before applying for a role.

Jobs at Teach For Australia

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