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Associate, Government, School and Community Relations

  • Ahmedabad
  • 0-0L/Annual

About Us

At Teach For India, we’ve built a nationwide movement of leaders who are working relentlessly to end inequity in education. It’s been twelve years since we began this journey and today we have 900+ Fellows leading classrooms impacting 32,000 children across the country, Through our Fellowship, we infuse the largest pipeline of driven, skilled talent into the educational ecosystem and have a growing movement of 3400+ Alumni. Our Alumni work at all levels of the education system from teaching, teacher training, school leadership and community empowerment to education technology, policy, governance, media as well as in the private sector. Cumulatively, our Alumni have founded 150+ organisations in the social sector with 200 of them occupying senior leadership and CXO positions across organisations.

77% of our Alumni continue to work in the development sector impacting 33 million, or 1 in 10 children across India, thereby demonstrating their commitment to our vision - One Day All Children Will Attain An Excellent Education. Collectively, these numbers represent the immense potential of our model and the power of our broader community - a potential to catalyze a movement for education reform and redefine what’s possible for children from the most vulnerable backgrounds. Our work will only be complete once we have built a movement of leaders large enough to ensure that every child in India is receiving an excellent education.

On Staff, we pride ourselves as being a passionate, idealistic, mission-driven team of 200+ individuals who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and practicing the values that shape us as people.. We have been recognised by Great Places To Work and are an equal opportunities employer, providing compensation and benefits at the top of the nonprofit sector.

Position Summary

The Associate, Government, School and Community Relations is responsible for managing school and community partnerships as well as supporting the Program team with Stakeholder Management in schools and communities. As an Associate you will be responsible for setting a strong culture of problem-solving and collaboration amongst Fellows and Stakeholders and work closely with the Program team and Government Relations Manager to ensure win-win partnerships in schools and communities.

Team Overview

The Ahmedabad City Operations team is one of the youngest sites of Teach For India. It has 10 staff members and will have close to 70 fellows next year. The city is going from being a smaller site to being a medium-size site over the next two years and this will come along with a lot of changes. Hence the role will come with its own exciting challenges and opportunities. We have some of the most engaged set of staff members and fellows. We are going to be looking to increase in size without losing all the strengths that we have in culture, impact, and operations.

As we deep dive into Phase 4 of our organizational plans, the Ahmedabad team is committed to increasing the scale and depth of our collective impact in the region. We aspire to be the best city to work in for both fellows and aspiring staff members.  

What Teach For India Can Offer You

1) A challenging yet flexible workplace in which every individual employee’s staff journey is tracked for excellence and leadership development.
2) A work environment in which employees’ holistic well-being is a core priority, enabling people to be their best selves.
3) The opportunity to be part of one of the most established and visionary movements in the education sector in India, which is at a pivotal point in terms of expanding its scale and outreach while working with changemakers across the country.
4) Access to connections and resources from the global Teach For All network that includes partner organisations spanning over 50 countries across 6 continents.
5) Remuneration that is competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and a benefits package that includes extensive medical insurance and maternity coverage for both parents.


Aligning Stakeholder Management with Program priorities

  • Collect information about stakeholder management in the city through a variety of methods (shadowing, interviews, surveys, etc)
  • Analyze and interpret data to unearth weaknesses and problems, and comprehend the causes
  • Formulate recommendations and solutions with attention to Program priorities, capabilities, and limitations
  • Amplify best practices to internal partners like Program Managers and Fellows

Build Capacity in Fellows and Program Managers on Stakeholder Management

  • Support the Senior Program Manager/Program Coach to design sessions for Inductions, City conferences, Program Fridays for both Fellows and Program Managers on topics like but not limited to problem-solving, expectation setting, stakeholder mapping, negotiation skills, conflict resolution

Build and Maintain School and Community Partnerships

  • Meet with Program Managers when needed and perform an initial assessment of problematic situations in school and communities
  • Manage strong partnerships with all the schools in the city. 
  • Provide COVID wellness: ration, health, and safety support for students and their families 
  • Manage city level School and Fellow database 
  • Document the current reality of all school and community partners 
  • Create and communicate reports to stakeholders in the school and Government like District Directors of Education and Additional Directors of Education to ensure renewal of permission to operate

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support in Recruitment, Selection, Matriculation based on interest and skills 
  • Support at Training at Institute based on interest and skills
  • Support in planning and organizing city events like City Conferences, induction, mid-year retreats

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Graduate in any stream 
  • Previous experience of relationship building and stakeholder engagement 
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal 
  • Data orientation and impact analysis 
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Excellent organizing and planning skills 
  • Ability to work in uncertainty 
  • Critical thinking to solve reactive, complex and critical issues 

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience working with stakeholders in low-income communities 

Short Description
  • Job Experience:

    0-1 Months
  • Posted On:

    14 Apr,2021
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