Teach For All seeks a Head of Corporate Partnerships to lead a small team in thoughtfully engaging, stewarding and renewing a portfolio of global corporate champions and to help generate engagement opportunities and experiences that will help us to attract, retain and grow corporate supporters for our network over time. The Head of Corporate Partnerships will work closely with our Head of Global Development, CEO, Board members, regional and programmatic team leads, and network organization CEOs and staff members to develop and execute on our global corporate fundraising strategy. The Head of Corporate Partnerships will lead a team to grow annual corporate revenue, currently more than $5 million, for Teach For Alls global organization and more than 40 network organizations.
This position is a visible, externally facing role representing Teach For All to current and potential corporate donors. The successful candidate is a leader who possesses exceptional strategic skills, strong relationship building and advocacy skills, entrepreneurial spirit with a deep personal belief in Teach For Alls approach and mission, and a collaborative and effective approach to leading teams. This person will report to the Head of Global Development and Strategic Partnerships at Teach For All.
Overview of Teach For All & the Global Development Team
Teach For All is a growing global network of over 50 independent, locally led organizations united by the purpose of developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Each network partner recruits and develops promising leaders to teach in their nations under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work throughout their lives, from inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For Alls global organization works to increase the networks impact by building awareness of the networks approach, supporting the launch of new organizations, building the capacity of network partners by helping them learn from each other, maintaining network standards, and working collaboratively with the global education and development communities to catalyze progress towards ensuring all children fulfill their potential.
Network partners are responsible for raising the funds necessary to thrive within their local countries. Teach For Alls Global Development team is responsible for generating the funds to sustain the global organization (more than $25 million annually) and to catalyze growth in low-income countries (approximately $10 million annually).
Our global organization also supports network partners in their efforts to raise funds; this past year, network partners raised approximately $450 million, including $125 million in countries outside of the US and UK. Over time, we would like to grow the extent to which the global organization supports network partners in their fundraising efforts, and the extent to which they support each other and the global organization in these efforts.
The Head of Corporate Partnerships will:
Set vision and develop a strategy to engage a robust portfolio of corporate donors as well as attract and increase the funding raised via the private sector;
Create an engaging annual cultivation strategy that helps bring our global work and impact to life for corporate champions;
Lead the corporate partnership teams including the Corporate Partnerships Specialists and Corporate Partnerships Director, providing coaching, mentoring, and ongoing support and ensuring the team has clear strategic direction and priorities and has access to professional development opportunities, joint problem-solving and coaching around the substance of the work;
Engage in the global education and philanthropy community as a thought leader on corporate engagement in education and to bring greater visibility to our existing partnerships including at global forums; and
Work in deep partnership with Teach For Alls heads of region, network CEOs, Board members and global team to identify, pursue, and maximize national corporate relationships to grow them into robust global collaborations.
Specific responsibilities include:
Strategy and Execution (50%)
Work in close partnership with Teach For Alls CEO and heads of regions, as well as other stakeholders to build and cultivate a robust and growing pipeline of corporate donors
Set vision for a robust portfolio of current corporate donors including developing an annual cultivation and partnership engagement strategy for key stakeholders in those corporations
Manage a pipeline of potential corporate supporters and create and execute strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new donors
Have a deep knowledge of Teach For Alls priorities to represent the organization effectively with external constituents and link donor interests to Teach For Alls priorities
Identify and leverage external opportunities to engage corporate supporters and ensure Teach For All is an influential global voice among corporate champions in global gatherings and other spaces
Work with Teach For Alls public affairs team to generate engagement benefits, and to execute on communications plans
Work with the Corporate Partnerships team to develop and manage partnerships around special initiatives including in STEM, student leadership, and girls education)
Maintain a lens on funding trends and initiatives with foresight, to help position Teach For All for future opportunities
Writing & Communications (30%)
Ensure the development of compelling proposals and other requests for support, in collaboration with Teach For Alls Global Development Communications team
Draft communications and other requests on behalf of the CEO and other key stakeholders
Develop appropriate recognition opportunities and benefits for corporate partners
Identify and execute on opportunities for joint external positioning, and conceptualize and implement joint events
Building Relationships (20%)
Develop deep relationships with and understanding of corporate prospects and donors
Build the relationships and insight to serve as a resource to Teach For Alls network partners in accessing funding and support from global corporations
Steward current corporate supporters by representing the organization and global network
Build and maintain strong relationships with Teach For All network partners in pursuit of joint funding opportunities
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in cultivating successful and complex external relationships and partnerships
At least 5-10 years experience in corporate relations role, sales, fundraising, business development, philanthropy or related fields
Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization as part of a collaborative and committed team
Exceptional ability to build relationships and influence and inspire diverse stakeholders
Able to navigate complex donor environments with judgment, sound strategic thinking, and tactical skill
Excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to manage a high volume workload at a fast pace with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality
Must have sensitivity to racial, cultural, and ideological diversity
Deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of Teach For All
Prior international experience preferred
Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire, prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Candidates for this position must possess local work authorization in order to be considered.
Travel and Hours
International travel expected, approximately 20% to meet and build positive relationships with donors and global champions when it is safe to do so and in accordance with local travel guidelines. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter directly online.
About Teach For All
Teach For All is a global network of over 50 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations under-resourced schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For Alls global organization works to increase the networks impact by capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that inspires individuals of all backgrounds across nationalities, races, ethnicity, religions, political views, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical disabilities, languages, ages, genders and prior experiences to bring their full selves to the work of ensuring educational opportunity for all.
In order to maximize our effectiveness in fulfilling Teach For Alls mission, we also feel it is important to focus on increasing representation and inclusiveness with respect to two dimensions in particular: we prioritize diversity of geography because this can help us quickly understand and connect with the diverse cultures and geographies of the world. We also prioritize increasing the representation and inclusiveness of team members who themselves have experienced the inequities were working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.
To apply for this job please visit teachforall.org.