Senior Associate, Foundations

Full Time Greater Accra Teach for All

Mexico,Ecuador,Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, United States, Belgium, United Kingdom
Position Summary:

Teach For All seeks a Senior Associate, Foundations for the Global Development (GD) team. The Senior Associate will provide essential support to the Institutional Partnerships team (Head of Institutional Partnerships and Institutional Partnerships Director) who is responsible for developing and growing meaningful partnerships between Teach For All and a global constituency of Foundation donors. The team manages a portfolio of foundation supporters that represent approximately $10 million in revenue for the organization.

The Senior Associate will play a critical role in supporting the actions, strategies and systems undergirding Teach For All’s cultivation of this deep and dynamic donor pipeline. His/her duties will range from data management to research and meeting preparation, as well as managing up to the Head of Institutional Partnerships to execute expansive partnerships with foundation donors and prospects. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task; produce high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and dynamic environment; and juggle several competing priorities with a spirit of flexibility, positivity, and a sense of possibility. The Senior Associate will report directly to the Head of Institutional Partnerships on Teach For All’s Global Development Team.


An effective Senior Associate, Foundations will play a key role in building a strong base of support for Teach For All’s efforts by:

Supporting the development and co-owning the execution against portfolio strategy along with other team members to increase and accelerate our efforts to build a constituency of champions and raise critical resources for the organization
Building a deep and expansive understanding of the landscape of potential supporters and making recommendations for how we engage with possible champions of our mission
Developing high-impact communications both internally and externally to advance potential partnerships
Accurately evolving and maintaining systems that allow the team to understand our progress and track critical tasks
Maximizing the team’s time by providing administrative support

The Senior Associate, Foundations will play a key role in supporting the organization’s portfolio of foundation supporters. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Research and Meeting Preparation – 20%

Conducting in-depth analysis of new and existing donors to inform strategy for influencing, motivating and inspiring donors to contribute to our work
Creating strategic meeting briefs for CEO and others with appropriate objectives, asks, angles, and donor history, as well as listing potential questions from funders and propose potential responses
Preparing landscape analysis research to build Teach For All’s fundraising pipeline, identifying alignment between our work and donor interests and recommending concrete next steps for the organization to take
Writing, Strategy & Project Management Responsibilities – 30%

Drafting internal and external donor-related communications, such as emails, thank you letters, concept notes, reports, and donor histories
Developing targeted donor stewardship touch points
Drafting strategy documents and collaborating with internal staff on key approaches to advancing this portfolio
Managing up to colleagues in order to execute on project plans for cultivation purposes (i.e. ensuring grant reports and milestones are on track)
Creating & adjusting compelling PowerPoint presentations for funder meetings and touch points
Systems & Data Management – 30%

Maintaining up-to-date and accurate data on donors in our online CRM system (Salesforce)
Creating and managing tracking systems to support the ambitious fundraising goals of the foundations portfolio and leveraging them to manage up to the Head of Institutional Partnerships
Leveraging data systems to stay abreast of fundraising efforts across the team to proactively identify internal collaboration opportunities, such as ensuring next steps are completed, making strategic suggestions for donor cultivation strategies, knowing progress and path to fundraising goals, and identifying next steps
Administrative Support – 20%

Processing cash receipt forms for pledges and gifts
Managing difficult calendar scheduling for Head of Institutional Partnerships (note: they manage their own calendar except with difficult scheduling situations – i.e. across multiple time zones, across multiple orgs, etc.)
Coordinating trip planning and execution as needed
Providing other administrative support on an as-needed basis

At least 2 years of professional experience preferred, especially in non-profit fundraising
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Drive
English fluency required. Fluency in other regional languages is helpful, but not required
Prior experience with fundraising and/or business development preferred
Previous experience with Salesforce or other client relationship management system a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extraordinary organization and attention to detail
Excellent written skills
Ability to multi-task, independently prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic, start-up environment
Strong project management skills
Systems-orientation a plus
Ability to juggle several competing priorities at once with a spirit of flexibility and positivity
Strong customer service ethic
Solutions-oriented mindset with proactive approach to problem solving
Strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills
Sensitivity to diversity in backgrounds and beliefs (e.g., racial, cultural, socioeconomic, political, etc.)Deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of Teach For All:
Sense of Possibility: We believe in the extraordinary potential of all children and in our collective potential to realize our aspirations, and so we act with courage, boldness, urgency and perseverance in pursuit of transformational impact
Locally Rooted and Globally Informed: We value the enormous assets in the communities where we work, immerse ourselves in local perspectives, needs and opportunities, and work in deep partnership with students, families, educators, and community members—all while also seeking to build our understanding of what is possible based on insights from outside of our communities and countries.
Constant Learning: We commit to continuous education, reflection and improvement as the foundation for the transformational leadership we strive to develop.
Diversity & Inclusiveness: We seek to ensure full participation of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address should guide and lead this work.
Interdependence: In recognition of our shared humanity and interconnectedness, we work with generosity and compassion to help each other develop and grow
Work Authorization

Candidates for this position must possess local work authorization in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

Given that we work across every different time zone, some non-traditional hours for early or late calls are an expectation of this role.


Salary for this position is competitive and is based on several factors, including prior experience and locality.. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

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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 53 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 All’s global organization works to increase the network’s 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, ethnicities, 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 All’s 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 we’re working to address by nature of sharing the background (e.g. economic, racial and ethnic, religious) of the most disadvantaged groups in their countries.

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