The Government, School and Community Relations (GSCR) Manager will lead Teach for India’s advocacy and expansion initiatives with the government towards a sustainable systemic impact in the region. The role involves working closely with representatives across levels from the city government, other social organizations in the region as well as School and Community stakeholders. The Manager will work closely with the Program team, Fellows, School and Community to identify the current challenges in fellowship and design a strategy to overcome them. The manager is responsible to find long-term solutions for partnering with the Government at National and City level. As a Manager, you will also be responsible for the growth and development of the Government, School & Community Relations (GSCR) Associates.
The Delhi City Operations team is the largest Teach For India team contributing to 25% of everything organizationally - Fellows, Alumni, Staff & students. Being the political nerve center of the country, the city comes with its own exciting challenges and opportunities. We have the most promising Alumni entrepreneurs and a very strong existing and potential ecosystem of partners including government, donors, and NGOs.
As we deep dive into Phase 4 of our organizational plans, the Delhi team is committed to bringing alive the vision of collective leadership towards holistic education in the city through its 3 products: the Fellowship, Alumni Leadership & the Movement. The GSCR Manager will be responsible to lead the advocacy efforts for the city to enable systemic impact for the movement, create opportunities in the system to infuse talent from our alumni pool for Alumni leadership and create an enabling environment in our placement schools and communities to enhance our fellows and students learning outcomes for the fellowship.
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.
Government Relations: Lead design, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation of strategy
Creating a vision for Government, Schools and Communities Relations at Teach For India Delhi, and driving this vision along with the GSCR Associates, Partnership and Program teams in the city
Building and strengthening critical relationships with key stakeholders in the local government, local governing bodies, NGOs and other political & community leaders towards the vision of the city
Leading the creation of opportunities for systemic impact in the region through internship/career opportunities in the government for our Fellows and Alumni, and special projects to work with representatives of the government
Identify and create champions of the movement among government stakeholders
Facilitate and create spaces/projects for collective action towards excellent education between key stakeholders in the educational landscape
School and Community Relations: Lead design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of strategy
Design an elaborate vision for Teach For India’s expansion in the region and manage the Fellow placements for the incoming Fellows by ensuring smooth MOU renewals, building the annual placement strategy, and looking into the expansion into other Government and low-income private schools in the city.
Support the Fellowship in the city by creating and securing partnerships, agreements or memorandums directly with government bodies as well as indirectly with school stakeholders through the School /Community Relations Associates.
Design the city’s school placement strategy, effectively mapping high need areas/schools with city priorities and implement the same with the inputs of the School and Community Relations Associate.
Work in cohesion with the program team, school and community teams, fellows to understand the current challenges and designing a strategy to tackle these challenges and monitor its implementation.
Identify need-based NGO/Private partners to support fellows for their classrooms and community
Support design, implementation, and evaluation of city strategy as a part of the city leadership team. Influence major decision-making for the city to maintain a culture of excellence, challenge, and care.
Support and manage the development of the School and Community Associate in policy and administration-related aspects and monitor the alignment of approach in schools with the SPM.
Support the City Child Protection Committee to upskill TFI city employees on child safety and to work for the resolution of cases of violations.
Lead wellbeing and relief efforts for students and their families.
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
Minimum 3 years relevant experience of working with Government, and relevant on-ground experience of working in communities.
Experience in designing and implementing strategy, monitoring and evaluation. Ability to lead projects.
Strong evidence of relationship building and stakeholder engagement in the past Experience working with stakeholders in low-income communities preferred
People management skills
Communication skills, both verbal and written
Data analysis skills
Comfortable using Powerpoint and Excel.
Strong influencing, motivating, and relationship building skills
Excellent organizing and planning skills
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Comfortable with quantitative analysis and survey design
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
Ability to problem-solve for unrecognized challenges and persevere in uncertain situations.
Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
Willingness to learn and take initiatives
Adaptability (ability to work in unstructured environments with minimal supervision)