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Events Coordinator at Teach For All

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  • Malawi
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Teach For All

Position Summary 

To advance Teach For All’s 25-year vision and intended outcomes, we are seeking an Events Coordinator who will be part of our Global Events Team. The events coordinator will be responsible for managing up to 6 in-person and virtual internal and external conferences (including our flagship Global Conference). Providing end to end support from the planning phase to on-the-ground execution and event wrap-up, including payments and impact evaluation. This role will take you all over the world, as you support our organization in the delivery of high-caliber events.

About the Team 

This role sits within the Learning Experiences Team whose goal is to strategically co-design and implement a cohesive suite of impactful, inclusive and user-centered events, learning experiences, platforms and resources, so our network can connect, learn, and collectively reimagine more equitable systems for children everywhere. It is an agile global team of  learning designers, learning strategists, event designers, content designers, digital learning experts and project managers.

As an Events Coordinator, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities: 

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver successful, inspiring and impactful events on a regular basis. Other responsibilities include playing a key role in other learning experiences as the need arises.

Key elements of the role include

Project Management, event planning, budgeting, and logistics (80%):

  • Manage the project planning, budgeting, communication with participants and execution of logistics for approximately 5-6 events per year. Must exercise judgment in juggling competing priorities and managing time across multiple projects at once, including assessing event needs against costs and independently making decisions on all logistics
  • Provide direction through a logistics perspective on overall event and session design and attendee experience, including on diversity, equity and inclusion, and work closely with the content lead on each event
  • Balance across needs of various internal and external stakeholders and demonstrate leadership and adaptability while managing toward budget/event policies and ensure that learning objectives can be met.
  • Negotiate with external vendor and balance hidden and external costs in order to stay within strict event budgets in a non-profit environment
  • Lead on-the-ground support to ensure seamless delivery of the event in order to meet the outlined learning objectives. Requires independent judgment to problem-solve issues of widely ranging nature and troubleshoot immediate challenges and make quick decisions when faced with unexpected circumstances.
  • Independently manage end-to-end vendor relationships including needs assessment, selection, contracting and payment, and ongoing vendor management for supported events.
  • Lead one of the main conference processes (e.g., transport, communication, content liaison, etc.) during Teach For All’s flagship Global Conference, hosted by a different partner each year, which gathers more than 600 education experts, partner staff, supporters and more from 60+ countries

Other Conference Support:  (20%):

  • Lead the development of specific internal team processes by tracking, updating and improving the internal system and continuously manage wider team knowledge in that field (e.g., budget systems, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Quantitative and qualitative impact and data evaluation, Attendee registration and communication on Teach For All’s online learning platform, etc.)

As the ideal candidate, you will bring: 

  • Proven experience managing in-person events
  • Strong communicator and negotiator, able to work with stakeholders and external partners from a range of cultures
  • Strong reasoning and strategic problem solving abilities
  • Ability to be adaptable to an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture
  • Ability to manage under pressure and exhibit sound decision-making
  • Proven expertise in working in agile team settings with ability to work independently when required.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and external partners including people in leadership positions
  • Experience of delivering complex projects with strict deadlines
  • Interest in and exposure to practices which promote inclusive learning environments
  • An orientation to creativity & innovation, while also valuing and utilizing best practices and past learning
  • Ability to exercise judgment in juggling competing priorities and managing time across multiple projects at once
  • Strong self-starter
  • Preference to candidates who can speak additional languages apart from English
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and commitment to Teach For All’s mission
    • Reflects a sense of possibility in mindset and vision
    • Believes in the value of being locally rooted and globally informed
    • Drives toward constant learning and improvement
    • Convinced of the necessity of diversity and inclusiveness in our work
    • Believes in the interdependence between us and our partners in solving this global problem

What Teach For All Offers:

  • Commitment to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our organization’s progress
  • Professional and personal development experiences and ample opportunities to make a positive impact on the work of Teach For All and beyond
  • Comprehensive benefits package designed for your well-being and work-life needs
  • All roles are 100% remote; in some locations we offer the option for in-office collaborations
  • Generous time off and flexible work arrangements
  • And much more!

Method Of Application

If this opportunity sounds like the next best step in your career, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and a one-page letter of motivation (in English) directly online. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity. We look forward to learning about you and your passion for ensuring educational opportunity for all!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.


Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire, prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Work Authorization

Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess local permanent work authorization/permit in order to be considered.

Travel and Hours

Travel is possible 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.

Posting Date: 3/27/2023

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Apply now

Please submit your resume or curriculum vitae and a one-page letter of motivation in English directly online. Your letter should summarize motivations for your application and how your skills and experience align with the terms of this opportunity.

About Teach For All

Teach For All is a global network of 60 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization committed to developing collective leadership to ensure all children fulfill their potential. 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, 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 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.