Teach For All
Grants Initiative Lead, Global Grantmaking Programs
To advance Teach For All’s 25-year vision and intended outcomes, we are seeking a Grants Initiative Lead, Global Grantmaking Programs to execute on an evolving set of core activities related to launching, implementing and managing global grant initiatives while identifying opportunities for strategic process improvements across all programs.
Reports to: Senior Director, Global Grantmaking Programs
Team : Global Grantmaking sits within Teach for All’s Network Operations team
Compensation: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on country of hire and prior work experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
About the Team
The Global Grantmaking Team ensures that Teach For All’s subgranting programs are equitably accelerating the desired impact and priorities of network partners by providing financial resources and support in ways that build financial sustainability and strengthen the relationship between Teach For All and our network partners.
Teach For All’s grantmaking programs consist of an evolving mix of donor-directed subgrants as well as the Catalyst Fund, a funding mechanism that’s guided by independent, external committees. The Catalyst Fund enlists independent reviewers to evaluate network partners’ applications for funding, selects recipients based on these recommendations and further due diligence, disburses funds, and monitors progress. The Catalyst Fund aims to catalyze the growth, innovation, and sustainability of current network organizations and social entrepreneurs around the world through several kinds of grants.
The Grants Initiative Lead will join a small but growing team that works in close partnership with the Subgrant Compliance/Finance team, as well as Teach For All’s programmatic and fundraising staff, to administer the Catalyst Fund and other donor-directed subgrants, totaling approximately USD $14 million annually in grants to 50+ organizations around the world.
As Grants Initiative Lead at Teach For All, you will engage in the following and/or similar activities:
- Manage the full launch and ongoing implementation of Catalyst Fund initiatives including:
- Working with Global Enabling and Program teams to structure funds, understand financial outlook, establish timelines, refine initiative metrics, and develop request for proposals
- Leveraging some support from Grants Managers and Systems/Process Analyst, ensure the development of fund materials and manage ongoing communications with network partners and Teach For All’s programmatic, finance, and fundraising teams
- Recruit, onboard, coordinate and engage external grant committees
- Execute on an evolving set of core activities related to launching and managing global sub granting partnerships:
- Donor Directed subgrants: partner with fundraisers, finance, and grants managers to manage the launch and full implementation of subgrant partnerships, including aligning donor intent to partner needs and advising on non-profit laws governing Teach for All
- Partner Initiated subgrants: engage with regional teams, finance and grants managers to manage the launch and full implementation of partner sourced subgrants. This includes sharing Teach For All compliance requirements with funders.
- Partner with Systems/Process Analyst to identify opportunities for strategic process improvements, with an eye toward increasing effectiveness and efficiency across programs
As the ideal candidate, you will bring:
- Four or more years professional experience; ideally in grants management role, or equivalent experience in nonprofit finance, administration or project management
- Experience in managing grants internationally from a diverse array of organizations of different sizes, structures and managerial philosophies
- Knowledge of the philanthropic sector and core understanding of trust-based philanthropy, its philosophy and methods
- Ability to foster and manage a diverse range of relationships within a growing global community, with ability to influence and mobilize others while working virtually and remotely
- Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities with proven track record of diagnosing and solving complex problems and working with ambiguity
- Superior project management skills with strong attention to detail; self-starter who can manage and independently prioritize across multiple streams of work
- Ability to operate successfully in an ambiguous, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and fast-moving environment
- Fluency in English
Additional desirable skills/experiences (not required):
- Experience working in a subgranting environment
- Familiarity with Teach For All’s network
- Experience working or living in Africa or Asia Pacific regions
- Other desired languages: Spanish, Arabic, French
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.
Please note, this position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. All candidates must possess permanent local work authorization/permit in order to be considered.
Travel and Hours
All work is delivered virtually. Up to 5% of travel may be required. Given that we work across different time zones, some non-traditional hours for early or later calls are an expectation of this role.
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.