Associate, College/Corporate Recruitment and Outreach
The Associate, Recruitment and Outreach lays the foundation of the Teach For India movement by sourcing the most outstanding college graduates and working professionals, and informing, investing and inspiring them to join the Fellowship Program. The Associates build the brand of Teach For India nationally by representing our organisation at premier institutions in the country, and play a key role in building enduring partnerships with them. The Recruiter sets the vision and strategy for Fellowship Recruitment and branding in the portfolio. Most importantly, they provide continuous support to prospective Fellows and empower them with the skills, knowledge and mindsets to be prepared for the start of their Fellowship journey.
At its soul, the role revolves around changing mindsets in this country and, as such, presents tremendous opportunity to build leadership and management skills in a fast-paced, results-driven, and challenging team.
The Recruitment team is not just the face, but also the heart of Teach For India. The Recruitment team advocates and fights to get the greatest leaders into our classrooms to ensure Teach For India’s continued and multiplied impact on Indian education. The team’s work is at the core of building our movement.
The Fellowship Recruitment team is responsible for building the Teach For India brand nationally, regionally, and within colleges and corporates to attract the best talent in India. Last year, we received over 14,000 applications and recruited 634 Fellows for the movement. As one of the most external facing teams, we build the brand of Teach For India nationally through engagement with the top institutions of the country, media partnerships, branding and promotion campaigns, and by creating strong champions for the movement. We provide avenues for prospective applicants to meet with Fellows, Staff and students, and we meet with corporate and college stakeholders to invest them in the movement. We engage with the city teams in order to ensure that the organisation acts as one team in our mission to find our movement of leaders who will eliminate educational inequity and ensure that all children attain an excellent vision.
Setting a compelling vision and ambitious strategy and goal for the portfolio, rooted in Teach For India’s current reality. The role would include capturing and investigating in-depth data and evidence to analyse trends, monitoring progress to goals, and adapting and iterating on strategies in the region.
Building and managing partnerships with a wide range of internal and high level external stakeholders such as heads of colleges and corporates, and create networks in the region that will help the Recruitment team year on year.
Creating and executing engagement campaigns with top institutions to source the highest quality candidates for the portfolio, which includes making inspiring presentations to large audiences
Effectively managing between 20-30 “Campaign Leaders” based in universities and workplaces across the region.
Creating avenues and opportunities to inspire and influence potential candidates to join our movement by sharing stories from our classrooms and Alums through emails, conversations and interactive sessions
Knowledge and Technical Skills
Competencies and Abilities
Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English (incl. public-speaking and presentation skills) : ability to effectively interface with multiple audiences, internal teams and stakeholders while presenting complex ideas clearly and in an engaging manner
Strategic and critical thinking skills - Proficiency in analyzing large data-sets and making inferences to drive strategies and decisions
Excellent project planning and project and people management skills
Goal driven with a focus on setting clear expectations and detailed follow up
Strong planning skills
Sharp focus on execution
Ability to travel extensively (intra and inter-city) and adopt flexible timings (especially during “cycle season” from July-Feb)
Values and Mindsets
Belief that every single child deserves an excellent education and that every single child has the ability to be successful academically, despite their background
Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt quickly to a new work stream and culture
Commitment to executing a complex plan in an entrepreneurial environment
Ability to reflect and eager to grow and learn
Education and Experience
0-2 years of work experience
Experience working in a multicultural environment and is sensitive to the diversity of our target population
Experience working in a deadline-sensitive, target-driven environment with a focus on professionalism: ability to keep himself/herself calm during high-stress periods
Experience as a Teach For India Fellow (Not required, but strongly desired)
Associate, College / Corporate Recruitment and Outreach