Alumni Officer Job Vacancies – Teach For Uganda


Job Title:    Alumni Officer

Organisation: Teach
For Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to:
Head of Programs


About US:

At Teach For Uganda
(TFU), we believe that every child in Uganda regardless of their socio-economic
background deserves an opportunity of an excellent education. Our mission is to
build a movement of diverse and capable leaders who will work to end education
inequity in our country. We recruit, train and place top university graduates
and young professionals in high need primary schools across Uganda to serve as
full-time teachers committed to transforming the education outcomes of
less-privileged children through significantly improving their achievements and
aspirations in a 2-year teaching fellowship.


Job Summary:  The Alumni Officer is responsible for
cultivating a movement of Teach For Uganda alumni – former teaching Fellows –
who are dedicated to advancing the cause of educational equity in the long run.
The Alumni Officer will support 70 Fellows to catalyze their leadership and
long-term impact. H/She will focus on leadership and professional development,
facilitating Fellows and Alumni to embark on high impact path ways and
empowering their continuous endeavors towards expanding educational
opportunities for all children in Uganda.

Teach For Uganda
seeks a visionary and highly strategic individual for this position. The Alumni
Officer will be responsible for implementing the Alumni strategy that maximizes
alumni impact, and build a community of alumni leaders across diverse sectors.
H/she will also ensure that alumni remain connected to Teach For Uganda’s
mission and access high impact opportunities that maximize their leadership


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Set alumni vision,
goals and strategy (15%)

vision, goals and long-term strategy for alumni impact at school, district and
system levels and alumni engagement with Teach For Uganda

strategies to encourage and engage alumni to support Teach For Uganda’s
external communication, advocacy, fundraising, training and leadership
activities and recruitment strategies

systems to measure alumni impact and use the data and analysis to provide
feedback on the design of the Leadership Development Program so that its
objectives and outcomes are closely aligned with the vision for alumni impact.

and implement evaluation tools with the M & E Officer to measure the
success of the alumni communication and engagement strategy.

Provide fellow and
alumni leadership and professional development (30%)

strategy and plan for career and professional development for fellows and
alumni that accelerate their leadership and deepen their understanding of
educational inequity and long-term solutions

Plan and
execute second-year fellow retention plan, including meeting with all second-
year fellows to determine their aspirations, matching them with opportunities,
and creating innovative ways to provide development through their career search

post fellowship career options and connect alumni to strategic opportunities
that enable their long-term impact, including cultivating alumni for full-time
staff positions at Teach For Uganda

Plan and
deliver various workshops, trainings and events, including networking
opportunities with external partners, alumni induction ceremony fellow and
alumni events, alumni annual conference etc.

Build a strong
alumni community in Uganda (30%)

and sustain an alumni culture that inspires alumni to mobilize around issues of
justice and equity and develop annual and quarterly plans for alumni

communication and outreach to alumni through social media, email, digital
platforms, events and networking opportunities

physical and virtual spaces to allow for collaboration and community building
between alumni in classrooms and those working in other sectors

opportunities for alumni to support organization and mission

Cross team
collaboration and stakeholder management (25%)

develop and manage relationships with external partners that benefit alumni
career and professional development and further their commitment to the
mission, including graduate schools, school districts, governments, businesses,
non-profit organizations, etc.

with other functional teams to ensure aligned approach to fellow and alumni
development and engagement prior to, during and beyond their fellowship

the training & support team to recruit and build partnerships with
placement schools.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree in a relevant field

At least
three years of professional experience and management

vision and strategic thinking and planning ability

communication skills and ability to inspire and galvanize others to take action
towards ambitious goals

interpersonal and relationship building skills

ability to develop and leverage relationships and partnerships to achieve
concrete goals

in leadership/professional development

of success in cultivating and building partnerships in Uganda

understanding of and passion for the organization’s vision/mission

knowledge of the educational landscape in Uganda

track record of achievements and ability to operate with urgency and sense of
possibility in a fast-paced environment

to lead a team to execute on a multi-year vision; as the organization scales

to collect, analyze and use data to define opportunities and challenges and
draw conclusions

TFU Competencies
(for all TFU Staff): We want you to apply if you:

Children First at the center of everything you do.

a Sense of Responsibility and invest above and beyond what’s expected of you

Have the
quest to Continuously Learn

Humility and Respect for all

Are able
to exercise Teamwork


How to Apply:

Please email your
resume with 3 professional referees and a one-page cover letter to
Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email.
Your cover letter should include why you are interested in Teach For Uganda and
in this position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 31st December 2020


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