Alumni Officer Job Vacancies – Teach For Uganda

 

Job Title:    Alumni Officer

Organisation: Teach
For Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

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
potential.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Set alumni vision,
goals and strategy (15%)

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

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

·       
Implement
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.

·       
Co-develop
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%)

·       
Develop
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
process

·       
Identify
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%)

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

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

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

·       
Create
opportunities for alumni to support organization and mission

Cross team
collaboration and stakeholder management (25%)

·       
Identify,
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.

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

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

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree in a relevant field
required.

·       
At least
three years of professional experience and management

·       
Excellent
vision and strategic thinking and planning ability

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

·       
Exceptional
interpersonal and relationship building skills

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

·       
Experience
in leadership/professional development

·       
Record
of success in cultivating and building partnerships in Uganda

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

·       
Extensive
knowledge of the educational landscape in Uganda

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

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

·       
Ability
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:

·       
Put
Children First at the center of everything you do.

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

·       
Have the
quest to Continuously Learn

·       
Exercise
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 jobs@teachforuganda.org.
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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