Public Partnerships Manager

External Affairs · Yerevan, Yerevan
Department External Affairs
Employment Type Fixed term contract
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Us:


Teach For Armenia is building a movement of leaders who will reshape what it means to provide an excellent education for all children across the nation. We aim to cultivate students who can harness their voices and shape a changing world while being committed to their communities. This will require support at every level of leadership, from our teachers in the classroom to the highest-ranking officials. Teach For Armenia aims to accomplish this vision by recruiting promising leaders, both in Armenia and from across the diaspora, to teach for a 2-year commitment in schools where their knowledge and skills are needed. In the long-run, our organization is cultivating a network of change makers, inclusive of our students, their communities, our Alumni, government officials, community partners, supporters, and affiliates from across Teach For All.


The Role:


Although the majority of Teach For Armenia’s (TFA) financial support comes from private donors, the TFA Public Partnerships Manager will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with institutional donors/partners (state agencies, public foundations, bilateral and multilateral organizations) by developing and presenting donation packages, submitting applications and planning and executing advocacy campaigns involving these partnerships and system change priorities. 


The Team:


The Public Partnerships Manager will report to the Head of Public Partnerships and work alongside the Public Partnerships Coordinator. The Public Partnerships Manager will also work closely with the Private Partnerships which manages the relationships with private donors, as well as the Marketing and Brand Strategy Department which oversees the overall narrative and story being told about Teach For Armenia’s impact. 


About You:


Teach For Armenia may be the place for you if you believe it is important to foster a values-driven workplace that is centered on leadership. Our team must be comprised of culture-builders who exemplify the type of leadership we are striving to cultivate in our classrooms and across the system. This means each staff member must strive to exemplify our Kochari, hold ourselves to the highest of standards while owning up to mistakes when we ourselves falter.


For this role specifically, we are also looking for a candidate who possesses the following key competencies:


  • Proposal Development: We are looking for a leader who has a track record of producing strong and long-term funding proposals with success.
  • Project Management: The advocacy campaigns that this individual will be leading are large and long-term. As such, we need someone who is highly organized and comes prepared with strong project management skills.
  • Stakeholder Management: Teach For Armenia has garnered tremendous support, both in Armenia and abroad. The Public Partnerships Manager needs to be effective at cultivating donors and partners and converting them into advocates of our work, while maintaining relationships through strong reporting mechanisms.
  • Data Management: Our organization leverages platforms such as Salesforce to manage a large database of institutional partners. It will be critical for this individual to leverage these tools in order to track data to make data-informed decisions.


Aside from these core competencies, we are also looking for the following

qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience in advocacy and fundraising experience with a track record of success in either field.
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with a background in public policy and running impactful advocacy campaigns.
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required; However, many staff members at Teach For Armenia possess a Master’s degree or higher.
  • A meaningful personal connection to the Armenian public administration context is preferred.
  • Native in Armenian and fluency in English is strongly preferred. 


The Work:


For this role, the key responsibilities will include:


  • Stakeholder Management (40%)
    • Ensure that we continue cultivating relationships with organizations that have donated or that we have approached in the past
  • Maintain Database, Track Progress, & Oversee Communication (15%)
    • Leverage platforms such as SalesForce, fünraise, Mailchimp, & Asana to steward relationships, analyze gaps, & track progress towards goals
  • Leading Advocacy Campaigns (20%)
    • Work towards establishing a coalition of partners and supporters centered around advocating for the reforms and revisions that are identified in our policy paper
  • Reporting (15%)
    • Generate effective internal reporting mechanisms while ensuring we are telling a strong narrative to institution that have supported us
  • Participating in Org-Wide and Cross-Collaborative Initiatives (10%)
    • Alongside with other staff participate at regular org-wide events and initiatives to build up on the organizational culture and be a part of the key strategic meetings and events. 
    • Serve on other working groups and projects as needed.


NOTE: Teach For Armenia is a growing nonprofit working within a dynamic system. Our team must be agile as we grow in scale. We are looking for leaders who are resilient and adaptive. That is to say that responsibilities may shift over time.


To Apply:


Please submit your résumé and cover letter online. In your cover letter, please make sure to explain what personally compels you to our mission and the role. If you have been referred to this role by current Teach For Armenia staff members, please also indicate who referred you in your cover letter. In your application, please also specify your salary expectations (in the gross amount). Also, if your résumé is in Armenian, please provide an English translation.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity:


Teach For Armenia is an organization that strives to elevate the voices of our students and their communities. As such we are an organization that is committed to equity and we strive to build an inclusive environment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Yerevan, Yerevan
  • Department
    External Affairs
  • Employment Type
    Fixed term contract
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level