Leadership Development Manager - Makati

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Localisation Makati, Philippines
Partial remote possible
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 02-13-2024

Teach for the Philippines, Inc.

Teach for the Philippines is a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization that works to ensure all Filipino children benefit from an excellent, inclusive, and relevant education.

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  • Leadership Development Managers (LDMs) play a significant role in the organization. As direct managers of Teach for the Philippines’ Teacher Fellows, they regularly coach and monitor competency development, performance, and leadership growth through check-ins, observation-debrief cycles, and school group meetings. As professional managers, LDMs are responsible for cultivating a strong and effective professional relationship with Teacher Fellows, providing individualized support both in technical and soft skills, and building mindsets to ensure that Teacher Fellows are successful inside and outside of the classroom. As the first point of contact between Teacher Fellows and the organization, LDMs help Teacher Fellows who are deployed across the country with integration into their school communities, and in reinforcing the culture of the organization. LDMs are passionate team players and skilled intercultural communicators. An enjoyment of field work is a must – travel throughout the Philippines is required.


  • The purpose of the job is to support Teacher Fellows to ensure their growth (measured through a Competency-Based Evaluation tool) and impact (measured through improved student learning outcomes) during their two-year program.


General Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding and commitment to TFP’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values
  • Become familiar with TFP’s Employee Handbook, especially the Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, and Emergency Protocol
  • Stay abreast with policies and processes of the Department of Education that affect the work of our Teacher Fellows
  • Stay a step ahead of movements in trends in teacher coaching & mentoring
  • Ensure a harmonious, productive working relationship with Teacher Fellows, other staff members, and public and private partners.

Specific Responsibilities

Coaching and Performance Management

  • Bi-weekly check-in calls and coaching conversations, focused on providing individualized and contextualized support/feedback.
  • Pre-games and debriefs for critical projects/events, as needed, to clarify plans and next steps, and to draw out insights and lessons learned.
  • School group meetings and learning circles, as needed, to guide Teacher Fellows in achieving collaborative goals and/or for conflict management.
  • Enforcing TFP’s policies in managing Teacher Fellows’ performance and disciplinary cases, in consultation with the Human Resources Team.
  • Crafting and implementing coaching/support plans for Teacher Fellows who are experiencing significant performance challenges/concerns.
  • Conduct quarterly or semestral in-person visits to placement sites.
  • Observe Teacher Fellows’ classes, school activities, and interactions.
  • Coordinate with School Principal on Teacher Fellows’ workload and performance.
  • Collect feedback from school community partners to inform Teacher Fellows’ work.
  • Conduct bi-annual performance evaluations using TFP’s Competency-Based Evaluation (CBE) tool, to ensure that Teacher Fellows are developing towards identified targets/goals.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Regularly monitor and evaluate Teacher Fellows’ professionalism and performance, including but not limited to: daily attendance, timeliness and quality of submitted outputs/deliverables, maintenance of positive well-being/health/safety and relationships, and alignment with TFP Core Values.
  • Provide immediate and appropriate support to Teacher Fellows experiencing safety/security issues, following TFP’s Emergency Protocol and in consultation with the Fellowship Program Director and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Prepare weekly reports on Teacher Fellow concerns, for discussion with the Fellowship Program Team, Fellowship Program Director, and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Work with other function teams to identify individual Teacher Fellows’ developmental needs and provide timely and appropriate support.
  • Collaborate with Focus Area Managers to identify group or cohort wide trends in Teacher Fellows’ well-being, teaching effectiveness, and stakeholder management.
  • Refer Teacher Fellow concerns to Focus Area Managers or experts for advanced support.
  • Work with the Student Development Managers and Data and Impact Assessment Team to identify Teacher Fellows’ developmental needs for achieving better student outcomes

Stakeholder Management

  • Set up regular meetings with School Principals to facilitate smooth entry, integration and exit of the Teacher Fellows in the community, in coordination with the Government Relations and Placement Team.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as an excellent ambassador of TFP to rally others towards the organization's vision and mission.
  • Coordinate with community stakeholders, as needed, to implement various events and activities in support of TFP function teams.
  • Refer stakeholder management concerns to the Community Engagement Manager or Government Relations and Placement Team for advanced support.

Logistics and Administrative

  • Manage the deployment of Teacher Fellows to their assigned placement at the start of the school year, including but not limited to: identification of housing options, courtesy calls with key community partners, and community asset mapping
  • Support the Human Resource Team in implementing TFP’s Employee Handbook policies and procedures, such as but not limited to: approval and processing of leave requests, awarding Fellowship Points, and assessing and executing next steps for policy violations
  • Maintain trackers for efficiency in monitoring and reporting
  • Develop communication plans and standard operating procedures, as assigned by the Fellowship Program Director
  • Perform other field data collection activities that will help us evaluate the impact of our programs, as requested by the Data and Impact Assessment Team
  • Perform cash disbursements to Teacher Fellows, as needed


Background and Expertise

  • Experience working with public schools and organizations is a requirement.
  • Filipino citizenship or an Alien Employment Permit authorizing a foreign national to work in the Philippines.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Psychology or Human Resource Management.
  • Graduate degree in related fields is a plus.
  • 2 or more years’ experience as a Mentor or Coach leading individuals and teams is required.
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience is an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to travel independently using various modes of public transportation.
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings for critical/emergency or time-bound activities.
  • Willingness to take on significant responsibility and accountability over a range of individual human concerns.

Skill Competencies

  • Proven knowledge of Human Development and/or Coaching principles and frameworks.
  • Communication
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Technical and Administrative


  • Deep commitment to and excellent Ambassador of Teach for the Philippines' Core Values
  • Growth mindset
  • Empathic and kind
  • Resilient and open
  • Professional
  • Innovative