At Teach For Australia, we celebrate the diversity of individuals within our community, as we strive for an Australia where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education. We believe that a diverse workforce representing an array of backgrounds and experience are essential for a quality education, including those who identify with the LGBTIQA+ community. Teach For Australia has an unwavering commitment to treating all people fairly and with respect, regardless of economic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion or ability. We are proud of our diverse community of Associates and Alumni and of the students we serve.
We harness different perspectives, experiences and talents in order to continually learn and best serve our culturally diverse school communities. We believe that in order to set children up for success in education, and in life, they need to experience unconditional positive regard and have the opportunity to lead a life of inclusion, acceptance and choice.
We are helping to transform the status of the teaching profession. 46% of our Associates are male, helping to bring gender diversity to the classroom.
We strive to build sustained partnerships with the schools that need the most support. Almost half of our partner schools are in regional, rural or remote communities. 56% of all schools we have partnered with have a population of 10% or more students from a language background other than English.
We are privileged to work with schools across Australia serving Indigenous Australians. Ingrained in the Leadership Development Program are culturally relevant trainings to equip Associates to appropriately serve these communities. 23% of all schools we have partnered with have a population of 10% or more Indigenous students. Our Reconciliation efforts as an organisation are ongoing, but we are proud of the progress we have already been able to achieve.
We look for candidates who have diversity in background and experience. More than half of Associates have changed careers to teach for a minimum of two years. We look for graduates holding a range of degrees to share their skills where they are most needed – in Australian classrooms. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its people. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles.
We believe that the ability to participate in society, and to be free from discrimination and disadvantage is a basic human right. When all members of our society feel inclusion and belonging - regardless of our differences - we build a more healthy and able community. Diversity makes our society stronger.