WHY TEACH FOR CAMBODIA?

We are a home-grown organization seeking to reimagine education and the social impact sector in Cambodia

  • Do you want to wake up in the morning and look forward to seeing your team?
  • Do you want a role where you can challenge and grow yourself?
  • Do you want to create learning, fun and….a little weirdness together?

Welcome to Teach For Cambodia. Our team is very passionate about our mission and very serious about our work, and we support each other to grow personally and professionally. What we want you to know is that our culture is about creating learning, fun and a little weirdness. By weirdness, we want to celebrate our team’s individuality and bravery in bringing their full self to work.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our team!

 

CORE VALUES

Teach For Cambodia's core values are the heart of the organization

Constant Learning


We reflect on past experiences and data to draw lessons for improvement. We take ownership of our work while greeting new ideas and feedback openly. We are committed to grow our learning in problem-solving, engaging in honest self-reflection and making the choices in the best interests of our organization and mission.

Community Impact


We embrace an entrepreneurial mindset as a member of a team and the community. We are responsible for our actions and are focused on collaboration and collective impact.

Respect & Humility


We value all who are engaged in this challenging work. We keep in mind the limitations of our own experiences and actively seek out diverse perspectives and expertise.

Resilience


We have the desire and ability to overcome barriers through working purposefully in the face of challenges. We do not give up, but see difficulties as an opportunity to learn, improve and develop.

Positive Belief


We understand and deeply believe in the vision and mission of Teach For Cambodia. We have a mindset of optimism and realism and operate with a sense of possibility.

LIFE AT TFC

Why our people love coming to work everyday

 Happiness at Work


Our team is made up of passionate and committed individuals who love coming to work everyday and challenging themselves and each other to do better. Why? So we can create a better future for Cambodian children.

Our office is located at Raintree, the first boutique office building in the middle of Phnom Penh’s financial district. Raintree is a strategic partner of Teach For Cambodia and we love that we get to fight for educational equity everyday from here.

We're a home-grown organization looking to reimagine education and the social sector. That means we are very serious about results and doing what's right for the vision, mission and our people. We offer a flexible vacation policy, premium health insurance, dental allowance, opportunity for travel, and honor the public holiday schedule. We’re a young organization, so you have a real opportunity to lear how we create something from nothing. 

Opportunity For Impact


At Teach For Cambodia, you have the opportunity to directly affect the lives of young people. You create a more positive narrative about Cambodia. You get to reimagine education. 

In our first year of operation, Teach For Cambodia successfully placed and developed its first cohort of 32 Fellows across 9 schools serving 5,000 marginalized children. These promising future leaders with diverse backgrounds and education (including degrees in information technology, science, engineering, law, international relations, psychology, social work, etc.) have committed at least two years to teaching in rural regions in Kandal and Kampong Chhnang provinces and poor urban areas in Phnom Penh.

By 2020, Teach For Cambodia aims to have 70 Fellows serving over 10,000 children, as well as over 30 alumni pursuing careers at all levels and across sectors to ensure system-level change—from teachers, to school leaders, to policymakers, to social innovators.

Investing in Your Professional Development


The most important quality you can bring is a commitment to learning and humility. We will challenge you to be better and to grow each day, get outside of your comfort zone, and create opportunities for you to build new habits and ways of working.

We will send you to conferences, to visit network partners, bring in outside expertise, provide on-the-job coaching and feedback, and give you access to some of the most provocative and innovative practitioners and experts on education in the world today. 

TFC team members have joined calls with Angela Duckworth (author of Grit), Salman Khan (founder of Khan Academy), Reed Hastings (founder of Netflix), Ju Ho Lee (former minister of education, science and technology of the Government of the Republic of Korea), and many more.

 A Network For Collective Leadership


Educational inequity is too big and complex a problem to solve alone... That’s why we don’t work alone! We look for leaders and experts within and outside of Cambodia who share the same vision for all children in Cambodia so that we can accelerate learning and impact.

Our key partners include the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal University of Phnom Penh, the global Teach For All network, school directors of 15 public schools, Limited Resource Teacher Training, corporates including Raintree, ISI Group, Deutsche Post DHL Group and international foundations such as the Susan McKinnon Foundation. 

We aim to engage at all levels to harness the power of collective leadership in this work.

OUR NETWORK

Our work would not be possible without our team, board, partners, and global network of champions and advocates. (Also, thank you to our family and friends!)

Interested in joining our team? Apply now!

If you don't see a role that fits you, you can email us your CV directly and tell us how you see yourself contributing to our vision and mission. Volunteers & pro-bono work also welcomed. You can reach us at info@teachforcambodia.org.

 Staff Positions

Associate Director, Recruitment & Selection Deadline: Ongoing Phnom Penh Two-year minimum commitment
Program Manager (2 openings) Deadline: Ongoing Phnom Penh One-year minimum commitment
Manager, Recruitment & Selection Deadline: Ongoing Phnom Penh One-year minimum commitment
Associate, Recruitment Deadline: Ongoing Phnom Penh One-year minimum commitment

Fellowship Program

2020 Teach For Cambodia Cohort Open on January  2020 Phnom Penh, Kandal, or Kampong Chhnang Two-year minimum commitment

Undergraduate Opportunities

Senior Campus Leader Re-open in November 2019 Phnom Penh Six-month commitment
Campus Leader (Unpaid) Re-open in November 2019 Phnom Penh Six-month commitment