Senior Manager, Partnership and Development

Senior Manager, Partnership and Development – Job Description

Full-time role; 2-year contract
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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About Teach For Cambodia 

Teach For Cambodia’s hope for the younger generation—to shape the future of Cambodia—is a response to the shared history and trauma of the genocide that touched the lives of all Cambodians. Many boys and girls live in poverty and are forced into laboring jobs or migrating to find even subsistence-level work. The education system is similarly challenged.

Teach For Cambodia is supporting the younger generation of Cambodians to build a new future for the country. TFC recruits a diverse cohort of fellows, nurtures a deep sense of trust and connection between those fellows during the two year program, and invests in building the capacity of fellows to understand the problems of the Cambodian educational system and how they might be solved. TFC is now placing its fourth cohort of 40 fellows across 10 schools in Kampong Chhnang, Kandal and Phnom Penh. Additionally, several alumni from the first two cohorts are already working in key roles within the system shaping and implementing nationwide education policies.

Development & Operations Team

The Development & Operations Team is responsible for mobilizing the financial and non-financial resources, expertise and advocacy needed to deepen and grow the impact of the Teach For Cambodia program. Through public-private partnerships, Teach For Cambodia along with key multi-year partners such as the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Teach For All, DHL, ISI Group’s KMH Foundation is growing a critical mass of leaders within the education system to shape the next generation of Cambodian youth. To date, Teach For Cambodia has raised over $2M towards the training and support of about 100 participants (“fellows”) who teach in high-need classrooms to transform the lives of thousands of students in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kampong Chhnang while developing themselves to be future leaders for education equity.

Purpose of the Senior Manager, Partnership and Development Role

This role plays an important part in growing and sustaining the impact of the TFC program. Senior Manager of Partnership and Development will ensure consistent execution of our development strategies through managing up to the CEO/COO, managing the internal systems and tools, conducting research, engaging with our prospects, partners and donors. You will contribute to growing a diversified local and internal funding base, bringing new strategic partners, funding sources and nurturing these relationships towards bigger, deeper impact for our students and communities. You will track a pipeline of opportunities, create meaningful touchpoints with prospects and donors, manage projects/campaigns/events, routinely assess gaps & progress to goals, report and propose solutions.

Key Responsibilities and Measures of Success

Ensuring that all supporters and partners have a satisfactory experience with Teach For Cambodia and are continuously inspired by our mission and impact through:

  • Designing engagement plans for prospects and donors grounded in an analysis of their motivations and barriers to supporting our organization
  • Prioritizing the actions for the COO/CEO to take in order to engage effectively with and retain donors and prospects and preparing and supporting the executions.
  • Planning & executing excellent donor interactions and communications (events, site visits, fundraising campaigns, corporate engagement, letters, newsletters, etc.)
  • Draft compelling formal reports to donors

Managing our partnership & donor management systems, tools and key activities

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in internal systems, including database of donor cultivation accounts and funding trackers
  • Developing and/or improving systems and processes (operating plans, calendar, meeting prep, debrief notes…etc.) to manage COO/CEO and self to execute on key actions from the strategic and operating plans
  • Support the COO/CEO to manage the entire cycle of activities related to donor cultivation, starting from early outreach to finalizing partnerships.
  • Conducting research to build the pipeline for new funding and partnership opportunities, identifying potential upgrades within existing donors and gather information to determine the best approach to engage with prospects and donors
  • Collect and synthesize relevant statistics, stories, and anecdotes from our fellows & communities to tailor and develop donor pitches.
  • Regularly assessing and reporting progress to goals to COO/CEO, identifying the progress and gaps, proposing solutions and ideas to address gaps.
  • Coordinate the fundraising actions of the CEO/COO, board members and other teams


  • Required Experience & Education
    • 4+ years of fundraising experience
    • 2+ years in nonprofit sector
    • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Expected Knowledge
    • Of the Development Cycle
    • Proposal Writing & Grant Reporting
    • Managing Data & Systems
    • Excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Proficiency in English
  • Important Competencies & Skills 
    • Building partnerships
    • Operating and managing for impact
    • Generating solutions

To Apply

Please send your resume and a one-page cover letter explaining your motivations for applying to and cc: with the subject line of the position you are applying for. Please include either your compensation/salary expectation and/or your current compensation.

We will look at ALL candidate Resumes with extreme detail. Given the significant number of applicants we have to work at Teach For Cambodia, we will only have the chance to contact those candidates that pass to the first round of interviews. Thank you for your understanding.