Job Opening: Assistant, Community Partnerships, Teach For America
- Assistant, Community Partnerships
Title: Assistant, Community Partnerships
Team: Growth, Development, & Partnerships
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Start Date: Immediately
Job Code: 1-1-1
Teach For America seeks to build our Community Partnerships team in order to ensure that we are partnering effectively with all organizations and communities working toward our shared vision of educational opportunity. We are seeking a team assistant, whose overall responsibility will be to provide administrative support for the Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships and to provide other logistical support for the Community Partnerships team. The assistant will be responsible for duties such as scheduling meetings and coordinating travel for the SVP, planning the logistics of team events, communicating the work of the Community Partnerships team to the rest of the organization, and managing other special projects.
The Growth, Development & Partnerships team mission is to build an ever-expanding and increasingly diverse movement of leaders in the private and public sectors committed to educational excellence and opportunity for all children. The team is responsible for enabling and accelerating Teach For America's impact by 1) building partnerships with schools, districts, supporters, government, community organizations, and other education institutions; 2) developing and executing the optimum growth and corps member placement strategy to increase the teacher corps in existing and new sites; and 3) raising financial support to enable our growth and operations.
The Community Partnerships unit is charged with building partnerships with organizations and institutions who share a commitment to equality and social justice along lines of race and class.
Providing administrative support including, scheduling meetings, conference calls, maintaining calendars, arranging travel, managing correspondence, and processing reimbursements (80+% of role)
Creating and editing correspondence to team members, the organization, and external constituents
Coordinating logistics, drafting agendas, providing advance materials, and executing follow up for meetings and team conferences
Planning and participating in discrete projects to support the Community Partnerships team in reaching its ambitious goals
Candidate Qualities and Experiences
1 or more years of administrative experience highly preferred
Extraordinary organization and attention to detail required
Strong customer service ethic
Excellent written and verbal communicator
Really eager to learn and constantly improve work
Takes initiative to make projects better than before
Friendly and fun-loving
Familiarity with managing confidential information and ability to exercise discretion required
Exemplifies Teach For America's core values
Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and the Internet
Preferred proficiency in Exact Target, Salesforce, WebEx, and online travel and expense management software
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, more than 9,000 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members began teaching in 43 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than three million students. Nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni are working in education and many other fields, where they continue to advocate for students and families in low-income communities. While only one in six corps members was interested in the teaching profession before joining Teach For America, nearly two-thirds of its alumni remain in the field of education.
Teach For America's culture and work is grounded in and guided by a deep commitment to pursuing true transformational change for students growing up in low-income communities. It is a leadership development organization committed to fostering staff members, corps members and alumni who establish a clear and bold vision for the future, set measurable and ambitious goals, work purposefully and strategically to achieve that vision, always operate with a deep sense of possibility and with perseverance, and define broadly what is within its control to solve. It is an organization committed to its people, to diversity and inclusion, and to operating with respect and humility toward the other important people and organizations working to advance the cause of educational excellence for all children.
90% of the students our corps members teach are African American and Latino and come from low-income backgrounds. Since the academic achievement gap in our country is largely drawn along lines of race and class, we know that it's particularly important to foster the leadership of individuals at all levels - who share the racial and economic backgrounds of our students. Our staff is diverse and we are thrilled to have staff members representing all racial backgrounds working here. For more information about our commitment to diversity, visit: http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-organization/diversity
We are a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $220 million budget and over 1,500 staff. In 2011 and 2012, we were named a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment, maintain focus on quantitative measures, and are committed to continuous improvement.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter with your application. Apply now at www.teachforamerica.org/careers. For more information, please contact staffing@....