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Job Openings: Multiple Positions, Teach for America (LA, NYC, DC, Boston)

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    Multiple Job Openings at Teach For America! Here Are a Few Highlights: Visit our website for a complete listing of Current Job Opportunities or to apply:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2006
      Multiple Job Openings at Teach For America! Here Are a Few Highlights:

      Visit our website for a complete listing of Current Job Opportunities or to apply: www.teachforamerica.org/staffopportunities.html (updated twice a week).

      (1) Director of District Strategy (Los Angeles, CA)

      In recent years, Teach For America has invested considerable resources to grow to scale and to take the quality of our program operations to a higher level, both in Los Angeles and nationwide. A key priority this coming year is to strengthen our strategy as it relates to the changing landscape of Los Angeles public education, and we are seeking a director of district strategy to lead this effort. The overarching role of the director of district strategy is to shape and to drive our overall corps member placement strategy in Los Angeles, which will be executed through a combination of external relationship building, program knowledge, and strategic planning. The director of district strategy will report directly to the executive director of Teach For America-Los Angeles.

      The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented professional with excellent operational experience and a strong interest in the education sector. This person has a record of building senior-level relationships and negotiating partnerships while simultaneously managing complex, detail-oriented operations. This person should be a strong strategic thinker who can make critical decisions to relentlessly carry the region toward ambitious growth plans. Strong written communication skills and previous management experience are recommended.

      (2) Director of Alumni Infrastructure (Flexible Location, but NYC or DC preferred)

      The director of alumni infrastructure develops and supports infrastructure tools necessary to engage and inspire alumni to sustain their commitment to the vision of Teach For America. This manager will focus in three primary areas: establishing communication systems, building communities, and developing tracking systems. The director of alumni infrastructure's work in each of these areas will provide support to other alumni strategies.

      The director of alumni infrastructure will develop new communication tools and improve on existing systems to facilitate frequent and clear dialogue among alumni and between the organization and alumni. New tools might include a corps representative system (similar to college class officers), regional advisory groups, and new web technologies. Initial focus will be on improving the alumni web portal.

      The director of alumni infrastructure collaborates with regions, the alumni team, and alumni themselves to develop communities within the larger alumni network. He/she must analyze the careers, interests, and other alumni demographics to identify subgroups which merit special attention. The director of alumni infrastructure consults with these groups to devise strategies for connecting such alumni to each other and rallying them around common topics and issues. The director of alumni infrastructure draws various small communities together to foster a strong sense of common movement towards the Teach For America mission of educational equity.

      Tracking systems are an essential element for all alumni strategies, and the director of alumni infrastructure is the team expert identifying key measures of success, and developing data tracking tools to monitor progress towards goals. Specific projects will include tracking donations of volunteer time and money, launching a coordinated giving campaign, and monitoring progress of alumni towards engagement and career goals.

      (3) Director of Employer Relations and Career Resources (Flexible Location, but Boston, NYC or DC preferred)

      Over 13,000 Teach For America corps members and alumni currently work from within education and from every field to expand opportunities for all children and to realize our vision of educational equity. Corps members and alumni are a growing force of leaders tackling some of our nation's most challenging issues to bring us closer to realizing our vision of educational equity. The Director of Employer Relations and Career Resources plays a key role in this movement. The Director works primarily to foster relationships with prominent private sector firms, policy organizations, graduate schools and leadership programs beyond the education sector that will prepare and catalyze our alumni movement to serve as leaders for social change (The Director's work will be aligned with another director who will focus his/her efforts on the education sector). The Director will also devise a variety of strategies to ensure that corps members and alumni have the career resources to help them make informed decisions about their careers and to engage in the job search process effectively.


      Teach For America offers a compensation and benefits package that is highly competitive with other nonprofit organizations. This comprehensive package includes health and dental benefits, a 403(b) retirement plan and employer matching program, a graduate loan repayment program, generous vacation time, a partial tuition payment program, a flexible spending account, and maternity/paternity leave.

      TO APPLY

      Applications must be submitted online through our website only. We review applications on a rolling basis as they are received.Please visit www.teachforamerica.org/staffopportunities.html for more information or to apply.
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