$80K — $100K *
After an exhaustive review of successful social change efforts, TFA-Colorado has concluded that broad-based and durable systemic change requires three pillars:
(1) Sustained leadership inside and outside of the system we seek to change, challenging conventional wisdom and the status quo by demonstrating what’s possible;
(2) The effort must be shaped by those most directly impacted by the injustice, and led by those with personal proximity to the problem and its complexity; and
(3) A broad and diverse coalition of people united around common purpose and shared values, working together to translate insights from proof points of possibility into policy and practice.
For the past ten years, TFA Colorado has been at the forefront of building talent pipelines that work inside and outside of the education system. Over the past three years we have built a first-of-its-kind homegrown recruitment and training initiative to ensure that the students we teach today can become the education leaders of tomorrow. We have coupled this with a unique, two- year teacher fellowship program, the Launch Fellowship, designed to provide an alternative pathway to prepare mission aligned teachers to lead in Denver’s classrooms.
The last year has seen our nation experience turmoil and partisan division. We recognize that to build a strong coalition to stand for kids, we must be in deep relationship with individuals across the political spectrum. Now, more than ever, we are committed to cultivating an ideologically diverse corps with firsthand experience working in classrooms impacted by systemic inequities. TFA Colorado has led the way in developing best practices for recruiting right-of-center candidates to teach in Colorado. We are looking for an individual that is committed to working across lines of difference in service to students to build upon that success.
As the Director of Talent Initiatives, work with regional and national teammates to manage the Launch Fellowship recruitment and admissions process while simultaneously leveraging best practices to increase the ideological diversity of our corps and fellowship membership. The ideal candidate will have experience in mobilizing diverse groups, leading strategic recruitment, working across lines of difference, and project management.
There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.
Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and core values and are ready to join us in this global movement.
Launch Fellowship Selection, Admissions and Program Support (30%)
Fulfilling our Mission through Organizational and Regional Priorities (10%)
Valid through: 6/8/2021