Our new Executive Director (ED) will believe deeply in our vision – that every child in America has the chance to attain an excellent education – and will have effectively demonstrated this belief and commitment by attaining ambitious measurable results. The next ED will measure their success against the following outcomes:
- Engaging and investing internal and external stakeholders in Metro Atlanta’s vision (staff, corps members, board, alumni, donors, students, families, community, etc.): Our ED will envision and lead the execution on what Teach For America’s trajectory will look like in the region, in partnership with the community.
- Expanding and evolving Teach For America’s fundraising base: Our ED is charged with raising $2.5 million annually, diversifying the advisory board and revenue sources. The ED will work in partnership with the regional Head of Development, state and local legislators, and other state-wide stakeholders to ensure strong public support for TFA’s work.
- Leading a strong team and strengthening the broader Teach For America community: Our ED will lead a team of 16 staff members working collaboratively to ensure success in our pursuit of strategic priorities and goals. In addition, our ED is charged with ensuring that the region has a thriving corps, alumni, and staff culture, as well as strong student outcomes in corps member classrooms.
- Ensuring the organization is part of a broad and diverse coalition for change: The ED will mobilize the education ecosystem – ensuring that our staff and alumni are represented and engaging in coalitions that are working with and on behalf of our students and families in the region.
Experience and skills:
- 8-10 years of professional experience, at least part of which includes successful experience managing and leading high performing teams to outcomes, and doing so with a focus on examining race, class, and power structures
- Embodies conviction around Teach For America’s Mission and Theory of Change and exemplifies TFA’s Core Values and Commitment to DEI; holds a deep belief that educational inequity is a massive, urgent injustice, TFA plays a crucial role in the long-term fight for change, and we need to enlist and develop the leadership of as many outstanding, diverse leaders as possible
- Experience leading successful fundraising campaigns or curiosity around how to learn and do this well, with a baseline of developing deep and influential relationships with current and prior stakeholders in your work, mobilizing them in some way to create champions in our work
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability and desire to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents
- Understanding of the complexity of the local political climate that impacts Teach For America-Metro Atlanta Region and an orientation to continuing to learn more
- Working with colleagues across the country leveraging remote technologies (e.g. phone, video conference)
- Some weekend and evening work required.