Teach For America seeks leaders passionate about educational equity who can integrate a region's vision to achieve One Day into the leadership development of teachers and TFA alumni. This is an opportunity for a culture leader with excellent management skills and a background in adult learning and instruction to design and execute a region's leadership strategy, ensuring corps members and alumni are engaged in a thriving community committed to accelerating educational change in their community.
Ideal candidates possess the ability to manage teams toward ambitious goals, build and sustain relationships across all lines of difference, identify strategic partnerships to push work forward, and invest themselves and others in our core values and foundations. They have demonstrated passion and expertise in instruction and pedagogy and an ability to translate that knowledge to adult teacher leaders. They have a strong background in leadership development and education reform, and can effectively collaborate with other senior leaders to ensure our mission and vision are aligned across the leadership team.
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.
Qualifications: THE PERSON
As head of a regional team's teacher leadership program, your responsibilities may include:
- Lead Charge to Develop Transformational Teacher LeadersFacilitate and finalize the teacher development team's creation of a compelling vision for teacher leadership in your region
- Define short and long-term goals, and regularly track progress toward those goals, resetting strategy as needed
- Assess and optimize relationships with teachers and alumni, including regularly setting out to discover how we can best support them and evolving approach as necessary
- Serve as key thought leader in the region's pursuit of ambitious Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness practice and programming, ensuring all participants are invested in this orientation
- Manage Team to Execution of ChargeCultivate, hire, and develop a diverse and talented teacher preparation and support team well-equipped to facilitate a thriving leadership community
- Develop and implement data systems across the participant continuum – from teacher onboarding and preparation to alumnihood – to track progress and support an outcomes-focused culture
- Effectively collaborate with the team on the design of teacher, alumni and staff professional development around Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
- Oversee the design and implementation of a leadership development arc for new educators that aligns to TFA's adult learning aspirations and ensures outcomes for the region's children are accelerating
- Manage Communication and Relationship Building Across Key Constituent GroupsAct as a catalytic learning partner with districts and schools to enhance innovation and quicken educational transformation in the region
- Effectively communicate and collaborate across all functional teams to ensure vision for teacher and alumni leadership is aligned to the regional vision
- Be a dynamic and involved member of the local education community, ensuring you are modeling collaboration with schools and families so the team may establish these partnerships as well
THE MUST HAVES
- Prior ExperienceAt least 5-7 years of work experience required, with more likely required for positions on larger and more complex teams
- Experience leading and coaching teachers in a K-12 setting required
- A track record of achieving ambitious, measurable outcomes as a classroom educator and outside the classroom
- Demonstrated ability to directly or laterally manage others to strong outcomes required
- SkillsAbility to set an inspiring vision and motivate others to reach goals in support of that vision
- Demonstrates deep commitment to TFA's mission, core values, and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
- Knowledge of systems and policies influencing the educational landscape
- High level of attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- EducationBachelor's degree required
- Work DemandsAbility to travel within the region to meet with key partners
- Occasional overnight travel required for attendance at various conferences and events
- Occasional weekend and evening work required
By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic 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.