Our mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.
How to Get Hired
We asked Teach For America for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We are committed to finding people to join our staff who thrive and succeed in the rigorous and innovative environment at Teach For America. We look for evidence of leadership experience, a deep commitment to learning and growth, strong critical thinking skills, and -- most importantly – a belief in our mission to expand educational opportunity for all kids in America. Our core values are an integral part of the way we operate, so we also consider how individuals demonstrate a genuine interest and alignment with those values.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Our core values are the heart of our culture and define the beliefs that guide how we operate each day. Before interviewing, candidates should explore our website and familiarize themselves with these values; learning about them is a great way to understand how we approach our work together. In addition, we recommend that candidates apply for no more than three positions at a time so that they can tailor their application materials to those particular role(s). Cover letters should demonstrate an understanding of our organization and of the position candidates are pursuing. Resumes should outline past accomplishments, with a focus on management and leadership experiences and measurable results.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Every year, we run a process to staff programmatic positions across the country. For those managers of teacher leadership - or “teacher coaches” - for our incoming corps members, we look for effective teachers and former teachers who can support corps members in reaching their classroom outcomes. Additionally, we are always seeking strong executive talent to lead our teams and experienced managers who have set clear and compelling visions, driven large teams to outcomes, and exhibited cultural leadership.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To learn more about open full-time roles or to apply for a job, check out the careers section of our web site (www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers). You can learn more about our individual regional and national teams, as well as how our values influence the work we do, and our commitment to diversity and equity. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of our teacher corps, visit the “Is TFA for You?” section of our website.