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Director, Individual Giving

Teach For America San Francisco, CA

Prior Experience Minimum of 5 years professional experience, including 2-3 years of development experienceMinimum of 1-2 years of management… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Teach For America Philadelphia, PA +2 locations

Prior ExperienceTeach For America corps member experience preferred5+ years of work experience requiredStrong instructional background and successful… Ivy Exec

22 days ago

Senior Managing Director, Regional Reviews, Regional Operations

Teach For America New York, NY +3 locations

RequirementsPrior ExperiencePrevious experience as a Teach for America corps member, regional team staff member, or national team cluster partner… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Director, Teacher Educator Development

Teach For America Phoenix, AZ +3 locations

RequirementsYou are excited by the opportunity to work entrepreneurially and urgently in a critical area of focus for Teach For America… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Teach For America San Francisco, CA +3 locations

The Chief Public Affairs Officer will be a member of TFA s Leadership Team, working within a highly matrixed environment and in collaboration with… Ivy Exec

15 days ago

Executive Director

Teach For America Nashville, TN +2 locations

The successful candidate will be passionate about issues related to education inequality, social justice, and/or human rights. S/he will be a… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Managing Editor

Teach For America Boston, MA +3 locations

Prior ExperienceMinimum 7+ years of professional editing/writing/digital experiencePrevious related editorial or multi-channel content experience… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Senior Managing Director, Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Alumni Affairs

Teach For America Boston, MA +3 locations

Prior ExperienceMinimum 5 years of experience working with new program development, entrepreneurship, social change, or educational innovationPrior… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Vice President, Constituent Communications, Public Affairs and Engagement

Teach For America Philadelphia, PA +4 locations

Prerequisite Experience Minimum 8 years work experience requiredTeach For America alumni and/or staff experience preferredPrevious staff or… Ivy Exec

2 days ago

Managing Director, Experience & Design – new

Teach For America Boston, MA +3 locations

Prior Experience7 10+ years of work experience requiredBachelors degree required, Master s degree preferredPrevious management experience is… Ivy Exec

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    CLICHE ALERT: Hardest thing I've ever done, one of the most rewarding

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    Contrary to quick assumptions, TFA corps members develop invaluable skills on the job that most 21st century workplaces value highly. Analytical skills are a big part of the TFA experience if you are using data properly and effectively in your classroom - and I've seen firsthand that data makes a big difference. If you teach math you also have the opportunity to work on your quantitative skills in the classroom - for example I have experience teaching Algebra 1, 2, Geometry and Calculus - I would probably ace the math part of the GRE or GMAT after this experience. There are so many other skills I could go on and on, time management, stress management (you will be really stressed), qualitative skills such as developing and executing presentations (teachers do it everyday).

    All of this and I haven't even mentioned the fact that you are touching the lives of children every single day you go to work.


    There are a lot of cons as well. Prepared to be thrown to the wolves. I figured I had been successful my entire life so I wouldn't fall into that trap - WRONG. I never felt like more of a failure in my life than the first year of teaching. Was in a manic depression, hated my job, thought I was going to quit. I stuck it out and tried a lot of different things to make it better. There is SOME support by TFA, but when you work in the worst school districts in your state, there is only so much they can do. Institute does not prepare you for running your own classroom - it's just the fact of the matter.

    Thankfully, I am having and amazing 2nd year after a lot of introspection over the summer. Completely different ballgame this year.

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    I'm not sure what I would change. The TFA experience is what it is and TFA is doing its best to prepare corps members for that.

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