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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

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Senior Managing Director, Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Alumni Affairs

Teach For America Washington, DC +3 locations

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

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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

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Managing Director, Experience & Design

Teach For America Boston, MA +4 locations

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

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Vice President, Finance & Accounting Operations

Teach For America New York, NY

ExperienceMinimum 10 years experience in high growth, multi-regional organizations with budgets exceeding $250 millionExperience leading a large team… Ivy Exec

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Vice President, Regional Operations Advisory Team

Teach For America New York, NY +3 locations

Prior Experience:Minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience requiredExperience managing teams and coaching executive… Ivy Exec

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Managing Director, Regional Communications , Public Affairs and Engagement

Teach For America San Francisco, CA +6 locations

Work closely with Teach For America s Executive Directors to develop and execute regional strategic… Ivy Exec

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Senior Managing Director, Public Impact

Teach For America New Haven, CT

The RoleWe believe that achieving the vision of Teach For America will require a broader movement for change.Teach For America develops leaders to… Ivy Exec

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Director, Salesforce Developer

Teach For America New York, NY

will include, but are not limited to:Design, code, unit test, system test, performance test, debug, implement, and support Salesforce.com application… Ivy Exec

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Managing Director, District and School Partnerships

Teach For America Boston, MA

The RoleTeach For America Massachusetts seeks a driven, focused individual to serve as our Managing Director of District School Partnerships (MDDSP… 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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