Recruitment Team Opportunities

The Recruitment Team's Charge

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Who We Are

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With approximately 200 members, the recruitment team is composed of people who care about and support each other, professionally and personally. Through culturally competent practices, they find inspiration and joy in recruiting the next generation of leaders to the corps.

Members of the recruitment team go on to take on leadership positions across Teach For America and other sectors. The primary launching point for this work is joining the team as either a recruitment manager or associate. Learn more about these roles.

 

Recruitment Associates

These dedicated individuals work alongside their teammates to build a movement for educational equity.

Typical responsibilities for the Recruitment Associate:

  • Identifying prospective applicants, faculty, and staff
  • Composing compelling email campaigns 
  • Planning meetings and full-day events for Recruitment Managers and campus visitors
  • Analyzing data to determine and track the effectiveness of campaign strategies
  • Providing administrative support

Recruitment Managers

These spirited individuals cultivate diverse, top-talent leaders to join Teach For America.

Recruitment Managers are responsible for:

  • Building awareness and conviction for TFA’s mission across college campuses and professional markets
  • Building relationships with student leaders, faculty, and partner organizations to grow this movement 
  • Setting vision and strategy for a recruitment campaign in a specific market
  • Managing Campus Campaign Coordinators (if recruiting on a college campus)

 

Our People

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Michael Woodward Jr.
Las Vegas Valley 2013
Recruitment Manager

"If finding others as driven and tenacious as you is something that excites you—I highly encourage you to apply!"

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Abby Lutomski
Eastern North Carolina 2012
Senior Recruitment Associate

"I love working on the RT because I still feel like the work I’m doing directly impacts students. Eventually, some of the prospects I connect with will become corps members and leaders in the classroom, and my initial touchpoint may have been that spark."

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Wes George
Memphis 2011
Director, Recruitment

"Imagine multiplying the impact you were able to have in your classroom by thousands—that is the opportunity that you get to have as a member of the recruitment team, and there is no more satisfying work than that."

Steps to Apply

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  1. A red icon of a paper and pencil.
    Complete An Application

    • Submit a resume
    • Answer short-answer questions
    • Submit your location preferences
    • Submit at least two professional references

     

  2. An blue icon of a person writing on a piece of paper.
    Complete Skills Activity

    RM Skills Activity: Recruitment manager candidates who have advanced to this step will be asked to perform a data analysis, complete a writing activity, and submit a video. Guidance will be provided.

    RA Skills Activity: Recruitment Associate candidates who have advanced to this step will be asked to perform a data analysis and complete a writing activity. Guidance will be provided.

  3. A green icon with two human icons having a conversation.
    Interview

    Candidates who have advanced to this round will interview virtually or in-person with senior leaders on the recruitment team.

  4. A yellow icon of a calendar with a checkmark.
    Receive Notification

    You'll hear whether or not you'll be offered a position by April 21, and you'll have about a week to make a decision on your offer.

  5. A teal icon of a hand shake.
    Onboarding & Training

    New Recruitment Managers and Associates join the recruitment team in late June/early July. At this time, you'll begin a comprehensive onboarding process that sets you up to be successful in your role.

    Throughout July you’ll participate in both virtual and in-person trainings, learn more about life on Teach For America’s staff, and set expectations and goals for your role.  

    When our admissions window opens in early August, you’ll continue to get targeted coaching and development as you recruit the new generation of corps members. 

2017 Key Dates

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Step

Date

Application Deadline

February 1

Skills Activity Invitation

February 13

Skills Activity

February 13-20

Interview Invitation

March 10

Interviews

March 20-April 12

Final Decision Communicated

April 21

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please view the profiles of Recruitment Team members.
We don't recommend that you apply for both roles, since the skill sets and motivations are pretty different. Take some time to review the information about each role. Recruitment team hiring managers may also suggest during the interview process that one role or the other would be a better fit.
We don't recommend that you apply for both roles, since the skill sets and motivations are pretty different. Take some time to review the information about each role. Recruitment team hiring managers may also suggest during the interview process that one role or the other would be a better fit.
We often don’t know early in the application cycle which locations will be open by the time we interview you. Therefore, it’s crucial that you tell us in your application everywhere that you would consider living so that if openings change throughout the process, we know your complete list of preferences and can get your materials in front of the right hiring managers. Unlike the corps member application process, your regional preferences do play a role in determining if you move on in the i
We often don’t know early in the application cycle which locations will be open by the time we interview you. Therefore, it’s crucial that you tell us in your application everywhere that you would consider living so that if openings change throughout the process, we know your complete list of preferences and can get your materials in front of the right hiring managers. Unlike the corps member...
Of course! All these positions require different skill sets and candidates who apply to multiple positions will go through more than one hiring process. We will try our best to streamline the interview processes, but want you to be prepared for the time commitment that may be required if you move forward for multiple positions. Special Note on Institute: If you receive offers for both roles (e.g., to be an RM and also a CMA), we suggest that you speak with your hiring manager to let them know. U
Of course! All these positions require different skill sets and candidates who apply to multiple positions will go through more than one hiring process. We will try our best to streamline the interview processes, but want you to be prepared for the time commitment that may be required if you move forward for multiple positions. Special Note on Institute: If you receive offers for both roles (e.g...
Let us know! E-mail, call, text—we want to hear about it from you. We encourage you to be transparent with us at every step in the process so that we can accommodate your needs, if at all possible.
Let us know! E-mail, call, text—we want to hear about it from you. We encourage you to be transparent with us at every step in the process so that we can accommodate your needs, if at all possible.
We’re sorry you’re having trouble! Please email us at RTStaffing@teachforamerica.org so we can help you problem-solve. Please Note: If you applied for a job at Teach For America prior to May 2013, you will need to reregister with our new system. When you begin your registration, you should still use the same email address you used with our old system.
We’re sorry you’re having trouble! Please email us at RTStaffing@teachforamerica.org so we can help you problem-solve. Please Note: If you applied for a job at Teach For America prior to May 2013, you will need to reregister with our new system. When you...

Contact Us

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