Recruitment Team Opportunities

The Recruitment Team’s Charge

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Who We Are

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

Members of the RT go on to leadership positions across TFA, and beyond. Joining the team as either a recruitment associate (RA) or recruitment manager (RM) is the primary launching point.

 

Recruitment Associates

  • Work alongside teammates to build a movement for educational equity
  • Identify prospective applicants
  • Compose compelling emails 
  • Plan meetings and full-day events for RMs
  • Analyze data to track strategy effectiveness
  • Provide administrative support

Application Opens January 2018

Recruitment Managers

  • Spirited individuals, primarily charged with bringing diverse, talents leaders to TFA
  • Build awareness of and conviction for TFA’s mission
  • Cultivate relationships with students, faculty, and organizations to grow our movement 
  • Set visions and strategies for recruitment campaigns
  • Manage Campus Campaign Coordinators, if recruiting on a college campus

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Our People

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Jorge Galan
Jorge Galan
Houston 2013
Recruitment Director

There are so many talented people who would be great classroom leaders, but who need a little push to see themselves in this work. You get to play a role in shaping the paths of leaders and, ultimately, the lives of kids.

Selina Duran
Selina Duran
Detroit 2012
Recruitment Director

If you enjoy meeting new people, building community, and a fast pace work environment, the recruitment team is for you. There is a sense of drive and community on the team that is unparalleled.

LaDarian Smith
LaDarian Smith
Dallas–Ft. Worth 2014
Recruitment Manager

I’ve become the face of TFA at the University of North Carolina, and with that status has come the responsibility of always knowing what’s going on in our country and in the landscape of education.

Steps to Apply

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  1. Icon of a computer.
    Complete An Application

    • Submit your resume
    • Respond to short-answer questions
    • Submit your location preferences
    • Provide two or more professional references

     

  2. Complete Skills Activity
    Complete Skills Activity

    RM candidates will be asked to perform data analysis, complete a writing activity, and submit a video. 

    RA candidates will be asked to perform data analysis and complete a writing activity.

    More guidance will be provided when invited to complete the activities.

  3. Interview icon
    Interview

    Candidates will interview either virtually or in-person with recruitment team senior leaders. More details will be provided in interview invitations.

  4. Receive Notification
    Receive Notification

    Candidates who fit our recruitment team needs and have location preferences that match our openings will be extended formal job offers.

  5. Onboarding and Training
    Onboarding and Training

    New RMs and RAs join staff in early July.

    You’ll begin with a comprehensive onboarding process that sets you up for success in your role. Throughout July, you’ll participate in virtual and in-person trainings, learn more about life on staff, and set goals. You’ll continue to be developed as you begin recruiting the new generation of corps members in August.

2018 RT Application Timeline

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question not addressed below? Please email us at rtstaffing@teachforamerica.org.

RMs spend their time executing across a diverse set of strategies, working from home offices, TFA regional offices, and college campuses across the USA. RMs spend a majority of time engaging with TFA corps candidates at different stages of the applicant continuum (virtually and in-person), in pursuit of their application and matriculation to the TFA corps. RMs also engage with influencers in their campus community, such as career service offices and professors. As part of their recruitment camp
RMs spend their time executing across a diverse set of strategies, working from home offices, TFA regional offices, and college campuses across the USA. RMs spend a majority of time engaging with TFA corps candidates at different stages of the applicant continuum (virtually and in-person), in pursuit of their application and matriculation to the TFA corps. RMs also engage with influencers in...
We don't recommend that you apply for both roles, since the skill sets and motivations are separate. We recommend that you take some time to review each role's description and list of responsibilities. Your hiring manager may also suggest that one role or the other would be a better fit for you during the interview process.
We don't recommend that you apply for both roles, since the skill sets and motivations are separate. We recommend that you take some time to review each role's description and list of responsibilities. Your hiring manager may also suggest that one role or the other would be a better fit for you during the interview process.
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 whether you move on in
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...
Yes! RT, MTLD, and summer institute positions require different skill sets. 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 we 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 an institute corps member advisor), we suggest that you speak w
Yes! RT, MTLD, and summer institute positions require different skill sets. 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 we 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...
Please let us know! Email, 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 we can best accommodate your needs when possible.
Please let us know! Email, 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 we can best accommodate your needs when 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...