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We’re passionate about our mission, our people, and developing leaders, and it shows in our workplace culture.  

Life on Staff at Teach For America

We’re proud to have been recognized as an excellent place to work by organizations including Great Place To Work, Fortune, and Working Mother, and we continue to grow and evolve at every opportunity, thanks to our diverse TFA staff community. After all, no matter what brings us to TFA, it’s the chance to do important work alongside colleagues who are passionate and driven that keep us here day after day, year after year.

Our Workplace Culture

We are centered by our unwavering commitment to our core values, which guide and ground everything we do as an organization. Part of this commitment includes creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture that empowers staff members to grow, thrive, and do impactful work.

Staff members and corps members attending the Asian American Native Hawai'ian Pacific Islander Summit.

Employee Benefits

Teach For America offers generous Paid Time Off (PTO), sick time, family and medical leave, comprehensive medical, vision, dental, and prescription drug coverage, and employer matching on our 403 (b) retirement plan. These benefits are offered to regular full-time or part-time (20+ hrs per week) staff members at Teach For America.

“I am impressed with the health insurance options TFA offers. I was able to find an affordable plan that meets my health needs.”

A recent job applicant

“I appreciate the generous amount of Paid Time Off we get at TFA. I know if anyone in my family gets sick, I have time available to care for them!”

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Staff collaborate in national office.

Staying Connected to the Classroom

Every staff member at TFA plays a role in expanding opportunity for children. It’s important for staff members to continue to feel connected to our mission through the work they do, even if they aren’t working directly in the classrooms and communities we serve. We foster that connectivity through:

Staff Resource Groups

Many of our staff are active participants in at least one of our 30+ resource groups. These staff-led groups aim to foster a deep sense of community among people of shared interests and backgrounds and are an important part of our life at TFA.

Classroom Visits

Teams of staff members regularly organize and lead visits to our corps members’ classrooms, allowing staff to interact with kids, help with lessons, and participate in activities.​

Additionally, hundreds of staff members take trips to our summer training institutes to watch our newest members begin their corps experience.

Interviews with Corps Members

Staff members get the opportunity to participate in the process of interviewing corps applicants. It’s a fun and meaningful way to interact with those who share our passion for expanding educational opportunities for kids.

Recognition As an Exceptional Place to Work

We’re proud to be acknowledged as an exceptional place to work for our inclusive culture, flexible work environment, and priority towards career development. We also thank our incredible staff members who make this honor possible.