If you believe more leaders are needed to drive systemic change in the fight for educational equality, then the Recruitment Team is for you.
The Recruitment Team (RT) seeks promising leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequity. We inspire thousands of potential corps members on college campuses and in the professional world to apply for and join TFA—fueling our political, social, and economic future.
With nearly 200 members, the RT is composed of people who care about and support each other. Through culturally-competent practices, we find inspiration and joy in recruiting leaders to the corps. Members of the RT go on to leadership positions across TFA, and beyond. Joining the team as either a recruitment manager (RA) or recruitment associate (RA) is a primary launching point.
RMs compel top leaders to join TFA and contribute to the movement for educational equity in communities across our country. As an RM, you will create visions and strategic plans for your campaigns, identify and cultivate diverse top prospects, and inspire a broad network of constituents to assist in building a diverse and talented corps.
Aligned with our deep conviction around leadership, you will receive training, ongoing coaching, and professional development to innovate and achieve success.
RMs are responsible for:
- Setting a bold vision and direction for an ambitious campaign to inspire, enlist, mobilize extraordinary, diverse future leaders—people who have massive leadership potential and are on a trajectory to be leaders and influencers in our society—to join the movement for educational equity.
- Building, developing, and cultivating strong relationships and networks—both internally and externally—to advance the recruitment campaign.
- Influence candidates, external stakeholders, and internal partners to achieve bold outcomes.
- Working across teams to plan, execute, and improve strategy, using data-based tools to identify gaps, patterns, and opportunities within campaigns and develop solutions to achieve outcomes.
- Additional information, including application specifics.
RAs collaborate with RMs to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity by compelling top leaders to join the corps. As an RA, you will build and execute strategies to identify and initiate communication with a broad network to build a large, diverse, and talented corps. You will receive training, ongoing coaching, and professional development to achieve success.
RAs are responsible for:
- Identifying and tracking diverse and competitive seniors, juniors, and/or professionals as potential TFA corps applicants by conducting research and using resources on campus and/or professional networks.
- Developing and executing tailored individual communication based on audience (professors, campus faculty, college students, professional candidate, warm leads, cold leads) to plan full days of events and individual meetings for RMs and campus visitors.
- Supporting and collaborating with RMs to devise and execute strategies to engage potential applicants and drive interest in applying to TFA through a variety of channels including planning events, partnering with student organizations, engaging career service offices, and creating marketing campaigns to reach large audiences.
- Additional information, including application specifics.
|RT Opportunities||Recruitment Manager (1st Deadline)||Recruitment Manager (2nd Deadline)||Recruitment Associate|
|Application Opens||Dec. 6, 2019||Jan. 13, 2020||Jan. 13, 2020|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 10, 2020||Mar. 5, 2020||Feb. 21, 2020|
|Status Update & Activity Assignment||Feb. 3, 2020||Mar. 25, 2020||Mar. 11, 2020|
|Interview Invitation||Feb. 13, 2020||Apr. 17, 2020||Apr. 8, 2020|
|Interview Window||Mar 10-13, 2020||May 6, 2020 or May 7, 2020 (virtual interview)||April 13-24, 2020 (2 hour virtual interview)|
|Job Offer||Apr. 30, 2020||May 20, 2020||May 13, 2020|
All roles will begin in June/July 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Different positions at TFA may require different skillsets. Candidates who apply for 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.
Note on summer institute roles: If you receive offers for a position on the recruitment team as well as a role on the summer institute team, we suggest that you speak with your hiring manager. The recruitment team holds a mandatory summer training, and it may conflict with working at some summer institutes. However, there may be the possibility to join an institute that starts earlier in the summer and does not conflict with RT training dates.
We don’t recommend that you apply for both roles, since the experience and skills needed are different. 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 the interview process and which hiring managers interview you. We have a limited number of roles in each location, so let’s consider a few scenarios.
1: If you let us know your fiancé is planning to go to business school at The University of Virginia in a few years and you will both be moving there to establish state residency, then we’ll likely ask you to interview via webcam with only the Virginia hiring manager.
2: If you let us know you can only be in Ann Arbor because your partner is starting law school there, we will only be able to interview you if the current Ann Arbor RM decides not to return to her role.
3: If you say that you would go to any big city in the Northeast, it’s likely that a number of hiring managers would want to interview you and that we may ask you to participate in a few different interviews (virtually or in-region).
Our advice to you on your location preferences: be flexible, but be honest!
The more flexible you are about where you would live, the more openings you could likely be considered for. However, while we ask that you be flexible, we recognize that you likely have strong ties to particular geographic areas due to family connections, general lifestyle preferences and other personal and professional obligations. Therefore, while we hope you will think expansively about locations where you would consider living, we also ask that you think carefully about each location and share your true preferences in this survey. If you wouldn’t actually accept a role in a particular region, it isn’t a good use of your time or our hiring managers’ time to go through the interview process, get an offer, and turn it down because of the location.
So take some time now to think hard about where you would truly be happy living next year before completing the location preferences survey as part of your application. And, if anything changes (i.e., you become more or less open), email us at RtStaffing@teachforamerica.org.
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.