We do not have a formal volunteer program, but if you would like to support Teach For America and our mission to end educational inequity, there are ways to get involved:
College students can explore opportunities to make an impact in your campus and community.
Visit our Support Us page to learn about ways to support our mission financially.
Visit the page for your nearest region for information about getting involved in your local community.
Join TFA Connect BETA, our new online platform for the TFA community and our employer partners, to directly connect with TFA alumni and corps members. By signing up and setting up an organization page, you’ll be able to seek and recruit alumni talent, post job opportunities, and share professional development opportunities with our community.
Please email us if you have any questions.
Teach For America raises money nationally and locally from a diverse set of donors, including businesses, foundations, government organizations, and individuals.
Approximately 29 percent of our operating cash contributions come from public sources and 71 percent from private sources.
For more details, view our most recent Annual Report.
Yes. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations.
We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.
Yes. Teach For America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-832-1230, ext. 8GIVE (84483). If you reach our voicemail, please let us know the best time and number to reach you, and we'll call you back as soon as possible.
If you haven’t received confirmation of your application submission, make sure your email address is correct in your application profile. Please also adjust your spam filters so that you receive communication from email@example.com.
If your profile corresponds to the requirements of the job to which you applied, a member of our hiring team will contact you for an interview. We will also keep your resume on file for consideration for opportunities that may be a fit in the future.
Please note: applications for Administrative Support positions are an exception to the process described above. We prioritize inviting people to interviews based on our current regional needs.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to hold a position on institute staff if you are an incoming corps member. It is of critical importance that our incoming corps members focus on their professional development as educators and on student achievement during the institute. Additionally, institute staff positions require work hours during the same hours that the incoming corps will be teaching and in sessions, so it is not logistically possible to do both at the same time.
Salaries are based on experience, so we cannot share a range.
You may still be a strong fit for the role even if you don't have every single one of the prior experiences we are looking for.
Read the job description carefully to see which experiences are required, strongly preferred, or have no indication of preference. If you truly don't have the qualifications that are required, you might reconsider your application. For all other qualifications, it is likely that we are flexible and will look at your application and experiences holistically.
A flexible location means that the person in this position might have the option of being based in one of our regional offices, the national office, or in a remote location. Flexible locations vary based on the specific role, and if a candidate moves forward, details will be discussed later on in the application process.
Yes, you can apply for more than one institute position. The required activities for each position vary; therefore, you will need to apply to each position separately.
If your Employment Authorization Document is set to expire during your tenure, Teach For America can recommend legal counsel to ensure you are able to apply for a renewal. It will be your responsibility to contact our Legal Affairs team and inform them of your timeline and provide updated proof of continuing work eligibility at the conclusion of your renewal. Staff members will be responsible for paying the cost of EAD applications and DACA renewals.
We’re so glad you’re interested in staff positions at Teach For America. However, due to the number of applications we receive each day, we don’t have the capacity to have individualized conversations with prospective candidates. To be fair to all candidates, we encourage you to browse all positions that fit your interest and background experience and submit an application online.
You only need to show that you are currently authorized to work. Teach For America does have an affirmative responsibility to make sure that we do not inadvertently employ ineligible individuals. Upon your hire, please reach out to LegalAffairs@teachforamerica.org so that they are aware of your expiration date; Legal Affairs will later reach out to you towards the end of your authorization period to ensure that your renewal is going smoothly. This will allow us to assist you if there are problems with your renewal and help you remain on staff.
Your immigration status is personal information, so you are not required to tell us that you are a DACA recipient. However, as an organization, we are committed to building a pathway to Teach For America for DACA recipients, so you should be as open as you feel comfortable.
The Executive Talent Recruitment (ETR) Team on Teach For America’s Talent Acquisition Team is charged with matching passionate, mission-driven executive talent to senior-level openings across our organization and building long-term pipelines of senior talent.
We focus on hiring for roles at the Senior Managing Director level and above, including Executive Directors who lead our regions towards affecting life-changing outcomes in the short and long-term for children growing up in underserved communities.
Please e-mail ExecutiveTalentRecruitment@teachforamerica.org if you would like to recommend someone for an executive level role at Teach For America.
In your message, please include the following information for the candidate you are recommending:
Current role/title and organization (if known);
Location (if known);
A brief explanation of why you think s/he would be a strong fit for Teach For America's staff.
We encourage all applicants, regardless of your citizenship status, to apply as soon as you see a position that best meets your interests and experiences.
All of the staff positions that are listed on our website are currently open. If you cannot locate a position on our website that you found advertised elsewhere, we are no longer accepting applications for that position. We encourage you to explore other open positions.
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individualized feedback on interviews.
We are committed to building a pathway to Teach For America for DACA recipients, and have successfully placed DACA recipients as corps members and as full-time Teach For America staff members. Ultimately, we will do our best to support you in navigating any challenges.
Applicants with DACA status must have a social security number and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) at the time of their final interview. All Teach For America applicants, regardless of their citizenship status, must provide proof of employment eligibility documents at that time. A social security number is required to add you to our payroll.
The only way to submit application materials is through our online application system. Here are some troubleshooting tips that should help you upload your application materials.
Make sure each document is in Word, PDF, or Excel format.
Make sure each document is smaller than 500 KB in file size.
Close the browser window and open a new Internet Explorer window. Use the latest version of Internet Explorer as your web browser.
If you’re using a Mac, try uploading your documents from a PC.
If you’re having trouble uploading your resume on the very first section of the application, try again and opt not to extract resume information into the application fields.
If you’re still having trouble after trying these tips, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant activity is a mandatory part of all the summer institute roles. To learn more about the applicant activities, please review the entire job description for each role. The applicant activity information is located at the bottom of the job description. It will also be provided to you in an email you will receive once you have started your online application.
Teach For America is committed to closing the gap on educational inequity, and therefore believes in recruiting and hiring the most qualified talent to support our mission. All staff applicants must be eligible for employment by U.S. standards and have a current U.S. address.
In addition to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, additional status types that we have a history of hiring are:
Individuals with temporary work authorization such as H-1Bs or TNs
F-1 student visa holders with optional practical training (OPT) periods
Those with other forms of work authorization
If you clicked on the “Forgot your password?” link and are trying to log in using the temporary password that was sent to your email address, make sure there are no spaces before or after your username (which is your email address) and password. Spaces count as a character, and the application system will not recognize your information if you include a space. Type the new password directly into the field rather than copying and pasting it into the field.
If you still can’t log in to your account, please email email@example.com, and we will assist you.
In order to work at Teach For America's summer institute, international applicants must have an appropriate work visa that will allow them to legally work in the United States. Since summer institute positions are for such a short tenure, Teach For America will not sponsor individuals for work visas for such roles.
Alternatively, an international student can apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa through their university. The applicant is fully responsible for applying for and securing such a visa through their university and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
International candidates cannot work for us unless they already have an active F-1 visa, or until they have their OPT. The only institute role that is typically appropriate for international students is the operations coordinator position. International candidates should know that the duration of an operations coordinator role is two months, whereas the OPT is a 12-month, nonrenewable visa.
Applicants who use the OPT visa toward an institute role will not be able to use it later toward another role within or outside Teach For America. The operations coordinator role is not a precursor to a full-time position.
After you are hired, you will need to provide documents that prove your identity and prove you are eligible to work legally in the United States. Acceptable documents include:
Social security number
Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
Our Human Assets team will submit the information from your I-9 in an online system called E-Verify which compares your I-9 information to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration's records to confirm employment eligibility.
Shortly after you are hired, you’ll need to complete a W-4 form to allow Teach For America to determine the amount of taxes to withhold from your paycheck.
We really appreciate your interest in staff positions at Teach For America and understand your interest in reflecting on your process. You should feel free to request feedback after an interview, and we'll do our best to provide it. However, due to candidate volume and varying hiring processes, we're not always able to do so.
Yes, you can apply for both an institute staff position and a full-time position with Teach For America. Separate applications are required, and applicants will be considered separately for both positions. Should you receive offers for both positions, the senior managing director of institute and the manager for the full-time role can address the feasibility of taking both positions.