Find career-planning resources, manage your job search, and discover your next opportunity to continue your impact.
As an alum of Teach For America, you're part of a large network of people shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country, across all sectors. Whether you are navigating a job transition or looking to take the next step in your career, the following resources can help you on your path.
Where Do You Want to Take Your Career?
Before you begin your job search, you may want to explore resources to get a better sense of your strengths, values, and career aspirations.
Reflect on Your Strengths & Values
- Self-Assessments - Evaluate your skills, abilities, and interests through a variety of popular self-assessments.
- Flow - Learn more about Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and reflect on moments of flow (Source: Stanford Designing Your Life Studio).
- Energy Engagement Map - Reflect on how to sustain energy and purpose in your work and life activities (Source: Stanford Designing Your Life Studio)
- Awareness Tracking Activity - Build awareness of your reactions to your work and everyday interactions.
- "Trioing" Exercise - Gather two friends to uncover skills you didn’t realize that you had and confirm your signature strengths.
- Think about how Teach For America's core values and your personal values apply to your life and work. See this example of a corps member's personal values and commitments and this example of an alumna's personal theory of change.
- Values Audit Exercise - Use these question prompts to reflect on your personal values.
Discover Your Career Passions
- Career Aspiration Guide - Gain insights into your unique strengths to find opportunities that align with your aspirations.
- Career Tracks Activity - Identify patterns to see what kinds of positions and career paths interest you most.
- Journal Prompts - Uncover insights about your career passions through guiding questions.
- Theory of Change Exercise - Reflect more deeply on the impact you want to make.
- Personal Career Action Plan - Outline the change you want to make as a leader and evaluate what you will need to do to create a career action plan that is tailored to you.
Take the Next Step Your Career
- Career Check-in Guide - Identify how to take your impact, leadership, and development to the next level within your current role.
- Career Alignment Guide - Learn how to navigate your path toward career progression.
- Ideal Job Description - Explore where you want to take your career and develop a compelling resume, LinkedIn profile, and elevator pitch that will attract opportunities aligned with your goals.
Plan For a Career Change
- Career Mobility Guide - Explore resources for navigating a career transition.
Explore Alumni Career Paths
Whether you choose to stay in the classroom or make an impact in another field, you will always be able to draw upon the leadership experience you gained in the classroom to make a meaningful difference in your career. Learn more.
Launch Your Job Search
TFA Connect BETA
TFA Connect BETA is an online platform to accelerate alumni career connections, access to opportunities, and impact. It enables alumni and corps members to connect to mission-aligned jobs, opportunities, and employers, and to seek and share career advice. Here’s how to get started:
- Watch tutorials on how to log in, search for jobs, post a job, and more.
- Explore open roles in schools across the country, including teaching and school leadership positions.
- Access recorded webinars and resources for private-sector careers.
- Polish your resume and prepare for your next interview.
Careers at TFA
Many of our employees are themselves TFA alumni, while others are new to the organization. Staff positions are available across the country. You can find full-time positions or seasonal positions with our recruiting team and summer training programs. Explore TFA staff roles.
Alumni Job Connections
Join the TFA Network Workspace on Slack to connect with the alumni community and find job opportunities.
Teaching Jobs: Navigating the Remote Hiring Process
Find tips for preparing for virtual interviews and sample teaching lessons.
Find resources for conducting virtual sample lessons with prospective teacher candidates. Bring candidates safely into your school with a Google 360° virtual school tour powered by MIB360. School employers with a TFA Connect BETA account can qualify for a further discount in addition to 50% off services by contacting MIB 360°.
Continue Your Leadership Journey
- Grad School Partnerships - Search our complete list of graduate school partners who offer benefits to TFA alumni such as tuition discounts and scholarships.
- School Leadership Programs - Explore an extensive list of school leadership programs offered across the country, including graduate degrees in educational leadership, principal certification, and fellowships for aspiring school leaders.
- Awards & Fellowships - We believe that investing in your leadership is a powerful investment in the lives of students across the country. Find opportunities from TFA to further your learning and growth.
- Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) - A nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting TFA corps members and alumni who are interested in elected leadership and policy work to expand educational excellence and equity for all kids.
As a Teach For America alum, you’re part of a network of nearly 62,000 people living in communities across the United States and abroad. Use these resources and opportunities for virtual connection to stay connected.
- TFA Regional Alumni Affairs Contacts - Reach out to alumni-leads in other regions if you’re relocating and want to learn about opportunities in another region.
- The Collective - Learn about The Collective, Teach For America's national association for alumni who identify as Native, Indigenous, and people of color.
- One Day Magazine - Find stories of career impact in the alumni magazine and explore how our diverse network of alums pursues our vision of educational equity in myriad ways.