If you want to learn more about our Operations Coordinator role, you’ve come to the right place.

Operations Coordinators (OCs) are part of our Institute Operations Team, which is a group of ops-minded staff responsible for the design, set up and execution of all institute logistics.  This team provides the infrastructure needed to deliver outstanding instruction to ~5,000 summer school students whom our corps members in-training teach. While OCs aren’t in the classroom, their work has a direct impact on the quality of our institute and corps members’ training experience.

Successful OCs are highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional problem solving skills, and are eager to learn how a large, established non-profit works. They are typically rising seniors, and not current corps members.

LEADERSHIP AND CAREER PATH

OCs develop important skills that have enhanced their impact across many career sectors, such as:

  • Vision-setting
  • Planning
  • Project/timeline management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Communication and relationship management
  • Technical skills (marketing, technology, design)

SPECIALIZATIONS

Depending on the institute, OCs are assigned a specialization, including:

  • Residential Operations: housing, dining, maintenance, university relations
  • Communications: website, branding and mass communications
  • Technology/Office Services: printing, copying, mail, supply inventory, workspaces
  • Transportation: teacher buses, rental car fleet, parking
  • Special Events: move-in, welcoming and closing ceremonies, socials
  • School Site Logistics: scheduling, community and culture relations
  • Finance and Risk: accounting, staff credit cards, federal audit preparations
  • Instructional Resources: workshops, resource library, learning teams

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

  • We are no longer accepting applications for our 2014 institutes. Please check back in October for more information about applying to our 2015 institutes.

SAMPLE DAY SCHEDULE

Communications Specialization

9:00AM

  • Create personal organization/action plans
  • Post evening schedule signs
  • Follow up with corps members' questions from the communication log

10:00AM

  • Morning Meetings
  • Create and update signage
  • Update TFANet information
11:00AM
  • Create and update signage
  • Update TFANet

12:00PM

  • Lunch
1:00PM
  • Create and post signage
  • Update bulletin boards
  • Update staff daily newsletter
  • Update TFAtv
4:00PM
  • Communications Center Preparation (print out directions, fax cover sheets, fax number slips, organize and clean)
4:30PM
  • Staff Communication Center
  • (Dinner taken in shifts)
9:00PM
  • Check-in with team
  • Finalize staff daily newsletter
  • Post to website
  • Hand out newsletter to School Directors
11:00PM
  • Day Ends

 

MEET JESIKA, OC 2007-2009

Jesika Anthony: Atlanta Institute

Current role: Director Special Projects, Troy Prep Middle School

 

 Being able to effectively receive feedback is the single most critical skill I acquired as an OC. It helped me truly learn from my mistakes and gain perspective on all aspects of my life. It has made me a more effective leader.”

 

MEET KATE, OC 2008

Kate Kosko: Atlanta Institute

Current role: Manager, Teacher Leadership Development, TFA

 

 

There is definitely a skill building component to the job. I learned about operations, logistics, systems, and working with a large team. My favorite part was getting to know more what corps member training looks like firsthand.”