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Careers At Teach For America

If you're looking to join a diverse team of outstanding people who share your passions and to be a part of an inclusive workplace, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to apply to the Teach For America Corps, or learn more about internal positions.
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Teach in the Corps

We train equity-driven people from every academic major, occupation, and background to teach in underserved schools for two years as a corps member. If you are looking to join the Teach For America corps as a teacher, the first step is to check your eligibility. Visit the link below to take our quick eligibility quiz, or learn more about our application process.

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Join TFA Staff

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or right out of college, chances are Teach For America has a staff role to fit your aspirations and career goals.

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. And, as a partner of Employers of National Service, we welcome candidates from AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, City Year, and other volunteer programs.

Check out our full list of staff openings on our job board, or learn more about the staff application process.

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Apply for a Pre-Service Role

If you are excited to work with novice teachers on their journey in being anti-racist teacher leaders, take a look at our 2023 Pre-Service Updates to learn more about our staffing structure, job descriptions, and our approach to the Pre-Service program. We are hoping to find strong candidates for the Centralized Pre-Service roles, such as Content Facilitator,  DEI Facilitator, and more. Please apply by Sunday, February 12. If you have any questions, please reach out to PreServiceStaff@teachforamerica.org.

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Join the Recruitment Team

The Recruitment Team (RT) inspires thousands of potential corps members on college campuses and in the professional world to apply for and join Teach For America. Learn more about available roles on the RT.

Staff Application Process

Here at Teach For America, we believe the ideal hiring approach is a two-way exchange that results in a strong match between employer and employee, and ensures new staff members are positioned for success.

That all begins with a smooth application process. From initial online application to reference checks, we follow a thorough process that assesses your unique skills and experiences as they relate to the role you’re applying for. We also determine that your motivations fit with our mission and the core values that make Teach For America a unique workplace.

There are five basic steps in our application process, which combined take about six-to-10 weeks to complete. These steps allow you to take the time to determine if TFA is the right fit for you and your aspirations, as well.

Learn more about each step below.

Working on Staff at Teach For America

Teach For America staff members are passionate people who come to work each day knowing they are changing lives alongside a community of colleagues and friends. It’s our responsibility as an organization to support our staff members in their work by creating an inclusive and rewarding work culture.

That’s why our workplace operations are centered around leadership development, diversity, and employee benefits that provide the flexibility and support that allows our staff members to thrive and achieve their career and life goals.

Curious to learn more? Read about life on staff at Teach For America.

Meet Our Staff Teams

We are all over the map—literally. As a TFA staff member, you can work on one of our 51 regional teams or 15 national teams, from a TFA office or at your home desk.

Regional teams advance TFA’s work at the local level. Learn more about where our regional staff teams work.

Our national staff provides direction and support for TFA’s work all over the country. Team members have expertise in areas such as marketing, finance, recruitment, and teacher preparation. They work in collaboration with regional teams to make a strong, unified organization. 

Joining TFA Staff Questions

You may have some questions about the staff application process. Below are answers to frequently asked questions:

Do you have a question we didn’t answer here? Email us at staffing@teachforamerica.org.