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Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States

Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Company Profile


Executive Director, Colorado


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Job ID:

965

Posted:

06.25.2020

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
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Occupations:

Business-Strategic Management: Managing Director

Category:

Children | Youth, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Executive Director, Colorado

Job Description:

Job Title: Executive Director, Colorado

Team: Teach For America-Colorado Regional Team

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Regional Field Executive & Co-Founder, Systems Learning Lab

Location: Denver, Colorado

 

The Role

The Executive Director’s mission is to lead Teach For America’s next chapter in Colorado, working with the bold and diverse leaders of the region to define the unique role that Teach For America must play to accelerate educational opportunity for all.  We seek an innovative leader who can contribute to and shape the region-wide conversation on the transformation of our public schools and ensure that Teach For America lives up to its potential as a source of the diverse, vanguard leadership needed to effect systemic change. This leader will work shoulder-to-shoulder with existing champions and enlist many new advocates – including parents, students, community leaders, donors, and elected officials – as partners in the success of all children.

 

To learn more about our ideal candidate, some of the work happening on the ground, and an overview of the interview process, please view the job advertisement here: https://bit.ly/2Tk9clg.

 

The Team

In 2007, Teach For America placed its first 55-member corps in Denver to address the urgent needs of a faltering urban district. As our corps grew, so did our reach and Teach For America’s relationships in the Colorado community. In 2009, we expanded our placement to Colorado Springs and, in 2013, to Pueblo. Today, Teach For America members reach 36,000 students a day across Colorado.

 

While Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo are remarkably different and diverse communities, we are one Teach For America-Colorado, working together to advance educational opportunities for all kids. Alongside our vast network of educators, students, and community leaders, we’re aiming to begin redesigning the education system itself. We plan to do this by building a best-in-class talent pipeline, expanding local recruitment of diverse leaders to ensure that the students we teach today become the education leaders of tomorrow; leveraging our unparalleled network to accelerate innovation across the public education system, creating open-source, shared learning structures to reshape education for a 21st-century citizenry and workforce; and broadening the coalition of leaders brought together by shared values and common purpose – to pursue excellent education for every student.

 

About Teach For America

The vision of Teach for America (TFA) is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. TFA works toward this vision by enlisting, developing, and mobilizing as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Since its founding in 1990, TFA has grown to include 51 regions and an alumni base of more than 62,000 former corps members who have collectively reached over two million students.

 

Qualifications:

The Person

Our new Executive Director (ED) will deeply believe in our vision – that every child in America has the chance to attain an excellent education – and will have effectively demonstrated this belief and commitment by attaining measurable results.  The next ED will measure their success against the following outcomes:

  • Engaging and investing internal and external stakeholders in Colorado’s vision (staff, corps members, board, alumni, families, community, etc.): Our ED will execute what Teach For America’s trajectory will look like in the region and lead a team successfully to realize that vision.
  • Expanding and evolving Teach For America’s fundraising base: Our ED is charged with raising $4.4 million annually, diversifying Teach For America’s board, and re-envisioning Teach For America’s revenue generation strategy. The ED will work closely with state legislators and other state-wide stakeholders to ensure strong public support for TFA’s work.
  • Leading a strong team and strengthening the broader Teach For America community: Our ED will lead a team of 22 staff members. In addition, our ED is charged with ensuring that the region has a thriving corps, alumni, and staff culture, as well as strong student outcomes in corps member classrooms.
  • Ensuring the organization is part of a broad and diverse coalition for change: The ED will mobilize the education ecosystem – ensuring that our staff and alumni are represented and engaging in coalitions that are fighting on behalf of our students and families in Colorado.

 

The Must Haves

Prior Experience

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 7-10 years managing a high-performing layered team toward ambitious outcomes in a mission-driven organization
  • Embodies conviction around Teach For America’s Mission and Theory of Change and exemplifies TFA’s Core Values; holds deep belief that educational inequity is a massive, urgent injustice, TFA plays a crucial role in the long-term fight for change, and we need to enlist and develop the leadership of as many outstanding, diverse leaders as possible

 

Skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability and desire to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents and partners internal and external to Teach For America
  • Demonstrated achievement in fundraising or ensuring financial sustainability of an organization
  • Willingness and ability to learn about:
    • Teach For America-Colorado's education landscape and establish oneself as a key partner in the local movement to fight educational inequity
    • Complexity of the local political climate that impacts Teach For America-Colorado
  • Experience navigating the political process as it pertains to elected officials, legislators, and staff at the state level, in addition to school district officials and school board members
  • Operates with the utmost cultural competence, integrity, ethics, maturity, discretion, confidence, respect, and humility
  • Displays appropriate openness, vulnerability, and self-disclosure while also engendering confidence

 

Work Demands

  • Working with colleagues across the country leveraging remote technologies (e.g. phone, video conference)
  • Some weekend and evening work required

 

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

 

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS

In all we do, we act on the following beliefs:

  • Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of Teach For America’s greatest strengths.
  • The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
  • The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural or other identity-based factors.

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

*This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

 

NEXT STEPS

Interested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. Please note that a cover letter that includes your interest in Teach For America’s mission is required. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at StaffHiring@teachforamerica.org or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.



Company Info


Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States
Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Executive Director, Colorado

col-narrow   

Job ID:

965

Posted:

06.25.2020

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
col-wide   

Occupations:

Business-Strategic Management: Managing Director

Category:

Children | Youth, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Executive Director, Colorado

Job Description:

Job Title: Executive Director, Colorado

Team: Teach For America-Colorado Regional Team

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Regional Field Executive & Co-Founder, Systems Learning Lab

Location: Denver, Colorado

 

The Role

The Executive Director’s mission is to lead Teach For America’s next chapter in Colorado, working with the bold and diverse leaders of the region to define the unique role that Teach For America must play to accelerate educational opportunity for all.  We seek an innovative leader who can contribute to and shape the region-wide conversation on the transformation of our public schools and ensure that Teach For America lives up to its potential as a source of the diverse, vanguard leadership needed to effect systemic change. This leader will work shoulder-to-shoulder with existing champions and enlist many new advocates – including parents, students, community leaders, donors, and elected officials – as partners in the success of all children.

 

To learn more about our ideal candidate, some of the work happening on the ground, and an overview of the interview process, please view the job advertisement here: https://bit.ly/2Tk9clg.

 

The Team

In 2007, Teach For America placed its first 55-member corps in Denver to address the urgent needs of a faltering urban district. As our corps grew, so did our reach and Teach For America’s relationships in the Colorado community. In 2009, we expanded our placement to Colorado Springs and, in 2013, to Pueblo. Today, Teach For America members reach 36,000 students a day across Colorado.

 

While Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo are remarkably different and diverse communities, we are one Teach For America-Colorado, working together to advance educational opportunities for all kids. Alongside our vast network of educators, students, and community leaders, we’re aiming to begin redesigning the education system itself. We plan to do this by building a best-in-class talent pipeline, expanding local recruitment of diverse leaders to ensure that the students we teach today become the education leaders of tomorrow; leveraging our unparalleled network to accelerate innovation across the public education system, creating open-source, shared learning structures to reshape education for a 21st-century citizenry and workforce; and broadening the coalition of leaders brought together by shared values and common purpose – to pursue excellent education for every student.

 

About Teach For America

The vision of Teach for America (TFA) is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. TFA works toward this vision by enlisting, developing, and mobilizing as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Since its founding in 1990, TFA has grown to include 51 regions and an alumni base of more than 62,000 former corps members who have collectively reached over two million students.

 

Qualifications:

The Person

Our new Executive Director (ED) will deeply believe in our vision – that every child in America has the chance to attain an excellent education – and will have effectively demonstrated this belief and commitment by attaining measurable results.  The next ED will measure their success against the following outcomes:

  • Engaging and investing internal and external stakeholders in Colorado’s vision (staff, corps members, board, alumni, families, community, etc.): Our ED will execute what Teach For America’s trajectory will look like in the region and lead a team successfully to realize that vision.
  • Expanding and evolving Teach For America’s fundraising base: Our ED is charged with raising $4.4 million annually, diversifying Teach For America’s board, and re-envisioning Teach For America’s revenue generation strategy. The ED will work closely with state legislators and other state-wide stakeholders to ensure strong public support for TFA’s work.
  • Leading a strong team and strengthening the broader Teach For America community: Our ED will lead a team of 22 staff members. In addition, our ED is charged with ensuring that the region has a thriving corps, alumni, and staff culture, as well as strong student outcomes in corps member classrooms.
  • Ensuring the organization is part of a broad and diverse coalition for change: The ED will mobilize the education ecosystem – ensuring that our staff and alumni are represented and engaging in coalitions that are fighting on behalf of our students and families in Colorado.

 

The Must Haves

Prior Experience

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 7-10 years managing a high-performing layered team toward ambitious outcomes in a mission-driven organization
  • Embodies conviction around Teach For America’s Mission and Theory of Change and exemplifies TFA’s Core Values; holds deep belief that educational inequity is a massive, urgent injustice, TFA plays a crucial role in the long-term fight for change, and we need to enlist and develop the leadership of as many outstanding, diverse leaders as possible

 

Skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability and desire to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents and partners internal and external to Teach For America
  • Demonstrated achievement in fundraising or ensuring financial sustainability of an organization
  • Willingness and ability to learn about:
    • Teach For America-Colorado's education landscape and establish oneself as a key partner in the local movement to fight educational inequity
    • Complexity of the local political climate that impacts Teach For America-Colorado
  • Experience navigating the political process as it pertains to elected officials, legislators, and staff at the state level, in addition to school district officials and school board members
  • Operates with the utmost cultural competence, integrity, ethics, maturity, discretion, confidence, respect, and humility
  • Displays appropriate openness, vulnerability, and self-disclosure while also engendering confidence

 

Work Demands

  • Working with colleagues across the country leveraging remote technologies (e.g. phone, video conference)
  • Some weekend and evening work required

 

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

 

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS

In all we do, we act on the following beliefs:

  • Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of Teach For America’s greatest strengths.
  • The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
  • The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural or other identity-based factors.

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

*This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

 

NEXT STEPS

Interested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. Please note that a cover letter that includes your interest in Teach For America’s mission is required. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at StaffHiring@teachforamerica.org or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.