The Director, Alumni Strategy & Engagement is charged with launching a bold and dynamic alumni strategy that will build a thriving community for all alumni in Los Angeles that is oriented towards equity. The Director is responsible for accelerating alumni connectivity and belonging, collective impact, leadership development, and membership management infrastructure. Working in collaboration with a diverse set of both TFA LA colleagues and external stakeholders, the Director will leverage strong relationship building skills, nuanced decision-making capabilities, acuity rooted in equity, advanced socio-historical literacy, and systems-level thinking to drive innovation, design, and and strategy execution.
Build Alumni Network and Strengthen Connectivity (45%)
- Build Alumni Connectivity & Alumni Leadership Pipeline
- Co-create alumni-led strategies that further connectivity and drive towards regional goals
- Build strategic relationships that further our alumni priorities and lead to sustained activation
- Organize and convene key groups of alumni to deepen perspective and investment around community wide challenges related to educational equity
- Communication & Events
- Co-own execution of all large-scale alumni facing events, contribute to strategy and execution of our Alumni Survey Campaign and our Alumni Giving Campaign, and identify other ways for alumni to support Teach For America
- Set strategy and cultivate content for our Alumni Communications related to activities and issues of interest to our alumni community
- Launching & Sustaining Key Initiatives
- Design & Manage launch of inaugural Alumni Board in collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team
- Build further opportunities for alumni of color to lead in Los Angeles, with a particular focus on growing the strength and sustainability of The Collective, Teach For America’s Alumni Of Color association
- Set strategy for support of and partnership with members with DACA status
- Launch Los Angeles PRISM, Teach For America’s LGBTQ Support Group
Alumni Strategic Planning & Execution (25%)
- Refine and create strategies and metrics that align to our four alumni priorities: Connection & Belonging, Collective Impact, Leadership Development, & Member Management & Infrastructure
- Create an annual alumni experience scope and sequence that is aligned to our alumni priorities, TFA’s Theory of Leadership, and organizational initiatives and strategies.
- Drive the vision and strategy and management of our digital alumni community platforms
- Co-create a strategic partnerships plan with the Los Angeles Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) team and execute in collaboration with LEE team members.
Maintain Connections to Broader TFA Network and Alumni Initiatives (15%)
- Prioritize building connections with other staff members in regions with similar profiles (to include Bay Area, Chicago, D.C., New York, Massachusetts)
- Participate in Alumni Professional Learning Community Calls
- Create and maintain relationships with LEE
- Learn, optimize, maintain, and influence the development of new features in Salesforce, the information technology system that we use to analyze and retain historical information about our alumni, leverage data to understand the quality of our programming, and to gain insights into the motivations of our base
- Codify and share learnings across LA region and the broader organization
Regional & Team Responsibilities (15%)
- Participate in region- and organization-wide initiatives and events such as corps member selection, staff learning and development days, induction, new corps member confirmation, and other regional events
- Regularly engage in self-reflection and/or facilitated learning experiences related to concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Managing multiple complex, high-profile projects
- Managing, organizing, or coordination of direct reports/volunteers
- Minimum of 5 years work experience required
- Collaboration across teams/groups
- Launching and sustaining initiatives
- Regularly engaging in self-reflection and/or facilitated learning experiences related to concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Creating strong written products and verbal presentations
- Teach For America alumni experience preferred
- Build authentic relationships across lines of social and personal difference
- Create and follow a decision-making process that brings the perspectives of those who would be most impacted by a decision to the forefront
- Sufficient knowledge about key themes/events in the history of race and class and other inequities in the US broadly and in the LA community necessary to take actions to drive positive change within the context of their role.
- Continuously enhance their understanding of the history and current manifestations (policies, practices) of systemic inequalities in and outside of education.
- Identify inequities in the day to day of their work, analyze them with empathy and take actions to drive positive changes within their sphere of control or influence.
- Will need to be available for work activities 1-2 evenings a week and 1-2 weekends per month
- Will need to travel throughout Los Angeles for meetings and events
- Limited overnight travel