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Manager, Pre-Corps Development

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Sacramento, CA, USA

The Manager, Pre-Corps Development (MPCD) will oversee all aspects of the incoming corps member (CM) experience – from the moment a corps member is accepted to Teach For America, to being certified, and securing a teaching position. The MPCD will ensure corps members meet all onboarding/certification requirements and begin to build the mindsets and leadership orientations needed to teach and lead in California Capital Valley. The MPCD will secure two-year teaching positions for our 25 incoming corps members. The MPCD will be responsible for ensuring CMs meet all testing, certification, and placement requirements and will contribute to overall strategic placement planning. The MPCD will report to the Managing Director, Leadership Development.

The Manager, Pre-Corps Development is an integral part of the Leadership Development Team which seeks to build the leadership of our people – corps members and alumni. To pursue our vision in California Capital Valley we seek to fuel the movement for educational equity by building a foundational set of leadership orientations in our people to address a complex set of systemic injustices that conspire to limit educational, employment, and life opportunities for many of the children for whom we stand and work. On the Leadership Development Team in California Capital Valley we are united by and partner with others in pursuit of an alternate and attainable vision of students’ self-determination and opportunity.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Corps Member Onboarding Design & Execution: 65%

  • Design and lead an onboarding scope and sequence of learning experiences that span from the moment a new corps member receives an offer to the first day of school
  • Design and manage systems to track and store complex sets of data needed to inform strategy and decisions as well as for meeting funding and grant requirements
  • Design and lead matriculation campaign grounded in a deep belief of our selection model and that leads to achieving our regional goals, priorities and outcomes
  • Manage communication with corps members and among relevant stakeholders including institute, district, and Teach For America staff
  • Design and lead the work to ensure corps members are certified, hire-ready, and prepared to be placed/hired in partner schools  
  • Engage with other regional team members to execute matriculation and onboarding campaigns

Lead Cross Functionally and Build the Movement: 25%

  • Hold a compelling vision for the pre-corps experience that includes a rigorous understanding of the role onboarding plays in the broader participant experience and deeply understands the connections to the work of our broader regional program
  • Collaborate with other regional functional teams to share stories of our work in ways that move our collective work forward toward our vision and goals
  • Build and maintain relationships with principals and other school staff and/or school district personnel that foster partnership
  • Maintain systems for data collection that ensure we can report out on progress and goals in a way that supports our collective work as a region
  • Engage with program team members in preparing new corps members to work and lead in our region including but not limited to collaborating on planning for summer programming with new corps members, identifying partnership opportunities in the school and district, and ensuring the alignment of programming across our regional program work
  • Engage with program team members to support design of learning experiences to ensure excellence and cohesion across the participant journey

Collective Responsibility: 10%

  • Participate in phone selection and/or in-person selection for up to three days each selection window (about 6-10 days total throughout the year depending on your role)
  • Staff large-scale regional events (such as All-Corps, CM Orientation and Summer Training) often times for a whole day or multiple days at a time.
  • Attend all-staff meetings, retreats, and step backs throughout the year
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience
  • Deep appreciation for the way relationships influence outcomes
  • Strong ability to influence others to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience with project planning that leads to goals and outcomes
  • Significant experience using data to draw key strategic insights and develop informed aligned solutions
  • Experience working laterally to lead a team of adults toward ambitious goals
  • Deep understanding of California Capital Valley teacher certification requirements

Approach to Work

  • Vision Centered and outcomes driven
  • Deep commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
  • Experience translating data into actionable solutions for a team
  • Judgment and ability to navigate organizational complexity and understand nuance
  • Finds real joy in supporting people as they begin a new venture
  • Consistently practice reflection and intentionally learn and grow to improve
  • Able to build strong relationships and work with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Incredible customer service orientation
  • Understands the complexities of race, class and privilege and the important role they play in our work
  • Uncommon commitment to pursuing meaningful results
  • Significant experience making strong decisions and prioritizing vision centered actions
  • Consistently practice reflection and intentionally learn and grow to improve
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with those who have a stake in the ongoing work
  • Have a deep commitment to Teach For America’s mission and values

Organization Info

Teach For America

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, professionals, or graduate students who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Teach For America's mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. In the 2016-2017 school year, 6,900 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 53 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's more than 40,000 alumni are providing critical leadership -- as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives -- to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 24 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 24 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Teach For America