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Final Interview Evaluator

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United States
Temporary / Seasonal

As an Temp-Final Evaluator, you are a Teach For America Alumnus or former staff member working as a part of TFA’s Recruitment & Admissions team. You are responsible for interviewing a group of candidates that have been advanced past the initial application stage and invited to the interview day.   This includes: preparing for the interview day by reviewing each applicant’s file (application, notes from previous reviewers and recommenders, responses to pre-interview activity, etc.); facilitating the interview day by leading applicants through various assessments and building inspiration around our mission; and accurately calibrating scores for each competency in our selection model in order to arrive at the best recommendation for each applicant.

You are motivated by the prospect of having a significant impact on Teach For America’s 2020 corps and beyond and derive joy from interacting with applicants in order to inspire and evaluate their potential for impact.  As an Temp-Final Evaluator, you will enhance your professional skills in hiring while gaining an understanding of Teach For America’s selection model and staying engaged with the organization.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Make excellent, evidence-based recommendations to admit or reject candidates for Teach For America’s corps:
  • Thoroughly read applications and prepare to interview each applicant
  • Make accurate calibrations
  • Include evidence-based rationales that support calibrations and recommendations to admit or reject
  • Document all decisions with thorough and professional notes
  • Create a comfortable and inspiring applicant experience, increasing applicants’ likelihood to confirm their offer
  • Complete training prior to interviewing applicants as well as ongoing professional development
  • Commit to the following:
    • Complete training (6 hours independent, 4 hours virtual training)
    • Be available to interview applicants at between 3-6 deadlines for 1-2 days for a total commitment to interview at least 6 days during the weeks of October 7-10, November 11-14, January 21-24, February 24-27, March 23-26, and May 4-7.
    • Participate in pilot activities, including asking pilot questions or activities.
    • Complete all surveys and communications required of interviewers.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree required
  • Applicants must be a Teach For America alumnus
  • Prior experience as an Application Reviewer or a former part-time or full-time staff member preferred
  • Understands and is inspired by Teach For America’s core values and the extraordinary impact our work has on children and communities
  • Makes evidence-based decisions
  • Identifies patterns and tensions in evidence, recognizes interconnections across different scenarios and draws conclusions from these patterns
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • High bar for quality in their work and takes ownership of their responsibilities
  • Exceptional integrity and ability to work with confidential information
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and responsive to feedback & communication
  • Ability to inspire applicants and create a welcoming interview environment
  • Strong internal desire to learn and continuously improve

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: 
Jul 10 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 10 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Teach For America