Mission of the organization:
Teach for America works to provide an excellent education for kids in low-income communities. We recruit a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. We provide intensive training, support and career development that helps these leaders increase their impact and deepen their understanding of what it takes to close the achievement gap.
Typical projects on which the fellow may be asked to assist:
The fellow would be asked to assist on our Alumni Affairs team and will work to support our alumni initiative areas of alumni engagement, school leadership and political leadership in Charlotte. This person would conduct research on top alumni prospects and manage the process of contacting alumni all the way through scheduling and securing a meeting. They would also create tools and processes for tracking weekly alumni outreach emails.
Helpful academic or professional backgrounds for work in your organization:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Exceptional strategic-thinking, organizational, and operational skills
- Experience managing projects to reach and exceed ambitious goals
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Any other requirements being sought in a candidate?
- Commitment to Teach For America's Core Values (see below)
- Works with a high level of personal responsibility and organization
- Ability to operate effectively, and with a sense of possibility, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Core values of the organization:
We seek to expand educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing for children and transforming for our country. Given our deep belief in children and communities, the magnitude of educational inequity and its consequences, and our optimism about the solvability of the problem, we act with high standards, urgency, and a long-term view.
We strive to develop and become the leaders necessary to realize educational excellence and equity. We establish bold visions and invest others in working towards them. We work in purposeful, strategic, and resourceful ways, define broadly what is within our control to solve, and learn and improve constantly. We operate with a sense of possibility, persevere in the face of challenges, ensure alignment between our actions and beliefs, and assume personal responsibility for results.
We value and care about each other, operate with a generosity of spirit, and have fun in the process of working together. To maximize our collective impact, we inspire, challenge, and support each other to be our best and sustain our effort.
We act on our belief that the movement to ensure educational equity will succeed only if it is diverse in every respect. In particular, we value the perspective and credibility that individuals who share the racial and economic backgrounds of the students with whom we work can bring to our organization, classrooms, and the long-term effort for change.
RESPECT & HUMILITY
We value the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others, and we recognize our own limitations. We are committed to partnering effectively with families, schools, and communities to ensure that our work advances the broader good for all children.