Application Reviewer

The Role

As an Application Reviewer, 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 reading a portfolio of applications for candidates interested in joining Teach For America's corps. As an Application Reviewer, you will read applications from a diverse set of current undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, and make strong decisions about whom to advance to an interview or reject.

You are inspired by the prospect of having a significant impact on Teach For America's 2018 corps and beyond, and derive joy from reading about people's experiences and interest in becoming a Corps Member. As an Application Reviewer, 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.

The Team

Teach For America's work is about people — getting committed, passionate people into classrooms and other leadership positions where they can make a difference in students' lives. The Recruitment & Admissions team is central to that goal. In a typical year, tens of thousands of people apply to join our corps, and fewer than 20% are accepted. Admissions decisions are tough, but our team prides itself on solving complicated problems through thoughtful research — always with an eye on what's best for kids. We are inspired in our work by the passion of the applicants we encounter.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make excellent, evidence-based recommendations to advance or reject candidates for Teach For America's corps:
  • Thoroughly read applications and make accurate calibrations
  • Include evidence-based rationales that support calibrations and recommendations to reject or advance
  • Document all decisions with strong, professional notes
  • Complete training prior to reviewing files as well as ongoing professional development
  • Commit to reviewing files for 8 hours for at least three deadlines (note: applications can be read at flexible hours during these windows):
  • September 16 – 19, 2017
  • October 21 – 23, 2017
  • December 4 – 6, 2017
  • January 29 – 31, 2018
  • March 5 – 7, 2018
  • April 16 – 18, 2018
  • Participation in various special projects or pilot exercises as the opportunity may arise



Prior experience

  • Applicants must be a Teach For America alumnus or former staff member


  • Deeply invested in and inspired by Teach For America's core values and understands that the work that we do has an extraordinary impact on teachers & children
  • Ability to read applications and make high-stakes decisions efficiently
  • Strong decision-making
  • Excellent written communication
  • High bar for quality in their work and takes ownership of their responsibilities
  • Exceptionally high integrity and ability to work with confidential information
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and responsive to feedback & communication
  • Strong internal desire to learn and continuously improve


  • Bachelor's degree required

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact [email protected]

Benefits and Salary

This role pays $13 per hour. This is a seasonal, temporary position with no benefits.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

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. Learn more about our diversity on staff:

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.

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