Associate, Corps Readiness and Special Projects- Apply by 12/05/2016 (Atlanta, GA)

The Role

We are launching a search for an Associate of Corps Readiness and Special Projects who will play a key role in ensuring that incoming Metro Atlanta corps members are set up for success as they enter the classroom. Additionally, the A,CRSP will play a pivotal role in supporting the creation and management of current and future regional partnerships.

The Associate, Corps Readiness and Special Projects must be exceptional at operating, planning and executing. He/she should be natural self-starter, excel in creating and maintaining organizational systems, possess strong relationship-building skills, and embody an unwavering customer service ethic. The Associate, Corps Readiness and Special Projects will report directly to the Managing Director of District and School Partnerships.

The Team

In the 1960s, Atlanta was a major staging ground for the Civil Rights Movement. Today, we find our city at another critical juncture when we must draw upon the strength of the community to eliminate a pressing civil rights issue: educational inequity. Helping to lead this effort are more than 400 corps members and 900 alumni, supported by a funding base of $10 million per year, and dedicated to unleashing the potential of thousands of children growing up in The A.


Primary Responsibilities

Lead Our Efforts to Confirm, Retain and Onboard Incoming Corps Members (50%)

  • Collaborate on planning and execute an inspiring and motivating matriculation campaign that encourages incoming corps members to join our local movement, retain them until Institute, and ensure they’re taking all steps needed to be ready for day one of Institute
  • Develop tracking systems to manage progress to goal towards confirmation, retention, testing and placement and create and manage systems to collect and track required documentation that corps members must submit to certification partners, schools, and state agencies to become teachers in the state of Georgia
  • Manage our corps member onboarding process, including laterally managing fellow staff to create and execute training experiences, directly creating and holding training webinars, and creating and managing all information and communications shared with corps members from the moment they accept their offer until the first day of Institute
  • Track all confirmation and onboarding progress in our incoming corps member information tracker, including their progress to goal on action items, their unique circumstances, and any other information we need to know to manage them through their onboarding process
  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Director, District and School Partnerships to ensure incoming corps members have the information and support needed to be prepared for the placement process-Debrief each confirmation round and use data to inform processes for subsequent campaigns
  • Craft regional communications for incoming corps members (including messaging on regional webpage, TFANET, Google site, as well as regional email and phone communications) that are accurate, clear and consistent
  • Support operations and logistics for all hiring events and one-on-one interviews

Manage Special Projects (Operational Support for the Brookview Initiative) (45%)

  • Plan and execute special projects that are critical to achieving the Strategic Initiatives and Partnership Department’s priorities
  • Support operations for the Brookview Initiative (partner survey, scheduling, reporting) and collaborate with partners, school staff, and relevant stakeholders to further the goals of the Brookview Initiative
  • Manage the monthly Brookview partner survey process, from completion through data roll-up and presentation
  • Prepare documents for monthly partner and internal meetings regarding the Brookview Initiative and assist facilitation of meetings as needed
  • Execute grant renewal process for sub-grantees
  • Research and compile demographic and school data to guide decision-making process for regional vision
  • Assist in scheduling meetings and managing logistics for current and new partnership activities


Prior Experience

  • A track record of getting results while managing multiple large-scale projects simultaneously
  • Customer service orientation toward planning and management
  • Superb organization, detail-orientation, and project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a goal-oriented, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment
  • A history of operating in the spirit of our commitment to diversity, and a strong understanding of the dynamics of race and class in America
  • 2-4 years of professional experience

Work Demands

  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • Occasional travel to in-person meetings in various U.S. cities


  • Efficiently organize, prioritize, track, and manage workflows and resources with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and cultivate effective relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders and support them in contributing to a shared goal
  • Strong customer-centered service ethic – believes that partnering across our team and with stakeholders is key to success in their role
  • Flexibility and optimistic approach and commitment to overcoming obstacles
  • Ability to take initiative to drive projects forward; laterally and upwardly manage well
  • Robust data management skills; able to acquire new technological skills and quickly navigate new data management programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to and belief in Teach For America Memphis’s mission, theory of change and values
  • Ability to critically identify system inefficiencies, anticipate challenges and gaps, and contingency plan accordingly.
  • Ability to “not miss a beat” in an entrepreneurial, goal-oriented, fast-paced and frequently changing environment


  • 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. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at

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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