Campus Campaign Coordinator (2016-2017)

Position Summary

Campus Campaign Coordinators are campus-based interns working as a part of the Teach For America recruitment team. Campus Campaign Coordinators or ‘CCCs’ are charged with building awareness of educational inequity and Teach For America’s work on their campuses. The campus intern, in consultation with the Teach For America recruitment staff, will work to develop and execute a detailed strategic plan aimed at inspiring top students to apply for the corps. The campus intern’s schedule is determined by the recruitment manager given the needs of this specific recruitment campaign. In this position, campus interns enhance their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, and communication while gaining an understanding of how a successful nonprofit organization operates. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in applying to be a Teach For America corps member or staff member upon graduation.

About Teach For America

All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential, and at Teach For America, we believe an excellent education is the one of the most effective way to give them that opportunity. Yet millions of children growing up in poverty lack access to a high-quality education. As a result, just 8% of kids from low-income communities will graduate from college by the time they are 24, compared with 80% of kids from more affluent areas. This problem, with disproportionately and unjustly affects African American and Latino children, not only limits students’ life opportunities, but families, communities, and our nation suffer when vast numbers of children fall behind.

Teach For America helps to eliminate this injustice by recruiting, developing, and supporting leaders committed to creating change. Our work is about people: students – the leaders of tomorrow – with their limitless potential; parents, who want to give their kids the best; our teachers – called corps members – tirelessly working to help their students excel; alumni of our corps, a mighty force for social change; and the staff, supporters, and partners who make our efforts possible. These individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds are united by one goal – that one day, all children in our nation will have access to an excellent education.

To effectively reach that day, our outcomes-oriented organization is powered by a $270 million budget and more than 1,900 talented, passionate staff members. We are committed to constant growth and improvement and to providing staff with opportunities for professional development. Our organization welcomes leadership and innovation from all levels. We also know that in order to be successful, we need staff members from diverse backgrounds, especially those that share the backgrounds of low-income students, so we place a particular focus on diversity and inclusiveness. We were deeply humbled, but not surprised, when Fortune named us a “Best Company to Work For” for three years in a row.

Team Overview

The Recruitment team works to enlist this country’s most promising future leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequity. The team identifies and inspires thousands of potential corps members on college campuses and from multiple career sectors to apply to and join Teach For America. Additionally, the team is responsible for meeting our ambitious goals for the growth and diversity of our corps along racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.

Responsibilities

While each Campus Campaign Coordinator role will vary in specific role responsibilities, role and project requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Regularly collecting and entering data that will inform the campaign
  • Conducting Teach For America class and student organization announcements throughout the year
  • Managing and executing a high-visibility marketing, publicity, and social media campaign to ensure Teach For America maintains a strong presence on campus, which may include hanging posters and flyers; tabling in high-traffic areas; executing effective e-mail campaigns; and securing media coverage in campus publications, on websites, and on campus radio stations
  • Identifying and reaching out to top students on campus throughout the year, including students of diverse backgrounds and majors
  • Networking with professors and student organizations to secure Teach For America presentations in classes and meetings
  • Planning and executing highly-attended events on campus such as information sessions and alumni panels
  • Assuming responsibility for the success of the campaign on your campus by preparing for and actively participating in weekly team meetings with Teach For America staff

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Applicants for the campus intern position should be undergraduate students during the school year for which they will be campus interns.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Eagerness to work behind the scenes to support ambitious goals
  • Record of achievement in academics, leadership, and/or employment
  • High level of initiative and personal responsibilit

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial 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.

Compensation

Campus interns will be paid hourly at the state minimum wage. The number of hours of work per week ranges from 5-15 hours, depending on the school. Precise start and end dates as well as the number of hours of work per week are determined by the recruitment manager for each school. Please reach out to the recruitment manager for your school for more information.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for the Campus Campaign Coordinator position, you must complete the following:

  • Step 1: Apply to the Campus Campaign Coordinator position (you can apply below in the Apply Now section):
  • Step 1 will take 5 minutes to complete.
  • In order to apply to the position, you may have to register and create a profile or login to an existing profile. After creating or logging in, please return to the Campus Campaign Coordinator job and apply to the role. *If you’ve applied to a role at TFA in the past, please login, and use your previous email.
  • You will need to upload your resume and answer the web application questions.
  • Step 2: Once you register/login and apply to the Campus Campaign Coordinator role, you will receive the full application form via email.
  • Step 2 will take you 1-2 hours to complete.
  • The application includes two forms: the CCC Application Form and Reference Request Form.
  • The CCC Application Form requires you answer short response questions and upload an application activity.
  • The Reference Request Form requires you to submit the contact info for your references.
  • You will receive an email confirming your application is complete.

Please reach out to the Recruitment Team ([email protected]) if you have any questions.


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