Director, Early Engagement (Internship) - Apply By August 21 (Flexible)

The Role

The Director of Early Engagement Internships is responsible for the vision and execution of two major internships: the Ambassador Program, a campus-based internship for early admitted corps members who fuel the movement toward educational equity by building awareness across their college campuses, and the Accelerate Fellowship, a multi-week summer fellowship for rising college juniors and seniors with a passion for social impact. The Director of Early Engagement Internships will also play a large role in programmatic design and execution support for Early Engagement Experiences, e.g. Impact, an alternative spring break experience, and Rise, a student leadership conference. The Director of Early Engagement Internships will be responsive to adapting and scaling current programming while also testing and piloting new programing as the Early Engagement team grows and evolves by responding to the needs of university markets. The Director of Early Engagement Internships must be available for 30% travel (8-15 times a year) and must have the ability to work some nights and weekends to support Early Engagement programming throughout the year. The ideal candidate possesses strong networking skills and experience, enjoys solving complex problems and setting and investing others in vision and direction, excels at lateral management, project management, and has experience in programmatic design and managing the execution of programmatic experiences. This role will report to the Managing Director of Early Engagement.

The Team

The Recruitment Team

Teach For America's Recruitment Team (RT) is charged to recruit a high-quality, diverse, and large corps that fuels the broader movement towards educational equity across our 53 placement regions. In this pursuit, the Recruitment Team engages with leaders across college campuses and professional career sectors to discuss the challenges of educational inequity in the nation and inspire great people to choose the corps as a means of expanding opportunities for kids and building a long-term commitment to social equity

The Early Engagement Team

The Early Engagement team is charged to create opportunities and experiences for undergraduate students to learn more about the mission of our organization. To meet this responsibility the Early Engagement team engages with hundreds of student leaders across college campuses, providing unique ways for students to learn more about educational inequity and the role they can play in being a part of the solution


Primary Responsibilities

  • 60% Sets strategy and vision for internships and project manages their execution and implementation
  • 30% Supports in programmatic design, content, and event execution for Early Engagement Experiences
  • 10% Contributes to overall Early Engagement team including but not limited to: testing new programming, building relationships with key stakeholders, managing complex systems, assessing measures of success and return of investment for internships to inform recruitment team strategy, providing training and support for the RT on EE programs, training and managing internship selection processes.


Prior Experience

  • Teach For America corps member experience is highly preferred
  • Experience on Teach For America recruitment, development, marketing, regional, or institute staff is preferred
  • Programmatic design and content creation experience, specifically designing and facilitating experiences for adult learning highly preferred
  • Experience planning and executing large scale events while balancing multiple initiatives at once
  • Experience in external written communication is preferred
  • Experience managing interns or interacting with college-aged students is preferred
  • Technical skills: experience with Salesforce preferred, strong Excel and Google G-Suite required
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, generate insights, and identify highest-impact actions to guide strategy
  • Orientation to be asset-based, flexible, and adapt to rapidly changing environments

Work Demands

  • Average of 50 hours a week with longer hours during execution of programming
  • Evening and weekend work required for the execution of internship and experiences
  • Ability to travel 30% of time to engage in programming and broader recruitment team work
  • Work with colleagues virtually and be comfortable with a remote work environment


  • Exemplifies Teach For America's core values and demonstrates an ability to work with a diverse set of teammates and stakeholders
  • Exemplar organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and keep a close eye on a myriad of important details
  • Natural ability to build relationships and consider diverse perspectives to build consensus and prioritize the right approach
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to leverage aligned metrics and reporting to to inform decision making
  • Ability to develop vision and direction with clarity and execute independently on established priorities
  • Ability to initiate, design, and execute adult-centric programs and learning experiences
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication abilities within professional and interpersonal settings
  • Orientation towards innovative thinking and creative problem solving; is a self-starter
  • Strong ability to design systems and metrics for tracking and reporting


  • 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

About the Organization

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children's potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

Teach For America (TFA) finds, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes the context in which schools operate. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, TFA corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded to 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 53,000 strong and growing each year, the TFA community is leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children across the nation.

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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