Director, Matriculation and Onboarding (Miami, FL)
The Director, Matriculation and Onboarding will oversee all aspects of the incoming corps member (CM) experience – from the moment a corps member is accepted to Teach For America, to being certified, and securing a teaching position. The DMO will ensure corps members meet all onboarding/certification requirements and begin to build the mindsets and leadership orientations needed to teach and lead in Miami. In addition, the DMO will be responsible for building and stewarding relationships with external partners by managing a portfolio of MDCPS district and school relationships with leaders and administration responsible for hiring new teacher talent. The DMO will secure two-year teaching positions for our nearly 100 incoming corps members. The DMO will be responsible for ensuring CMs meet all testing, certification, and placement requirements and will contribute to overall strategic placement planning. The Director will report to the Managing Director, Institute & Pre-Corps Development, and manages 1-2 seasonal temporary staff members.
The Director, Matriculation and Onboarding is an integral part of the Program Continuum Team which seeks to build the leadership of our people – corps members and alumni. To pursue our vision in Miami we seek to fuel the movement for educational equity by building a foundational set of leadership orientations in our people to address a complex set of systemic injustices that conspire to limit educational, employment, and life opportunities for many of the children for whom we stand and work. On the Program Continuum team in Miami we are united by and partner with others in pursuit of an alternate and attainable vision of students' self-determination and opportunity.
Miami-Dade has been called a multicultural mosaic — a city setting the bar for diversity in our country. With that great diversity comes great potential for our city to be a launching pad for thousands of future leaders from unique backgrounds and perspectives. With the support of a diverse and dynamic regional staff, our 200 corps members reaching over 20,000 students in Miami-Dade and our 400 alumni representing all sectors are helping to unleash that potential for all children in Miami-Dade.
Our Miami-Dade team has two distinct and critical functional teams working collectively to achieve educational equity in Miami-Dade. Our teams work together to reach our regional goals, which will propel us toward "One Day" in Miami-Dade, and serve as stewards of corps strength, alumni relationships, external (school, community, and donor) partnerships, financial resources, and team culture.
- Our Program Continuum Team: We have conceptualized the development of our corps members across a continuum through which our people develop the knowledge, skills, mindsets and relationships needed to realize one day in Miami. There are two programmatic areas that collectively ensure we make progress toward our regional and continuum vision. Each area is responsible for our people at different points across the corps experience and these experiences are connected by a shared understanding of leadership development. Our Institute and Pre-Corps Development (IPCD) Team works to ensure all incoming corps members begin to build the connections, conviction, and commitment for their work in Miami and supports people through matriculation, onboarding and our 5-week summer pre-service training. Our Leadership Development Team works to ensure our corps members and alumni are continuing to behaviors, beliefs ways of being that support action towards educational equity in the classroom and beyond. Our Leadership Development team supports corps members and alumni in the classroom and alumni who are continuing to act on their personal theory of change beyond their corps commitment.
- Our Institutional Advancement and Operations Team: Our IAO team will lead our work towards an Enduring Institution – considering how, through external stewardship, finance, and administration we build our long-term viability as a region to continue moving the needle on educational equity. There are two areas responsible for building our regional health. Our Development Team ensures the financial strength and sustainability of our efforts by building and deepening partnerships with a diverse portfolio of private and public supporters, and ensuring that a strong, diverse local board is driving these efforts. Our Strategy and Operations team supports the work of our Executive Director and ensures we have best-in-class operations, data management, and fiscal responsibility as well as strategic communications internally and externally. Together, the IAO team operates in deeply strategic ways and is charged to do their work through a lens of building investment and understanding of the meaningful impact we have through our work in classrooms and through the leadership of our CMs & Alumni.
Corps Member Onboarding Design & Execution: 50%
- Design and lead an onboarding scope and sequence of learning experiences that span from the moment a new corps member receives an offer to the first day of school
- Design and manage systems to track and store complex sets of data needed to inform strategy and decisions as well as for meeting funding and grant requirements
- Design and lead matriculation campaign grounded in a deep belief of our selection model and that leads to achieving our regional goals, priorities and outcomes
- Manage communication with corps members and among relevant stakeholders including institute, district, and Teach For America staff
- Develop an incoming corps culture centered on our regional vision
- Design and lead the work to ensure corps members are certified, hire-ready, and prepared to be placed/hired in MDCPS schools
Build Relationships and Manage Partnerships: 20%
- Lead regional efforts to build relationships with Miami Dade County Public schools in ways that foster partnership and advance our vision for the region
- Design placement strategy that maximizes our impact in Miami and deepens partnership with MDCPS
- Work alongside MDCPS to create hiring timeline and plan that meets our FDOS placement goals
Collaboration and Partnership Across Teams: 10%
- Engage with other continuum team members to execute onboarding campaigns
- Lead efforts to work collaboratively across the continuum team to manage principal and school relationships
Lead Across the Continuum and Build the Movement: 10%
- Collaborate with other regional functional teams to share stories of our work in ways that move our collective work forward toward our vision and goals
- Build and maintain relationships with principals and other school staff and/or school district personnel that foster partnership
- Maintain systems for data collection that ensure we can report out on progress and goals in a way that supports our collective work as a region
- Engage with continuum team members to plan for regional institute including but not limited to collaborating on planning for summer engagement with new corps members, identifying partnership opportunities in the school and district, and ensuring the alignment of programming across the continuum
- Engage with continuum team members to support design of continuum experiences to ensure excellence and cohesion across the continuum
Collective Responsibility: 10%
- Participate in phone selection and/or in-person selection for up to three days each selection window (about 6-10 days total throughout the year depending on your role)
- Matriculate new corps members during 4-5 confirmation windows throughout the year
- Staff large-scale regional events (such as All-Corps, CM Orientation and Summer Training) often times for a whole day or multiple days at a time.
- Attend all-staff meetings, retreats, and step backs throughout the year
- Minimum 5 years of work experience
- Deep appreciation for the way relationships influence outcomes
- Strong ability to influence others to achieve outcomes
- Demonstrated experience with project planning that leads to goals and outcomes
- Significant experience using data to draw key strategic insights and develop informed aligned solutions
- Experience working laterally to lead a team of adults toward ambitious goals
- Deep understanding of Florida State and Miami Dade teacher certification requirements
- Vision Centered and outcomes driven
- Deep commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
- Experience translating data into actionable solutions for a team
- Judgment and ability to navigate organizational complexity and understand nuance
- Finds real joy in supporting people as they begin a new venture
- Consistently practice reflection and intentionally learn and grow to improve
- Able to build strong relationships and work with individuals at all levels of an organization
- Incredible customer service orientation
- Awareness of the role of race, class, power and privilege
- Uncommon commitment to pursuing meaningful results
- Significant experience making strong decisions and prioritizing vision centered actions
- Consistently practice reflection and intentionally learn and grow to improve
- Build and maintain strong relationships with those who have a stake in the ongoing work
- Have a deep commitment to Teach For America's mission and values
- Bachelor's degree required
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 www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.
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 www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-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: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.
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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