Director, Matriculation and Onboarding-Apply by 7/31/2017 (Dallas-Fort Worth)

The Role

The Director, Matriculation and Onboarding (D,MO) will be a key leader in framing the Corps Member experience focusing on the early corps member continuum: TFA matriculation process, onboarding, Summer Institute and introduction into the Dallas-Fort Worth community. The first impression of our region is the foundation for how Corps Members view Teach For America and specifically our region. The D, Matriculation and Onboarding is charged with shaping a Corps Member first impression of TFA DFW.

Through vision setting, strategic planning, and thoughtful execution, the D,MO lead the matriculation and onboarding of all incoming DFW corps members from selection through Institute. The D,MO will manage the M, Onboarding and Communication and the M, Matriculation and Placement by leveraging their talents and monitoring their progress to quarterly goals to support corps member matriculation, onboarding, communication, and summer placement, and hiring.

The D, Matriculation and Onboarding will report directly to the Senior Managing Director, Onboarding and Institute.

The Team

Among large urban areas, Dallas ranks 3rd in child poverty, and only 14% of high school students in Dallas County graduate ready to succeed in college. At Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth, we seek to work in partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth community to dramatically increase college readiness for students. In support of this effort, Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth will impact 100,000 students daily throughout the Metroplex by the end of the decade.  

We need great leaders to join us in our work to end educational inequity. At Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth we aim to be essential talent pipeline of teachers, school and district leaders, non-profit leaders, political leaders, social entrepreneurs and beyond who are able to change the odds for kids in the Metroplex. We believe that enlisting, developing and retaining top talent is essential to moving the needle for students in our community.


Primary Responsibilities

Develop and execute an aligned strategy for the matriculation, onboarding, hiring, and retention of our incoming corps (15%)

  • Sets vision and direction for the matriculation, onboarding, and hiring of incoming corps members in collaboration with the Onboarding and Institute team.
  • Creates an aligned annual scope and sequence to drive towards key matriculation, onboarding and hiring priorities for incoming corps members (including corps member communications, TeXes testing, corps member placement strategy, district processing,
  • Develops and implements systems to track progress towards key goals.
  • Leverages regional and team structures (e.g. Regional Matriculation Campaigns) to drive progress towards vision and goals
  • Create regional selection commitments proposal with Senior Leadership Team for year-long selection commitments

Manage staff members to meet goals in selection, matriculation, onboarding, hiring, and retention of our incoming corps (30%)

  • Oversee all activities related to matriculation, onboarding, hiring and retention through managing a team of two staff members, Manager, Onboarding and Communication and Manager, Matriculation and Placement to meet annual goals.
  • Oversee the development of the M, Onboarding and Communication and the M, Matriculation and Placement and empower, support and coach them to achieve their responsibilities and goals
  • Develops team operations and systems to enable strong follow through of plans.

Lead on key incoming corps member projects. (30%)

  • Manage unique incoming corps member situations including factors that impact corps size, hiring and placement, and retention. Use judgement to define parameters, make decisions, and communicate regarding matriculation extensions, deferrals, regional reassignments, exits, rescinded offers, test passage and subject area assignment switches.
  • Develop and execute an Orientation Week for Incoming Corps Members. Manage the planning and execution of Orientation week to reach orientation goals for Corps Members and Institute Staff Members
  • Train and provide ongoing development for staff Selectors, new Senior Evaluators. Develop processes and systems for providing selector feedback and effectiveness ratings in formal regional performance management processes.

Build relationships across teams and organizations to streamline the onboarding of corps members and their placement (15%)

  • Collaborate with the D, Institute Partnerships to determine TEXES passing needs for summer school placement
  • Collaborate with the SMD, Onboarding and Institute and Executive Director to ensure we are meeting corps allocation needs
  • Collaborate with the SMD, Teacher Leadership Development to ensure hiring strategy aligns to the strategy for district placements
  • Collaborate with D, Teacher & Student Impact to create corps member retention tracking systems. Designs and trains Institute staff on leveraging systems
  • Collaborate with the D, Teacher & Student Impact and the D, Institute Partnerships to reach our summer placement goals
  • Serve as member of Institute Leadership Team. Lead weekly transition and retention data meetings with the Institute Leadership Team, including analyzing weekly data, identifying trends, and defining possible action plans to address any concerning data.

Lead Across the Movement (10%)

  • Serve as an active and engaged member of our community.
  • Support, attend and/or participate in region-wide and Corps Programing events including corps member selection, All Corps Conferences, staff meetings, functional team meetings, retreats, etc.
  • Operate with a deep commitment to our core values, including fostering a diverse movement by partnering with people in the communities that may offer differing perspectives such as parents, teachers, and school leaders.
  • Own and support broader regional and organizational priorities, including selecting new corps members, encouraging alumni and corps members to join our staff, and supporting regional initiatives.


Prior Experience

  • Experience and knowledge of Texas Teacher Certification requirements
  • Experience with the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding
  • Management experience preferred

Work Demands

  • Flexible work schedule and work location
  • Some evenings and weekends required
  • Can travel to school sites and meetings across the DFW metroplex
  • Desire to work on project based work with periods of work requiring lots of individual contribution and other periods of work requiring lots of team collaboration


  • Bachelor's degree required/Masters degree preferred

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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:

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