Director, Workday Administrator (Flexible; New York or Chicago preferred)

The Role

As the Director, Workday Administrator at Teach For America, you are responsible for the administration and configuration of Workday, our organizational enterprise resource planning solution. You will work to analyze Workday issues and trends from end-users and subject matter experts, complete system and business process adjustments, adjust user security and build system reports. This will require working in partnership with other system administrators, Human Assets, Technology, and Finance to ensure optimal performance of the Workday system.

This hands-on role requires technical experience, most particularly, a strong knowledge of all Workday Financial modules. Ideal candidates will be able to identify, define and resolve potential problems, by making changes to the following:

  • System configuration.
  • System business processes.
  • System security access.
  • Complex reports.

The candidate may also need to serve as an internal consultant to a variety of teams to help TFA create and maintain a best-in-class ERP platform. This role will require continued trainings and engagement with the Workday community outside of TFA. This role reports to the Senior Managing Director, Financial Systems.

The Team

The Finance team ensures that Teach For America has the financial resources and reputation to get to our organizational vision of 'One Day'. The team oversees all financial matters, including accounting operations, planning and analysis, grants and contracts administration, and payroll processes.

An arm of the broader Finance team, the Financial Strategy & Innovation team is a capacity-building function charged with the implementation and oversight of strategic change priorities, including Operation Financial Sustainability, a full-scale overhaul of Teach For America's financial systems.



Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

90% - Workday Development & Support

  • Troubleshoot Workday Financials system problems, determine root cause of issues, develop and execute multiple system solution plans, and represent the Workday Product Team to ensure TFA stakeholder system/business requirements are met.
  • Must be able to create complex Workday custom reports and dashboards.
  • Must have solid understanding of Workday's object oriented data model, approaches to reporting and EIB's
  • Provide Enterprise Interface Builder (EIB) workflow solutions within the guidelines of the team's custom request and procedures
  • Create and maintain related calculated fields ; communicate calculated fields needs across areas to avoid redundancy and achieve efficiency
  • Map Teach For America's business processes to Workday Business Process, identify strategies, risks, and options when gaps are identified, recommend approaches and mitigations to meet business requirements while staying consistent with Workday native architecture.
  • Work alongside the integration team to design, configure, and test integrations between Workday and external vendors
  • Monitor the system for problems, identify and implement corrective and preventive measures as required.
  • Day-to-day production support of live Workday environment a plus
  • Perform regression testing on integrations during Workday releases

10% - Organizational-wide duties and priorities

  • Maintain Workday professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, trainings and participating in the larger Workday customer/consultant community outside of Teach For America.
  • Execute organizational priorities, such as interviewing, evaluating and matriculating applicants to the Teach For America teaching corps.


Prior Experience

  • 5-6 years of work experience; preferably in a similar ERP, Developer or analyst role.
  • This role requires proficiency in Workday or PeopleSoft, Excel or Databases.
  • Basic understanding of both Report Writer & Calculated fields on Workday reporting platform is preferred.
  • Experience with Workday Security Administration and configuration of Business Process Notifications.
  • Knowledge of integration-related technologies (SOAP, REST, WSDL, SFTP, data encryption, XML/XSLT, etc.).
  • Experience with RAAS, Data Transformations and EIB's.
  • Working knowledge of Finance & Accounting business practices, including a good understanding of industry level best practices.
  • Internal consultant mentality managing a portfolio of projects simultaneously, proven analytical and skills in problem-identification and solving.
  • Basic knowledge of Programming and SQL

Work Demands

  • Some weekend or evening work may be required.
  • Light travel required if located outside of New York City.
  • Strong commitment to Teach For America's mission and core values.


  • Strength and past experience in building relationships and collaborating across lines of difference, balancing stakeholders needs, managing expectations and leading/owning cross-team projects with an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - including the ability to impart ideas in both technical and user-friendly language, demonstrating natural ease and effectiveness working across levels and teams and with varying levels of ambiguity or uncertainty.


  • 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.

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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