Manager, Alumni Leadership and Collective Impact (Las Vegas Valley)

The Role

As the Manager of Alumni Leadership and Collective Impact you will play a critical role in catalyzing our alumni towards collective action with our alumni, our students, families, and broader community through an anti-oppressive liberatory lens and culturally responsive leadership. Your work begins with you deepening our understanding through a comprehensive alumni impact and opportunity analysis in the Las Vegas Valley to understand the current local talent recruitment efforts, and opportunities for talent sourcing for collective impact within the TFA-LVV alumni community. Partnering with the Director, Alumni Leadership and Collective Impact (D, ACLI), you will develop a cohesive, effective, innovative alumni individual outreach strategy that is responsive to alumni needs and mobilizes them towards educational equity including developing the campaign for our annual alumni survey. This strategy will be the foundation for which you will maintain ongoing touchpoints and coach alumni one-one-one in career and personal leadership development and opportunity matching with an explicit anti-oppressive liberatory lens. You will develop and execute a recruitment strategy for opportunities with partner organization and for Teach For America pipeline initiatives. This will manage the relationships with partner organizations that house these opportunities. Partnering with the D, ACLI, you will provide one-on-one coaching to corps members to hone their long-term trajectory and educational philosophy through analysis of community need and their passions and skills and specific career development needs. You will partner with the D, ACLI often in working towards this vision and the MD, ACLI to hone systems and processes on your functional team. As a team leader, you will exemplify both our TFA and Las Vegas Valley cultural values while fulfilling our mission through regional and organizational priorities.

The Team

Las Vegas conjures up thoughts of sunshine, casinos and the strip for many; but there is another side to this incredible region. Las Vegas Valley is a tight knit community weathering the ups and downs of an uncertain economy, making critical investments to modernize our education system, and committing to working together so that all kids here can get a great education. Clark County School District (CCSD), which serves the Las Vegas Valley, is the fifth largest school district in the nation. Only 70% of the district's 315,000 students graduate from high school. Additionally, Nevada has the lowest percentage of children enrolled in early childhood programs in the country. This poses a serious threat to our state's economic growth. We must provide equity and excellence for all kids in the Las Vegas Valley and that's why we do our work and why we need you to join our team.

A hallmark of our team is a strong culture that fully embraces our regional culture values of One LoVVe, DEI Focused, and InNEVision. One LoVVe means we approach our work with compassion and support for our amazing family. DEI Focused requires us to engage with issues of race, class, and other aspects of identity as a regular part of our work, and ensure an inclusive environment for all. Finally, we know we must have a vision that is innovative and community driven if we want to work collaboratively with our constituents to reach ONE DAY. We deeply care about the students and families we work with, improving our education system, and being part of an amazing TFA-LVV team grounded in our work.

Qualifications:

Responsibilities

Alumni Culture, Leadership, and Cultivation (50%)

Alumni Coaching & Culture

  • Develop and execute cohesive, effective, innovative alumni individual outreach strategy that is responsive to alumni needs, reaches a diverse, wide audience, mobilizes them towards educational equity, and establishes clarity of relationship manager within alumni sub-team
  • Build authentic relationship and maintain ongoing touch points with alumni to catalyze them as a part of a broader collective movement including regular monthly communication to current and former Las Vegas Valley alumni to Increase the Net Promoter Score (NPS) by 10% (of FY17 EOY metric) and to reach 75% alumni involvement goal
  • Increase the Net Promoter Score (NPS) by 10% (of FY17 EOY metric) and the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) to 80% aligned with TFA's Breakthrough Goals. (NPS and CALI are overarching metrics we use to measure investment/satisfaction and mindsets about education respectively.)
  • Coach alumni one-on-one to develop in leadership competencies and other career development necessary for role-specific pathways such as teacher leader, instructional leader, school leader, etc.
  • Curate and execute group learning experiences to ensure that alumni acquire knowledge, skills, and mindsets to increase their personal leadership and aid in their career development aligned to collective action to increase alumni retention in the Las Vegas Valley and the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) to 80%
  • Create and manage a differentiated, relationship-driven strategy to capture alumni voices through the annual alumni survey campaign to increase the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) to 80%

Alumni Talent Catalyst & Recruitment

  • Conduct in-depth analyses of current and potential opportunities for impact including, but not limited to open roles, current local talent recruitment efforts, and opportunities for talent sourcing for collective impact within the TFA-LVV alumni community
  • Form aligned approach and strategy towards recruiting and catalyzing leadership for roles within the educational ecosystem in Las Vegas with an anti-oppression liberatory lens and aligned to collective impact (with D, ALCI)
  • Manage relationships with organizations with talent sourcing opportunities like Building Excellent Schools, 4.0 Schools, The Ryan Fellowship, etc.
  • Identify and cultivate stakeholders to execute quality professional development catalyzing innovative, culturally responsive leadership in a variety of role pipelines with D, ALCI
  • Grow pilot collective action initiatives by 30% with specific goals for recruiting people of color (50% or higher) in partnership with D, ALCI
  • Develop and manage the recruitment strategy and execution for all Teach For America Las Vegas Valley pipeline initiatives including, but not limited to National Board cohort, the Aspiring School Leaders Fellowship, and the Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellowship with the D, ALCI, and Content Team Leaders with the the D, PC
  • Recruit and connect various educational leadership pathways to the TFA-LVV community to increase their personal leadership and aid in alumni career development aligned to collective action

Program Continuum Theory of Change Development (15%)

  • Partner with MD, Teacher Leadership Development + D, Program Continuum to develop program continuum development scope and sequence spanning from pre-corps to early alumnihood to increase the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI), and overall retention of 2CMs in the Las Vegas Valley
  • Cultivate excellent relationships with CMs to hone their long-term trajectory and educational philosophy through analysis of community need and their passions and skills
  • Curate and execute group learning experiences to ensure that corps members acquire critical innovative, differentiated, culturally responsive knowledge, skills, and mindsets to increase their leadership and collective action, the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI), and overall retention of 2CMs in the Las Vegas Valley and in teaching
  • Empower collective alumni movement building through creating and coordinating collective 2CM-alumni touch points to increase the Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI)
  • Coach corps members one-on-one to develop in leadership competencies and other career development necessary for role-specific pathways such as teacher leader, instructional leader, school leader, etc.
  • Recruit and connect various educational leadership pathways to the TFA-LVV community to increase their personal leadership and aid in corps members' career development aligned to collective action
  • Empower collective alumni movement building through creating and coordinating individual CM-alumni touchpoints

Team Analysis and Operations (15%)

  • Develop clear communication strategy growing meaningful touchpoints by 20% to connect alumni to each other and Teach For America and for external audience to understand collective impact within TFA-LVV community in alignment with regional and program continuum team
  • Partner with Ops, Program Continuum to manage and support alumni communication and event-related planning and execution
  • Utilize Salesforce database to manage and input data related to alumni interactions, meetings, and events and conduct alumni research to reach goal of 100% involvement recorded in TFACT
  • Grow meaningful relational touchpoints to 75% alumni involvement
  • Support all shared alumni team responsibilities, including alumni induction, school visits, Opportunity Fair, alumni teacher development and other misc. alumni events.

Fulfilling Our Mission Through Organizational and Regional Priorities (20%)

  • Represent the AL team on the LVV Communications Task Force
  • Own and support all regional and alumni team activities, including corps member selection and matriculation, full staff corps-facing events like All Corps Conferences and Induction (including some weekends), staff meetings, functional team meetings and retreats, and more
  • Build strong relationships with school leaders, district, community advocacy and system leaders to facilitate and establish lasting partnerships.
  • Develop alumni and staff to gain the insight and commitment to serve as effective, committed stewards of the movement for educational equity with an anti-oppression liberatory lens
  • Develop a clear, personal vision for impact and how it relates to your goals
  • Seek and welcome ways to expand your impact, based on critical reflection and feedback

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • Demonstrated results as a teacher (2+ years of teaching experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing adults preferred
  • Strong experience in recruitment and career coaching and development
  • Strong communication and organizing skills; Experience creating and managing systems
  • Demonstrated results in vision setting and/or project planning for programmatic events
  • Strong evidence of building relationships (BRIO), culturally competent leadership, and working within teams on specific projects/initiatives
  • 1+ years of management experience of CMs/Staff preferred

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required

Work Demands

  • Some evening and weekend work and facilitation required

Skills

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit to innovate and create scope/sequence of learning
  • Orient towards and demonstrate regional cultural aspirations and organizational Core Values
  • Orient towards diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and building diverse relationships and networks
  • Exceptional ability to organize, plan, and execute project tasks independently
  • Analyzing and array of data to draw accurate conclusions, identify opportunities/issues, and to inform team management approach
  • Making informed, timely decisions and using sound judgment to prioritize actions
  • Bring joy and partnership to the alumni team.
  • Strong ability towards motivating and influencing others to achieve outcomes
  • Strong aptitude in cultivating internal and external relationships while laterally managing them toward outcomes
  • Incredible orientation toward owning outcomes and continuously improving systems

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 www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.

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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