Manager, Early Engagement - Apply By August 21 (Flexible)

The Role

Manager of Early Engagement will be responsible for two main workstreams on the Early Engagement team. Manager of Early Engagement will be charged with managing the prospect experience by designing and executing prospect-facing systems and communications for Early Engagement programming, which may include Rise: Student Leadership Conference, the Impact spring break series, the Accelerate Fellowship, and other new programming. This includes developing and managing application processes for these experiences, developing campus recruitment strategies and materials aligned to programming vision, setting vision for and direction for ongoing cultivation strategy and being the prospect-facing voice of the Early Engagement team. Manager of Early Engagement will also lead aspects of programming operations, including but not limited to; managing Salesforce and other data tracking for prospect participation, managing communication of reporting tracking and analysis with the recruitment team, event logistics, developing prospect-facing resources, analysis and reporting for internal communication, and other behind-the-scenes work. Manager of Early Engagement must be available for 30% travel (5-10 times a year) and must have the ability to work some nights and weekends to support Early Engagement programming throughout the year.

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

  • 25% Sets strategy and vision for the prospect experience in interactions with the Early Engagement team, and executes on vision from the initial recruitment process, interviewing, communicating status, communicating details prior to experience, and ongoing cultivation after experience
  • 10% Designs systems for tracking and analysis of prospects and performs execution on systems
  • 10% Designs and manages admissions systems for applicants of programming
  • 10% Manage Salesforce (TFACT) and other data to track prospect participation throughout Early Engagement programming, and advise on Early Engagement strategy
  • 5% Manages communication of reporting tracking and analysis with the recruitment team
  • 10% Tracks and manages budget for Early Engagement budget for all programming
  • 5% Develops program specific web content for Early Engagement hub for staff and prospects
  • 25% Manages operations for programming including but not limited to; booking attendee travel, contract negotiation and processing, purchase order requests, legal and risk assessments, calendaring and timeline alignment, logistics support in person during programming


Prior Experience

  • Teach For America corps member experience is highly preferred
  • Experience on Teach For America recruitment, regional, or institute staff is preferred
  • Experience with event planning and event execution is preferred
  • Experience in external written communication is preferred
  • Recruitment and/or marketing experience is preferred
  • Experience in Salesforce preferred
  • Strong skills in Excel and Google G-suite required
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Ability to be asset-based, flexible and adapt to rapidly changing environments

Work Demands

  • Average of 50 hours a week
  • Travel to programming throughout the course of the year
  • Working with colleagues who are based all over the country – using remote technologies
  • Some nights and weekends required


  • Exemplifies Teach For America's core values and demonstrates an ability to work with a diverse set of teammates and stakeholders
  • Strong ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and keep a close eye on myriad, important details
  • Strong ability to build relationships, understand the perspectives of others
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify process improvements
  • Strong vision and direction setting skills
  • Strong communication skills, in written and verbal form, and for both professional and interpersonal settings
  • Orientation towards innovative thinking and creative problem solving, is a self-starter
  • Strong ability to design systems 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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