Manager, Pre-Corps Experience (McAllen, Texas)

The Role

Teach For America seeks a Manager, Pre-Corps Experience to maximize the reach and impact of the collective by driving projects and supporting initiatives related to the confirmation, onboarding, and hiring of new corps members. The Manager will be responsible for ensuring that 100% of our incoming corps members are fully compliant with federal, state, and district certification requirements by the first day of school and hired into positions in our partner school districts. As such, the Manager will be primarily focused on reaching the first day of school goal by designing and implementing streamlined and scalable processes for onboarding and developing systems for managing the corps member hiring process.

Additionally, the Manager will have a portfolio of district relationships to cultivate throughout the year in support of strengthening partnerships and preparing for future corps member hiring. The Manager, Pre-Corps Experience will report to the Managing Director, Program Continuum.

The Team

Teach For America works in school districts in three counties in the deep south region of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. Here, more than 400,000 students are enrolled in public schools in an area that has historically underperformed in comparison to the rest of the state and country. TFA has been partnering with communities in the Valley for more than 25 years. Today, more than 80 corps members and 180 alumni join community-wide efforts to increase educational attainment for Valley students at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels. Together, we are changing the narrative of what is possible for children in low-income border communities.

Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Design, Plan, and Execute the Pre-Corps Experience – 45 %

  • Collaborating with the Managing Director, Program Continuum to create and execute the pre-corps strategic and operational plans
  • Regionalize national guidance and tools to manage matriculation (confirming new corps members offers to join the corps) and onboarding process for region and manage regional staff members in executing to reach the regional goal including ongoing retention efforts until Induction
  • Collaborate with the broader Program Continuum team to design and execute programmatic onboarding experiences.
  • Update and manage all corps member communications related to joining the corps, testing, certification, and transition to region, including providing support and resources during the process
  • Engage with certification partner to update and manage knowledge of certification requirements
  • Track and manage submission of documents that incoming corps members must submit to certification partners and school districts

External Relationships Building- 15%

  • Serve as portfolio manager (main contact and owner) for principals and human resources office staff
  • Manage and support individual principal relationships through ongoing communication and information sharing
  • Increase knowledge and support of Teach For America mission among school leaders and build leaders as advocates
  • Guide content of monthly school leader blast

Corps Member Recruitment & Hiring – 20 %

  • Serve as the region’s point of contact for our Regional Recruitment Activity (RrA) efforts
  • Plan and manage hiring logistics throughout the corps member hiring process
  • Track hiring process using Placement Tracker tool and any supplemental systems
  • Prepare corps members to be successful in the hiring process by organizing and managing resume and interview coaches
  • Inform school leaders in portfolio about hiring process; identify and coordinate teaching position opportunities and develop external communication to match corps members to open positions

Communications and Operations – 20%

  • Implement our regional corps member communication systems including email blasts and maintenance of the corps member hub Webly site
  • Manage and ensure accuracy of all district and principal data in TFACT
  • Manage logistics of all recruitment/confirmation/onboarding related events

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience
  • Preference on previous experience working in educational settings in the Rio Grande Valley

Skills

  • Proven ability to build and leverage relationships across organizations towards mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Customer service approach to planning and relationship management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Superb organization, detail-orientation, and project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a goal-oriented, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work flexibly and balance both long-term and short-term projects and goals
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking
  • Strong results orientation with proven record of achieving ambitious goals
  • Creativity and willingness to engage in new forms of outreach through social media
  • Embodies Teach For America’s core values
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required

Travel

  • 1-2 overnight trips per year, but weekly travel throughout the Rio Grande Valley is required to attend in person meetings with school district leaders
  • Must have access to your own transportation

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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