Manager, Teacher Leadership Development (Greater New Orleans)

The Role

Teaching is a powerful act of leadership. At Teach For America, we have a deep belief that a teacher's first year in front of students has the ability to transform the lives and education of students and will also be a catalyst for a teacher's long- term leadership. We believe that prioritizing the development of first year teachers is critical to our commitment to students and school partners; therefore as the Manager, Teacher Leadership Development you will be responsible for the growth, success, self-reflection, and impact of our first year teachers on their students.

Your mission is to develop a group of first year teachers, who set a new standard for what first year teachers are believed to accomplish in our country, thereby boldly challenging misconceptions of what a teacher and their students can achieve together in their first year.

The Team

Teach For America- Greater New Orleans has been working in the region for over 25 years. We develop a powerfully connected group of leaders who, together with students, families, and our community, co-create positive social change at the nexus of innovation and learning. Today we have over 200 corps members and 1,000 alumni who are working together to advance educational outcomes for children. The vast majority of our alumni go on to hold positions that are advancing educational equity in schools, school systems, and other student-serving institutions, and by working alongside those they serve, they are advancing regional, state, and national priorities on issues affecting low-income communities with the perspective that comes from having been (or continuing to be) a public school teacher.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Effectively coaching beginning teachers through 1:1 observation cycles
  • Leveraging a suite of approaches and tools to develop the most effective first year teachers in the country
  • Establishing rapport quickly and build deep and trusting relationships that allow coaching to go deeper faster
  • Leading a cohort of corps members in a way that values deep self-reflection, focuses on strengths, and consistent feedback
  • Ensuring every teacher in your cohort understands their strengths, their performance and has a path to growth you both believe in
  • Maintaining current and valid quantitative data regarding the impact of your corps members
  • Managing the overall experience retention of corps members
  • Forming open and collaborative relationship with school based coaches
  • Stewarding our values and co-creating alongside our teachers a culture that leads to a powerfully connected, results-oriented, student-centered team environment

Do you connect with the following?

  • Believes deeply that the first year of teaching is transformative
  • Is inspired by coaching teachers who have not yet experienced sustained success
  • Gets energy from leaders who are very high will and low skill or low will and low skill
  • Is naturally inclined to approach challenges with high degrees of optimism
  • Likes to think creatively about solutions to persistent problems
  • Believes millennials have a unique role to play in impacting positive change
  • You have an ever-growing understanding of your identity and how race, class, and privilege influence your values, mindsets and behaviors and ability to work alongside lines of sameness and difference
  • You have a growth mindset and constant seek to reflect on progress, learn and improve
  • You believe in and embody our core values and culture pillars


Prior Experience:

  • 3+ years of teaching experience in a low-income urban or rural setting
  • 3+ years of experience coaching teachers with a record of exceptional results

Work Demands:

  • Willing and able to work some early mornings, evenings or weekends
  • Willing and able to travel 2-3 times per year for professional development purposes
  • Willing and interested in contributing to evening or weekend events that support regional programming and culture (ex: All Staff Meetings, Staff Socials, etc.)
  • Willing and able to contribute to broader organizational and regional efforts including recruitment, matriculation, selection, etc


  • Bachelor's Degree required

Apply Now

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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:

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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