Senior Managing Director, Program Continuum (Eastern North Carolina)

The Role

Teach For America-Eastern North Carolina (ENC) seeks a Senior Managing Director, Program Continuum (SMD, PC) to design and lead a program that delivers on our commitment to develop and cultivate the leadership skills and mindsets necessary for systems – change through classroom teaching. This role is critical to our efforts to maximize Teach For America's impact in Eastern North Carolina.

The SMD, PC oversees our work to ensure we have a diverse corps, and support corps members in becoming effective teachers and leaders in ENC. This person also manages the region's largest team and must have demonstrated success managing and coaching others through multiple layers and levels. He/she must deeply embody our regional team and organizational values, be committed to engaging on issues of diversity, including race, class, and privilege, and operate in ways that honor and uplift our students and communities. To be successful, this individual must thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and possess an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility for achieving ambitious results.

This position provides an unparalleled opportunity for individuals with executive management experience, strengths in relationship-building and strategic thinking skills to help maximize Teach For America's current impact and future growth in Eastern North Carolina.

The SMD, Program Continuum will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director to craft a compelling vision for our program and partner with students, families, schools, districts, community organizations and local leaders to ensure we are working with our communities to further collective impact

The Team

Founded in 1990 as one of the first sites, Teach For America – Eastern North Carolina has approximately 260 corps members (first - and second-year teachers) reaching nearly 20,000 students. Approximately 800 alumni of Teach For America work in education and across all sectors locally. The region is supported by a funding base of over $6 million, and 36 regional staff members work to train and support corps members, strengthen relationships with local schools and districts, foster the leadership of local alumni, grow the regional funding base, and influence the prevailing ideology to ensure that we can have an even greater impact.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Cultural Leadership and Team Management

Manage and develop team leads across the continuum teams, including:

  • Direct coaching and managing of team members, as well as managing through layers - this person will oversee the teams that make up the largest contingent of our staff
  • Recruit, cultivate and hire for staff positions on the program continuum team
  • Ensure team members are maximizing their individual potential and receiving professional development both to enhance their skills on staff and as part of the community effort in Eastern North Carolina
  • Create a strong culture rooted in our core values
  • Foster cross-functional and collaborative partnerships with all leaders and team members within the Program Continuum (Leadership Continuum, CM Pipelines, Teacher Leadership Development, and Local Leadership Teams) to ensure a seamless transition for corps members from matriculation to residency and through the corps experience.
  • Manage up to and advise the Executive Director

Strategy & Program Alignment

  • Ensure each program continuum sub-team is on track to meet program goals aligned with our region's strategic plan
  • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan for our program continuum team with outcomes and targets to achieve this vision
  • Ensure alignment and drive execution of vision across our program continuum, through investing and mobilizing our regional team and internal and external stakeholders

Relationship Building & Partnerships

  • Build, cultivate, and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Build catalytic partnerships, relationships, and networks that lead to the development of our leadership force

Regional Team Responsibilities

  • Participate in corps member selection (about 4 days total throughout the year)
  • Matriculate new corps members during 4-5 confirmation windows throughout the year
  • Staff large-scale regional events and conferences, often times for a whole day or multiple days at a time, including some Saturdays
  • Attend and participate in all-staff meetings, retreats, small team cohorts, and step backs throughout the year


Prior Experience

  • Experience leading organizational change efforts preferred
  • Demonstrated success managing and coaching teams and individuals to results; experience and success in managing through layers of an organization
  • Experience cultivating internal and external constituencies and building long-term relationships to achieve broad, mutually satisfying goals
  • Experience coaching and developing educators through a lens of diversity and equity
  • Demonstrated deep commitment and belief in our students, families, and local communities in Eastern North Carolina preferred
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to and belief in Teach For America's mission, theory of change and core values
  • Demonstrated success in intentionally building strong team culture that leverages the unique strengths and skillsets of each member of the team

Work Demands

  • Ability to travel across the region (5-6 times per month)
  • Occasional overnight travel (3-4 times per year) required for attendance at various local and national conferences
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required


  • Exceptional leadership coaching skills and demonstrated ability to coach others to ambitious outcomes
  • Possess an understanding and deep belief in fostering culturally responsive educators
  • Passionate about the mission of Teach For America and knowledgeable about educational equity and the education landscape of Eastern North Carolina
  • Strong ability to set vision and direction and invest others in that vision
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and demonstrate good judgment
  • Strong ability to build relationships and tailor approach toward the perspectives of others across a variety of stakeholders


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit a resume and cover letter. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.

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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