Director, Development Campaigns & Innovation (Chicago, IL)
Teach For America seeks a director, matriculation and corps member onboarding to maximize the scale, diversity and impact of our movement by driving strategies and projects related to matriculation, onboarding, retention and corps member culture and communication. This individual will be responsible for the corps experience from the moment an applicant is accepted to the moment they arrive in the region in June. As a result, the director has the opportunity to set the tone for corps culture and leadership for the entire corps commitment and beyond. In addition, the director will manage the coordinator, matriculation and onboarding, ensuring organized, professional and warm logistics throughout our corps members' onboarding experience.
Chicago has all the conveniences and excitement of a big city, but with the Midwestern friendliness that leads so many to make it their home. Here - as well as in nearby Gary, Indiana - 525 corps members and more than 1,700 alumni, including more than 60 school leaders, are working as catalysts for system-wide change. Our goal is to create an Inspire Zone within our generation - a group of seven Chicago communities, larger than Washington D.C., that are transforming education for students in our city.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Set vision and direction for an onboarding experience that is focused on developing corps member leadership and commitment
- Set vision and direction for the regional matriculation strategy to ensure that our corps size and diversity meet the needs of our communities
- Align and situate our onboarding and matriculation visions within our larger five and 10 year regional vision in Chicago and NW Indiana
- Identify and implement a strategy to retain corps members throughout the onboarding process
- Manage regional staff members as they support incoming corps members through the matriculation and onboarding processes
- Manage all corps member communications, including a bi-weekly e-newsletter and a transition guide, in partnership with the coordinator, matriculation and onboarding
- Main point of contact with the incoming corps
- Manage and develop the coordinator, matriculation and onboarding, who will own the logistics of onboarding
- Corps experience highly preferred
- 2-5 years professional work experience
- Exceptional ability to set vision and direction of projects by using historical knowledge, partner feedback, and a sense of possibility
- Proven success in managing peers across teams toward ambitious outcomes
- Proven success in collaborating and sharing goals across teams
- Confident, compelling and warm while giving feedback
- Extremely goal oriented
- Exceptional customer service ethic and understanding of the perspective of others
- Perseverance, fortitude and creativity in the face of challenges
- Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects at once using a sound decision making process
- Compelling and effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to build partnership and shared vision across teams
- Management experience preferred
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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/benefitspackage.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethic and racial 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/staff-diversity.
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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