Manager, Acquisitions (Flexible)
Flexible (anywhere in the U.S.)
Teach For America seeks a manager of acquisitions to support the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy to build awareness of Teach For America as a career opportunity among professionals, to provide professional prospects with opportunities to more deeply explore the issue of educational inequity, and to generate prospect leads via Teach For America's website. The manager of acquisitions will work closely with another manager of acquisitions, as well as with the director of acquisitions, to meet the responsibilities listed below, and will play an important role in Teach For America's efforts to grow from 4,500 incoming corps members in 2010 to 8,000 in 2015. This role requires entrepreneurial thinking; familiarity with marketing, event planning, advertising and social media; and strong communications skills.
Educational inequity is a massive problem and we need to dramatically increase the number of people working to solve it. That's our task. Across the country on college campuses and elsewhere, we look for passionate, committed people and inspire them to join Teach For America's corps. It's hard work, but it's rewarding. The individuals we recruit have the potential to change lives. We celebrate our successes with friendly contests, virtual townhalls, and team weekends that almost always include an optional marathon.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Working with the director of acquisitions to set a vision for Teach For America's professional acquisitions strategy, as well as leading individual projects
Designing marketing materials in partnership with the marketing team, including writing and editing of recruitment materials (e-mails, one-pagers, etc.) with tailored messaging for distinct segments
Identifying and interviewing corps members and alumni for public relations opportunities and partnering with the communications team to establish vision for professional recruitment media strategy and seek media placements
Developing the vision for and executing key elements of an advertising campaign focused on professional recruitment (e.g., online advertising, job boards, etc.)
Owning the design and implementation of a compelling campaign for the historical pipeline and other sourced prospect lists
Working closely with the digital marketing team to design and execute the professional recruitment social media strategy
Mobilizing alumni career service offices and other partner organizations to engage their alumni/members and encourage them to consider the Teach For America corps member position
Developing relationships with key regions to create an event strategy specifically for professionals, may include days of service, tutoring opportunities, visits to professional corps members' classrooms and live events with Teach For America junior boards, among other possibilities
Designing and running a suite of awareness-building webinars geared toward professionals that will both highlight the urgent need to close the opportunity gap, as well as provide a realistic sense of the corps member experience (e.g
., Graduate Students and Professionals in the Corps, sector-specific events, etc.
Evaluating the effectiveness of individual strategies using a variety of analytical approaches (e.g., Google Analytics) and evolving the acquisition vision and strategy as needed
Participate in corps member selection and matriculation
Thriving in an ambiguous, entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
Operating with a strong goal orientation and achieving ambitious results
Communicating effectively and tailoring messages to specific motivations and interests
Analyzing and synthesizing data from a range of sources in order to set a compelling vision and strategy for immediate and long-term impact
Making informed and timely decisions and using sound judgment to prioritize actions
Tracking tasks and following through on execution plans; strong organization skills and keen attention to detail
Identifying and acting upon lessons from both accomplishments and less-successful experiences by reflecting and proactively seeking feedback
Collaborating and building relationships with internal and external constituents to execute on visions
Exemplifying Teach For America's core values
Willingness to work some weekends and evenings
Education and Professional Experience
Bachelors degree required
2-4 years of work experience required
Previous corps member or Teach For America staff experience preferred
Prior experience or study of marketing, event design, communications or public relations preferred
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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 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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