ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S. and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of equity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America recruits, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders who commit to effecting change in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes them. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, Teach For America corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded into 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 55,000 strong and growing each year, current corps members and alumni are leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children in 53 urban and rural communities across the nation.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Our Marketing and Communications team is charged with bringing to life Teach For America’s mission and the collective impact of our network through storytelling. We drive the national brand and narrative for Teach For America, defining and stewarding the organization’s brand identity, positioning, and key messages. We leverage strategic communications to rally the next generation of leaders to join Teach For America; to strengthen our community of corps members, alumni, staff and supporters; and to build broader understanding of our mission and impact in the context of educational inequity in America.

Meet the Team

Sarah Marini
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Director, National Talent Recruitment
Cindy Dykstra
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Front-end Developer

Job Postings

Head of Product (NYC)

As the Head of Product (Managing Director, Web) you will be responsible for the technical design of web solutions at Teach For America that spans all digital channels and communications. A platform that supports actionable, timely, and valuable content is central to how Teach For America achieves its powerful mission to transform society through educational reform.

Full-Stack Developer Regional Support (NYC)

As the Director, Back-End Developer, PHP, you will be responsible for writing custom code to implement new functionality, as well as support and augment existing libraries and frameworks at Teach For America that spans all web properties. As a member of a team consisting of Front-End Developers, a Full-Stack Developer, QA, Business Analysts, and a Scrum master, you will build the required back-end technology to create a seamless experience for customers as well as internal stakeholders.

Back-end Developer, PHP (NYC)

As the Director, Back-End Developer, PHP, you will be responsible for writing custom code to implement new functionality, as well as support and augment existing libraries and frameworks at Teach For America that spans all web properties. As a member of a team consisting of Front-End Developers, a Full-Stack Developer, QA, Business Analysts, and a Scrum master, you will build the required back-end technology to create a seamless experience for customers as well as internal stakeholders.