About Teach for America
Teach For America is a national corps of top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort.
Teach For America’s culture and work is grounded in and guided by a deep commitment to pursuing true transformational change for students growing up in low-income communities. It is a leadership development organization – committed to fostering staff members, corps members and alumni who establish a clear and bold vision for the future, set measurable and ambitious goals, work purposefully and strategically to achieve that vision, always operate with a deep sense of possibility and with perseverance, and define broadly what is within its control to solve. It is an organization committed to its people, to diversity and inclusion, and to operating with respect and humility toward the other important people and organizations working to advance the cause of educational excellence for all children.
We are a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $220 million budget and over 1,500 staff. In 2011 and 2012, we were named a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment, maintain focus on quantitative measures, and are committed to continuous improvement.
Desired Skills for Fellow
We are seeking an impassioned leader who believes that all children can and will succeed when granted the opportunity to attain an excellent education. In order to achieve our mission we hope to partner with a leader who demonstrates the below skill set:
– Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs; particularly excel and power point
– Strong communication skills
– Is a self starter and executor; someone who can take a project from start to finish effectively and efficiently
– Someone who finds value in data, can manipulate and analyze, and can use it as a tool to support decisions
We are seeking an intern who will partner with our District Partnerships team to collect, track, and manage data on our incoming corps members to ensure eligibility requirements are met. This work is vital to ensuring we are able to find placement for our corps members and ultimately put more leaders in the schools of Memphis. This person will work directly with the partnerships team, corps members, as well as constituents at the school and district level.
For more information on Teach for America, go to their website.