Education – Teach for America (Event Planning)




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 a leader who demonstrates strengths in the below areas:
– Strong planning and project management skills
– Ability to work laterally among many team members
– Strong communication skills
– Ability to execute based on a set vision or outcome
– Strong critical thinking skills; ability to adapt in the moment
– Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs

Fellow Responsibilities

We are seeking an impassioned leader to support the event planning for our summer training experience. This person will be charged with planning and executing special events for an incoming corps of 200. These events serve as a vehicle to welcome our new corps members to the city of Memphis and will set the tone and culture of their experience in our program and our city. Potential events include (but are not limited to): Opening ceremonies, community service and partnership opportunities, social engagement.

For more information on Teach for America, go to their website.