Posted on September 28, 2012
Teach for America
Teach For America - Executive Director, New Mexico
Teach For America's executive directors are part of the senior leadership team at Teach For America and are at the forefront of improving the state of education in this country and impacting the future of thousands of children. The executive director is charged with realizing Teach For America's vision in their region and maximizing Teach For America's short and long-term impact. Managing a team of 9 people across two distinct areas of New Mexico, the executive director of New Mexico is charged with building a state-wide movement across multiple groups and constituencies. To do so, the executive director sets an ambitious vision for corps member and alumni impact, creates the strategies to achieve this vision, builds a team of managers and staff leaders, and enlists a network of private and public constituents in support of the region's goals. The next decade of our work in New Mexico will be the most exciting yet, partnering nationally and locally to acceler
ate learning a nd achievement in both Native and Hispanic communities. The executive director of New Mexico reports directly to a senior vice president of regional operations.
Founded in 2001, Teach For America - New Mexico has over 100 corps members reaching nearly 6,000 students in northwest New Mexico. The largest region serving Native students, Teach For America - New Mexico impacts over 12% of all American Indian students in New Mexico. The region is supported by a funding base of $2.2 million, and regional staff members work to train and support corps members, continually strengthen relationships with local schools and districts, foster the leadership of local alumni, and continue to grow the regional funding base to ensure that Teach For America - New Mexico can have an even greater impact.
Shape overall vision for Teach For America in New Mexico
Engage key stakeholders
Build our organizational capacity
Maximize impact of corps members and alumni
Ensure a diverse and sustainable funding base
Grow overall visibility
Ensure long-term sustainability
The candidate should bring a track record of achievement, and experience leading diverse teams and constituents toward ambitious goals. A bachelor's degree is required. Minimum 2 years experience if a corps member, minimum 5 years if no corps member experience.
Application Requirements and Process
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter with your application. To link directly to this job listing, please use the following address http://teachforamerica.taleo.net/careersection/01/jobdetail.ftl?&job=12131
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic 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.
About Teach For America
Teach For America is the 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.
To apply for this position, please go to: http://bit.ly/Os9x0g