Posted on March 15, 2013
Senior Managing Director, Regional Growth Strategy and Development
Teach for America
Teach For America - Senior Managing Director, Regional Growth Strategy and Development
The senior managing director, regional growth strategy & development plays a critical leadership role in ensuring that Teach For America's 46 regions nationwide catalyze their communities to end educational inequity. Working with a portfolio of 6-8 regions, the senior managing director, regional growth strategy & development, coaches, advises, and supports regional teams to strategically seize opportunities for growing Teach For America's corps and alumni force and to build an ever-growing, more deeply invested, and sustainable network of public and private sector champions. In collaboration with their colleagues, the senior managing directors, regional growth strategy & development, play a key role in developing and guiding the overarching organizational strategy enabling regions to maximize their impact. Teach For America's regions raise 75% of the organization's annual operating funding, totaling $185 million this year and growing to $222 million in 2012, and placing 5,800 new corps members in 2012.
The Growth, Development and Partnerships team helps Teach For America fulfill our potential as a force for change by marshaling resources, cultivating public and private sector champions, and strategically seizing opportunities for expansion and revenue growth both nationally and regionally. In addition, the team works to build partnerships with diverse communities to help build the movement to end educational inequity.
The Regional Growth Strategy & Development sub-team provides support, coaching and on-the-ground tactical resources necessary for regions to meet their growth and fundraising goals. The team works closely with teams in regions to help them set their regional goals, develop strategic and operational plans to reach their goals, and connects regional teams with national resources that can support their efforts.
Advising regional district strategy and development teams as well as executive directors on setting goals and creating strategic and operating plans that allow regions to optimize their placement of corps members in the local community and maximize their sustainable revenue growth opportunities
Partnering with members of the growth, development and partnerships team and the regional operations team to ensure that regions meet their annual corps member and development goals and are positioned to grow their impact
Participating in the hiring, onboarding and ongoing coaching of regional staff, particularly regional heads of development and heads of district and school partnerships
Providing continuous input and insight on the profiles of our most successful heads of development and district and school partnerships to inform hiring and professional development
Fostering strong relationships between regional staff and their national partners that are aligned with Teach For America's core values and maximize the contributions of individuals in our network toward our collective efforts
Partnering with the regional operations team and other parts of the growth, development & partnerships team to analyze data and trends that generate strategic insights into strengths and opportunities to improve
Counseling regional staff on managing cultivation and stewardship of donors and district/charter partners
Identifying trends in regional needs and best practices that drive the regional growth strategy & development team's overall approach to training and support
Ensuring that regions have access to training, tools, best practices and other resources they need to meet their development and corps member placement goals
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
Skills and Interests
Bachelor's degree required
At least eight years of work experience; experience in project management as well as developing and executing strategic and operational plans is strongly preferred
Prior consulting and management experience is a plus as is prior experience fundraising at Teach For America (though not required)
Exceptional strategic thinker and ability to identify the "best" answers given the specific situation
Ability to influence key internal stakeholders to coach and motivate peers across functional areas
Ability to manage, coach and develop teams and individuals in a distributed, matrixed environment
Excellent client-service orientation and follow-through
Excels in an entrepreneurial environment
Interest in making a material impact on the education sector
Application Requirements and Process
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter with your application.
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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.
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.
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