Teach for America is seeking a Director, Strategic Innovations. The role is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. This leader will fight for educational equity by launching, testing, and iterating on new pilot programs to determine the best path forward to achieving Teach for America’s 2025 Vision. You will act in a similar manner to a consultant in launching pilots aligned to our vision while also bringing fresh new approaches to the work that we do. Some recent brainstorms included: a high-school to college talent pipeline program that increases the local teacher leadership pool, a referral initiative that gives stipends to constituents who grow our leadership force, or Visit Vegas ConnectED- a program designed to utilize our tourism industry to increase opportunities for new leaders and existing talent in the community. These are just some of the ideas you could launch in the coming fiscal year with the hope of folding any new initiatives into existing streams of our program in following years. At the end of FY19 the need for this role will be re-evaluated and determined by the long-term strategy for ongoing years.
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About Teach for America
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 access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. Visit www.teachforamerica.org for more.