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Director, Alumni Impact

Teach for America

Teach for America

Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

ROLE TITLE: Director, Alumni Impact (Full time)

POSITION REPORTS TO: Parisa Pilehvar, MD, Alumni Impact

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2024 at 11:59pm

LOCATION: Oklahoma City or Tulsa, Oklahoma


The Oklahoma team seeks a leader who will support the successful implementation for emerging teacher and leadership development initiatives across our state. In particular, you will establish and maintain partnerships with local districts and organizations to develop teacher and leadership development programming for a variety of roles across our state. You will manage and evaluate n program design as well as the recruitment, selection, training, onboarding, and support of a cohort of program participants


Teacher and Leader Development & Program (50%)

  • Recruit, select, and retain a cohort of program participants through exceptional teacher, school leader, and school systems leader development and support

  • Design and lead core programming for educator and school leader fellowships

  • Model and explicitly coach participants and other leaders on developing the mindsets and skills necessary to succeed in leading educational equity work

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, MD, Alumni Impact and others to design and build the implementation plans for innovative programs to grow teachers and leaders into high impact roles across our state

  • Lead and support other teacher and leader initiatives as needed

Stakeholder Engagement & Partnership (20%)

  • Establish and maintain successful partnerships with districts and local organizations to support recruitment, selection, retention, and overall program success

  • Build partnerships with leaders within and outside the educational systems across our state in order to align on statewide needs and coordinate on program development

  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to invest and promote innovative programming

  • Collaborate across teams in order to ensure strong alignment between programming and ambitious regional goals

Recruitment & Talent Placement (15%)

  • Collaborate with district partners to monitor talent placement needs and coordinate

  • Support educators and school leaders in talent placement and matching

Collective Responsibilities (15%)

  • Integrate and drive toward National and Regional Priorities in work

  • Drive discrete projects to support the Oklahoma region in reaching ambitious goals

  • Participate in all staff regional commitments (e.g., selection, matriculation, all corps events, team meetings)

  • Actively participate and seek out experiences that push your perspective along our DEI outcomes

  • Attend and actively engage in professional development conferences and learning groups

  • Adapt to the changing needs of the organization, supporting various initiatives as needed

  • Responsibly steward resources through consistent compliance with all employee policies and expectations policies and expectations


Over the course of any week, the D, Alumni Impact might spend time:

  • Observing and coaching veteran educators and school leaders

  • Designing and executing a professional development session

  • Meeting with a district partner to understand talent needs

  • Analyzing data to assess cohort progress and determine upcoming strategies and priorities

  • Collaborating with other alumni team members to ensure alignment across fellowships and outcomes


  • Eager to promote Oklahoma; energized by building networks and empowering others through a network strategy

  • Superb organization, detail-orientation, and project management skills

  • Ability to analyze data to inform and adjust strategy and to motivate others

  • Gather research from various contexts to inform strategy and execution

  • Strong understanding of and experience in implementing adult coaching and development practices

  • Relationship building across lines of difference and with diverse groups of people and organizations; ability to listen and deeply understand different perspectives

  • Knack for influencing and empowering others toward collective goals and outcomes through community organizing, lateral management, and sophisticated relationship management

  • Values-Driven Leader: demonstrates deep commitment to Teach For America’s mission, core values, and our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Collaborative spirit and desire to partner closely with other team members. Reflective and proactively works to grow and improve. Enables our community to be culturally competent teachers and leaders and lives into our diversity core value.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

BONUS (preferred qualifications)

Preferred Prior Experience and/or Education:

  • At least 4 years of professional work experience; can include multiple sectors of experience inside and outside of education

  • 1-3 years of coaching experience preferred

  • Teach For America corps member and/or staff member experience is strongly preferred

  • Strong record of:

    • Achieving ambitious outcomes with students and/or adults

    • Establishing a vision of excellence and building a culture of achievement with adults

    • Analyzing data to define opportunities and challenges, draw accurate conclusions, and inform team management approaches

    • Making informed, timely decisions and using sound judgment to prioritize actions

Work Demands:

  • Travel 3-6 times/year | 8-10 times/year (statewide)

  • Able to travel to national conferences or trainings 2-4 times per year.

  • Ability to travel independently to multiple locations for work throughout Oklahoma and store/bring items to those locations.

  • Occasional evening and weekend work is expected.


Oklahomans pride themselves on banding together, rising to meet challenges, and coming out stronger and smarter than they began. It is in that same spirit that our leaders are approaching education — with determination to get it right for students in their communities. Our staff here forms a tight-knit community working as part of the collective effort to give all kids in Oklahoma the opportunities they deserve.


The applicable salary range for each U.S.-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers according to a cost of labor index in that geographic area. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is $74,300-111,300.

New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. This range may be modified in the future

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here. If your location is not listed, please click here for additional total rewards information.