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SMD, Network Learning and Impact (RPOC)

Teach for America

Teach for America

Colorado, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

ROLE TITLE: Senior Managing Director, Network Learning and Impact

POSITION REPORTS TO: Ambar Suero - Colorado Executive Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 12, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

LOCATION: Colorado required (Denver area preferred but open to Colorado Springs or Pueblo)

SALARY: $118,700 - $178,000


The Senior Managing Director, Network Learning and Impact is a senior leader on the Colorado team. The SMD, Impact + Networking will serve the region by setting the vision and strategy for key partnerships to support the growth of our corps members, including partnerships in the education ecosystem to advance our work towards our 2030 goal which centers on post-secondary matriculation. In addition, you will lead design and execution of our corps member learning experiences in the region, including selecting sites for our summer practicum, crafting an arc of learning that aligns to national programming, and creating a vision for and supporting execution of in-person learning experiences and community-building.

As the primary regional point of contact to our Great Plains Mountain West Hub, you will partner closely with the Senior Managing Director, Leadership Development (SMDLD) to co-manage our corps member coaches—Managing Directors of Leadership Development (MDLDs) to execute our school partnership strategy, serving as a key thought-partner with local context to support problem-solving. You will also partner with them on the arc of corps member learning, leveraging their talents and skills in strategy, design, and execution. Additionally, you will lead and manage our alumni engagement strategy for a base of over 2,000 TFA alumni throughout the state

The SMD, Network Learning and Impact co-manages the Colorado MDLDs and reports to the executive director of the Colorado region.


Corps member (CM) experience and development. This includes:

  • Serving as the Regional Point of Contact for TFA Colorado in all Program facing work.

  • Participating in the matriculation campaign (roles to be refined through strategic conversations) and shaping the CMs’ offers to join the region.

  • Creating the strategy for CM hiring and executing the annual hiring campaign.

  • Determining and executing CM placement strategy / placement partners and, in conjunction with Corp Member & Alumni Leadership Development (CMALD), executing annual strategy to place the corps.

  • Determining and executing certification strategy to include assessing licensure partners while examining overall impact on CMs.

  • Creating the CM ecosystem of support by partnering with other members of the regional team to build a localized system of support given regional context. You may also manage discrete challenges with CMs (leadership development, professionalism concerns, etc.) that arise.

  • Setting vision and managing execution of CM events to include developing curriculum for CM region-specific development programming.

  • Co-managing all Managing Directors of Leadership Development (MDLDs) in partnership with the Senior Managing Director of Leadership Development.

Alumni experience, engagement, and development. This includes:

  • Executing and building upon established alumni strategy to establish a vibrant and interconnected community by facilitating meaningful networking opportunities, and providing robust professional and career development resources.

  • Building relationships with alumni that empowers them to actively engage with each other and the organization, contributing to the dynamic network that amplifies their collective impact, supports ongoing success, and reinforces our commitment to fostering lifelong connections within our community.

  • Manage CM-Alumni mentorship program.

  • Maintain TFA Colorado’s Alumni Hub micro-site and work in collaboration with the central alumni team to ensure


Over the course of any week, the Senior Managing Director, Network Learning and Impact will spend time:

  • Engaging with CMs one-on-one to help determine additional supports needed to bolster their understanding of how to deliver curriculum to students.

  • Working collaboratively with the SMD, LD on strategy related to MDLD development and opportunities to work on regional initiatives.

  • Connecting with specific alumni to support in finding school / school systems leadership learning opportunities.

  • Making connections between alumni and statewide high profile opportunities and facilitating progress

  • Assessing teacher licensing organizations to determine effectiveness of the partnerships.

  • Attending meetings as a member of the senior leadership team for the region.


To be the most successful candidate, you must be passionate about issues related to educational equity and leading others to achieve their best.. You will have the acumen and finesse to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities while simultaneously balancing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. You must possess exceptional judgment and communication skills across diverse stakeholders and constituents and you must exhibit the skills to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others. You must have the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and have the capability to interact within all levels of the organization and with external constituents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 in management

  • Prior experience as a Teach For America staff member or corps member OR extensive experience developing curriculum for adult learning

  • Deep ties to and networks in the Colorado education ecosystem

  • Experience in school or district leadership in Colorado, resulting in deep understanding of how schools operate and how school leaders make decisions

  • Track record of successful management experience of others to grow in their craft

  • Ability to manage others to effectively track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans through exemplary systems for managing across a team

  • Independent self-starter with a high degree of personal responsibility and capacity for self-managing to build structure and drive results around ambiguous workstreams

  • Experience in change management and in leading from ambiguity to clarity

  • Superb interpersonal skills and strong emotional intelligence with a proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire others to action through verbal and written communication

  • A collaborative style and robust experience in lateral collaboration

  • Experience in program or curriculum design and execution

  • Understanding of the arc of learning for novice teachers

  • Ability to thrive in change, operate with optimism in hard times, and bring joy to hard work

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in co-management


Teach For America has been partnering with communities in Colorado since 2007. From gubernatorial candidates to teachers in the classroom, Teach For America's impact in Colorado Springs and Pueblo grow larger every year. In Denver, our members have a deep presence in 75 percent of high-poverty, high-performing schools and account for one in ten teachers and one in five

school leaders. Our team works in partnership with students, families, and our network toward One Day in Colorado.


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. 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. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Tier B: $118,700 - $178,000

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