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Manager, Special Projects

Teach for America

Teach for America

Baltimore, MD, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

ROLE TITLE: Manager, Special Projects

STATUS: Full time

POSITION REPORTS TO: Leslie Faylor - Managing Director, People & Strategy

Location: Baltimore


The Manager, Special Projects provides critical operational capacity to the Baltimore regional team, maximizing efficiency and accuracy around the region’s critical operations, knowledge management, and strategic priorities.. This position provides a unique opportunity for individuals with superior critical thinking, communication, organizational, and relationship-building skills to play a key role in driving the effectiveness of the region.


Operations (45%)

  • Manages internal operations work, including facilities operations, internal communications, budget / finance, legal & compliance, office administration, procurement, and vendor management

  • Supports regional team in the implementation and maintenance of a knowledge management framework

  • Serve as regional data ambassador, ensuring information is technically accurate and consistently updated throughout TFA systems

  • Serve as liaison to Teach For America’s Finance team and support the regional team with critical finance operations including budgeting, planning & forecasting to facilitate decision making and future strategies.

  • Support regional operations and staff support and systems in collaboration with the Managing Director, People & Strategy

  • Support operations for summer Pre-service for new corps members

  • Support planning and execution of logistics for corps member, alumni, and staff-facing events and meetings

Partnerships, Communications, & Special Projects (45%)

  • Design vision for communications, events, and other engagement strategies that foster community connectivity and strengthen alumni connections, including commemorative month events, supporting alumni induction, alumni and supporter newsletters

  • Support the region’s 2030 goal strategy, including coalition building, talent matching, and data analysis related to early learning and college and career readiness

  • Lead governance and operations for the TFA Baltimore Alumni Council

  • Serve as liaison to Teach For America’s Branding and Marketing and External Affairs teams and support regional communications strategy

  • Develop/update regional marketing collateral (one pagers, presentation decks, meeting leave behinds, update regional tfa.org pages, etc.)

  • Manage data systems to ensure accuracy of alumni employment information, residency, etc.

  • Maintain agile working habits that allow for the emergent needs for time-bound, specific projects that support regional goals and priorities

Internal Organizational Commitments (10%)

  • Participate in region- and organization-wide initiatives and events such as corps member interviews, board meetings, and other regional events.

  • Thoughtful and ongoing engagement with opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness (DEI) and anti-racist learning and growth, applying those learnings into professional practices

  • Prepare for and engage in our performance development program

  • Uphold our data management, operational compliance, and fiscal responsibilities

  • Operate flexibly to lend skills and capacity to meet the needs of emerging projects or priorities as they arise


Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most for this role (minimum qualifications):

  • 3+ years of experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred

  • Experience in education in Baltimore region highly preferred

  • Teach For America corps member experience highly preferred

  • Knowledge of Teach For America Baltimore network a plus, but not required


  • Setting and evolving project vision and direction

  • Project management experience, with impeccable attention to detail

  • Ability to achieve high quality work products in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and collaboratively with teams toward outcomes and deadlines

  • Holds sufficient knowledge about key themes/events in the history of race and class and other inequities in the US broadly and in the Baltimore community necessary to take actions to drive positive change within the context of their role

  • Continuously enhances understanding of the history and current manifestations (policies, practices) of systemic inequalities in and outside of education

  • Outstanding judgment, discretion, ethical standards, and commitment to responsible stewardship


  • Some evening and weekend work required

  • Will need to travel throughout Baltimore for meetings and events

  • Ability to lift a box of at least 30 lbs


The Teach For America Baltimore team is charged with fostering a network of systems-change leaders dedicated to educational equity in Baltimore. We partner with our community to recruit, develop, and support anti-racist leaders who transform education and expand opportunity for children, starting in the classroom. Our work is critical to our ability to reach our goals by ensuring we have a thriving community of incoming corps members, corps members, and alumni in Baltimore schools.


Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic 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.

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Note: This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.


By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan.


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 A | $55,700 - $83,500

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.