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Director, Alumni Impact

Teach for America

Teach for America

Operations
Alabama, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

ROLE: Director, Alumni Impact

Team: Alabama

Reports to: Bryan Billy, Executive Director - Alabama

Location: Central Alabama

Application Deadline: July 12 at 11:59pm ET

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Director of Alumni Impact plays a critical role in catalyzing our alumni towards collective action and building a thriving alumni community in Alabama. You will combine your deep understanding of our alumni network with your analysis of the local landscape to support our alumni on their path to expanding educational opportunities for Alabama’s children. In this role, you will cultivate and support our rising alumni as they transition to our alumni network and make progress toward their personal theories of change. You will also build a thriving TFA alumni community by cultivating connections and belonging through direct support of our local alumni boards and affinity groups. You will support alumni development and learning by curating intentional small group experiences as well as researching and finding meaningful and aligned professional development opportunities for the broader alumni community to access. This position provides a unique opportunity for someone with exemplary leadership and relationship building skills to connect, organize, and empower our alumni to maximize their impact towards our strategic vision and direction. Your work will support alumni in engaging in roles and work that will move Alabama to our 2030 goal.

WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Cultivate and Support Rising Alumni (30%)

  • Support second year corps members to identify their strengths and career goals, and connect them with opportunities and strategic people in Alabama by hosting one-on-one meetings and group experiences

  • Partner with the Program Hub team to track data related to second year corps retention, share data with community partners, and collaborate to retain rising alumni

  • Organize, plan, manage and execute 2CM-to-alumnihood programming, including Alumni Induction

Cultivate and Connect Corps Member and Alumni Communities (30%)

  • Empower and support a diverse alumni board to execute alumni strategies that build culture and develop leaders aligned to our regional priorities

  • Invest in and empower alumni leaders to drive learning and community by supporting the formation and continued development of alumni-led affinity groups, such as Prism and the Collective

  • Invest in and empower alumni leaders to innovate towards equitable impact in our schools & communities by supporting the formation and continued development of alumni-led groups, networking opportunities, and professional development

Alumni Engagement & Small Group Experiences (20%)

  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to understand specific areas of needed alumni skill-building and support, which could include but is not limited to: group therapy support for teachers, affinity book clubs, a restorative justice intensive, and coaching for alumni teachers.

  • Support our alumni base by engaging in alumni coaching conversations to match alumni to each other and to opportunities in Alabama and to gain insight on the small group experiences that are needed

  • Develop strong external partnerships with experts and organizations to create and lead intentional small group or cohort experiences whose work with alumni is mutually beneficial for our organizations

  • Research local and national professional development opportunities that are in line with our strategic plans and our alumni needs

  • Execute and/or support statewide programming alongside MD, Partnerships & Impact, MD, Leadership Development, and D, School Capacity Building (i.e. Community and School-Based Leadership Fellowship, Opportunity Summit, Alumni Summits)

  • Manage and keep up to date data on our alumni - their current roles, future aspirations, interests, and contact information.

Lead Across the Movement (15%)

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

  • Provide insight into the interests, needs, and concerns of applicants for the rest of the team

  • 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 statewide resources through consistent compliance with all employee policies and expectations policies and expectations

A WEEK IN THE LIFE

Over the course of any week, the Director, Alumni will spend time:

  • Engaging with alumni to understand their interests, needs, and aspirations

  • Create and execute on professional development opportunities for alumni, aligned to needs and aspirations.

  • Serve as the liaison between Teach For America’s central alumni offerings and our local alumni base

  • Collect, confirm, and analyze alumni data

  • Engage, cultivate, and steward 2nd year corps members onto long term career pathways.

  • Meet with partners to understand role openings and future opportunities

THE MUST HAVES

Preferred Prior Experience and/or Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

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

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

  • Community organizing or experience empowering groups of community members to reach desired outcomes preferred

Skills:

  • Ability to set and evolve project vision and direction with an understanding of the broader landscape

  • Innovative and strategic thought and action, ability to shift course and invest others in changes as necessary to meet goals

  • Eager to promote Alabama; 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

Work Demands:

  • Ability to travel to in-person meetings in Birmingham, Alabama on a weekly basis

  • Ability to travel to Mobile, Alabama on a monthly basis

  • Ability to travel independently to multiple locations in Alabama for work

  • Weekend or evening work is required

YOUR FUTURE TEAM

Teach For America’s Alabama team is charged with recruiting, developing, and supporting a high-quality and diverse cohort of leaders working to ensure educational equity across the state of Alabama. In this pursuit, the Alabama team is building talent pipelines, developing effective leaders, working alongside others in coalitions, and building champions for educational equity. The Alabama team engages with districts, universities, non-profit organizations, legislators, and business leaders to develop an ecosystem of support for teachers, students, and communities. The team works to center communities and students in every aspect of the work and ensure that Teach For America’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness is reflected in the way the work is done and in the culture that is created. The alumni team will focus on ensuring that TFA Alabama alumni are continuing to work in communities that we serve in mission-aligned, community-oriented, and impactful ways.

YOUR COMPENSATION

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: $74,300 - $113,300

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.