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Teach for America Nashville-Chattanooga

Director, Alumni Talent & Leadership

Teach for America Nashville-Chattanooga


Job Summary

At Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga we believe that in order for us to reach the day when all children have access to an excellent education, we need a diverse coalition of education leaders working for a prolonged period of time both inside and outside of the education system. Achieving educational equity will require the individual and collective leadership of our 900+ network of alumni. Over 100 of our alumni are working toward equity as school leaders and administrators, nearly 300 as teachers, and many more as social entrepreneurs, policy makers, health professionals, and businesspeople. The Director, Alumni Talent and Leadership will develop pathways and pursue opportunities to connect alumni with key roles impacting educational equity.

The ultimate goal of the Director, Alumni Talent and Leadership is to strengthen the ability of alumni to lead by building strategic partnerships and developing pathways that allow alumni to access roles and careers involved in education systems change. This will include building relationships with local alumni, collaborating on team efforts to build a connected and thriving alumni network, and cultivating partnerships with schools and mission-aligned community organization to help match alumni with their desired leadership pathway and/or career.

We are looking for an experienced networker and organizer who draws energy from finding and creating mutually beneficial connections between people and organizations. You are a community builder and natural networker, motivated by bringing people together. You also enjoy the challenge of recruitment, and use a passionate, systematic approach to excite others about educational opportunities in Nashville and Chattanooga. The Director, Alumni Talent and Leadership will have a demonstrated ability to drive results in pursuit of ambitious goals, while balancing a deep commitment to individual relationships. They will have an entrepreneurial spirit that derives energy by succeeding where there is no precedent. The Director, Alumni Talent and Leadership believes in the incredible potential of Teach For America alumni as individuals and as a network, and views their role in the fight for educational equity as serving, developing, and catalyzing adults who serve students and communities.

Job Responsibilities

Community Building and Partnerships (35%)

·         Manage a portfolio of alumni educators to build and deepen relationships with individual TFA alumni, to identify opportunities (roles, mentorship, development, etc.) to deepen or expand their leadership, and to assist alumni with short- and long-term career goals.

·         Serve as an organizer, facilitator, and coordinator of alumni educator cohorts to build deeper connections among alumni, and to create pathways for alumni to lead and support each other with issues of educational equity.

·         Build and maintain strong partnerships with schools and mission-aligned organizations to support and access leadership advancement pathways for alumni, with a specific focus on leadership roles impacting education.

Education Leadership and Talent Development (50%)

·         Lead the design and execution of alumni education leadership programing, including designing leadership development, cultivating and recruiting program participants, engaging participants in program outcomes, developing and managing critical community partnerships, and tracking impact and outcomes.

·         Work in partnership with the regional Alumni Leadership Team and TFA’s Alumni Career Center to communicate and leverage career resources for alumni job seekers, including resume support, interview preparation, local and national alumni job boards, and career pathways.

·         Identify opportunities and create strategies to increase alumni membership and participation in policy and advocacy leadership programs, such as Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).

Regional and Organizational Stewardship (15%)

·         Collaborate with and support regional initiatives as needed, while maintaining a commitment to team goals and priorities. Participate in events within and outside of your team, such as regional retreats and regional team meetings, and other programming.

·         Engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations for ongoing personal reflection and learning, acknowledging that we are never done learning and growing.


Prior Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         5  years relevant work experience (school administration and adult learning design, facilitation or program management) required

·         Deep connection or network in Nashville education landscape highly preferred

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

Work Demands

·         Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and early mornings.

·         Willingness to travel to and from in-person meetings throughout Nashville as well as occasional events in Chattanooga.



·         Deep commitment to Teach For America’s mission and core values and passionate about issues related to educational equity in Tennessee.

·         Exceptional relationship builder; ability to develop and cultivate effective and authentic relationships with internal and external partners

·         Ability to design and facilitate one-on-one and group learning experiences grounded in best practices of adult learning.

·         Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to tailor approach to diverse groups and engage, motivate, and inspire others to action through written communication

·          Ability to set program outcomes, determine measures of success, analyze data, draw conclusions, and inform continuous improvement and adjustments based on learner feedback and program impact.

·         Strong project management skills and an ability to handle multiple projects with competing priorities to achieve ambitious goals.

·         Strong understanding of the dynamics of race and class in America and a history of operating in the spirit of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Additional Information


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 salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

How to Apply

Submit your application through our careers site:—Nashville/Director–Alumni-Talent-Initiatives_REQ-202208-1822-1


  • Date Posted: August 16, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Education