Graduate Student Campus Campaign Coordinator (2013-2014 School Year)
Campus Campaign Coordinators are campus-based interns working as a part of the Teach For America recruitment team. Campus Campaign Coordinators or ‘CCCs’ are charged with building awareness of educational inequity and Teach For America’s work on their campuses. The campus intern, in consultation with the Teach For America recruitment staff, will work to develop and execute a detailed strategic plan aimed at inspiring top students to apply for the corps. The campus intern’s schedule is determined by the recruitment manager given the needs of this specific recruitment campaign. In this position, campus interns enhance their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, and communication while gaining an understanding of how a successful nonprofit organization operates. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students who are interested in applying to be a Teach For America corps member or staff member upon graduation.
Educational inequity is a massive problem and we need to dramatically increase the number of people working to solve it. That’s our task. Across the country on college campuses and elsewhere, we look for passionate, committed people and inspire them to join Teach For America’s corps. It’s hard work, but it’s rewarding. The individuals we recruit have the potential to change lives. We celebrate our successes with friendly contests, virtual townhalls, and team weekends that almost always include an optional marathon.
While each Campus Campaign Coordinator role will vary in specific role responsibilities, role and project requirements may include, but are not limited to:
- Regularly collecting and entering data that will inform the campaign
- Managing and executing a high-visibility marketing, publicity, and social media campaign to ensure Teach For America maintains a strong presence on campus amongst graduate students, which may include executing effective e-mail campaigns, and securing media coverage in campus publications, on websites, and on campus radio stations
- Identifying and reaching out to top graduate students on campus throughout the year, including students of diverse backgrounds and interests
- Networking with professors and student organizations to secure Teach For America presentations in classes and meetings
- Planning and executing highly-attended events on campus such as information sessions and alumni panels
- Assuming responsibility for the success of the campaign on your campus by preparing for and actively participating in weekly team meetings with Teach For America staff
Education and Experience
- Applicants for the campus intern position should be graduate students during the school year for which they will be campus interns.
- Former Corps experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong organizational skills
- Eagerness to work behind the scenes to support ambitious goals
- Record of achievement in academics, leadership, and/or employment
- High level of initiative and personal responsibility
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial 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.
Campus interns will be paid hourly at the state minimum wage. The number of hours of work per week ranges from 5-15 hours, depending on the school. Precise start and end dates as well as the number of hours of work per week are determined by the recruitment manager for each school. Please reach out to the recruitment manager for your school for more information.
Application Requirements and Process
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your updated resume.
About Teach For America
All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential, and at Teach For America, we believe an excellent education is one of the most effective ways to give them that opportunity. Yet millions of children growing up in poverty lack access to a high-quality education. As a result, just 8% of kids from low-income communities will graduate from college by the time they are 24, compared with 80% of kids from more affluent areas. This problem, disproportionately and unjustly affects African American and Latino children, not only limits students’ life opportunities, but families, communities, and our nation suffer when vast numbers of children fall behind.
Teach For America helps to eliminate this injustice by recruiting, developing, and supporting leaders committed to creating change. Our work is about people: students – the leaders of tomorrow – with their limitless potential; parents, who want to give their kids the best; our teachers – called corps members – tirelessly working to help their students excel; alumni of our corps, a mighty force for social change; and the staff, supporters, and partners who make our efforts possible. These individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds are united by one goal – that one day, all children in our nation will have access to an excellent education.
To effectively reach that day, our outcomes-oriented organization is powered by a $270 million budget and more than 1,900 talented, passionate staff members. We are committed to constant growth and improvement and to providing staff with opportunities for professional development. Our organization welcomes leadership and innovation from all levels. We also know that in order to be successful, we need staff members from diverse backgrounds, especially those that share the backgrounds of low-income students, so we place a particular focus on diversity and inclusiveness. We were deeply humbled, but not surprised, when Fortune named us a “Best Company to Work For” for three years in a row.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent graduates, including graduate students – of all academic majors and career backgrounds – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Our corps members become lifelong leaders in the effort to make a great education, and the opportunities that come with it, a reality for all students. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities. Our corps members possess skills and experiences from their work, leadership, and academic backgrounds that are invaluable in affecting change in their classrooms. Teach For America will prepare you for the corps during a rigorous pre-service summer training program, place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public school, and support you with coaching and ongoing professional development resources throughout your two years to help you achieve success in your classroom and beyond.
As a Teach For America corps member, you will:
• Take on an intense personal challenge to address educational inequity in your classroom.
• Develop leadership, communication, management, and problem solving skills, among others.
• Set an ambitious vision of your students’ academic success and invest them and their families in working hard toward that vision.
• Go above and beyond traditional expectations in order to help your students excel academically.
• Plan purposefully, execute effectively, and work relentlessly to ensure that students growing up in low-income communities are given the educational opportunity they deserve.
• Develop lasting relationships and build a network of colleagues and friends that will provide you with support both during your corps experience and for many years to come.
• Bachelor’s degree by June 2014
• Minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA
• Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
• Candidates of all backgrounds, academic concentrations, and career interests encouraged to apply
No educational coursework or certification required to apply. Begin the non-binding application process by registering at www.teachforamerica.org. The next deadline is January 20th! Apply now! Meet a Teach for America representative by emailing Aarti Sharma at Aarti.firstname.lastname@example.org.