Liberal Arts Career Services
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Teach for America, Corps Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9933

Sun, March 1, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9933  

 Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals - of all academic majors and career backgrounds - who commit to teach for two years in low-income 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. Teach For America’s network in the 2014-15 school year includes 11,000 corps members teaching in 50 regions across the country and nearly 37,000 alumni working in education and many other sectors to create the systemic changes that will help end educational inequity. 

Teach For America provides a rigorous summer training program that is designed to further develop your leadership mindset and provide you real-world experience before entering the classroom. We place you as a full-time teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public school, and support you with coaching and ongoing professional development throughout your two years to help you achieve success in your classroom and beyond. 

The Problem of Educational Inequity 
Fewer than 10 percent of kids from low-income communities graduate from college. Those who do graduate read and do math, on average, at the level of eighth graders in high-income communities. This educational inequity is one of our nation’s most pressing problems, and Teach For America enlists leaders in the movement to solve it. Through the combined efforts of our corps members, alumni, and the communities we partner with we will achieve our vision: One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. 

We Look For Individuals Who Possess the Following Characteristics: 
• A deep belief in the potential of all kids and a commitment to do whatever it takes to expand opportunities for students, often informed by experience in low-income communities and an understanding of the systemic challenges of poverty and racism 
• Demonstrated leadership ability across a variety of settings 
• Strong achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, and/or volunteer settings 
• Perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to adapt to changing environments, and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to improve and develop 
• Long-term commitment to reaching goals in various settings 
• Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and generate relevant solutions to problems 
• Excellent organizational ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively
• Excellent interpersonal skills to motivate others 
• Respect for individuals' diverse experiences and the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds 

Learn more: 

Snapshot of Corps Member Compensation 
• Salary 
• Health insurance 
• Retirement benefits 
• AmeriCorps benefits including federal loan forbearance, interest accrual payments, and education awards may be available* 
• Need-based funding for relocation and transition 
• Educator discounts 
• Exclusive scholarships and benefits from graduate schools and employers

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