Manager, Leadership Development

The Details

Teach For America

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
September 22, 2022
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

TEAM: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Leadership Development (OKC)

LOCATION: Oklahoma City

STATUS: Full-Time, Salaried

TRAVEL: 3-6 times/year (Local)


Managers of Leadership Development (MLD) are at the heart of Teach For America Oklahoma City’s innovative work. We seek educators from diverse backgrounds with a passion for our mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. You are an educator, advocate and systems change leader charged with developing and cultivating teachers’ leadership skills and mindsets to foster educational equity and excellence. You will coach classroom educators towards expanding their perspectives and knowledge to go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. You will accomplish this through partnering with communities, students and families, as well as the leadership development team in Oklahoma City and other leadership development managers across the country. You will also support broader regional and organizational priorities, such as: district partnerships, encouraging alumni and community members to join our staff, and supporting regional alumni initiatives.


There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in this global movement.


Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Coach and Develop Educators (55%)

  • Diagnose classrooms against a very high bar for content-specific outcomes, instruction, and teacher leadership through observation, examination of artifacts, stakeholder conversations, and collection and analysis of student outcomes data.
  • Coach educators to apply their unique strengths and talents to their work, embody Teach For America’s Core Values and DEI Commitment, and bring their classroom visions to life.
  • Design coaching experiences that yield observable change for students
  • Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that enhance teacher efficacy and create communities of collaboration.
  • Coach educators around diversity, equity and inclusiveness to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms.
  • Help educators understand the community in which they teach, and support them to build meaningful relationships with students, families, educators, and other partners within the community.

Foster a Committed Community (25%)

  • Design and execute strategies to build a sense of belonging and shared commitment among teachers in partnership programs
  • Build meaningful relationships with school level staff, administration and people in the community that may offer differing perspectives, to build a culture that celebrates unique contributions and unites people around shared values and common purpose.

Data and Communications (5%)

  • Support the broader Teacher Leadership Development (TLD) team with communications, operations, and data tracking and analysis.

Lead Across the Movement (15%)

  • Integrate and drive towards National & Regional Priorities in work
  • Drive discrete projects to support the Oklahoma City region in reaching ambitious goals
  • Participate as a member of the Leadership Development team
  • Participate in all staff regional commitments (e.g., selection, matriculation, all corps events, team meetings)
  • 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


Prior Experience and/or Education:

  • Minimum of two years of experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community required
  • Experience coaching adults preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Skills & Characteristics:

  • Must exemplify Teach For America’s core values
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and sound judgment
  • Ability to build relationships and create alignment with individuals with a range of perspectives
  • Sophisticated ability to influence others (peers and/or corps members) to achieve outcomes; experience in lateral management preferred
  • An understanding and deep belief in fostering culturally responsive educators
  • Deep knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Ability to coach and develop others to measurable improvements in student achievement and/or teacher proficiency
  • Ability to design high impact adult learning experiences that lead to change in the classroom
  • Ability to track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans
  • Deep understanding of race and class and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Ability to analyze and use large amounts of data to inform and adjust strategy
  • A belief in and experience developing meaningful relationships with students’ families that supports path-changing learning for their student

Work Demands:

  • Ability to travel to in-person meetings in various U.S. cities [3-6 times/year (local)].
  • Ability to travel independently to multiple locations for work throughout the Oklahoma region and store/bring items to those locations.
  • Occasional weekend or evening work is required.
  • Ability to lift and transport up to 20 pounds for work purposes.


Oklahomans pride themselves on banding together, rising to meet challenges, and coming out stronger and smarter than they began. It is in that same spirit that our leaders are approaching education — with determination to get it right for students in their communities. Our staff here forms a tight-knit community working as part of the collective effort to give all kids in Oklahoma the opportunities they deserve.


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.

* 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.


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. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Salary Range: $63,600-$91,900

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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.


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