Manager - Teach Minnesota

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Minneapolis, MN
Published 18 days ago

Manager – Teach Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Area

TNTP seeks a full-time Manager to join TNTP’s Teach Minnesota team. This position is based out of a home office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area and is available immediately. Minimal travel is required.

Who We Are

A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

TNTP's Teach Minnesota program is an alternative route to a career in teaching. Teach Minnesota is launching in 2021 for its first class of Fellows to be placed in classrooms in the 2022-2023 school year. With a cohort of 50 Fellows in Year 1, scaling to 100 by Year 3, and a commitment to at least 50% candidates of color each year, Teach Minnesota has the capacity to shift the landscape of diverse educators in the Twin Cities by at least 10% over 5 years. Our teachers come from many walks of life, but most come from other careers; they are all committed to ending the injustice of educational inequity.

What You’ll Do

As a Manager, you will work with TNTP staff to recruit and support effective, diverse, culturally responsive new teachers for Minnesota schools by providing operations and administrative support for the newly launching alternative route to teaching program, Teach Minnesota. Projects are diverse in scope and focus and could include recruitment and selection of high-quality teaching talent, planning trainings that develop strong teachers and school leaders, working with teacher education programs, developing and executing communications plans for community engagement efforts, and supporting a district’s performance management processes. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining program management tools and processes and ensuring coordination across projects.  

Here are some examples of what a Manager might do: 

  • Support the creation of and implementing a robust recruitment and cultivation plan for potential new teachers.
  • Build and utilize data and communication systems to help manage the full candidate experience including recruitment, selection, enrollment, hiring, training, and development into the first year of teaching.
  • Build and cultivate relationships and manage direct communications with candidates, school and district leaders, university partners, community partners, and internal teams.
  • Work closely with a dynamic and small team to provide project management support, particularly ensuring smooth operations and logistics for candidate interview days and a six-week summer training.
  • Draft communications and resource guides to support teacher candidates and principal partners.
  • Draft and execute an inspiring local marketing strategy, particularly through relationships with local community partners and on social media.
  • Contribute to and track information for proposals and grants that support program initiatives and teacher candidates.
  • Contribute to other projects across the team, as necessary.

What You Bring 

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity, advocate for equity, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.

We expect our Managers to: 

  • Embrace a fast-moving organization. Deadlines, changing priorities, ambiguity, and new projects don’t overwhelm you. Instead, they inspire you to rise to the occasion adapting to challenges quickly, proposing and implementing thoughtful solutions. 
  • Lead diverse recruitment efforts. You bring a passion for or experience with recruitment, especially developing and executing online marketing and social media strategies.
  • Plan and execute smooth operations. Your planning will be the backbone of efficient and productive teams. The team will look to you to establish systems, develop project plans, and support implementation. You will manage up and across different pieces of work to ensure teams meet their goals.  
  • Communicate effectively. Whether in writing or on the phone, your communications are articulate and concise. You understand your audience and know how to deliver inspiring messages and tough news with ease and tactful finesse. 
  • Be comfortable with data. You know how to interpret and make sense of data. You’re comfortable describing it and using it to motivate external audiences and make recommendations based on the findings.
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity. You have an ability to adapt to challenges quickly, proposing and implementing thoughtful solutions.
  • Partner with education leaders. You’ll regularly interact with TNTP’s school partners, building strong relationships and providing a high level of support.   
  • Be a constant learner. A commitment to constant learning and improvement, in both your own work and the work of others. You thrive on feedback and implement it quickly to continually improve your practice.
  • Embrace cross-cultural agility.  Authentic self-reflection, self-awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.   Build relationships. You’ll regularly partner with community organizations, school leaders, teacher candidates, and multiple internal teams. You have an ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus. 

What We Offer

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $51,200 - $76,800. 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.  We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply

Please submit your online application through Workday. It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.

Manager – Teach Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Area

TNTP seeks a full-time Manager to join TNTP’s Teach Minnesota team. This position is based out of a home office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area and is available immediately. Minimal…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Minneapolis, MN
Associated Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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