Teach For America

Application Reviewer

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

  • As an Application Reviewer, you are a Teach For America Alumnus or former staff member working as a part of TFA’s Recruitment & Admissions team. You are responsible for reading a portfolio of applications for candidates interested in joining Teach For America’s corps. As an Application Reviewer, you will read applications from a diverse set of current undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals, and make strong decisions about whether or not to advance them to an interview.

  • You are inspired by the prospect of having a significant impact on Teach For America’s 2019 corps and beyond, and derive joy from reading about people’s experiences and interest in becoming a Corps Member. As an Application Reviewer, you will enhance your professional skills in hiring while gaining an understanding of Teach For America’s selection model and staying engaged with the organization.

Skill Requirements


  • Make excellent, evidence-based recommendations to advance or reject candidates for Teach For America’s corps:
    • Thoroughly read applications and make accurate calibrations
    • Include evidence-based rationales that support calibrations and recommendations to reject or advance
    • Document all decisions with strong, professional notes
  • Complete training prior to reviewing files as well as ongoing training modules or resources
  • Participation in various special projects or pilot exercises as the opportunity may arise



Prior experience

  • Applicants must be a Teach For America alumnus or former staff member

Work Demands

  • Commit to reviewing files for 4 hours for at least four deadlines (note: applications can be read at flexible hours during these windows):

    • September 17 – 19, 2018
    • October 20 – 22, 2018
    • December 8 – 10, 2018
    • February 4 – 6, 2019
    • March 4 – 6, 2019
    • April 15 – 17, 2019
  • Access to a reliable internet connection and a valid US address


  • Deeply invested in and inspired by Teach For America’s core values and understand that the work that we do has an extraordinary impact on teachers & children
  • Ability to read applications and make high-stakes decisions efficiently
  • Strong decision-making
  • Excellent written communication
  • High bar for quality in their work and takes ownership of their responsibilities
  • Exceptionally high integrity and ability to work with confidential information
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and responsive to feedback & communication
  • Strong internal desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Quick responses to emails or phone calls from Admissions during the interview windows and proactive flagging of any issues or last-minute changes that would affect applicants or your ability to complete files


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

About the Company

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 childrens 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 Americas (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 and core values and are ready to join us in this global movement.

How to apply

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