Employment Opportunities

Below you will find SCHOOL BASED and NON-SCHOOL BASED employment opportunities as well as OTHER OPPORTUNITIES connected to our network. If you have any opportunity you would like to share, please submit here!

Interested in meeting with someone one-on-one to discuss your career path? Feel free to connect with our Alumni Leadership Team,  if you are interested in resume support, LinkedIn review, interview prep, informational interviews, or have any questions about Alumni Career Supports in our region.

School Based Opportunities

Alumni Teacher Resume Drop Box Emails

Our region is looking for passionate and talented alumni educators! To help streamline the process of us connecting candidates to employers, we have created individual Resume Boxes for each network/district. These boxes will enable you to choose which schools see your resume, and will serve as a pool for our schools to tap into for hiring amazing teachers. To upload, please click the link below for each school you are interested in sending your resume.  The email will pop up, and you should then attach your resume as a .pdf or .doc. Keep in mind a school being listed here does not mean they currently have vacancies. Please email kate.sanjuan@teachforamerica.org if you have any questions!

Oak Terrace School-Associate Principal

The mission of North Shore School District 112, a community partnership committed to a world-class education, is to nurture every child to become an inspired learner, a well-rounded individual and contributing member of a global community by striving for excellence within an environment that fosters innovation, respect, engagement and intellectual inquiry. 

The North Shore School District 112, a progressive PK-8 district of 4,600 students located in the north suburban Chicago area, is seeking a new middle school Associate Principal for the 2018-2019 school year for Oak Terrace School, a K-5 school of approximately 500 students serving the areas of Fort Sheridan, Highland Park, and Highwood. For more information please see the Illinois Report Card.


Mary Crane center- Various Positions

For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.


Mary Gage Peterson Elementary - CPS- Various Positions

Peterson is looking for 2 Diverse Learner teachers for the upcoming SY18-19 as well as a Spanish teacher for support K-8 as a weekly class (much like PE or art).

If you have questions about what is like to work at Peterson, reach out to TFA Chicago Alum, Kathleen Hurley. khurley1@cps.edu


Community Links High School--Chicago Public Schools- AP Government and World Literature

We are a three-year, year-round small community high school (the only one of its kind in CPS!) We are looking for a dual-endorsed English/Social Sciences teacher.


KIPP- Various Positions

No network in Chicago is doing more to increase the number of low-income minority students who graduate college than KIPP Chicago. KIPP Chicago alumni graduate high school at a rate of 90%, matriculate to college at a rate of 87%, and earn a four-year degree at a rate of 44%, compared to national averages of 72%, 45%, and 8%, for “low income” students. If you're looking for a data-driven and extremely collaborative professional environment, we're currently hiring teachers across subjects grades K - 8, including enrichment and special education.


AUSL- Various Grade Level Positions

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) creates school of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in Chicago’s most under-served communities. AUSL uses a rigorous, comprehensive, and proven model that embraces collaboration and resilience to drive educational equity. AUSL is an innovation zone that manages a network of 31 neighborhood public schools on Chicago’s south and west sides serving over 17,000 students. We are hiring for various grade levels and content areas. 


College of Education at Illinois State University- Laboratory Schools Superintendent

The Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools and Assistant Dean for the College of Education is a senior administrative position within the College of Education at Illinois State University. The successful candidate will convene and coordinate the work of the Laboratory School administrative team and serve on the administrative council for the College of Education. He/She will provide instructional leadership for the Laboratory Schools, conduct research and evaluation, monitor fiscal resources, review personnel needs, monitor compliance with state requirements, and partner with area school districts to provide regional special education programming. Additionally, the successful candidate will articulate the schools' programs, issues, and related matters to appropriate administrators at Illinois State University and serve as a liaison to other agencies and individuals outside the university.


Rowe Elementary School- Various Positions

Rowe Elementary School is currently hiring for the 2018- 2019 school year. We are hiring K-8th Grade General Education, Special Education, and English Language Learner/Bi-Lingual Teachers! Additionally, we are looking to grow our Leadership Team.

Please check out our website to learn more about our school and job opportunities (under the Work With Us tab)!

Note: We are a single site charter school with a K-5th Campus and 6-8th Campus.


ReGeneration Schools- Various Positions

Are you passionate about giving all children an equal opportunity through educational attainment? Do you want to work with a group of educators that share your beliefs and work relentlessly as a team to close the achievement gap?  If so, ReGeneration Schools is the place for you!


North Chicago, District 187- Principals

North Chicago Unit School district is seeking principals for two transformational school leadership opportunities. North Chicago’s Middle School, Neal Math and Science Academy, and North Chicago High School, both seek a leader to drive dramatically improved academic performance.


Children's Home & Aid- Master Teacher-Early Childhood (Type 04/PEL required)

Make a difference in the lives of at-risk children by implementing the Preschool for All program in our Head Start classrooms. Our teaching and family support staff collaborate to ensure that children are “kindergarten ready”, develop life-long learners and support parents’ and caregivers’ involvement in the education of their children.

The Literacy Lab-  Leading Men Program Manager (Milwaukee, WI)

The Literacy Lab is seeking a dynamic, organized, full-time Program Manager to lead its Leading Men Fellowship program in Milwaukee. The Fellowship puts young men of color at the center of change in our education system by training them to be early literacy tutors for a school year through a residency-style fellowship program. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for leading a team of Leading Men Fellows and an Early Literacy Coach, in partnership with school staff, to implement a nationally recognized early literacy intervention program.


Accelerate Institute- Data Analyst

Accelerate Institute is seeking a talented Data Analyst. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Data Analyst provides critical analysis and thought partnership with Accelerate Institute staff, current program members, and external stakeholders to collect, understand, interpret, and use data to track Accelerate Institute’s progress towards organizational goals.


INCS-Various Positions

Cultural competency is a lifelong process of building the knowledge, mindset, and skills necessary to engage fully and effectively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders of different backgrounds. This process requires us to deeply understand our nation’s history of injustice and its link to the persistent opportunity gaps that INCS and its member schools are focused on closing. It also requires us to strengthen our cultural competency by better understanding our own implicit and explicit biases and by reflecting on our words and actions through open dialogue


Evanston/Skokie School District 65- Executive Director, Black Student Success

The job of Executive Director, Black Student Success is done for the purposes of providing leadership and support to accelerate Black Student success across District 65. This position directly partners with the Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, principals, curriculum coordinators across content areas, and with Special Services staff to ensure Black Student success. This position collaborates with Curriculum and Instruction staff to provide curriculum and professional learning opportunities to teachers and staff that promotes high-quality instruction and implementation of district curricula with the goal of accelerating Black student success.


StriveTogether- Various Positions

StriveTogether’s mission is to build the capacity of communities to dramatically improve educational outcomes for every child from cradle to career by providing strategic assistance, network communications and high-quality resources.

Organizing for Action- Various Positions

Organizing for Action (OFA) is an advocacy organization committed to growing the grassroots movement by training, educating, and activating civically engaged community members across the country. We are proud community organizers who are building from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time. The millions of Americans who have taken action with OFA are part of a long line of people who stand up and take on the big fights for social justice, basic fairness, equal rights, and expanding opportunity. That kind of progress is never easy. But we are not here for the easy fights.


Chicago Debate Commission- Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic oversight to and overall executive leadership for the Chicago Debate Commission (CDC). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new ED will be charged with establishing and growing the Commission’s external presence, partnerships and philanthropy. Visionary leadership will be key to further raising CDC’s reputation as a thought leader in the areas of youth achievement and education


Noble- Various Positions

Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 campuses currently serve over 12,000 students, of whom 98% are minority, 87% are low-income, and 82% are first-generation college goers. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students for success in college. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.


The Ounce of Prevention- Innovation Manager

Operationalizes the work of the Innovation team to create and support the advancement of a consistent pipeline of innovative projects that will generate knowledge to address key challenges in the early childhood field.


The Graide Network-Partner Success Manager

We are a rapidly expanding education technology startup that is looking for a Partner Success Manager to onboard and nurture our growing base of school partners! This role will be the primary point of contact with our teachers to ensure they are making the most of our program. You will play a crucial role in ensuring our clients love and evangelize our product, and increase usage at our schools. Building relationships comes naturally to you, and your passion for education is contagious. If this is you, we'd love you to join our team

Victory Lap- Account Executive

Victory Lap identifies client-facing professionals for over 70+ growing and established companies here in Chicagoland. Our employers span both start-ups to some of the most recognized names in the following industries SaaS, FinTech, Media, SEO, B2B Apparel, Logistics and many more.


The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum- Teacher Programs Manager

The Teacher Programs Manager has primary oversight of Nature Museum programming designed for individual educators and teacher teams. This includes two of the Museum’s largest teacher professional development programs, Science on the Go and the Science Teaching Network. It also includes custom professional development workshops as requested and support for pre-service programs with university partners.


Relay Graduate School of Education- Coordinator of Operations

Relay Chicago is hiring a Coordinator of Operations! We're looking for someone with a couple years of experience under their belt who is very organized, has strong project management skills, and exceptional attention to detail. We're looking for an individual with a customer service mindset, good communication skills, and who is warm and welcoming. This is a full-time role with an early summer start date. Apply by April 23!


Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development- Project Manager

The Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development is hiring a Project Manager. This Chicago-based role manages logistics and communication for the Illinois Early Learning Council, Early Learning Council Executive Committee, and Early Childhood Inter-Agency Team, engaging with key stakeholders across multiple state agencies and advocacy organizations to ensure smooth operation of these state-wide groups. Manages other communication needs through the Office of Early Childhood Education’s website and email distribution, and provides operations and communications assistance to the Executive Director. The position is available May 1, but the start date may be flexible.


Accelerate Institute- Data Analyst

 Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Data Analyst provides critical analysis and thought partnership with Accelerate Institute staff, current program members, and external stakeholders to collect, understand, interpret, and use data to track Accelerate Institute’s progress towards organizational goals.


ThinkCercA-Various Positions

ThinkCERCA is a Chicago-based company passionately committed to improving the quality of K-12 education. Built by educators, our online platform is designed to empower teachers in personalizing literacy instruction across disciplines. The ThinkCERCA framework provides a common language for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to drive sustainable growth in student achievement. Our work has a demonstrated impact: The results of third party studies show that schools that use ThinkCERCA see significant growth in their students’ literacy and critical thinking skills. 



his position provides leadership, advocates for equity for all students with a whole child, whole school, whole community approach, and integrates and executes the policies and expectations of the State Board of Education. The Director of IL-EMPOWER oversees and administers the statewide system of support, provides leadership and support to school districts and other educational organizations throughout Illinois, provides collaborative leadership in cross-functional division work (e.g., ESSA), and monitors and develops a budget. The Director provides supportive leadership and resources for all students in Illinois by engaging legislators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. This position reports to the Executive Director of Innovation Systems Support.


TFA Chicago-Northwest Indiana-Various Positions

JOIN THE TFA CHI-NWI SUMMER TRAINING TEAM! Applications are open for all Summer Training 2018 roles. Our Regional Summer Training is held right here in Chicago and is an incredible opportunity for professional development, summer employment, and to impact the next generation of corps members. The link will take you to the posting for each of the nine different roles available. Please note that we will be hiring multiple people into each type of role so apply to as many as interest you. Summer Staff Training begins in March and Summer Institute is June 18-July 27.


Kipp Chicago Schools-Vice President of Development

KIPP Chicago Schools seeks a Vice President to lead our Development Team. This senior position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood with campuses located in the Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods on the south and west sides. The VP of Development will lead our development team and be responsible for crafting the fundraising strategy for KIPP Chicago and engaging with the Board, leadership, and donors to execute it. This position is also expected to cultivate new partnerships across Chicagoland that can benefit KIPP students and their path to education equality.


y.o.u-Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization, ensuring delivery of the highest quality services while safeguarding its financial stability. As the leader of the organization, the CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for: implementing a sound strategic plan to address the growing needs of Y.O.U. and its community; representing the organization as its key spokesperson and chief fundraiser; developing and managing the organization’s overall finances; collaborating with other leaders and decision makers in the broader civic, education, business, youth development and human services community of Evanston, Skokie, Chicago and the region; providing the vision to address future challenges and opportunities; managing and leading the staff and fostering an organizational climate to develop and build staff competencies and equitable policies and practices; and supporting innovation and strengthening community.


rustic pathways-Program Leader

Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world's finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. Our destinations stretch from the white-sand beaches of Fiji to the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, the high Atlas mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, and many places in between. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries for students around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world. As a Program Leader, you’ll work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead our programs for high school students.