Teach For America Jacksonvile aims to be a premier leadership pipeline for our alumni. To support you as best as possible in this process, we work to share resources on how to best tackle transitioning to new careers and positions.
Applying for a Job
COVER LETTER 101
Your cover letter is a sales pitch that can help illuminate skills and experiences you cannot articulate on your resume, which will help you land an interview. Here’s Teach For America’s Cover Letter 101.
But even before you even think about your cover letter, you need a strong resume to build upon! TFA has some sample resumes for you to help build yours out, as well as a resume refresh resource, or a more in-depth resume toolkit with a list of great action verbs.
Resources from TFA National
Teach For America knows your two years in the classroom may have been your first step into a professional career. These resources are designed to help you navigate your next steps and includes resources designed for TFA alumni. Visit teachforamerica.org for more information.
Create an Online Presence
Creating a digital resume and portfolio can help you find jobs and be searchable for recruiters looking to hire Teach For America alumni.
Step 1 - Create a LinkedIn Account - this account can be a base account that you can link to other platforms. Use this deck and check list to create a strong profile.
Step 2 - Connect with us on LinkedIn.
Step 3 - Create a TFA Connect Account - Link your LinkedIn account, search mission aligned jobs, and connect with alumni partners and employers.
Teach For America partners with many graduate schools both nationally and locally with special offers for TFA alum. The Alumni Impact team has connections with many of the recruiters for the programs, if you are interested in applying, please contact us to set up a time to talk.
- National Resources - After the Corps: Graduate School and Jobs
- Master's Degree in Teaching - Jacksonville Comparison Resource UNF, UF, JH
Leadership for Educational Equity - Registration for all alumni
Recognizing that Teach For America’s ability to engage in or to support advocacy and political work is quite limited as a traditional 501(c) (3) organization, LEE was born. Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a 501(c) (4) nonprofit organization launched in 2007 to inspire, train and support Teach For America alumni and corps members to pursue public leadership by providing or connecting them to high-impact volunteer and career opportunities in politics, policy, advocacy, and elected office. Over the years, Teach For America alumni and corps members expressed a growing desire to engage more with the policy and political contexts that so impacted what they saw happening at the school and the classroom level. All Alumni are encouraged to sign up for LEE!