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Teach for America Benefits

3.9 out of 5 (14 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "Generally at par with most organizations; some drawbacks include not very many options; Co-pay is high even for their best plan" (4 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Jan 18, 2015
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Missouri

    The health coverage is excellent, with low premiums if you are getting single coverage. The time off is also great! 3 weeks of PTO, 10 sick days, plus holidays, plus 7-8 days around Christmas/New Years -which means I get to go home and spend a week with my family without taking any vacation days. There is a 403(b) with employer matching and free financial services as well.

  • Mar 3, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    403(b) match , taxable in NJ :-), Employer contributes 70% of health,dental costs. Generous time-off 3 weeks to start with plus a week of winter break and additional 1 week of time-off after 3 years

  • Jan 14, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Health & Dental covered. Had difficulty putting insurance on my family members due to non-traditional household.

  • Jan 11, 2015
    Current Kindergarten Teacher in Connell, Washington State

    We are connected with the University of Washington (Washington Corps) with some of the best professors in the field. We are also afforded many professional development opportunities through Teach for America to improve our practice.

  • Dec 15, 2014
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Missouri

    4 weeks PTO, plus a week and a half off at Christmas. Great health/dental/vision for the whole family at the price it would cost my husband for just himself at his job. Flexible hrs/location for many roles.

  • Nov 15, 2014
    Former Employee in Oakland, California

    There are no benefits from TFA as a Corps Member. Not sure about TFA staff.

  • Oct 22, 2014
    Former Corps Member in Jackson, Mississippi

    State benefits package, as you are not "employed" by Teach for America

  • Oct 6, 2014
    Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    No benefits as is a temporary position.

  • Oct 16, 2014
    Former TFA Corps Member in Phoenix, Arizona

    The best thing is the 3 months off of the year teachers receive plus holidays and weekends. The worse thing is you are killing yourself for 9 months and they give you just barely enough to survive over the summer.
    This is not a sustainable position and providing for a family as a teacher is laughable.

  • Sep 29, 2014
    Former Managing Director in Los Angeles, California

    Solid benefits including vacation, 403(b) plan, and options for medical insurance that included vision and dental. The retirement included matching of up to $5000 or a certain percent of income. Most work had flexibility to work from home or the office, allowing people to decide when/where they should work. Typically people would arrange their preferences with their managers, and meetings were usually in the main office. (calling the 403b a 401k in the details, because 403b is not an option-- it is the non-profit equivalent of a 401k)

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