Teach for America


Teach for America Benefits

3.8 out of 5 (10 comments)

Benefits Summary

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  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

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

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Sabbatical
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

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

Employee Comments

  • 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)

  • Sep 14, 2014
    Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Teach For America has absolutely incredible benefits package, especially for women and parents. All mothers receive maternity leave, but paternity leave is included as well. The vacation time is very competitive and I've never been denied a sick day when I've needed it. Overall, I've been so impressed with the care they give all of us here.

  • Sep 8, 2014
    Former TFA Corps Member in Honolulu, Hawaii

    Benefits / compensation completely depend on the region in which you work. I happened to work in a region in which my salary was low, cost of living was high, and education was very expensive for the certification or degree one could obtained. I opted for my teaching certification and still had to pay out of pocket since the educational stipend did not cover the entire cost. However, I did receive a pay increase due to the early completion of a teaching certificate (in a year) as opposed to the masters. I know that the region has since changed their salary / eduction structure.

  • Aug 18, 2014
    Former Teacher in Detroit, Michigan

    Note: once you are accepted into the Corps, benefits and salary are administered by the local school. I have provided my answers based on the local operating charter school, not the TFA organization.

  • Aug 15, 2014
    Current Employee in Durham, North Carolina

    Teach For America's has a great benefits package. We have a great healthcare plan that includes dental and is available to workers who work full time or at least 20 regular hours. Working hours/location are often flexible and we get paid federal holidays. We get generous vacation time in addition to a full paid week off in December.

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