Teach for America Managing Director Interview Questions

Updated Apr 11, 2015
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Managing Director Interview

Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Teach for America (Indianapolis, IN) in December 2014.

Interview

I applied for a VP position and was invited to talk with a HR manager. He expressed interest in my qualifications, but asked me to consider a different, less senior, more recent role of managing director. It was a nice conversation and I decided to learn more about the MD role. A few weeks later I was invited to complete a short writing exercise and to interview with two senior staff members. We talked for about 75 minutes, and their questions were standard and felt fair. I thought it was a good conversation, and that we could be a good fit for each other. Then, things took a turn for the worse: they pledged to reach out within the week, and it was 3+ weeks before I heard from them again. When they did reach out they said, "Sorry, we were traveling, would you like to participate in a second timed writing exercise." I agreed, but when they sent that late without apology I decided to opt out of the process entirely. It ultimately felt a little disrespectful - I sensed a bit of hubris in their operations and remote communications, which worried me given the nature of the role.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us about a time you had to manage various stakeholders to achieve your goals.   Answer Question

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    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America (New York, NY) in September 2008.

    Interview

    TFA has a long interview process, which includes multiple phone interviews, completing a task/project, and then completing multiple in-person interviews. Salaries are relatively high (in the non-profit world), but not very negotiable since the organization does a lot of internal and external benchmarking to establish salaries for each position. A lot of focus is on fitting into their "core values"- relentless pursuit of results, respect & humility, sense of possibility, disciplined thought, & integrity. They will specifically be looking for you to demonstrate each of these qualities. Once they select you for a position, they will court you with multiple people reaching out to try to woo you to work for the organization (don't be too enticed since that's the most personal the organization will ever be).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your greatest achievement and the obstacles you overcame to reach it.   Answer Question
    • How did you quantitatively measure success with X?   1 Answer
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    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America in September 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was very organized and efficient. The number of interviews was necessary for the role that I would be taking on.

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