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Teach for America Director Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America in January 2013.

Interview Details – 3 interviews, phone, 2 in person. Very straight forward- Know your role and work and the interview will be easy. 1 take home project submitted relating to the role was assigned and submitted.

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Teach for America.

Interview Details – Process began with a 30 minute phone interview to assess whether there was a culture fit.

Then was given a round of exercises, followed by a call to discuss the exercises, and a couple behavioral questions.

Couple more rounds of phone interviews, followed by another round of exercises. I don't think this is common, but it can happen.

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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Teach for America in January 2010.

Interview Details – There was a role play involved in which I was asked to pretend I was in the position for which I was applying. It definitely was not too difficult at all, and mostly you needed common sense in order to get through it. Overall, I think that the interviewers were quite professional and made a strong effort to make me feel comfortable. Also, once I received the offer, I was called by a few people from the org to discuss the job. In sum, I had a pretty positive interview experience with Teach For America.

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The process took 3 days - interviewed at Teach for America in February 2010.

Interview Details – I received am email for a phone interview and I selected the first date available.

Interview Question – Which TFA core values do you align with?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate.

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The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Teach for America in December 2010.

Interview Details – Applied online, contacted by human assets for a 30 interview on core values. Followed by in person meeting with direct manager. Written assignment included a major project plan and then a phone interview with 2 other team members. Final interview was with an executive director of another regional office.

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Negotiation Details – Was offered a salary above posted starting rate.

Have seen other applicants negotiations fall through and offers be withdrawn because we are a nonprofit, I have not yet seen them negotiate.

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