TNTP – Why Work For Us?

Overview

TNTP is a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality. Founded by teachers in 1997, TNTP works with schools, districts and states to provide excellent teachers to the students who need them most and advance policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom.

Every year, millions of students fall behind

Nationwide, poor and minority students receive a second-rate education. By the end of high school, most African-American and Hispanic students are years behind their White peers, reading and doing math at an eighth grade level. In urban areas, half of students won’t graduate at all, closing the door to a college degree or a middle-class living. Instead of being engines of opportunity, too many schools lock in grave social inequalities.

Great teachers have the power to change lives

Every child is born with the potential to learn. For eight hours a day, nothing unlocks that potential like a great teacher. Decades of research prove that the teacher has a greater impact on student achievement than any other school factor, including class size. A few years with effective teachers can put even the most disadvantaged students on the path to college; a few years with ineffective teachers can deal students an insurmountable academic blow (Jordan, Mendro and Weerasinghe, 1997).

Our education systems take teachers for granted

Fulfilling the promise of public education means giving all students effective teachers. Yet our school systems and the institutions of the teaching profession have ignored differences in teacher effectiveness for decades, failing to distinguish great teaching from good, good from fair, and fair from poor. As a result, schools can’t recognize excellence, help teachers improve, or respond to poor performance. In what other profession do we care so little about people who matter so much?

TNTP focuses schools, districts and states on effective teaching

Teachers change lives – they deserve a profession that expects excellence. TNTP is constantly innovating to give more kids access to great teaching. We recruit and train effective new teachers, build better teacher evaluation systems, help school leaders nurture and reward excellent instruction, and advance smarter teacher-quality policies. Together with teachers, principals, education leaders and policymakers nationwide, we believe we can build a thriving teaching profession that gives everyone – teachers and students – more great days at school.

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Our Funding Model

TNTP is a revenue-generating nonprofit organization that utilizes a blended revenue model to sustain and advance its work nationwide.

The majority of TNTP’s revenue comes from its work with clients on a fee-for-service basis. This approach incentivizes TNTP to meet the needs of its clients while continually assessing the value and cost-effectiveness of its services. The fee-for-service model also encourages TNTP’s clients to be motivated, active collaborators by literally "investing" them in the success of their partnerships with the organization.

Some TNTP initiatives also benefit from the support of federal grant programs and/or private funding. In 2010, TNTP was one of 49 organizations and institutions nationwide to win a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. Approximately 30 percent of TNTP’s annual revenue comes from the generous support of a diverse group of leading philanthropies. With philanthropic support, TNTP is able to expand its impact, develop a top-quality staff and play an unbiased, active role in policy and research.

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Our Benefits

Our people are everything, so we take care of each other. Our benefits are designed to give everyone at TNTP a full, healthy life. We provide a competitive salary, opportunities for performance-based bonuses, ongoing training and professional development, and an excellent coverage package for you, your spouse or qualified domestic partner and your family.

Opportunities to live and play:

  • Generous paid time off. TNTP employees earn paid vacation based on position level and years of service. Staff can earn up to 20 days annually, in addition to 5 paid personal/sick days and most federal holidays.
  • Paid family leave. Pregnancy leave, and parental leave for new mothers and fathers.
  • Adoption reimbursement benefit.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance. TNTP pays 90% to 100% of employee-only medical coverage with a well-known, national health care provider, and subsidizes the majority of costs for an employee's spouse, domestic partner and/or children.
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses.
  • 403(b) retirement plan. 50 cent match for every dollar contributed, up to 7% of a staff member’s regular earnings.
  • Life and disability insurance. 100% employer paid.
  • Commuter benefit.

Opportunities to grow and learn:

  • Professional development budget, for conferences, trainings, books and membership fees.
  • Training tuition reimbursement.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate colleagues, who engage in a constant flow of ideas via vibrant internal blogs, trainings and professional development, and site visits to see our work in action around the country.

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    The staff is very passionate and knowledgeable. The management is well-run and solid. People are super friendly and supportive The pay was very reasonable.

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    I think your flexibility, adaptability and willingness to innovate are tremendous! Keep up the good work!


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    I had a phone interview with HR, then had to do an exercise that took 8 hours, then had another phone interview with previous hiring manager and in-person with president. They had me reserve a date for a final interview but then was told they had stronger candidates. The lack of feedback at the very end was really odd, but otherwise s strenuous but fairly normal process for a higher lever job.

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Additional Info

Website www.tntp.org
Headquarters Brooklyn, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Education

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