Director, New Teacher Programs – Flexible Location

TNTP seeks a full-time Director, New Teacher Programs to join our team in TNTP’s Learning, Impact, & Design (LID) division. This position is based from a home office anywhere in the U.S. and is available immediately. Travel a few times a year may be required (contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations).

Who We Are
A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

Our New Teacher Programs team is the engine of new teacher preparation and development at TNTP, with a dual focus on expanding and reinvigorating TNTP’s new teacher preparation programs and services while also supporting TNTP’s existing new teacher preparation and development work and utilizing learnings from that work to inform expansion of this essential service. 

What You’ll Do

As a Director, you’ll lead the strategy to expand new teacher preparation programs and services at TNTP spend 100% of your time contributing to the Alt-Route Team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading the design and development of new programs, models, and services to expand TNTP’s new teacher preparation and development work.
  • Leading a team in the development of strategies to innovate, codify, refine, pitch, and sell TNTP’s new teacher preparation and development work and programs.
  • Deeply understanding the market and landscape for teacher development programs and identifying where our work – and what works – would be the best fit
  • Developing pitch materials for specific concepts – including PowerPoint decks, two-pagers, memos, proposals, and other materials as needed – and partnering with colleagues on the Consulting Team to ensure they have these resources and any others they need to pitch and sell programs.
  • Partnering with regional Vice Presidents, regional Partners, Directors of Business Operations, the Practices team, the Learning Impact, and Design division, the Central Business Development Team, and other internal and external stakeholders to gain insight into client needs and to pitch and sell new teacher preparation and development work.
  • Staying at the forefront of the education field and TNTP’s best practices around teacher development, equity, and inclusion, as well as ensuring all new teacher preparation and development work we are pitching and selling is reflective of our best practices.
  • Determining what works about our current programming, informed by our work supporting current sites, identifying what innovations are necessary to meet the needs of the field and deliver more effective and sustainable results, and codifying learnings into new and/or refined program design for new teacher preparation and development work.
  • Overseeing and managing TNTP’s current new teacher preparation and development team

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity, advocate for equity, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.

We expect this Director to: 

  • Be adaptive and innovative. You’ll bring your ability to codify and develop concepts for new work as well as innovative approaches to our current work in new teacher preparation and development. You are excited to learn, iterate, and revise while being nimble and flexible.
  • Cast strong vision and invest others in it despite ambiguous circumstances. You’ll bring your ability to create and define a compelling vision aligned to organizational and partner needs, clearly marking the path forward for new work in ambiguous circumstances. This ambiguity doesn’t overwhelm you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and lead your team to bring the vision to life.
  • Operate with a focus on business development. You’ll utilize your experience or deep interest in business development to broaden the impact of TNTP’s teacher preparation and development work. This includes forging new connections, building networks, and selling new work. You will also bring experience or deep interest in proposal writing, pitch deck development, and case study development.
  • Have a familiarity with alternate routes to licensure work. You have a knowledge of and familiarity with our new teacher preparation and development work and best practices, or you are eager and willing to learn about them.
  • Foster and participate in a collaborative work environment. You have a track record for being a team player who highly values collaboration. You are consistently intentional about coordinating workflows, making connections across multiple workstreams, and bringing in perspectives from across the team.
  • Sweat the details.We’re counting on your strong organizational and project management skills to execute and move our work toward ambitious goals. You will effectively manage your time, priorities, and relationships as well as demonstrate a strong sense of personal accountability for setting and meeting deadlines.
  • Build relationships. You’ll regularly partner with a broad group of stakeholders from diverse communities. You have excellent relationship-building and influencing skills, with demonstrated success at keeping these stakeholders engaged and compelling them to act.
  • Model cross-cultural agility. Authentic self-reflection, self-awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to shape a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that influences how you think about your work.  You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with direct reports, colleagues, and clients.
  • Champion Your People. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to grow and develop incredible people toward ambitious goals. You’re an inclusive leader, that honors diverse perspectives and makes the most of your team’s and individual’s unique strengths.


  • Experience designing and developing new models, services, or programs within the education field
  • Deep understanding of the education landscape and business development opportunities for supporting students and districts
  • Proven success in building relationships with and influencing and motivating external stakeholders such as district leaders, foundation staff, and other education non-profits
  • Proven success in setting a strong vision and leading, managing, and developing teams to achieve ambitious outcomes
  • Strong familiarity with or deep interest in TNTP’s new teacher preparation and development work
  • Excellent communication skills, and an ability to convey a compelling vision for a partnership in writing
  • A proven commitment to upholding TNTP’s diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities and a commitment to self-reflection and self-awareness

What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply
Please submit your online application through Workday. The priority application deadline for this position is December 4, 2020. After that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.

Regular, full-time internal candidates do not need to submit a resume and cover letter as part of their application.

You can apply for the job here on TNTP’s website.