Strategy Fellow

Who We Are

Teaching Lab is a nationwide, nonprofit organization with a mission to achieve educational equity through instructional improvement. By partnering with school districts and states at the intersection of high-quality curriculum, professional learning, and teacher leadership, we aim to change the fundamental paradigm for professional learning in the U.S. and dramatically improve outcomes for historically disadvantaged and minority students. Teaching Lab is a startup organization with five full-time employees, a large team of part-time employees, and a $2.4M budget. We’re on a fast growth trajectory with plans to scale to a fully fee-for-service business model and broad impact across the country within five years.

Teaching Lab is an equal opportunity employer, committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve.  We enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds. 

Where We Need Help

This level of growth and impact requires intentionality around business strategy, philanthropic support, impact evaluation, sitework, human capital, and finance and operations. The Fellow will lead on some of these workstreams and support on others to help develop a sustainable business model that will lead the organization to improve classroom instruction—and, ultimately, student outcomes—across the country. Exact job responsibilities will depend on candidate interest and experience, but could include:

·         Leading research and development for our growth strategy, including developing and presenting business plans and financial growth models to staff, board members, and funders;

·         Identifying and cultivating philanthropic relationships to support growth strategy, research and development of new delivery models, and other special projects;

·         Building best-in-class operational, financial, and human capital systems to support our team for impact and ensure a sustainable business model;

·         Developing and implementing strategy for high-impact, state-level sitework that will lay the groundwork for broad impact; and/or

·         Evaluating sitework to understand impact on students and communicating those findings and learnings with the field through thought leadership.

Who You Are

We’re looking for someone with:

·         A strong passion for improving outcomes for students—especially underserved/minority students—across the country;

·         A bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of work experience related to some or all of the above workstreams, with experience in education (especially teaching) a plus;

·         Interest in entrepreneurship and startup organizations, with an associated risk tolerance;

·         The ability to be generate high-level ideas and execute to successful completion with limited oversight, including strong project management skills;

·         Extremely meticulous attention to detail and strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel (essential) and PowerPoint; and

·         A great sense of humor and a strong work ethic.

The Role

The Fellowship will be a full-time, 8-to-12-month role, based in Washington, DC, ideally starting in August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience. As Teaching Lab is a startup organization, the Fellow will participate in most major meetings, with great exposure to early-phase organizational leadership and unmatched opportunities for mentorship and growth on a program team of high-caliber individuals.


To apply, please reach out to Chris Daniels, Managing Director of Strategy, at with a resume & tailored cover letter. The subject line of your email should read: Strategy Fellow Application: [Your Last Name] (e.g., Strategy Fellow Application: Daniels). Applications submitted before July 15th, 2018 will be given preference.