We believe that the most effective way to achieve our mission of College for All is by hiring the right people into the right roles at the right time. We’re glad you’re here.

Interested in learning more about student enrollment, career opportunities and other ways to get involved at IDEA?

Where we work

We’re building a nationwide team with a joyful culture of high performance that allows everyone to matter and achieve more than they ever thought possible. IDEA currently serves nearly 66,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana. Our newest regions, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Cincinnati are also seeking employees to build IDEA’s foundation of success for their local communities as well.


Meet JoAnn Gama

IDEA Public Schools Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent


“When we started IDEA in Donna, TX in 2000, we knew that recruiting the right people who believed in this mission was the most important thing to do. Almost two decades later we still believe in this philosophy and this is evidenced by many of the outstanding people who have joined our team, grown with us and continue to recruit like-minded individuals. We have always believed that our people are the heartbeat of IDEA and the real-life connection between our mission and students.”

Where do you see yourself at IDEA?



Our instructional teams exemplify our unwavering, organization belief that a college education is possible for all children.



We believe that passionate, disciplined leaders make all the difference in the success of our students and the teams they manage.



Whether you work at HQ in Weslaco, TX, our offices across IDEA’s regions or remotely, a position on the HQ team is important and rewarding.



It takes hundreds of people working hard behind the scenes to make sure that our students, teachers and school leaders are successful.

Open Positions

Please click below to view all current vacancies and for the 2021-22 school year. Within the application you can indicate if you want to be considered for the current school year as well. These positions will be updated weekly. We recommend reading each job description carefully to ensure you are applying for the role you are best suited for.


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