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Who We're Looking For:

We need the best and the brightest as we grow to nearly 200 schools by 2022. We’re transforming neighborhoods, communities, cities, and the educational landscape as a whole by providing opportunities for children everywhere. We have a variety of opportunities available at IDEA Headquarters across our Advancement, Human Assets, Administrative, School Programs, and Operations teams.



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School Programs

Open Positions

Please click below to view all current vacancies and for the 2020-21 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.

Opportunities Abound

We need the best and the brightest as we grow. With so many opportunities available, chances are you'll find a way to do what you love.

Flexible Work Locations

Whether you work at Headquarters in Weslaco, TX, our regional offices in San Antonio or Austin, or remotely from across the country, a position on the HQ team at IDEA is equally rewarding and demanding.

IDEA Team & Family Spotlight

“Working for HQ at IDEA is great because of the amazing colleagues I have the pleasure to work with each and every day. I am immensely grateful to work with smart and hard-working individuals who have a student-first mindset, as we all work toward the same goal—College For All Children.”

Sharise Johnson
Director of Communications

“At IDEA, I have the opportunity to work toward some of the most ambitious student achievement goals in the country. I enjoy working with my team to identify network-wide challenges and develop strategies that encourage success and drive progress for our students.”

Mike Franco, AST, Austin
Sr. Vice President of Academics

“At IDEA, I’ve been fortunate to have managers who have provided me with the tools, resources, and opportunities to develop as a young professional. With access to great professional development and supportive and thoughtful colleagues, some of my former areas of growth are now my biggest strengths.”

Marissa Rodriguez
Director of Advancement

A few of our benefits include:

Competitive Salaries

Paid Family Leave

Medical, Dental, Vision

Employee Purchase Discount Plan

Professional Development

Career Growth

Unbeatable Culture

Teacher Retirement System benefits


What types of HQ positions is IDEA hiring this year?

Each year we fill a wide variety of HQ positions across our Advancement, Human Assets, Finance, Human Resources, School, Programs, and Operations teams. A complete list of current openings can be found by viewing our open positions here. here.

Where are HQ positions located?

We have HQ positions at our main Headquarters office in Weslaco, Texas as well as in regional offices in: San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Tarrant County, and Houston, TX, as well as Southern Louisiana. We also have a variety of national roles with flexible locations to work in any of our offices.

How does the application process work?

You can apply online here. After completing a resume review, we may reach out to you via email for a video or phone interview. After the initial interview, you may be asked to completing a screening exercise before being invited to a final interview with the hiring committee.

If I work for HQ can my kids go to IDEA?

Absolutely! IDEA encourages all staff members to enroll their children at IDEA. You will get automatic placement at an IDEA school and your child will not need to be selected through the blind lottery.

Do you still have questions?

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