IDEA teachers represent a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We look for and hire the best candidates for our students. Here are some of the most important criteria we look for:
Fill out our online application thoroughly for your best chance of selection.
Our process is differentiated based on the position for which you’ve applied as well as your background and experiences.
An in-person interview will be scheduled. Sample lessons, Q&A, and possible school tour will be included.
A successful in-person interview results in an offer letter.
If you accept the offer, pending a background check and the co-sign of the HR department, you’re hired!
Teacher Career Pathway
Excellent teachers are the key to realizing our promise to students. The Teacher Career Pathway was created to make IDEA a place where teachers feel valued for their invaluable role in our movement to send all students to and through college. As teachers are promoted up the pathway, they receive increased professional development, influence, recognition, and compensation.
Absolutely! IDEA encourages all of its staff to enroll their children at IDEA. Your child will get placement in a lottery at your chosen IDEA school. We prioritize current students, siblings, and team member’s children.
Yes! In Texas, all full-time staff are automatically enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and currently contribute 7.7% of wages. In Louisiana, we offer a 403(b) that staff members may contribute to.
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.
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.