Not your average desk job (and we wouldn't have it any other way).


We want passionate people who love what they do and are whole-hearted ambassadors of our mission.


At IDEA, we want to invest in you. Our career and growth opportunities will allow you to chart your own path.


We're looking for people from all backgrounds and experience levels. Varied perspectives will allow us to stay innovative and push us to become even better.

Open Positions

Please click below to view all current vacancies and for the 2019-20 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 our Headquarters in Weslaco, Texas, or our regional offices in San Antonio or Austin, a position on the HQ team at IDEA is equally rewarding and demanding.

Here's what current IDEA team members have to say:

“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
Vice President of Secondary Learning

“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
Advancement Manager

A few of our benefits include:

Competitive Salaries
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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, Administrative, School, Programs, and Operations teams. A complete list of current openings can be found by viewing our open positions here.

Where are HQ positions located?

The majority of HQ positions are based in Weslaco, TX with a growing number of HQ staff working out of IDEA Regional Offices in Austin and San Antonio.

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 phone interview. After the initial phone interview, we pass along your information to the direct hiring manager, who lets us know next steps. Sometimes this is an in-person interview, or another phone interview.

What benefits does IDEA provide HQ employees?

IDEA provides all staff members with access to medical, dental, and vision plans, paid family leave, opportunities for bonus compensation, generous paid time off and much more. A complete overview can be found here.

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?

Our recruitment team has the answers.

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At IDEA we can make real change happen.

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