We are a team of mission-driven, collaborative, and passionate people committed to making sure all educators are prepared for the classroom.


We’ve created a new type of graduate school. Whether your goal is to teach teachers, create innovative learning experiences, or build strong financial systems, you'll find that the pace at Relay is fast and the work is full of new and challenging problems to solve.
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Work With Us

We seek team members who are passionate about improving outcomes for all children and who want to be part of an institution that is rethinking how educators are prepared.


At Relay, our staff members strive to exemplify our core values. We work with urgency to serve our graduate students. We understand that this work requires grit as we strive toward our ambitious goals. We take responsibility for our roles in the institution’s success, and we do this work with respect, showing a genuine curiosity to learn from others’ perspectives. We know that we will only succeed in our mission by leveraging teamwork and embedding equity in all aspects of our work as an institution.


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I love working at Relay because we take the work seriously, but not ourselves. It's a mission-driven place where I can bring my full self to work.
— Alia McCants, Managing Director of Student Services


Relay prepares teachers to teach students of all identities and backgrounds in order to push toward a time when this country no longer faces stark educational inequities. We recruit, develop, support, and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and graduate student body. We reflect upon and plan how to become more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. 

Click here for our full diversity statement. 


We care deeply about our people and are committed to ensuring that they — and their families — are healthy and happy.

  • We support flexible work policies for greater work-life balance — many of our employees work remotely all or part of the time.
  • We offer medical coverage that greatly limits our employees’ out-of-pocket expenses, and we reimburse them for hitting the gym.
  • We provide tuition assistance to help our faculty pursue research and advance their scholarship.
  • Parents receive three months of paid maternal leave and one month of paid leave for a partner around the time of a child’s birth, and we offer adoption reimbursement of up to $13,000 per adoption.
  • Our compensation is competitive, and we contribute to our staff members' retirement plans.
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I enjoy working at Relay because I get to combine my two passions: a love for learning through research and teacher development. Relay is also a place that cares about diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is something I care deeply about. We operate with a sense of urgency and have fun doing it. That's the Relay way!
— Dr. David Wallace, Dean, Relay Louisiana


One of the most valuable things you can do to support Relay is help us find the very best talent. We offer a $500 bonus for referrals that lead to full-time hires and a $125 bonus for those that lead to part-time hires.

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Make a Referral

Members of the public and Relay employees qualify for the bonus. If we hire your referral, you will receive 100% of the bonus upon the candidate’s start date.