Recruitment Manager (2021-2022)

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

The mission of all of KIPP Massachusetts schools is to create an environment where students develop the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to maximize their potential in high school, college, and the world beyond. Our program is based on:

  • A focus on high-quality instruction supported by rigorous professional development to ensure that our students develop the academic skills necessary to pursue the life they choose.

  • High regard for character development to ensure that our students and staff celebrate and develop their character and identity strengths.

  • An emphasis on family engagement, because we believe that our students are most likely to be able to maximize their potential when we work in partnership with our students and their families.

  • A focus on college readiness for all students so that all students can make choices about their post-secondary education and future.

What We Do

We seek to provide a world-class education for students from educationally underserved communities in Lynn and Boston. Our student demographics mirror those of neighborhood schools in terms of race, socioeconomic status, English Language Learners, and students who receive special education services.

Our promise to families is that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop the zest for learning and grit necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in Lynn and Boston.

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Vision

At KIPP Massachusetts, we believe that Knowledge is Power. Every day, our team and family have the opportunity to either perpetuate systems of oppression or disrupt them. We are compelled by the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Therefore, we continuously commit to operating as an anti-racist organization.  Read more at Diversity Equity Inclusivity Vision.

Who We Are

KIPP Massachusetts began enrolling students in 2004. We currently hold two charters, operating two “districts.” Our first district, KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School, is based in Lynn, MA.  Our second district, KIPP Academy Boston Charter School, is based in Mattapan, MA. Each district is housed on one or more “campuses,” which we use to refer to different grade spans, for example, elementary grades, middle school grades, or high school grades.

In Lynn, KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (serving grades K-4), KIPP Academy Lynn Middle (serving grades 5-8), and KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (serving grades 9-12), are all under our Lynn charter.  Admission to any grade in the Lynn district is admission to all remaining grades in the Lynn district K-12. 66% of our students in Lynn are Hispanic, 23% are Black, and 11% are other races/ethnicities.

KIPP Academy Boston(serving grades K-8) operates under our Boston charter. Admission to any grade in the Boston district is admission to all remaining grades in the Boston district, K-8. 68% of our students in Boston are Black, 30% are Hispanic and 2% are other races/ethnicities.

Across both districts, in the school year, 2020-2021 KIPP Massachusetts will serve over 2,100 students.

KIPP National

KIPP Massachusetts is part of the nation-wide KIPP non-profit network of 255 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students.

KIPP Massachusetts is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all of our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members.

Job Description

KIPP MA seeks a passionate and relentless Staff Recruitment Manager to work as part of a collaborative Talent Team and in partnership with the school and regional leadership to attract and select world-class educators.  KIPP MA is looking for an ambitious individual who will execute on a high volume of searches by creatively and aggressively sourcing talent pools, maintaining consistent and efficient processes, and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

Responsibilities of this Role

  • Identify, attract, and select diverse, high-quality candidates to work at KIPP MA

  • Build close, effective relationships with school leaders to ensure alignment of the recruitment process with program needs

  • Build and maintain relationships with staff, in order to execute an effective and efficient Intent to Return (ITR) process

  • Directly support individual school leaders by coordinating a smooth, tailored recruitment process from identification of qualified applicants through all steps leading to hiring decision

  • Develop innovative strategies for researching and cultivating identified pools of talent and individual prospects

  • Conduct application reviews and phone interviews in a friendly, efficient, and rigorous manner

  • Manage cultivation and selection data in a database system

  • Use data to set and track ambitious goals, inform decisions, and influence stakeholders

  • Hire for designated openings with top quality candidates efficiently

  • Represent KIPP MA in a professional and engaging manner at internal and external events

Qualifications

  • A passion for the mission of KIPP MA

  • Strong DEI lens, with evidence in leading anti-racist practices

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented, mission-driven culture

  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback

  • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility to accommodate the high level of responsibility, multiple priorities, and rapidly changing environment

  • Strong organization skills

  • Superb written and oral communication skills

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience

  • Recruitment experience highly preferred

  • Successful K-12 teaching experience highly preferred

  • Experience with SmartRecruiter, Google forms, Google Drive, and LinkedIn is a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree mandatory

  • Please note: travel to different KIPP MA schools is required

Additional Information

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Application process:

  1. Submit your resume and application through our online job board  at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/KIPP/massachusetts

  2. The KIPP MA Recruitment Team will select candidates to move forward to the phone interview stage.

  3. Following the phone interview, the KIPP MA team will invite qualified candidates to interview with KIPP MA School or Regional Office Teams. 

KIPP Massachusetts, KIPP Academy Lynn, and KIPP Academy Boston are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, special need, proficiency in the English language, or a foreign language. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

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