Recruitment Manager

  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 13 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.  

Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.

Job Description

General Position Overview
The Recruitment Manager is responsible for recruiting the teachers and educators, as well as support staff, needed to support the growth of the KIPP schools to serve 5,500 students in few years. They must be committed to the rapid expansion of high-quality college and career ready public schools for the students of New Orleans. The Recruitment Manager works on the Talent Team to recruit, screen, interview, and help matriculate staff members at every level of the school and support staff. The ideal candidate is an innovative and strategic thinker, a relentless worker, someone with experience in urban education, and prior experience in teaching, recruitment and selection. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:               

  • Work with school leaders, teachers, staff, and key partners to identify top teaching talent in Greater New Orleans and across the country
  • Responsible for ongoing continued education around ethical hiring practices or best/current hiring practices
    • Ability to train hiring managers on KIPP’s hiring process as it evolves
  • Lead weekly talent meetings with hiring managers to reach overall regional hiring goals
  • Cultivate identified talent—both individuals as well as pipelines and pools of talent—and inspire them with our mission, goals, and results of our schools to date
    • Responsible for staying abreast to current educational state in New Orleans
  • Cultivate identified talent—both individuals as well as pipelines and pools of talent—and inspire them with our mission, goals, and results of our schools to date
  • Develop innovative strategies for approaching teaching talent and connecting potential candidates school leaders
  • Perform broad outreach: attendance at job fairs and other recruitment events locally and nationally; post jobs; manage advertisements; support logistics and planning of fairs and events
  • Manage information and data in recruiting and hiring system with speed and accuracy
  • Conduct thorough application review and phone interviews in a timely manager
  • Design, create, and manage systems to track contacts made throughout the recruitment and selection processes
    • Track each contact to ensure thorough and timely follow up
    • Maintain close communication with candidates
    • Secure interest and applications of candidates



  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 2+ years’ experience in recruitment or hiring OR 2+ years’ experience in K-12 urban education (required)
  • Exceptional critical thinking and organizational skills
  • A passion and skill for connecting with people and building relationships
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes for the students of KIPP New Orleans Schools to succeed
  • An ability to take ownership and create structure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keeps track of projects and deadlines with impeccable detail, and clearly communicates progress to goals
  • Belief in and passion for the mission of KIPP New Orleans Schools

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

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