Recruitment Manager

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description


By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission.

Job Description


KIPP DC seeks a dynamic Recruitment Manager to join the KIPP DC recruitment team. The Recruitment Manager will oversee the recruitment and hiring cycle for a specific hiring portfolio, and will lead a strategic initiative that impacts the greater recruitment team.  The Recruitment Manager is responsible for working with the recruitment team and hiring managers to ensure that KIPP DC has an efficient and effective recruitment and selection process and developing innovative ideas for increasing the pipeline of diverse and quality candidates. 

The Recruitment Manager is an exempt position and will report to the Director of Recruitment, and work closely with a team of diverse, committed, and motivated recruitment team members.


Creating a talent pipeline (25% of time)

  • Use a variety of outreach strategies including

    • Cold sourcing candidates – ie, LinkedIn, Handshake

    •  Supporting the KIPP DC Referral Bonus Program

    • Getting investment from current staff members to support in recruitment efforts (ie - Recruitment Ambassadors)

  • Work closely with the KIPP DC brand team to launch strong marketing and social media campaigns

  • Support the representation of KIPP DC at career fairs and other recruitment events, and assisting in organizing events hosted by KIPP DC

  • Strengthen partnerships with organizations (including):

    • Universities and graduate school programs 

    • Organizations that are ed-focused/tutoring 

    • Teacher prep programs (ie - TFA)

  • Develop relationships with prospective candidates to encourage them to apply

Candidate Screening (40% of time)

  • Conduct initial resume reviews and phone screens with prospective candidates

  • Monitor the progress of prospective candidates through the recruitment process, including timely communications from school leaders and hiring managers

  • Maintain and manage detailed records of candidates through our ATS and various applicant tracking systems

  • Create and get investment for competency-based hiring with Deputy Chief Academic Officers and hiring managers

  • Create and modify rubrics and interview guides

Candidate relationship management (20% of time)

  • Create a strategy around candidate experience in the interview process

  • Act as a point of contact for candidates throughout their interview process with KIPP DC

  • Build upon KIPP DC’s employer brand to set up new hires for success with a realistic understanding of the day-to-day job responsibilities

  • Manage the communication with new hires to ensure matriculation and a smooth on-boarding process

Talent Management and Planning (15% of time)

  • Strategically plan for the immediate vacancies and projected vacancies

  • Work with school leaders and hiring managers in best practices in retaining their staff 

  • Provide support to KIPP DC school leaders and hiring managers during in-person interview days, including managing candidate logistics, sharing interview notes, and performance tasks with hiring managers

  • Assess seat/vacancy clarity based on conversations with hiring managers

  • Work with hiring managers to get clarity on how new hires are performing to better inform hiring strategy

Other Recruitment Team Responsibilities

  • Stay up to date with trends in education and in recruitment, and bring fresh and innovative ideas to the work

  • When possible, seize opportunities to interact directly with students, families, or staff members to build connections at the school level and to contribute to the success of our schools and programs

  • Serve as thought partner for teammates and partners across the organization.

  • Develop and maintain operational systems to manage complex projects and report progress across to key stakeholders.

  • Participate and facilitate sessions at quarterly Recruitment Team retreats


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous recruitment experience preferred

  • Minimum of two years teaching experience strongly preferred

  • Strong cultural competency skills, including ability to communicate and work effectively and cultivate relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders

  • Passion for education reform and the belief that every child can succeed; experience in K12 education strongly preferred

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC’s mission and to advancing its anti-racist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and families

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and an ability to take initiative, receive feedback, and seek out creative ideas

  • Excellent time management skills and a detail and results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done 

  • Successful track record of collaboratively working with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Comfort with working in a fast-paced, nonprofit environment along with an outstanding ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage and execute projects at a high level

Additional Information


Please visit to complete an online application (including submission of a resume and cover letter) for the Recruitment Manager role. The start date for this position is immediate. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

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