- Washington, DC, USA
- Department: Regional Support and Leadership
- Start Date: Immediate opening
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.
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
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit www.kippdc.org 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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.