Talent Recruiter (Newark)

  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: Recruitment

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of 55 high-performing charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy.

Job Description

The Newark Outreach Recruiter is a position that develops and executes outreach strategies to source teachers and operations staff for our 14 K-12 schools in Newark, New Jersey. The Recruiter will work closely with the Senior Associate Director of Recruitment to develop and implement national and regional recruitment strategies that staff our North Star Academy schools with diverse, high-quality talent.

  • Demonstrate and articulate a detailed understanding of the Uncommon Schools mission
  • Build and implement targeted strategies that attract diverse quality teachers and operations staff
  • Partner with leaders from various non-profits, colleges, and universities to plan and implement on-campus recruitment events and initiatives (career fairs, information sessions, panels, professional learning, etc.)
  • Strengthen regional and national relationships with social impact organizations and talent agencies to increase awareness of the Uncommon Schools brands
  • Identify and develop initiatives to source diverse talent from historically underrepresented groups
  • Use recruitment tools (SmartRecruiters ATS, resume databases, LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, Handshake, and spreadsheets) to source high-quality talent
  • Build and sustain systems and processes that lead to more efficient sourcing of candidates
  • Write creative and compelling communications to promote career opportunities to target audiences and move partners to action (professors, faculty, AmeriCorps staff, mission-aligned organizations, etc.)
  • Uses data to adjust outreach strategies, support recommendations, and drive outreach decisions
  • Collaborate with school leaders and Selection recruiters to assess short and long-term talent needs and trends
  • Travel 30% to local and national events as well as other Uncommon regions to engage with high-quality candidates
  • Perform other related duties as needed


  • You are committed to our mission to prepare students for success in college and beyond
  • You develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate goals, strategies, projects, and initiatives
  • You can manage multiple projects, tasks, and responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • You have a proven ability to take multiple perspectives to solve challenges in real-time
  • You leverage data to inform practices and build short-term and long-term goals
  • You collect and apply input from managers or team members to achieve strong results
  • You proactively self­-reflect and self-assess workstreams
  • You bring strong attention to detail and use time and task management systems to stay organized
  • You are familiar with Google Suite products such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Forms
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • You have a demonstrated passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Bachelor's degree from a competitive college or university
  • Experience as a full-time, K-12 teacher in an urban environment or AmeriCorps experience is preferred

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offer salaries commensurate with experience and generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, a laptop computer, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a hardworking team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Videos To Watch