Change the Narrative. We are Committed Strong Urban Educators
Leadership Preparatory Charter School is committed to providing K-8 students with the academic and character foundation necessary to excel in high school, graduate from college and lead in their communities. Closing the education achievement gap in urban and low-income communities requires dedicated educators. Our Talent Acquisitions Specialist will serve as a key driver in building a robust and diverse pipeline of teacher talent. The TA Specialist will:
· Double the number of qualified applicants interested in working at LPCS,
· Ensure LPCS is fully hired at the start of each school year, and
· Maintain a database of qualified applicants to staff open roles during the school year.
This role provides the opportunity to influence the greatest determining factor of a child’s educational success: teacher quality and commitment.
1. Develop and lead all aspects of new talent recruiting and sets goals and priorities for candidate sourcing while proactively seeking a diverse pool of candidates for full- and part-time positions
2. Collaborates with school- level leadership team to develop the appropriate job description and selection criteria aligned with the organization’s core values
3. Create and monitor a talent strategy that is supportive of Leadership Prep’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
4. Develop strategic partnerships with organizations and universities to grow broad and diverse pipelines of teacher candidates
5. Lead outreach efforts at local and identified universities
6. Attend key recruitment events such as career fairs, conferences, panel discussions, and networking events
7. Develop and execute events to host connector organizations and prospective candidates with Leadership Prep including school visits, open houses, and off-campus events
8. Support the production of clear and compelling communications and marketing materials
9. Support the creation of content and gather photos for social media presence.
10. Perform screening interviews with potential applicants.
11. Perform timely and personalized follow-up to prospective candidates including email communications as well as 1:1 meetings via phone.
12. Source and cultivate teaching candidates using job boards, social media, referrals, LinkedIn, and other virtual options.
Decision Making Rights
1. TA Specialist can independent select viable candidates for in person interview.
2. TA Specialist can select independently select candidate sourcing websites
- Goal Driven. Sets SMART goals and actively works to attain goals.
- Emotional self-awareness. Recognizes and understands others’ emotions, strengths and challenges, values and motives, and how they impact other people
- Personal responsibility. Pursues goals despite obstacles and setbacks. Sees the positive more often than the negative in people and situations.
- Entrepreneurial. Unwavering belief in and commitment to reaching goals.
- Mission driven and focused. Embodiment of Leadership Preparatory I LEAD character values— Integrity, Leadership, Enthusiasm, Achievement, and Determination
- Committed. Belief that closing the achievement gap in education requires great teachers implementing data driven instruction
- Positive. Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance
- Collaborative. Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
- Adaptable. Goal-driven, analytical problem solvers, and embody a can-do spirit and strong work ethic. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
- Proactive. Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance feedback
- Learner. Has a growth mindset and is committed to continuous lifelong learning
- Listening. Encourages others to speak first and seeks to understand their point of view
- Open to feedback. Solicits and reacts calmly to constructive feedback
- Planning/Organization. Focuses on key priorities, organizes work efficiently, and takes action
- Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project
- Visioning. Able to connect the dots and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way.
- Work Ethic. Works hard and does what it takes to get work done on time and on budget.
Communication. Speaks and writes with clarity and focus
Strategic networking. Develops and utilizes a wide and diverse network
Outreach and Candidate Cultivation:
- Develop strategic partnerships with organizations and universities to grow broad and diverse pipelines of teacher candidates
- Develop and execute events to host connector organizations and prospective candidates with Leadership Prep including school visits, open houses, and off-campus events
- Support the production of clear and compelling communications and marketing materials
- Support the creation of content and gather photos for Recruitment Team newsletters and social media presence
- Ensure timely and personalized follow-up to prospective candidates including email communications as well as 1:1 meetings via phone.
- Source and cultivate teaching candidates using job boards, social media, referrals, LinkedIn, and other virtual options
- Develop a deep understanding of mission and organizational fit
- Schedule candidates at all stages of the recruitment process, including, but not limited to phone interviews, in-person interviews, group interviews, and school visits
- Act as a primary point of contact for candidates throughout the hiring process, ensuring all candidates have a positive experience
- Review applications, resumes, and other pertinent qualifying documents to determine applicant eligibility
- Schedule and conduct screening calls/interviews with applicants using an established teacher selection model
- Conduct thorough and timely follow-up with contacts
- Maintain close communication with high-quality candidates as they move through all parts of the selection process
- Ensure a welcoming, comprehensive, and efficient application experience for candidates
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
- Knowledge of the K-12 education environment and experience in an educational setting
- Previous experience teaching working in historically underserved K-12 schools and/or high-performing public charter schools preferred
- 1-2+ years’ experience working in talent recruitment in the education sector strongly preferred
- Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills with the ability to identify, prioritize, organize tasks in order to efficiently and effectively accomplish assigned and self-generated tasks
- Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative
- Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work
- Demonstrated success building, managing, and growing meaningful relationships with a diverse range of constituents in the greater Memphis community
- Effective communication skills with the ability to connect with people from a variety of different backgrounds
- A creative, resourceful, responsive style with the ability to work independently.
- Ability to work remotely 95% of the time (with exception of school visits to learn more about our work)
- 20-25 hours per week
- Access to strong internet and computer
- Competitive Compensation ( Independent Contractor )