Manager of Recruitment and Community Partnerships

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Job Title:                  Manager of Recruitment and Community Partnerships

Classification:           Regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), exempt

Reports To:              Director, Seattle Teacher Residency

***Due to COVID-19 this role is currently working primarily remotely. Once the Alliance for Education office reopens, this role will also have an onsite component in downtown Seattle.***

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application materials through our online portal. Applications received by other means may not be considered. Cover letters are optional but will be considered as part of the application if included. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by January 25th, 2022.

About the Alliance for Education and Seattle Teacher Residency:

The Alliance for Education ( is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advancing educational justice and racial equity for students in Seattle Public Schools. The Alliance for Education was established 25 years ago to engage the broader community on behalf of Seattle Public School students, and has consistently convened stakeholders, raised dollars, and created innovative programs designed to support student success. 

The Seattle Teacher Residency ( is a program of the Alliance for Education in partnership with the University of Washington, Seattle Public Schools (SPS), and the Seattle Education Association (SEA). It is an innovative teacher preparation program that offers aspiring teachers a route to teaching that includes the training necessary to become exceptional educators in Seattle Public Schools. Through a strategic combination of clinical classroom experience in Title 1 SPS elementary schools, an intensive apprenticeship with skilled SPS Mentor Teachers, and master's level coursework at the University of Washington’s College of Education (COE), teacher candidates will earn a Master’s in Teaching.

Position Summary:

The Manager of Recruitment and Community Partnerships reports to the Director, Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) and collaborates closely with the STR team, as well as stakeholders from across the partnership, to drive ongoing program implementation and improvement, and to maximize program impact. This position includes managing three key aspects of the residency: 

  1. Facilitates recruiting efforts, provides outreach to STR partners to support recruiting, manages recruiting inquiries and activities, and supports the application and interview process for future residents.
  2. Manages data collection and analysis of recruitment outcomes and resident success, and strategizes for ongoing recruitment efforts.
  3. Engages with Residents and Resident Graduates to support retention efforts and develop alumni relations.

Critical Job Functions

The following describe the critical functions of the role, but do not provide an exhaustive list of job responsibilities and duties.

  • Work with STR leads, UW COE, SEA, and SPS HR to coordinate recruiting efforts with identified strategies that result in a culturally and linguistically diverse pool of applicants
  • Identify applicant pools and develop recruitment activities
  • Builds and cultivates with community partners and stakeholders to enhance recruiting efforts and build community support of and engagement with program
  • With Director, STR and Alliance for Education communications staff, lead development of recruitment materials, website, and social media outreach strategies
  • Manage implementation of recruitment activities and participation in recruitment efforts
  • Identify applicant pools and develop recruitment activities (both locally and nationally) with particular attention to BIPOC candidates, especially African American males and those interested in Special Education
  • Develop and maintain relationships as well as collaborate and strategize with leadership of SPS Academy of Rising Educators and other organizations that represent recruitment channels
  • Facilitate in-person and virtual information sessions for variety of potential applicants
  • Facilitate admissions process in collaboration with UW College of Education Student Services
  • Receive, track, and respond to program inquiry questions
  • Collaborate with district to recruit staff into profession
  • Plan and lead applicant review process and interview events, including coordination of review teams
  • Prepare data reports of applicant pool and other relevant data
  • Assist with planning of Resident Orientation and June Launch events
  • Coordinate alumni activities and communications (with other STR team members)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong commitment to the STR mission and impact goals
  • Knowledgeable about Seattle, as well as SPS students and schools
  • Has connections with or ability to make connections with culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and actualizing antiracism, equity, and inclusion
  • Minimum two years relevant work experience, experience teaching a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable, resourceful, and assertive
  • Customer-service orientation; ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Highly organized with precise attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Savvy with social media; marketing skills a plus
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly with Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel, highly preferred

Employment Information

The Alliance for Education is affiliated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Staff members of the Alliance are employees of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and participate in Chamber benefit plans, but do not report to Chamber staff.

The Chamber is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all our employees, and takes seriously its duty to provide and maintain a provide a safe place to work, including reducing the threat and harm that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the Chamber’s employees and their families; our members and partners; and the community at large. Consistent with this commitment, all eligible employees are required to receive be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption and reasonable accommodation is approved. Policy and accommodation information will be provided to all candidates upon request.

The Chamber is committed to internal and market equity. The salary range for this opportunity is $55,000-$65,000.

The Chamber provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including but not restricted to:

•         Medical/dental/vision coverage

•         Generous PTO policy

•         Life Insurance

•         Accidental death & dismemberment Insurance

•         Long-term disability insurance

•         Transit subsidies

•         Flexible Spending Accounts

•         Employer-matched 401(k) Contribution up to 6%

•         Tuition reimbursement

•         Paid parental leave

•         Wellspring EAP membership

•         Personal accident insurance

•         Generous holiday schedule and paid days off

We recognize the value of the Chamber and our affiliate organizations and programs reflecting the diversity of our community and are intentionally and actively seeking out applications from a variety of backgrounds, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

The Chamber is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees will be recruited, selected, trained, promoted, and, if necessary, disciplined without regard to sex, race, religion, creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology or activity, disability, honorably-discharged veteran or military status. All applicants are carefully screened, and full consideration is given to their training, education, skills, aptitudes, experience, and previous work record. In addition, the Chamber does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

Job Title:                  Manager of Recruitment and Community Partnerships

Classification:           Regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), exempt

Reports To:              Director, Seattle Teacher Residency

***Due to COVID-19 this role is currently working primarily remotely. Once the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    March 1, 2022
USD $55,000 - USD $65,000
/ year


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
509 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

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