Director of Talent Recruitment

Job Type

Full Time




United States



at Brooke Charter Schools (View all jobs)


Background on Brooke

Founded in 2002, Brooke Charter Schools is a network of college preparatory public schools with five campuses in Boston. Brooke currently serves 1,730 students in grades K-10 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2022. 

Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve in Boston and Chelsea, 56% of Brooke students self-identify as Black, 34% as Latino, 6% Caucasian, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or multiracial. About three-quarters of Brooke students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Over the last several years, Brooke students have set a new bar for what is possible in urban public education, consistently outperforming their peers in Boston Public Schools, and producing academic achievement results among the highest in the state.

Role Overview

The Director of Talent Recruitment (DTR) will act as Brooke’s sole talent strategist and recruiter for Brooke Charter School’s five schools and network-level positions. The DTR is responsible for working with and supporting hiring managers, representing Brooke externally, and identifying a diverse talent pool of prospective teachers and staff. The DTR will serve as a critical member of the network team and will work closely with both Co-Directors and all hiring managers.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Full Life Cycle Recruiting

  • Lead and develop individualized hiring strategies for all Brooke schools
  • Screen and conduct phone interviews for all qualified candidates
  • Support hiring managers throughout the selection process, and assist in the refinement of interview guidelines, evaluation tools, and talent assessment procedures as necessary
  • Coordinate all on-site interviews and necessary logistics
  • Manage and support candidates through all stages of the interview process, from application to offer

Candidate Outreach and Cultivation

  • Conduct extensive research to actively source and cultivate diverse, high-quality instructional and non-instructional talent for anticipated openings and high-need positons
  • Strategically and thoughtfully leverage staff networks for candidate and connector referrals
  • Attend targeted national and local career fairs and other recruiting events
  • Develop and implement a job-board strategy and oversee all recruitment advertising initiatives

Partnership Management and Development

  • Steward and strengthen Brooke’s existing talent partnerships with Teach for America, City Year, Jumpstart, and Generation Teach
  • Develop relationships and strategic approach with new organizational partnerships to support talent goals

Data Management and Continuous Improvement

  • Set annual recruitment goals with network leadership, as well as related outreach and cultivation goals
  • Work with Brooke's Director of Data to apply data-related expertise to recruitment tracking, reporting, and analysis
  • Own and improve all recruitment and hiring processes and tools with an emphasis on efficient and effective strategy, use of data, Brooke’s organizational values, and a superior candidate experience 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Shared dedication to Brooke’s philosophy and mission
  • 5-7 years of full-time work experience; 2-4 years recruiting experience preferably in an education or non-profit related organization
  • Prior teaching experience preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Commitment to data-driven decision making processes and maintaining data tracking systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within small and diverse teams
  • Good problem solving abilities and strong internal locus of control
  • Proficiency with Excel, Google Drive Suite, and various ATSs

The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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