Manager of Talent Outreach

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Ascend Public Charter Schools | Brooklyn, NY

Ascend Public Charter Schools

Published 9 days ago


We're excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and guide students to think their own way through to answers.

Over the next five years of Ascend's growth, the network will recruit between 400 and 500 outstanding candidates each year to work at Ascend's high performing liberal arts, college-preparatory charter schools and network office. Initially reporting to the chief talent officer and collaborating with the leaders of the Talent team, the manager of talent outreach will support cohesive, best-in-sector outreach strategies, informed by research and historical data, to recruit a highly qualified and diverse population of prospective teachers, leaders, teaching fellows, and network staff. The ideal candidate should enjoy being part of the big picture while successfully executing on very specific, detailoriented work.

Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend

Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,500 students across 15 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.

We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students' natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.

To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.

You can learn more about the Ascend approach by visiting our website.


With support from talent operations and the director of talent outreach, the manager of talent outreach executes on measurable, effective, and sustainable outreach strategies to fulfill Ascend's hiring initiatives.

Pipeline building and direct outreach
  • Build a robust short and long-term pipeline of teachers, leaders, and staff
  • Execute on direct outreach to leads
  • Ensure the candidate relationship management system (CRM) is up-to-date with candidate information and cultivation efforts
  • Source, research, and input leads into CRM
  • Support cultivation visits and one-on-one meetings with high-priority leads

Referral strategy

  • Execute on referral strategy, including referral parties, networking meetings, and all other communications and incentives to drive referrals


  • Partner with director of talent outreach and communications team to plan and execute on email marketing campaigns, LinkedIn posts, and social media ad campaigns

Event coordination

  • Execute on all events: happy hours, panel opportunities, conference attendance, career fairs, college and university visits, webinars, professional development
  • Ensure systematic and personalized follow-up for all leads after every event

Deep-dive partnerships

  • Support the execution of a partnership strategy with mission-aligned organizations, colleges, and universities

Staff and Reporting Relationships

The manager of talent outreach will report to the director of talent outreach.

  • Bachelor's degree from a competitive college or university
  • Ability to travel nationally to attend career fairs, events, and build partnerships
  • At least 2 years of experience in an urban school setting
  • Previous charter school network recruitment experience strongly preferred
  • Experience recruiting for a nonprofit organization preferred

The manager of talent outreach must demonstrate:

  • Passion and commitment to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap
  • Keen insight and strategic mindset for executing a marketing plan and outreach campaign to prospective hires and prospective partners
  • Superb organizational, project management, self-management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to proceed in the absence of clear and immediate answers to problems
  • Superior analytical skills and comfort with data
  • Strong attention to detail and airtight follow-up and follow-through
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • A hunger for feedback and an openness to engage in a process of self-improvement
  • Alignment with the educational philosophy and core beliefs of Ascend

Diversity at Ascend

Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.


Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.



We're excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

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