Manager, Talent Acquisition

Posted by
Teaching Lab
Washington, DC
Published 13 days ago

Manager, Talent Acquisition for a 40+ employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally

  • Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Location: Remote/home office anywhere in the United States
  • Report to: Director, Human Resources
  • Supervise: None
  • Compensation: Salary range is $59,700 - $110,900, with comprehensive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.


The Manager, Talent Acquisition is responsible for implementing the strategy, systems, and processes to ensure consistent, effective, efficient, and equitable recruitment and onboarding processes for employees and contractors at Teaching Lab.

As a rapidly growing nonprofit, we seek driven and proactive individuals who have a high level of personal accountability, team players who see the interconnectedness between their role and the organization’s mission, and have the ability to “manage up” when needed to get complex work done. Eligible candidates for the role of Manager, Talent Acquisition must have experience in and a record of success in designing interview protocols and processes, applicant sourcing, candidate screening, staff onboarding, as well as experience in designing systems for recruitment and onboarding. Ideal candidates will also have experience recruiting in an education context, the ability to develop rapport and connect interpersonally, be effective communicators, can create and follow through on project plans, have the ability to effectively pivot their own work or reprioritize in times of ambiguity, demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving, capacity and interest in learning, and the ability to manage workflows with and without formal authority. Above all, this candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to racial and educational equity. This position has high potential for both large-scale impact and career growth.


Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning to achieve educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. Using our Head, Heart, and Habits model of professional learning, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes. To learn more about Teaching Lab, explore our website at


The Manager, Talent Acquisition will engage in the following:

Build and maintain diverse talent pools:

  • Develop and implement a sourcing strategy to meet the organization’s short-and long-term workforce needs
  • Build and maintain an internal infrastructure, including a sourcing database with diverse, highly-qualified contacts and prospects

Lead recruitment and hiring processes:

  • Design and implement effective strategies for sourcing and acquiring a workforce that meets the organization's needs
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to design the hiring process, creating necessary hiring materials and guides
  • Conduct all aspects of the hiring processes for employee and contractor positions, including: creating templates, conducting application review and initial screenings, communicating with candidates, scheduling interviews, checking references, and providing status updates to hiring managers
  • Continuously evaluate and improve Teaching Lab’s recruitment and hiring processes
  • Maintain records in the applicant tracking system

Optimize the onboarding process:

  • Oversee and conduct new hire orientation and onboarding process for new employees
  • Create onboarding plans and support both new hires and managers to complete them successfully
  • Maintain content for, coordinate, and facilitate quarterly onboarding sessions with “cohorts” of new hires
  • Be a open and available resource for new hires as they navigate their first 60-days with the organization

Learn and collaborate:

  • Network, and collaborate with education non-profits, race-equity, and HR industry professionals to stay abreast of best-in-class practices and implement within Talent Acquisition.
  • Engage in learning, community experiences, and team meetings with the Teaching Lab Community.


Education, Work Experience, and Knowledge

  • Minimum of three years of recruitment-related experience
  • Knowledgeable of recruiting best practices, and use of an applicant tracking system
  • Strong experience building relationships with diverse stakeholders across an organization
  • Experience working in education and/or in a non-profit setting.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification (preferred)
  • Working experience in K-12 education (preferred)

Values, Skills, and Competencies

  • Strong commitment to Teaching Lab’s organizational mission and racial equity values in pursuit of educational equity
  • Superior critical thinking and creative problem-solving capabilities, including a self-starting/ entrepreneurial approach to difficult problems
  • Ability to define program objectives, establish metrics, monitor and evaluate progress, and manage projects independently through a complete life cycle of projects
  • Ability to deliver clear, user-centered Human Resources solutions
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong professional and interpersonal judgment
  • Ability to form credible and lasting relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Compelling communication and influence skills


All roles at Teaching Lab are contingent on business needs.

Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time salaried employees, including: medical, dental, and vision; a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match; short-term life, long-term life, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance; flexible health spending accounts; technology equipment; monthly technology reimbursement; and generous time off and leave policies.

This position is eligible for remote work anywhere in the continental United States, and may require some travel (monthly) when travel resumes.

Manager, Talent Acquisition for a 40+ employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally

  • Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Location: Remote/home office…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


USD 59,700 - USD 110,900


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington, DC 20056, USA

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