Talent Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




908 Wahler Place, SE
United States


What You Will Do

At Achievement Prep, we believe that without great educators, nothing else matters. The Talent Coordinator plays a critical role in developing and implementing strategies designed to attract, recruit, and retain a team of adults who are super-talented, aligned, committed, and desire to be at Achievement Prep. S/he guides candidates through the selection, hiring, and onboarding processes to ensure that Achievement Prep is able to successfully execute on our mission to prepare students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders.


Reporting to the Chief Talent Officer, you will:


Talent Planning

  • Work with the Talent Team to develop short- and long-term recruitment strategic plan, calendars, marketing and advertising plans, and programs to attract and select a strong, diverse team to Achievement Prep
  • Maintain familiarity with current and future school staffing plans
  • Develop and maintain a library of position descriptions, in conjunction with Talent Team and hiring managers, to ensure consistency of messaging and alignment with organizational need
  • Create and maintain systems to ensure all applicants, candidates, and staff members receive consistent, professional, and clear communication regarding our hiring and talent development practices
  • Research and report on human capital best practices and trends, making recommendations as necessary



  • Develop and propose innovative strategies for researching and cultivating pools of diverse talent
  • Facilitate a year-round recruitment campaign
  • Oversee outreach efforts to inform prospective candidates about opportunities across our schools
  • Market Achievement Prep in a realistic, competitive, and professional manner
  • Track metrics related to cultivation efforts to evaluate various strategies and improve hiring efficiency (i.e. candidates yielded by each source, time to hire, event RSVP information, post-event follow-up, etc.)
  • Post all open positions to internal applicant tracking system and all third party job posting sites
  • Monitor position openings and report to Talent Team, senior leadership, and hiring managers on data collected
  • Manage all Talent-related social media and listservs to broaden outreach to prospective candidates and strengthen Achievement Prep’s employment brand online
  • Attend career fairs targeted at high-profile candidates to build name recognition in the broader education sector (locally and regionally)
  • Conduct extensive outreach and networking with undergraduate and graduate schools, service organizations, and affinity groups to build Achievement Prep’s visibility with prospective candidates
  • Generate internal and external referrals through original and innovative referral programs
  • Coordinate scheduling and other logistics of Achievement Prep-sponsored and external talent-related events
  • Serve as main point of contact for candidates who come to the campus
  • Provide school tours to prospective candidates and candidates officially in the selection process
  • Conduct informational interviews, as needed



  • Create a welcoming, comprehensive, and efficient selection experience to ensure that all candidates who engage with Achievement Prep end their process feeling valued and being bigger fans of the organization – regardless of outcome
  • Conduct initial review of applications in a timely and rigorous manner
  • Conduct initial phone screens for instructional and non-instructional roles in a friendly, engaging, and customer-oriented way
  • Schedule initial phone screens for roles specifically screened by Chief Talent Officer
  • Select the highest quality applicants to advance to hiring managers for in-person interviews
  • Coordinate communication with, preparation of, and scheduling of candidates for in-person interviews
  • Support candidates in feeling fully prepared for their in-person interviews
  • Monitor and report on selection timelines across departments and positions
  • Refine and manage the applicant tracking system, including keeping candidate status continuously updated
  • Collaborate with hiring managers in efficiently moving candidates through the selection process
  • Close postings promptly when positions are filled
  • Communicate promptly with other applicants when positions are filled and help them navigate to alternative roles for consideration
  • Send decline notification promptly to non-selected applicants and candidates
  • Perform reference checks, background checks, and employment verification for new and prospective employees


Talent Management

  • Ensure unwaveringly high levels of customer service with both internal and external audiences by being honest, warm, responsive, and thorough at all times
  • Assist with preparing documentation for offers to and contracts for new hires and employees
  • Coordinate the logistics of onboarding efforts for all employees
  • Update staff tracking mechanisms
  • Maintain updated organizational charts for all departments
  • Support efforts to show appreciation to employees – including the ordering and/or distribution of branded materials
  • Assist with staff transitions, including exits
  • Provide general support to the Talent Team


“Wind In The Sails” Support for Schools

  • Be on campus from at least 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
  • Support all staff and scholars in establishing a positive, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture 
  • Participate regularly in projects and initiatives that integrate Network Office staff into schools
  • Support “all-hands-on-deck” times of for schools: beginning of school year, standardized testing, all school assemblies, etc.
  • Maintain a culture centered on our ethos and core values of Determination, Respect,Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery
  • Exhibit an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development in our scholars
  • Receive continuous feedback from peers and school leaders on your practice and be expected to give the same
  • Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment and hold others accountable for the same 

Be willing to take on additional responsibilities as necessary to fulfill Achievement Prep’s mission for our scholars 


You Must Have

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ years of classroom teaching experience

It Would Be Nice for Your to Have

  • 1+ years of recruiting/talent sourcing experience (preferably for a school or district)


Who You Are

You know and understand the power of education and have seen, first hand, that power manifested either in your life or in the lives of others. You are committed to serving historically underserved communities knowing that your work is part of a larger ecosystem committed to change. You believe in a quality public education for all and are determined to serve every child that comes your way. You are unapologetically mission driven and will do whatever it takes to advance the work and ensure scholar achievement. You are excited about not just the work, but doing the work at Achievement Prep. You are familiar with our community and are not afraid of or by all the beauty and challenges that come with living in impoverished communities. You value and respect everyone and demonstrate that respect in words and actions.


You operate with both a critical eye and a customer service-driven mindset. You understand that recruiting is not a one-time activity, it is a cultivation endeavor that happens year-round and involves all members of the organization. You are a consummate relationship manager and thrive on meeting great people and connecting them with organizational need. You, specifically, understand the teacher experience and can effectively articulate that to prospective employees in a genuine and clear way. You respect timelines and know that meeting the same are not optional or to be taken for granted. You are open to feedback, eager to grow, and bring your best to everything you do. You know the work isn’t easy and don’t expect for it to be. The grind of our mission ignites you. You are not only capable of performing but thrive in circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance. You look for or create the joy in your day-to-day and want to work with others who do, too. 


What We Value

  • 100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars first.
  • Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals; and you own the mistakes.
  • Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes.
  • Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing.
  • Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission.
  • Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.


What You Get

  • Development:
  • Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from direct supervisor
  • Regular internal professional development tailored to the requirements of the position and staff needs
  • Opportunities to participate in external professional development that increases effectiveness in the role
  • Compensation & Benefits:
  • Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits
  • Medical, vision, dental benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses
  • 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4%
  • It Pays to Stay:
  • Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives
  • Gifts and Achievement Prep swag
  • Bonuses

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement