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Talent Associate (Recruitment)

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Freedom Preparatory Academy


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Published 4 days ago

June 1, 2021

POSITION OVERVIEW

Freedom Prep seeks a self-motivated Talent Associate who is fueled by our mission to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. S/he will be a key driver in building a robust and diverse pipeline of teacher talent through relationship building, collaboration, and effective stakeholder management. While supporting our schools directly, the Talent Associate will be a member of Freedom Prep’s Network Support Team and will report directly to our Director of Talent. Above all, this role provides the opportunity to tangibly impact the greatest determining factor of a child’s educational success: teacher quality. Responsibilities of the Talent Associate will include, but are not limited to: 

Outreach and Candidate Cultivation:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations and universities to grow broad and diverse pipelines of teacher candidates
  • Lead outreach efforts at local and identified universities 
  • Attend key recruitment events such as career fairs, conferences, panel discussions, and networking events 
  • Develop and execute events to host connector organizations and prospective candidates with Freedom Prep including school visits, open houses, and off-campus events 
  • Support the production of clear and compelling communications and marketing materials 
  • Support the creation of content and gather photos for Recruitment Team newsletters and social media presence 
  • Ensure timely and personalized follow-up to prospective candidates including email communications as well as 1:1 meetings via phone, virtually, or in-person 
  • Source and cultivate teaching candidates using job boards, social media, referrals, LinkedIn, and other virtual options 
  • Travel to colleges, universities, and conferences to recruit candidates

Candidate Selection: 

  • Dedicate time to observing classrooms and connecting with Freedom Prep staff to develop a deep understanding of mission and organizational fit 
  • Schedule candidates at all stages of the recruitment process, including, but not limited to phone interviews, in-person interviews, group interviews, and school visits
  • Act as a primary point of contact for candidates throughout the hiring process, ensuring all candidates have a positive experience
  • Review applications, resumes, and other pertinent qualifying documents to determine applicant eligibility
  • Schedule and conduct screening calls/interviews with applicants using an established teacher selection model
  • Conduct thorough and timely follow-up with contacts 
  • Maintain close communication with high-quality candidates as they move through all parts of the selection process 
  • Ensure a welcoming, comprehensive, and efficient application experience for candidates

Additional Tasks: 

  • Cultivate relationships with Heads of Schools and other hiring managers to maintain accurate school and network openings in the network
  • Manage candidate coordination and communication across schools and network team as needed/required to plan and execute logistics and travel for network interviews

Desired Qualifications 

  • A commitment to Freedom Prep and its values, an understanding of Freedom Prep’s mission, and unwavering commitment to fulfill it
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Knowledge of the K-12 education environment and experience in an educational setting
  • Previous experience teaching and/or working in school leadership in historically underserved K-12 schools and/or high-performing public charter schools preferred
  • 1-2+ years experience working in talent recruitment in the education sector strongly preferred
  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills with the ability to identify, prioritize, organize tasks in order to efficiently and effectively accomplish assigned and self-generated tasks
  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative
  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work
  • Demonstrated success building, managing, and growing meaningful relationships with a diverse range of constituents in the greater Memphis community
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to connect with people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • A creative, resourceful, responsive style with the ability to work independently and as a team player

POSITION OVERVIEW

Freedom Prep seeks a self-motivated Talent Associate who is fueled by our mission to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. S/he will be a key driver in building a robust and diverse pipeline of…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. 

START DATE

An exceptional candidate will assume a full-time role as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY 

Freedom Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. 

START DATE

An exceptional candidate will assume a full-time role as soon as…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

How to Apply

Exceptional candidates should submit a resume and optional cover letter to ssomerville@freedomprep.org.

Exceptional candidates should submit a resume and optional cover letter to ssomerville@freedomprep.org.

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