KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2017-18 School Year
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Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

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Director of Talent Recruitment

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KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2017-18 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

Here’s what you need to know:
 We need you to lead our recruitment team to find the best talent for KIPP New Jersey.
 
We’re looking for a director to establish and meet annual recruitment goals. As recruitment director, you will drive the recruitment team’s ability to support school and network leaders to hire smart, passionate and committed new teammates. You will lead the recruitment department to establish new, sustainable practices so that KIPP New Jersey will be recognized as the #1 place where talented teachers and support staff come to work.
 
A bit more about you…you are data driven, have a track record of success as a team leader, and are driven to find the best teachers and leaders for our students. You take the long-term view to find real solutions to big problems. You also have experience working with schools and strong marketing sensibility.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Develop short and long-term strategies to ensure sustainable best practices while accounting for rapid growth within the network
  • Establish measureable, time-bound goals for each recruitment season to promote continued improvement from year to year
  • Establish progress tracking systems and accountability measures to ensure that the recruitment team is continually meeting its goals
  • Ensure that team goals are met and existing projects are completed
  • Manage the implementation and launch of new projects
  • Build and manage relationships with key partner organizations to build pipelines for future needs
  • Establish partnerships with the KIPP Foundation and other KIPP regions to create and implement a national candidate sharing strategy
  • Build on existing partnerships with internal departments (ie: human assets and finance) to codify clear, strategic internal recruitment processes and to ensure positive candidate experiences
  • Design team-wide performance management standards and professional development opportunities for individual team members
  • Manage individual team members by setting performance management goals and tracking progress towards those goals
  • Recruit talented staff to ensure that schools are fully hired by the start of each school year
  • Manage the recruitment budget
 Must Haves:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in an educational setting and/or familiarity with or a deep understanding of school-based work
  • Commitment to TEAM’s values: Fun, Freedom, Impact, Improvement, Teamwork, Kid Focus
  • Commitment to do whatever it takes to find the best talent for our schools and support roles
  • Ability to think strategically and to use data to set goals and solve problems
  • Ability to think creatively and seek out new solutions to reoccurring challenges
  • Proven skills in leadership as it relates to the professional development of a staff and culture building among a team
  • Experience in managing others and/or driving results through others
  • Willingness to advocate for change at the network level as needed
  • Ability to see a broad scope and to prioritize long term solutions over one-off problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience recruiting in schools
  • Strong marketing sensibility
 Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from accross state lines. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.

About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.

 KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.