Talent Recruiter - ES/HS Selection (Newark)

Uncommon Schools, Newark NJ, US

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Duration: Full-Time

The Talent Recruiter - ES/HS Selection (Newark) role is responsible for leading and executing talent selection for instructional hiring for 6 Newark elementary schools and 2 high schools across Newark. Also provides support for other school support roles such as Dean of Students, Social Work, Autism Support Roles, COVID Response Coordinators, School Psychologists, and Speech and Language Pathologists, as well as any other one-off roles as they arise. They will ensure a strong candidate and leader experience by managing candidate communications and school leader partnerships.

  • Cares deeply about and can articulate a thorough understanding of Uncommon Schools and our Newark Region in particular
  • Manages candidate relationships from recruitment through the application process, and enthusiastically communicates the benefits of working at Uncommon Schools.
  • Assesses all candidates via application review and screening; identifies and engages with strong candidates whose experience aligns with the needs of the role and our schools.
  • Partners with school leaders to coordinate and run interview processes (in-person and virtual) with the goal of driving the selection process and ensuring candidates stay engaged and move through the application process efficiently.
  • Manages school leader relationships and collaborates with 8 Principals, 8 DOOs, 2 RSOs, and 2 RSIs to complete Newark Elementary and High School instructional hiring.
  • Manages Newark Elementary and High School instructional hiring including specialized roles such as DoS, SW, PA, PE, Special Education Coordinator, College Counselor for 6 Newark Elementary Schools and 2 high schools.
  • Ensures accurate data in all of our recruitment systems and analyzes data to identify and address trends in real time and make changes to outreach and selection strategies as needed.
  • Collaborates with Outreach Team regional partners to brainstorm effective strategies for attracting quality candidates to Uncommon.
  • Provides support for additional Recruitment special project(s) and/or coverage as needed.

  • Passionate dedication to the mission of Uncommon Schools, and drive to build a high quality, diverse workforce at Uncommon to better serve our students, families, and communities.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-through; a high sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work independently and lead projects from start to finish.
  • Outstanding problem-solving and critical thinking skills and desire to use data to drive decision-making.
  • Ability to learn quickly, seek and incorporate feedback in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills particularly when communicating with senior leaders.
  • Ability to inspire top educators to join staff of Uncommon schools.
  • Ability to learn existing systems quickly and demonstrate independent strategic thinking to improve systems as needed.
  • Long-term interest in the field of Talent Recruitment
  • Willingness to provide coverage and support as needed
  • Tolerance of fluctuations in hiring responsibilities given the needs of our schools and team. 

Preferred Skills 

  • Experience with Recruitment Technology Systems

Education Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree required 

Experience Requirements 

  • 2 years Experience working in Recruitment within a high-performing organization and competitive talent market OR
  • 2 years teaching in K-12 schools
  • 2 - 4 years of total experience required

Physical Requirements 

  • Required to work from schools regularly - setting up spaces, potentially moving furniture, setting up food for candidates (and cleaning up after)
  • When carrying only swag will be required to use public transportation.
  • Set up for events in schools (requires some moving of furniture)

Travel Requirements 

  • Local - meaning the role moves between schools or buildings regularly - will be in schools 1-2 times per week
  • Will require travel to and within Newark and NYC

Our people are what make us uncommon. It’s important to us that our compensation practices align with our values and enhance our ability to attract and retain talent.  Our compensation philosophy is focused on equity and fairness, retaining our talented staff and valuing their expertise, and transparency and clarity.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Newark, NJ and is between $67,300 to $79,200 and generally, we expect that qualified candidates in this location will be made an offer between $67,300 and $71,300. The starting pay will depend on a variety of factors that may include but are not limited to experience, education, training, certification, and location. Because we value staff staying in their roles over time, we do not currently cap salary ranges.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

About Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college At Uncommon Schools, our classrooms are named after colleges because that’s where our students are headed. We are a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our 53 college-prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states for three reasons:

We know all students have what it takes to go to college. We are fiercely committed to cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communities. We create and constantly fine-tune our systems to help teachers teach and students learn. We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. We also know there’s no limit to learning. That’s why people development is at our core.

Uncommon Schools

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