Accelerate Institute is seeking an experienced Director of Talent. Reporting to the Senior Director of Talent and Partnership. The Director of Talent's primary role will be developing and executing regional recruitment campaigns and selection processes for both The Ryan Fellowship and The Accelerator. This individual will be responsible for building out the prospect database, engaging top prospects, and playing a primary role in selection decisions. As Accelerate Institute continues to grow and expand into new regions, the Director of Talent will play a critical role in developing and revising recruitment strategies to support regional expansion for these programs. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make a significant impact in education reform across the country. Accelerate Institute offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment. This position provides the opportunity to join an exceptional team and play a leading role in developing school leaders across the country who are working to close the achievement gap.
Accelerate Institute’s mission is to close the achievement gap by creating high-impact school leaders who accelerate student achievement. Grounded in the belief that demographics are not destiny and that all children can achieve at high levels given equal access to quality education, Accelerate Institute identifies and develops school leaders who unleash the potential of urban schools. Accelerate Institute develops this talent by drawing on the leadership model used to achieve success at our nationally-recognized charter school, Alain Locke Charter School.
Accelerate Institute is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Responsibilities and duties include, though are not limited to:
Cultivate prospects and nominator networks for The Ryan Fellowship and The Accelerator in various regions across the United States, including new markets
Serve as the first point of contact for Ryan Fellow prospects and Accelerator Principal prospects
Proactively develop and execute multiple outreach activities to ensure diversity in the candidate pool, including but not limited to: social media, web advertising, networking events, information sessions, and working with professional and industry associations
Proactively build brand awareness for Accelerate Institute through strategic relationships, partnerships, public speaking, and networking
The ideal candidate is:
has exceptional recruiting, interpersonal, and relationship building skills;
experienced at building quality relationships with leaders in education, government, and/or the private sector;
deeply committed to diversity recruiting within the field of K-12 education;
able to be effective as an individual contributor and as a collaborative team player;
a highly motivated professional who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, has worked in the K-12 public education sector, is committed to education reform, and wants to positively impact the lives of millions of children by improving K-12 public education
Minimum of three years of experience managing recruitment campaigns for teachers and/or school leaders in the K-12 public education sector
Knowledge of charter school management organizations in target market areas
Established professional network in K-12 education
Adept at developing and maintaining strong internal and external relationships at all levels
Ability to thrive in a metrics-driven, fast-paced, and ever-changing organization
Detail-oriented, organized, and able to build processes to support human capital development
Excellent judgment and high degree of emotional intelligence
Tireless work ethic and capacity/willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Accelerate Institute offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.
Qualified candidates can apply via email only to Erin Brooks, email@example.com. Please include “Director of Talent Search” as the subject of your email. Please submit all of and only the following:
Accelerate Institute embraces diversity. It is something we have believed in and supported from day one. Having a diverse organization aligns with our commitment to an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or other legally protected status. We are also ready to accommodate physically challenged or special needs individuals who require any special assistance. Accelerate Institute is proud of our history of diversity and is a strong supporter of the community.
The mission of Equitas Academy Charter Schools is to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Equitas Academy has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data-driven instruction and providing a rigorous and equitable education for all students. We currently serve over 1,200 students and operate two elementary schools and two middle schools in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, with a growth plan to open four additional schools and serve over 3000 students by 2022.
To help us achieve our mission, we are seeking to identify a leader who will dramatically increase our ability to provide a high quality education, putting more scholars in the Pico-Union neighborhood on a path towards college graduation. The ideal candidate should not only be a model of our core values, but also a driven, talented leader who builds relationships while ensuring we achieve results.
A deep and committed aspiration to serve as an Equitas school director
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Head of Schools – Elementary
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Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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