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Job Title: Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist, DFW
Location: Dallas, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/16/2017
Expire Date: 01/16/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Information Technology, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist, DFW
Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist, DFW
Urban Teachers (formerly Urban Teacher Center) prepares highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools.  We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state of the art training, and linking their certification to their students’ performance and outcomes.  Founded in 2009, Urban Teachers is on the cutting edge of urban school reform by virtue of this link between teacher effectiveness and certification eligibility.  Urban Teachers has offices in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Dallas, TX.  Additional regions will join Urban Teachers over the next few years. 
 Urban Teachers is looking to fill this position in the Dallas/Fort Worth office. 
 Qualified individuals who are fully invested in the mission and vision of Urban Teachers and who thrive in fast-paced, results-oriented settings are encouraged to apply. 
 Roles and Responsibilities: 

The Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist is responsible for recruiting in the DFW area from September through the January application deadline (January 22, 2018).  Starting in October and full-time after the January deadline through the start of Summer Institute, they are responsible for cultivating candidates who have been accepted into the program from the moment they are admitted through their first graduate class at Summer Institute.  Starting in January, this person is also responsible for planning Summer Institute.  From June-August, they are managing Summer Institute for the Dallas/Fort Worth site. 
• Co-develop and implement a Local Recruitment and Community Engagement Strategy for DFW in coordination with the Texas/South Recruiter.  Activities include:  coordination of recruitment efforts with Urban Teachers school partners including building microsites linking websites, organizing events such as career fairs, happy hours, coffees, panels, and movie screenings with local universities and partner organizations such as City Year Dallas and Reading Partners of North Texas.  This also means building brand awareness with community stakeholders. 
•  Manage recruitment at five local universities and local partners.  Find prospects and schedule 1:1 conversations.  Plan and host events. 
•  Organize and host Job Shadow Day programs for prospects.
•  Coordinate with Regional Recruiter to implement immersion programs.
• Assist in collecting stories and photos about Urban Teachers’ residents and fellows for communications and fundraising purposes. 
•  Work with Regional Recruiter to develop Urban Teachers branded items, contribute to brand awareness and increase knowledge of education equity.
•  Attend recruitment team meetings and meet 1:1 with the Executive Director of Recruitment Fall-Jan. and the Director of Selection and Admissions (Fall-June) in coordination with the Assistant Director at the DFW Site. 
•  Participate in local interview days and assist Recruitment Team in logistics and planning.
•  Develop reports about new residents for school partners for matching purposes.
•  Host school matching events for residents.
•  After the January deadline, work with the regional recruiter to handover all recruitment relationships. 
• Ensure ongoing cultivation of incoming residents from acceptance to arrival, in collaboration with recruitment & the site teams with a  focus on 1:1 interactions using motivations and barriers to create a strategic cultivation plan for each accepted candidate
• Serve as the primary point of contact for new residents onboarding to their new host city to ensure a smooth and welcoming arrival.
• Oversee logistics of onboading new residents.
• Create a set of housing options for incoming residents in their host city.
• Organize and facilitate social and educational events with current Urban Teachers’ fellows, residents and incoming residents during the fall and spring. 
• Develop and host a webinar series with Urban Teachers national and city-based staff to disseminate information and welcome incoming residents.
• Organize placement events (HireVue, fairs, calls) and logistical support to allow principals to assess resident teachers for employment.  Connect with principals, find venues and manage participants. 
• Designing and coordinate activities to orient incoming residents to their new city (i.e. walking tours of the neighborhoods in which they will teach).
• Starting in June of every year, take over remaining enrollment tasks ensuring final PACT scores and all final transcripts are received.
 Summer Institute Operations:
• Coordinate and finalize partnerships with institutions of higher education or similar organizations to acquire dedicated classroom space, dining, access to general facilities, and room and board for 150 residents for a duration of six weeks. 
• Build partnerships for Summer A residents:  including liaising with summer partners and organizing schedules to provide opportunities for daily; immersive teaching experiences.
• Co-Design an orientation and move-in day for incoming residents.
• Lead orientation and move-in for incoming residents.
• Lead all aspects of planning Summer Institute with Assistant Directors, Director of Clinical Faculty (including project management, convening & coordinating efforts of cross-functional teams, managing a budget)
• Coordinate the staffing for Summer Institute:  including events management, faculty coordination and internships
• Hire, manage and supervise interns, graduate assistants, and resident assistants on-site.
• Provide on-the-ground logistical support for summer coursework & serve as key points to residents during their first summer.
• Manage Move-In-Day – organize local and national staff, move-in arrangements, and dorm room assignments
Qualifications & Requirements
Preferred Skill-Set:
•  College graduate with 2-4 years of work experience, including event planning, recruitment and customer service.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
• High attention to detail and precision
• Ability to develop relationships and connect with others
• Strong organizational, project management, and computer skills
• Personable, ability to be supportive, enthusiastic and welcoming to incoming residents
• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and independently
• Highly driven individual who can thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
• Previous administrative experience preferred
• Previous K-12 school experience preferred, but not required
• Experience with Salesforce a plus
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are competitive with major nonprofits.
 Urban Teachers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other programs. 

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