Classical Charter Schools

  • Recruitment Associate

    Job ID 2018-1107
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 9:58 AM)
  • Overview

    Classical is a National Blue Ribbon award-winning network of schools located in the South Bronx. Though our neighborhoods are historically under-served, we provide a world-class, well-rounded education to our scholars through a classical curriculum that includes art, music, Latin, debate and citizenship.


    As a member of the Talent Team, this person will be responsible for the lifeblood of one of the nation’s highest-performing school systems. The Talent Team is responsible for recruiting, selecting, retaining and developing the people who drive our work forward, providing a world-class education for scholars in the South Bronx.


    As Classical embarks on an ambitious growth plan, which will see our total staff size double in the next five years, the Talent Team is tasked with pursuing top talent in a strategic, mission-aligned and rigorous way. We operate on the leading edge of recruitment and selection strategy—balancing compelling storytelling with advanced data analytics.

    The Talent Associate will drive our recruitment and selection efforts through:

    • Develop and implement a vision for recruitment—particularly emphasizing ClassiCorps, our selective three-year teaching fellowship
    • Craft and communicate a range of compelling narratives to illustrate the challenges and possibilities for students in the South Bronx
    • Execute full-cycle recruitment selection for top talent, ensuring rigorous decision making and excellent candidate experiences
    • Advocate for scholars and educational opportunity in a across a wide range of environments, including individual meetings, career fairs, classroom presentations and school tours
    • Build a network of advocates among top talent pools
    • Execute all selection processes both over the phone and in person, tracking scores and engaging in constant reflection and analysis to improve organizational decision making
    • Responding to data to better understand and guide strategy in:
      • Prospect and applicant behavior
      • Selection strategy, based on employee outcomes
    • Partnering with the Director of Talent to build risk, retention and leadership development strategies for our network


    Demonstrated alignment with Classical’s mission, model and core values

    A bachelor’s degree

    A history of driving strong results in academics, extracurriculars or work

    An inquisitive and hungry mind, eager to scope and solve problems

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    A desire to build relationships and advocate for scholars with a wide range of audiences

    A high bar for rigor and attention to detail

    Experience teaching successfully in a low-income school


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