About the Opportunity

Our Recruitment Team serves as the gatekeeper to our organization, managing the full-cycle recruitment process from recruitment branding and applicant sourcing to application to hire. Working closely with school leaders, the Recruitment Associate ensures our recruitment processes are aligned with our hiring goals, needs, and objectives at our five schools in Camden, New Jersey and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Who You Are:

  • An enthusiastic teammate with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. 
  • An organized, data-driven self-starter with the ability to manage competing priorities concurrently.
  • A strong communicator who builds relationships quickly and adapts communication style according to audience. 
  • An educator with prior urban teaching experience and a working knowledge of the high-performing charter school space.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work in concert with school leaders to assess short and long-term talent needs and gameplan on how to efficiently fill those needs.
  • With the Assistant Director of Recruitment, adapt and execute our application and selection process to meet the needs of each individual school, resulting in a thorough interview process that instills confidence in our hiring managers in their hiring decisions. 
  • Utilize organization systems to track candidates and ensure timely follow-up in each step of the hiring process.
  • Manage a high volume of resumes and phone screens to find mission fit and skilled applicants for our scholars.
  • Enact a best in class candidate experience from time of first contact until they exit the recruitment and interview process, ensuring that all candidates feel supported and excited about Democracy Prep.
  • Leverage your organization skills to quickly coordinate candidate interviews for your portfolio of schools.
  • Collaborate with the recruitment outreach team to identify sourcing needs and develop creative solutions to fill all openings.
  • Iterate upon and implement outreach strategies to fill hard to fill roles at portfolio of schools, such as by sourcing candidates from platforms including Indeed and LinkedIn.
  • Support outreach initiatives by attending career fairs (some Saturdays and travel required) and hosting school-based events to increase applicant interest in working at Democracy Prep. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) 
  • Driver’s license and ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends (required)
  • Experience teaching, working at education-related non-profits, or recruiting (preferred)

Compensation

Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403B matching, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop. 

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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