DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Since 2000, more than 5 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. Projects range from art supplies to build the set for a school musical, to books and puzzles that affirm students’ identities, to bird seed for an at-home science project. We proudly serve all US public schools, public charter schools, and Head Start centers, and we combat systemic inequity by driving a majority of donations to schools that have been historically underfunded due to economic and racial inequity.

DonorsChoose has been recognized as a best place to work by GOOD Magazine and the Nonprofit Times, while Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World—the first time a charity has made this list. Our dedicated team works from across the United States bring classroom dreams to life.

About the People & Talent Team

The People and Talent team strives to make DonorsChoose the best nonprofit to work for, respected internally and externally for delivering a best-in-class people experience and cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and mission-driven team. We work to ensure our staff can remain laser-focused on advancing the DonorsChoose mission by delivering a positive, productive, safe, and equitable employee lifecycle experience. Ultimately, we want our number one draw for talent to be that there is no better place they could work to do more for teachers and students in public education.

About the Role

The Recruiter reports to the Senior Manager, Talent, and is an integral member of the People & Talent team. As DonorsChoose undergoes a three-year strategic plan, we are exploring, defining, incubating and launching new business ideas to expand our organization’s impact on educational equity. In the year ahead, we plan to run pilots to determine the right product to expand our services to the community of Puerto Rico at scale, as well as a few other key initiatives from our three-year vision for DonorsChoose, including discovery around an offering that brings supplies to students through their school or district community. Throughout FY25 and beyond, we aim to grow our headcount, all the while maintaining impeccable hiring standards to fit with our unique, mission-driven work culture. 

To support our ambitious goals, you’ll be responsible for owning, maintaining, and improving our talent acquisition processes and systems- particularly around bilingual (Spanish-speaking) recruiting & other harder to fill roles. This includes but is not limited to sourcing candidates, reporting on pipeline metrics, branding, and keeping recruiting and documentation/training programs up-to-date. We are eager to find a bilingual recruiter who can build deep relationships across multiple teams and establish trust with hiring managers to bring on board new team members, and - in partnership with the rest of the People & Talent team - help us grow DonorsChoose’s employer brand.


In the first 6 months of the role, you will:

  • Own searches for positions at all levels, from entry-level to executive, particularly in areas encompassing multilingual (Spanish speaking) roles as we plan to launch hiring on the ground in Puerto Rico by 2025
    • Specifically, you will help refine and implement tailored processes for Spanish speaking roles, including sourcing, assessing candidates, and supporting hiring managers and teams through the process end-to-end
  • Lead talent acquisition process from end-to-end, including tracking and meeting hiring and DEI related KPIs, training hiring managers on recruiting processes, while maintaining DonorsChoose’s high hiring standards
  • Manage the hiring process from start to finish, in partnership with internal hiring managers: updating and posting jobs, screen resumes, source candidates, perform first calls, and ensure all stages of the recruiting process are being followed and running smoothly to drive an effective process
  • Manage DonorsChoose’s current recruiting platforms & applicant tracking system (we currently use Greenhouse); establish and track candidate experience as top priority 
  • Learn how the People & Talent team works to cultivate and manage relationships across an array of teams and hiring managers.

Beyond 6 months, you will:

  • Continue to act on the priorities above and proactively source candidates using LinkedIn Recruiter, and other key eternal relationships and partnerships, including career development platforms
  • Thought partner with Senior Manager, Talent and People to maintain, analyze, and refine the efficacy of DonorsChoose’s bilingual hiring processes, including external relationships for multilingual hiring- i.e. language assessment partners, consultants, and more
  • Leverage data to identify gaps, patterns, and opportunities within our hiring process in general to develop solutions to achieve hiring outcomes
  • Champion DonorsChoose’s employer brand by partnering effectively with internal teams (People & Talent, Marketing, etc.) to build recruiting strategy for open roles, and identifying external opportunities to drive brand awareness.

This role may be perfect for you if you:

  • Have 4+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience, preferably in both non-technical and technical roles within startups or edtech.
    • Bonus points if the experience has been in bilingual (Spanish-speaking) roles
    • Familiarity with Puerto Rico hiring landscape is a plus
    • Experience operationalizing bespoke hiring processes for new roles
  • Have, at minimum, a Professional Working Proficiency in Spanish in speaking, reading, and writing, to be assessed throughout the interview process.
  • Have experience engaging hiring managers in conversations around DEI recruiting and retention.
  • Are committed to our mission to support public school teachers and students and address educational inequity, and are energized by sharing that passion with potential new teammates.
  • Understand and can speak to applicant tracking systems and hiring process best practices.
  • Have a proven track record of working with data and using self-generated metrics and analyses to drive results.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Are comfortable with rapidly shifting, competing priorities and influencing without hierarchical authority and have experience developing strong peer and stakeholder relationships and communication without being in a position of authority.
  • Are passionate about creating, enhancing, and growing a strong and engaging company culture rooted in diverse lived experiences 
  • Actively participate and seek out experiences that push your own perspective along our DEI outcomes.
  • Are a builder of long-term relationships, value perspectives and lived experiences across lines of difference, and are excited to facilitate a best-in-class hiring manager & candidate experience with long term impact in mind.

Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation philosophy ensures that we are both externally competitive with tech-forward nonprofits of a similar size and internally fair in our pay practices. The following ranges represent the target offer range given the scope and experience expectations for this role. Please note that DonorsChoose has non-negotiable policy regarding salary offers.

  • The hiring salary range for this role is $66,000 - $77,000
  • We have a hiring salary range of $73,000 - $85,000 for specific higher cost of labor locations, which include New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Once employees are hired, everyone at DonorsChoose is eligible to receive annual performance-based raises as they grow in their role. We are open to a variety of experiences, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If you don’t check every box listed here, or you know you’d bring additional experience to the table, we hope you’ll submit your application. 

In addition, we offer full-time staff 25 paid vacation days per year and 11 paid holidays, a rich employer-paid individual and family health plan, a matching 401(k) plan (up to 5% of base salary), annual professional development stipend, and casual and flexible work environment. To learn more about what it is like to work for DonorsChoose, visit our careers page.

Hybrid Workplace and Other Details

In this role, you’ll have the option to work a flexible hybrid schedule in our NYC office, or to work fully remotely from CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, ME, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI.

Candidates who are not in the NYC area should expect to travel to our NYC office on an as-needed basis, about 4-6 times per year. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the organization.

DonorsChoose participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and answer the application questions online. Since we’re trying to get to know you through our hiring process, we ask that you please refrain from using AI writing tools to craft your response to our application questions. A cover letter is optional and may be addressed to Aeriel Thompson, Senior Manager, Talent.

DonorsChoose Core Values

Combating systemic inequity is crucial to a brighter future for all. This reality fuels our ambitions and drives us to persevere.

Complex problems require innovative solutions. We dream big, get creative, roll up our sleeves, and take action. We believe the best products can change the world.

People are the heart of our team and the communities we serve. Our compassion informs our goals and how we work together to achieve them. 

We strive to do right. We’re up-front about the facts. We boldly learn and grow from mistakes.

Education is the beating heart of our organization, inside and out. We’re curious. We listen. We know we don’t know everything.

We begin and end with thanks. We take joy in our mission, our communities, and each other.

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.  

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

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