Great Oaks Foundation, Inc.

The mission of the Great Oaks Foundation is to provide students with access to quality education through high-dosage tutoring.


The Great Oaks (GO) Foundation is a non-profit organization that brings its model of high dosage tutoring to schools, from Maryland to Connecticut, with the mission of providing access to high-quality education for its students. The tutoring is provided by the Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellows, which is a select cadre of recent college graduates who deliver individualized, small group instruction. This programming increases student achievement and builds a pipeline of teachers to work in Great Oaks and partner schools. 


The Great Oaks Foundation envisions an America where every child has the support of a tutor to enable them to realize their full human potential. Here is how Great Oaks will realize our vision and accomplish our mission:

Tapping the power of National Service to tutor students

At the Great Oaks (GO) Foundation, we recruit, train, and support a corps of service-oriented individuals who are placed in Great Oaks and partner schools where they intensively tutor students as a part of a year of service through the federal AmeriCorps program. We call our tutors Fellows to encompass the several roles they play to instruct, mentor and develop the students with whom they are matched.

  • GO Fellows INSTRUCT FOR MASTERY by emphasizing continuous learning. Students must have deep knowledge, understanding, and the ability to apply that to new contexts and situations.
  • GO Fellows MENTOR FOR LEADERSHIP by providing site-based social-emotional learning support. Our students will use the skills that they have learned to shape the world and not be defined by its current limitations. Equity and justice are important core values at Great Oaks and promotion of those values is essential to the work we do in schools.
  • GO Fellows DEVELOP COMMUNITY through parent engagement, after-school clubs, and presence throughout the school. Community is the basis for healthy development and for active engagement with the world. 

Combating racism and investing in community

The GO Foundation invests in the vitality of the communities in which our schools operate and in building an organization that is representative of them. The GO Foundation intentionally recruits a diverse group of tutors who reflect the children we serve and fosters inclusive learning environments for all students and staff.

Creating a pipeline of talent to the classroom

The GO Foundation invests in our Fellows' personal and professional development. Each year a select group of Fellows are accepted into our Teacher Residency Program conducted in partnership with NYU's Online Teacher Residency Program and Relay Graduate School of Education to train them to become effective classroom teachers.

The Great Oaks Foundation has successfully replicated this program in Newark, NJ; Bridgeport, CT; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. Additionally, we have begun partnering our Fellow program with several non-Great Oaks schools. 

We are seeking team-oriented, student-centered, service-minded individuals who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education.


The Director of Recruitment is a key leader on the GO Foundation’s Talent team and oversees the recruitment team. The Director of Recruitment leads the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition tactics and leads the evaluation of the entire recruiting function, strategies, and procedures in order to find opportunities for improvement. The Director of Recruitment oversees full-cycle recruitment and explores and implements practices that allow the organization to attract top and diverse talent for the AmeriCorps fellowship and staff positions. 

Critical to achieving excellent results is the ability of the Director of Recruitment to build strong relationships and deliver results in a rapidly and constantly evolving environment. The Director of Recruitment will report to the Chief Talent Officer. 


  • Responsible for overall recruitment strategy development and execution, as well as enhancements and continuous improvement of recruitment processes and tools that meet and exceed organizational needs.
  • Responsible for managing and developing a best-in-class recruitment team; provides day-to-day support and feedback individually and as a team
  • Align recruitment resource needs with the growth strategy of the organization, developing formal staffing plans to meet program objectives
  • Responsible for reviewing current recruitment processes to streamline, while ensuring both regulatory compliance and company process compliance
  • Gain a strong understanding of the organizations’ needs and key stakeholder needs, understanding existing pain points and immediate vs. future objectives.
  • Implement a regular pace of data visualization and reporting, to include funnel metrics and key quantitative and qualitative insights, including ROI.
  • Continuous measurement and improvement of the recruitment process through recruiting metrics collection, analysis, trending, and goal setting
  • Develops targeted programs and initiatives to attract and retain a talented and diverse candidate pool.
  • Oversees strategic efforts to expand the pool of qualified candidates through various platforms and community outreach
  • Working closely with the operations department for overall branding alignment
  • Manages and ensures all third-party platform agreements are appropriately negotiated, compliant with internal systems, and within budget.
  • Carry out recruitment work directly with candidates, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) with 5+ years of professional experience in high volume recruitment
  • Demonstrated success leading a recruiting function in a fast-growth company, preferably in non-profit
  • Knowledge of GreenHouse ATS (preferred)
  • Results-driven self-starter: Takes initiative, approaches work with optimism, and consistently delivers results of the highest quality, personally and through the team; able and willing to roll up one's sleeves and do what it takes to deliver results
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects at a time, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Great Oaks Foundation.

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