Director of Recruitment

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 08-17-2017
About STRIVE Preparatory Schools:
Founded in 2006, STRIVE Preparatory Schools (STRIVE Prep) is a Denver-based community of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, college-preparatory education. We believe that students from all backgrounds deserve a college preparatory education regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement. We are committed to preparing all students for educational success from kindergarten through college and beyond.  
Our teachers, leaders, faculty and staff clear a path for all families to have access to a high-quality school that’s just down the street, not across town.  By building great schools in Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver, we will create depth of impact and long-lasting community change.
At STRIVE Prep, transformation is a choice that has led to:
  • The opening of 11 free, public charter schools within Denver Public Schools (DPS) throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.
  • A shared vision of making a college prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception, by growing from 11 schools serving 3,500 students to 17 schools serving 7,500 students.
  • A commitment to serve all students from the neighborhoods in which we operate, whereby approximately 97% of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 87% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 49% are English Language Learners and 13% receive Special Education services.
  • 94% of seniors from the graduating class in 2017 were accepted to a 4-year college or university.
  • The welcoming of any scholar from kindergarten through twelfth grade who desires to STRIVE for college. Because STRIVE Prep participates in the DPS SchoolChoice process, enrollment is open to any student in the communities we serve regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement.
The Recruitment Director plays a critical role on both the Talent and External Affairs teams, and reports to the Chief External Affairs Officer.
  • Develop and implement a well-coordinated and effective strategic plan and approach to recruiting teachers and Network Leaders.
  • Drive our aggressive 2018-19 recruitment campaign, which will successfully result in 200+ new teachers, leaders, and professional support staff to serve our scholars.
  • Demonstrate and articulate a thorough understanding of STRIVE Prep’s mission and model, and communicate enthusiastically to prospective applicants and candidates about the expectations, benefits, and merits of working at STRIVE Prep.
  • Devise new and innovative approaches to access and build relationships with top-tiered talent for all open positions across the network.
  • Manage candidate relationships throughout the application process and conduct phone interviews.
  • Collaborate with a team of fast-paced, goals-driven recruiters, talent managers, and school leaders to ensure a seamless and swift experience for all candidates, as well as the alignment and presentation of the best candidates for every position within the organization.
  • Strengthen STRIVE Prep’s partnerships, strategies, and efforts to cultivate a robust candidate pipeline.
  • Collaborate with our marketing and communication team to brainstorm and develop effective strategies for reaching and attracting quality candidates, including online advertising campaigns, collateral, recruitment events, and other relationship-building activities.
  • Develop and implement evaluation metrics to measure our recruitment achievements and help refine the processes.
  • Solicit constructive feedback from current and future STRIVE Prep stakeholders to inform recruitment and hiring practices.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Our Aspiring Director of Recruitment:
  • Has at least 3 years of recruitment or sourcing experience (required)
  • Is passionate about urban education and holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (required).
  • Is willing to travel locally and out-of-state (up to 40 percent of the time or more time during peak recruiting season) (required)
  • Is a proven, effective and data driven leader in a high stakes and high impact team that has worked toward ambitious outcomes (required)
  • Has teaching and/or leadership experience in an urban school or non-profit organization (strongly preferred).
  • Is dedicated to educational success for every student.
  • Drives towards results using project management, organizational, and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills and professionalism with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively to directly or indirectly manage individuals, including the Recruitment Manager, or assigned projects/programs.
  • Commits to constant growth and reflection through regular coaching and professional development.
  • Sets high expectations for oneself and others and a willingness to hold oneself and others to those expectations.
  • Works hard and approaches challenges as opportunities for improvement.
  • Excels at multitasking, prioritizing, and has a keen eye for details.
  • Is compelling and persuasive, and enjoys talking about STRIVE Prep to anyone who will listen.
What We Offer our Network Staff: 
  • Ongoing coaching and professional development.
  • Competitive compensation package and annual performance-based raises.
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program including a PERA 401k contribution option.
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
This position is available for an immediate start. We will consider a flexible start date for the right candidate. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  STRIVE Prep is an equal opportunity employer. Visit our Careers Page at to learn more about what to expect in the hiring process and who we need.
Contact Rachel at with any questions.
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