Recruitment and Admissions Program Coordinator for the New Visions Charter Teacher Residency

New Visions for Public Schools

Location:

New Visions for Public Schools
205 E 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10017

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Length:

Permanent

Job Description:

 

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Context and Project

In order to increase the recruitment and retention of effective teachers who have the capacity to positively impact student achievement in the New Visions Charter High Schools, we are building a Charter Teacher Residency Program.   New Visions Charter High Schools aim to address the gap in high-quality educational options by establishing schools in under-resourced neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The network has seven schools which are all supported by New Visions’ Charter Management Organization (CMO). In the residency model, aspiring teachers develop their capacity in a preparation program that integrates a full year of hands-on teaching and work in a school, supervised by a mentor, with coursework culminating in a Master’s degree from Hunter College, CUNY, and state certification. This project will build on the existing successful New Visions Urban Teacher Residency programs that have prepared over 250 teachers over the past eight years.

Position Summary

The Recruitment and Admissions Program Coordinator for the New Visions Charter Teacher Residency will support the recruitment of an annual cohort of highly-qualified candidates for the program and help to create and implement systems for admissions and enrollment for this new initiative. The Program Coordinator would likely spend an average of one day per week in the field at one or more of the Charter schools, which are located throughout New York City.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Develop systems for and facilitate the recruitment process for teacher candidates:

  • Assist in and track production of online marketing materials including websites and social media.
  • Engage in ongoing, systematic candidate correspondence through email, phone, social media and events to create a candidate-centered application experience
  • Act as an inspiring spokesperson for the program; engage with members of the Teacher Certification Team in order to learn about the program and how to promote it 
  • Assist in partnership management through systematic outreach
  • Deliver presentations to diverse audiences
  • Collect and analyze  data and do research to help program refine its recruitment approach
  • Build relationships with staff at each New Visions Charter School to develop targeted recruitment strategies for each specific school community
  • Complete the logistical and administrative work required for recruitment, admissions, and enrollment processes

Facilitate the recruitment and admissions cycle:

  • Perform an initial review of candidate applications
  • Communicate with applicants and partners around logistics, including selection events and application materials
  • Coordinate logistics for selection events and admissions committee meetings
  • Organize applicant information to ensure completion and effective tracking
  • Assist in producing an annual analysis report on recruitment and admissions findings to be incorporated  into planning for upcoming cohorts
  • Support recruitment team in enrollment, matching and  onboarding processes

Knowledge management for Teacher Certification unit:

  • Build and implement Google-based systems to track and monitor recruitment and admissions processes
  • Collect, organize, and report on data to be used to guide program decision-making. 

How to Apply:

To the Attention of:

Talent Acquisition Team

Required Skills/Experience:

Education and Experience

  • BA required (MA preferred)
  • Prior work in the field of recruitment/admissions and/or education preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel and/or Google Sheets preferred
  • Knowledge of social media and other recruitment strategies preferred

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to attract applicants to program mission through appropriate and inspiring messaging
  • Knowledge of  social networking, recruitment, and admissions processes
  • Customer-service orientation and ability to problem-solve  
  • Strong organizational skills and project management; ability to design and organize systems for large bodies of candidate information
  • Ability to analyze data and use it to drive decision-making
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative interpersonal skills and the ability to build partnerships with colleagues both internal and external
  • The ability to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, identify and communicate potential needs or problems, and work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with Google Apps required
  • Interest in education and especially in work that supports providing high-quality educational outcomes for all students

 

New Visions for Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.​