National Talent Manager Mid-West Region

Urban Teachers – Chicago, IL

National Talent Manager

Mid-West Region

Urban Teachers is recruiting for a full-time Talent Manager for the Mid-West region. This person must be based in the Mid-West, preferably the Chicago area, or other major metropolitan areas in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana or Wisconsin, and will serve as a member of the Urban Teachers National Recruitment Team. The position starts on July 1, 2019.

About Urban Teachers

At Urban Teachers, our mission is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity.

Urban Teachers is committed to developing and supporting outstanding urban educators who adhere closely to a set of core values, including an explicit and accountable commitment to improving student performance, the ability to meet the diverse needs of children in urban settings in conjunction with parents and the local community, and an openness to work collaboratively in professional settings. Participants in the Urban Teachers program also receive a Masters of Science in Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Educationa top 10 graduate school of education according to U.S. News and World Report. For more about Urban Teachers, please visit them here.

Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified individuals who are fully invested in Urban Teachers mission and vision and who thrive in fast-paced, results-oriented settings are encouraged to apply.

Organizational values include:


Children are the center of our work. We rely on the communities we serve to guide and inform the decisions we make about our curriculum, program and practice.


We are committed to ongoing knowledge seeking, reflection, and action to deliberately oppose racism. We are an inclusive organization that values the diversity of people, backgrounds and perspectives. We are active allies who pursue justice in the communities in which we live and work.


We are dedicated to continuous improvement, innovation and excellence. We strive to be on the forefront of what is best for teacher education and students based on research and practice.


We value each other as whole people. We are servant leaders who foster a supportive working environment that is empathetic and caring, and values direct, constructive feedback.

Qualified individuals who are fully invested in Urban Teachers mission and vision and who thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented setting are encouraged to apply.

Role Overview

The Talent Manager for the Mid-West region is responsible for identifying and attracting outstanding talent to apply to Urban Teachers teacher preparation program located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, DC and Baltimore. This includes establishing a significant regional presence for Urban Teachers and its brand, building key strategic partnerships, recruiting at colleges and universities, and attending/participating in/developing and leading events within the Mid-West region to attract candidates to apply for an join the Urban Teachers Residency program.

This position reports to the Director of Recruitment and will involve regional, overnight travel throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and occasionally other states 40-50% of the time August May, with a decrease in the summer months. This role requires flexibility outside of traditional Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm working hours, including night and weekend events.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Sourcing and Engagement:

  • Research and build a portfolio of contacts across regional partner organizations and colleges/universities
  • Develop, plan and execute creative regional events to build and cultivate a regional applicant pipeline
  • Utilize applicant sourcing platforms to increase applicant pipeline outside of on-the-ground efforts
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with partner organizations and university stakeholders
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with prospective participants throughout the application process through virtual and in-person interactions
  • Data Management and Analysis:

  • Manage regional recruitment data in Salesforce, ensuring clean and accurate inputs
  • Execute and improve regional recruitment strategy through data
  • Manage and track expenditures for regional budget
  • Selection and Admissions

  • Participate and lead 2-4 Final Interview Days
  • Support the Selection Team as needed
  • Requirements

  • B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Results orientated and motivated by clear goals
  • Ability to analyze data and use analysis to inform strategies and recruitment efforts
  • Self-directed and a self-starter
  • Ability to work remotely and as a part of a remote team
  • Ability to travel independently approximately 40-50% of the time August May throughout the Mid-West regions
  • Willingness and ability to attend events in the evenings and on the weekends
  • Preferred

  • Experience working with Salesforce and Box
  • Previous Experience in Recruitment or Sales
  • Previous experience in Education / Education non-profits
  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are competitive with major nonprofits.

    Urban Teachers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other programs.

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