Vice President of Recruitment and Admissions

$170,000 yearly
  • Axis Talent Partners
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Feb 26, 2020
Full time Management Other

Job Description

About Urban Teachers

Urban Teachers is a nationally recognized, non-profit, teacher development program that specifically prepares and supports novice teachers to meet the needs of public school students in urban settings, currently operating in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Dallas. Unlike most teacher preparation programs and professional development providers, Urban Teachers is uniquely focused on delivering a thorough, rigorous, and cohesive experience to future teachers, ensuring that they are prepared through clinically-based coursework and classroom experiences, placed in teaching positions within schools that will foster their growth, and then supported to remain in the classroom long term as highly effective teachers. Urban Teachers does this by recruiting outstanding candidates dedicated to serving urban populations, and then deeply investing in their development by providing an immersive 14-month residency that includes 80+ hours of one-on-one coaching; participants in the program receive a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, as well as dual-teaching certification (including Special Education).

Since 2009, they have developed over 1,200 highly effective educators impacting over 134,000 students. Over the last decade, Urban Teachers has had an intentional focus on attracting and retaining teachers of color to better reflect the students and communities they serve. In 2019, building upon their beliefs and consistently ensuring that their aspiring-teacher cohorts include 50%+ people of color, they launched the Black Educator Initiative, with the goal of preparing and placing 1,000 new black teachers in classrooms by 2023.

Learn more about Urban Teachers’ program and their impact here.

About the Opportunity

With a 10-year history and a program that has been recognized for best-in-class quality, Urban Teachers is looking to significantly grow - with a specific emphasis on growing the number of aspiring Black and Latinx teachers in the program - and increase their reach and impact over the next decade. To accomplish that, the VP of Recruitment & Admissions will be responsible for the full life cycle of identification, outreach, recruitment, selection, and enrollment of Urban Teachers’ annual cohort of aspiring teachers. The VP will report directly to the CEO and serve on the executive team, collaboratively leading the design and implementation of the organization’s strategy for growth, impact, financial sustainability, brand awareness, and public policy influence.

How You’ll be Measured:

  • Executive Leadership: As a leader at Urban Teachers, collaborate with other leaders in the organization to drive and implement strategies to grow the footprint of Urban Teachers and improve operational efficiency.
  • Strategic Thinking, Implementation, and Program Growth: Develop and execute a vision and strategy to significantly grow annual enrollment, with a minimum goal of doubling annual enrollment in the next five years and a specific focus on increasing the numbers of Black and Latinx candidates.
  • Budget Management: Manage and tactically allocate a budget of over $2M and drive towards efficiencies in terms of dollar and yield.
  • Team Leadership: Build, manage, develop, and coach the recruitment and admissions team to meet and exceed goals; set goals to drive team performance, maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the team; build management capacity of team members.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Model, embody, and lead Urban Teachers’ value of being an anti-racist organization, threading this value through all of your team’s work and the work of the organization.
  • Continuous Improvement: Keep a pulse on best-in-practice recruitment strategies with the desire and ability to learn from other organizations (within industry, adjacent to industry, and outside of industry); monitor long-term applicant and teacher performance trends and use findings to refine strategic operations.
  • External Partnership Management: Identify, build, and manage external partnerships with feeder organizations like City Year and the Breakthrough Collaborative, as well as Teach For America and Johns Hopkins.
  • External Representation: Represent the organization externally (as needed), serving as a brand ambassador and expert in your field.


Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to Urban Teachers’ mission and values
  • Significant experience leading the full life cycle of admissions - including recruitment, enrollment, or customer acquisitions - with experience leading a division as a member of the executive team
  • Significant experience with and proven ability to effectively manage and develop a multi-layered team of professionals at various stages in their career; experience managing a remote team is a plus
  • Track record of developing and meeting/exceeding annual goals
  • Experience working in the social impact/education sector, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Experience recruiting diverse demographics/candidates of color
  • Expertise in strategic/business forecasting, optimization, cultivation, and conversion
  • Strong time/project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience with email marketing automation providers such as Pardot, Hubspot, Marketo or similar is a plus
  • Experience utilizing Salesforce and Google Analytics is a plus

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