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Recruitment Assistant-Seasonal

Central Office | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

SEASONAL RECRUITMENT ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

THE ORGANIZATION

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges.  We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in  2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org

THE OPPORTUNITY

As the LCPS Recruitment Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work on a collaborative and growing team during an exciting growth period for Lighthouse Community Public Schools. We are seeking to attract, retain, and build talent pipelines of mission-aligned educators and staff who are skilled, diverse, culturally competent, and representative of the Oakland communities we serve. You will be responsible for a variety of administrative and project management duties related to hiring and recruitment processes, including management of our applicant tracking system (ATS) and spreading the word about our positions via social media and job posting sites to ensure teams meet their hiring goals. You will also use your excellent communication skills and people savvy to support efforts to recruit talented and diverse instructional professionals to join the LCPS team via social media, recruitment platforms, and events as well as some screening of applicants . This is a great position for someone who is highly organized, self-motivated, task-driven, and has exceptional project management and communication skills who wants to build their recruitment and hiring expertise. 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Aligned to LCPS Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Social Justice, Community, Agency, Love, and Integrity

  • Excellent Project Management Skills including database management

  • Communicate and Connect with Passion and Positivity, Verbally & In Writing

  • Work Independently in an Efficient, Detail-Oriented, and Highly Organized Manner

  • Be solutions-oriented and resourceful in approaching problems

  • Collaborate and Build Relationships with Efficacy

  • Maintain a Growth Mindset soliciting feedback and willing to learn and grow

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use our ATS to post and manage open positions across the organization and help move candidates from early stages in the process to decrease time to hire and keep ATS accurately reflecting status of hiring efforts.

  • Post widely and maintain up to date job listings to job boards, partner organizations, networks, and social media to maximize our outreach to candidates

  • Manage the SparkHire video screening platform and process to move candidates from paper to video screen and sending qualified candidates on to hiring managers to consider & interview.

  • During hiring season, participate in weekly hiring/recruitment team meetings and provide updates and collaborate with HR team and hiring teams on the status of open positions, candidate movement, and recruitment efforts.

  • Follow and contribute to our annual recruitment and hiring plan and timeline, in conjunction with Director of Talent & HR, to support meeting annual recruitment goals.

  • Project manage, calendar, host, and communicate about various hiring and recruitment events across our schools (including for Alder, TFA, and Early LCPS hiring, etc.)  

  • Utilize our recruitment platforms via LinkedIn, SelectED, and Teach For America (and others as needed) to search for and source potential candidates for open roles and engage in initial outreach to get passive candidates to apply for open positions.

  • Conduct some paper and phone screens and reference checks for selected positions to identify and move qualified candidates more quickly through our processes.

  • Update templates for notes, emails, and job descriptions in our ATS and interface with our JobScore rep as needed to maximize our use of the system 

  • Support other HR processes (onboarding, records requests, filing, etc) in conjunction with the Talent Team as a whole, as needed.

  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A.A. or equivalent, required; BA, preferred

  • 2-3 Years of experience in administrative, office or project management, recruitment, HR or related fields, minimum

  • Strong communication and people skills and the ability to maintain cooperative and working relationships with others

  • Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills

  • Strong computer skills related to Excel spreadsheet or database management

  • Interest in working in a professional, collaborative, and responsive school environment dedicated to high academic outcomes for every child

  • Experience using an ATS system to manage hiring/recruitment efforts, a plus

  • Experience working in schools or nonprofits serving youth, preferred

  • Spanish language ability, a plus

Time Commitment:

  • This position is a part-time, hourly non-exempt, temporary position from January to June/July, 2021,  role with periodic evening and weekend obligations (i.e., recruiting events). 20-30 hours during high season (January-June). May be able to pick up more hours during high season.

  • Exact hours may vary depending on time within the hiring season and needs related to specific events.

  • Schedule generally follows the LCPS school calendar though some time during typical school breaks may be needed to ensure continued movement of candidates during hiring season.

Compensation:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience: $20-30/hour depending on experience and skills. Retirement benefits provided; generous dental or medical benefits available for 60%+ time employees.

Supervision:

  • Reports To:  Director of Talent & HR

 

TO APPLY

People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing why you are an optimal fit for this position

  • 3-5 References including at least two supervisors

Application screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.