Dec 20, 2019

HotChalk - Recruitment Manager, NYU Teacher Residency

  • RCG Talent Solutions
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time Business Development Community Engagement and Outreach Human Resources Other Education

Job Description

Position Summary:

As the Recruitment Manager, you will be a part of a team leading the growth for NYU’s Teacher Residency (NYU TR), an innovative teacher preparation pathway.  NYU’s Teacher Residency was created by the faculty in Teaching & Learning in 2016 and currently partners with school districts and charter organizations in NY, CA, FL, D.C., and CT to prepare the next generation of teachers for our partnering communities.  The ideal candidate has knowledge of different teacher preparation models, believes in the value of a district or charter organization’s ability to retain teaching talent, and has experience working to support to find great teachers. This is a full-time position that requires travel and reports to the National Director of Recruitment and University Partnerships. This individual will work as a part of an expanding recruitment team to identify prospective candidates, communicate programmatic values during in-person and virtual events, and manage on-campus recruitment at strategic universities nationally. Strong analytical thinking, a solutions-oriented mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to creating equitable K - 12 schools is required.  

About HotChalk

Partnering with universities, HotChalk provides turnkey solutions to put degree programs online — making learning possible for everyone, everywhere.

HotChalk works in partnership with NYU Steinhardt to offer two innovation models in the education sector: the NYU Teacher Residency which prepares teachers, and the EdD in Leadership & Innovation for leaders across multiple sectors.  HotChalk is responsible for establishing relationships with districts and charter partners, marketing, recruitment, enrollment services, online learning platforms and supports, student support services, and data analytics.  NYU Steinhardt holds all academic decisions including student admissions decisions, curriculum, faculty hiring, and collaborates closely on district and charter partnerships. Together, students in the Teacher Residency and EdD participate in unique programs that take the best from a world-class A-1 research university and combines it with the flexibility and know-how of a nimble education technology company.


The Partnerships Manager will be successful in the first year if they reach these milestones:

  • At 3 months:
    • Has internalized the value proposition of the NYU Teacher Residency and is able to speak fluently about the program to prospective candidates
    • Has developed a firm understanding of the channels through which residents are recruited and has assumed some responsibility for driving the strategy to recruit from each
    • Has co-hosted, alongside the National Director of Recruitment both virtual and in-person information sessions
    • Understands the basic framework for the district/partner relationships and the selection process for Teacher Residency candidates
    • Is leading the follow-up communication strategy to prospective students who have attended on-campus recruitment events
    • Understands the student experience from inquiry to enrollment and can communicate clearly where there might be opportunities for improvement
  • At 6 months:
    • Has led virtual and in-person information sessions and events independently
    • Has assumed direct management of the Campus Campaign Coordinator team including leading individual check-ins and team meetings
    • Has built strong relationships with regional and national organizations where prospective Teacher Residency candidates are (e.g. City Year, Breakthrough Collaborative, Fuse Corps, etc.)
    • Has supported the National Director of Recruitment in the onboarding of new district and charter partners into the resident selection and hiring process
    • Has led the cultivation and outreach strategies for college seniors on university campuses nationally
  • At 12 months:
    • Has expanded the Campus Campaign Coordinator team to more campuses and is driving the success of the overall on-campus recruitment efforts
    • Has developed a strategy to engage current residents and program alumni in the recruitment and selection process
    • Is using data to analyze and evolve existing recruitment strategies to drive stronger performance
    • Is meeting enrollment targets for the Teacher Residency program through strong pipeline building and engagement

Essential Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Drive, alongside the National Director of Recruitment and University Partnerships, the recruitment strategies for growth for the NYU TR program that ensures NYU TR meets yearly enrollment targets. 
  • Develop and refine top of funnel outreach and follow-up strategies for prospective candidates who have expressed interest in the NYU TR program through job board postings and on-campus recruitment activities.
  • Collaborate closely with Campus Campaign Coordinators to develop a strong NYU TR brand on university and college campuses. 
  • Manage the data tracking from recruitment activities to drive the strategic decision-making process. 


  • Coordinate with NYU Teacher Residency district and charter partners on dates, times, and locations for in-person information sessions. 
  • Lead outreach via multiple communication channels to ensure events (in-person, virtual, on-campus) are well attended
  • Follow-up with district points of contact to ensure that promotion is taking place via internal channels about information sessions and other events. 
  • Host information sessions (virtual and in-person) individually as well as alongside NYU Steinhardt faculty, HotChalk enrollment team members, district/charter stakeholders. 
  • Manage the communication strategy for college students that have expressed interest in the Teacher Residency
  • Manages the entire business development processes from outreach, cultivation, closing involved in full lifecycle partnership development
  • Engage NYU TR alumni and current students in the recruitment and selection process

Resident Onboarding

  • Coordinate with National Director of Recruiting & Partnerships to onboard new district and charter partners into the selection and hiring process
  • Partner with district/charter personnel on onboarding new NYU TR Residents

Education/Teacher Preparation Landscape

  • Understand the evolving landscape in national education trends, with a particular focus on recruitment, retention and  teacher preparation strategies

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):

  • A Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • K-12 teaching experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience recruiting for teacher preparation programs or schools required. Candidates without recruiting experience who have worked as classroom teachers are also encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledgeable in campus recruiting including, but not limited to, networking, sourcing, hosting events, and cultivating candidates is preferred.
  • Must be able to manage competing demands, accept constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible.
  • Knowledge and experience working in Salesforce.
  • Excellent project management, writing, and oral communication skills are required.
  • Entrepreneurial approach to work with the ability to work independently
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and the use of email.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are essential of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

At HotChalk, we believe culture and thought diversity lead to better teams and stronger companies. We seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. HotChalk is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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