May 17, 2019

Manager of Talent Acquisition - YES Prep System Office

$65,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • YES Prep Public Schools
  • 5515 South Loop East Freeway, Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Human Resources Other Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

POSITION: Manager of Talent Acquisition

REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Talent

POSITION TYPE: 12-Month Employee

COMPENSATION: Competitive candidates will earn $65,000 - $70,000


Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Prep’s 19 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).


YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Manager of Talent Acquisition to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will play an integral role in leading the talent acquisition strategy and team members to attract and select high quality teacher and leader candidates in service of supporting organizational growth with a focus on providing students an exceptional education. The Houston landscape is a hotbed of talent and competition and we want someone who will help YES recruit and select the best talent for the students we serve.


When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:

  • Develop and drive strategic vision and strategies for a sub-set of Talent Acquisition strategy (selection or recruitment) focused 1 – 2 years in the future; manage the direction and progress of these priorities;
  • Manage a team of 3 talent acquisition professionals, guiding team members’ development and results;
  • Support hiring managers as they staff campus/department to ensure unique needs are met so that 100% of roles are filled at least two weeks prior to onboarding and orientation;
  • Collaborate with co-Manager of Talent Acquisition to evaluate candidate pool based on projected needs and adjust strategy accordingly;
  • Provide support and leadership to the Managing Director of Talent;
  • Lead strategic projects on an annual basis aligned to the organization and department goals so that every classroom has an effective teacher by day one of school;
  • Develop clear systems and procedures for tracking data, assessing progress toward goals, and making changes in the moment to ensure all goals are met;
  • Design and deliver trainings to hiring managers and teams as professional develop aligned to the art of hiring, mitigating bias, etc.;
  • Additional duties as assigned


We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:

<p "margin-left:="" .25in;="" margin-right:="" 0in"="">THE MUST HAVES

  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Strong team player, people developer and leader of teams
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Strategist, Visionary, Competitor that is mission-driven and can have fun while they do the work!
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">3 - 5 years of Talent Acquisition experience, 2+ years of experience in education preferred
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Demonstrated ability to build trust and maintain confidential information
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Proven track record of results and ability to manage projects
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Ability to give and receive frequent feedback
  • <span ":="" 11.0pt"="">Excellent relationship building skills

<p "margin-left:="" .25in;="" margin-right:="" 0in"="">THE BONUS POINTS

  • Experience managing adults and building a team-oriented culture
  • Data driven orientation to solve problems focused on improvement
  • Knowledge of Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards related to certification 


  • Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers are commensurate with experience.
  • Health and Supplemental Insurance –  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
  • Paid Time Off – 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar
  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave
  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.


YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


We will be reviewing applications aggressively on a rolling basis for an idea state date in June 2019.

If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here.

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at [email protected].

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