Part-Time Talent Sourcer

Chicago, IL, US
Apr 07, 2021
Job Type
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 340,000 students in 600+ schools and employing nearly 40,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Five core principles are embedded within these commitments - high quality, rigorous instruction, talented and empowered educators, safety and support, financial stability and collective impact.

Job Description:

We are seeking a team of entrepreneurial self-starters with excellent project management skills and a keen eye for talent to join the Talent Office on a part-time basis as Talent Sourcers. This team will work closely with the Talent Acquisition team and play a critical role in recruiting & sourcing high-performing talent for roles for Central Office and Citywide departments (including nurses, social workers, seasonal hiring, and more). This flexible, fast-paced role is full of opportunities to design and implement new and impactful initiatives. This role is planned to be 15-25 hours weekly.


  • Proactively utilize sourcing techniques (e.g. direct sourcing, internet data mining, search engines, networking, talent mapping, employee referrals, etc.) to drive active and passive candidate flows and fill vacancies;
  • Devise new and innovative approaches to recruitment outreach and selection processes;
  • Craft and disseminate recruiting communications to cultivate candidate relationships and create talent pipelines for current and future talent needs;
  • Promote the CPS employer brand online in partnership with internal departments as needed;
  • Communicate CPS' unique value proposition to attract and engage key talent;
  • Identify new addressable markets, recruiting tools, and opportunities for finding top talent;
  • Reengage prior applicants regarding new career opportunities as applicable;
  • Cultivate and maintain a diverse network of potential candidates, including those who are passively looking, in anticipation of talent needs;
  • Partner with business partners and Talent Directors to proactively plan for future talent needs and strategize talent implications related to structural organizational changes;
  • Identify and maintain partnerships with key colleges & universities, organizations and external partners to establish and expand talent pipelines;
  • Provide a high-quality candidate experience completing pre-screening and aiding in selection processes;
  • Develop and execute methods to track recruitment metrics to aid in strategy evaluation and to drive process efficiencies;
  • Analyze and report performance data and efficacy of sourcing strategies at an aggregate level; and
  • Support Talent Team on additional ad hoc projects as necessary


Preferred candidates for the position have direct human resources or recruitment experience in a fast-paced work environment. High School diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Knowledge of Taleo Recruiting System and PeopleSoft HRMS preferred.

  • Experience sourcing candidates through multiple channels (e.g. web, social media, professional networks, etc.)
  • Knowledge and proven success at utilizing LinkedIn Recruiter, boolean search strings, cold outreach and other similar direct sourcing tools
  • Demonstrable track record of sourcing, building and maintaining long-term pipeline and relationship management strategies
  • Experience with diversity & inclusion strategy and recruiting preferred
  • Experience as within human resources, corporate or agency recruiter preferred

Key Competencies Required:

  • Organization & Project Management - Keeps track of upcoming, ongoing, and prior work product. Quickly adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines and can juggle multiple and varied projects simultaneously. Develops realistic action plans and utilizes team effectively to achieve assigned goals.
  • Data Analysis & Analytical Thinking - Ability to build and create data, analyze statistics, identify trends, and make balanced, objective recommendations in a proactive manner to achieve maximum results.
  • Collaboration - Initiates, builds, and manages cohesive partnerships and professional relationships both internally and externally.
  • Communication with Stakeholders -Communicates at a high level in both written and verbal form with an impeccable detail-orientation and a focus on customer service and relationships. Has a strong regard for confidentiality and employs sound reasoning to make quick determinations.

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