Senior Recruitment Manager

New York City, New York
Aug 14, 2018
Job Type

The Organization

Harlem Village Academies is a K-12 charter network in Harlem committed to the ideals of progressive education.  HVA is associated with the Progressive Education Institute, which offers training and support for gifted, hard-working teachers who are passionate about student independence and uncompromising about depth and quality of instruction

The Opportunity

As a Senior Recruitment Manager, you will assume a leadership position on the recruitment team and work closely with school leaders to identify, attract, and hire exceptional teachers. You will cultivate a deep talent bench for our schools, building lasting relationships in the NYC education community and beyond.


  • Promote Harlem Village Academies as a unique place for educators, with its focus on progressive pedagogy, deeper learning, and a rich intellectual life for teachers.
  • Identify high-performing teachers aligned with our progressive pedagogical philosophy and stimulate their interest in HVA.
  • Facilitate a seamless recruitment process, providing first-class customer service for candidates and school staff.
  • Build close and effective relationships with principals to match talent to schools’ needs.
  • Cultivate relationships and network continuously, to maintain a pipeline of top-tier candidates
  • Host and attend recruitment events on some nights and weekends, plus some travel.


  • 3+ years of recruitment experience.
  • K-12 teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Ability to recognize and attract outstanding talent.
  • Can compellingly communicate the transformative potential and complex challenges of progressive education in a high-needs urban setting.
  • Ability to connect deeply with people, maintain trust, and navigate sensitive issues with colleagues and candidates.
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, and can operate resourcefully in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Highly organized and diligent, with top-notch project-management skills.

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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