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Talent Recruiter - Jacksonville (Immediate Opening)

School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Jacksonville Regional Office
Region: Jacksonville, FL
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time



Talent Recruiter

Human Assets


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.

Role Mission: Talent Recruiters are charged with attracting top instructional talent to IDEA Public Schools. They are engaging and enthusiastic ambassadors of IDEA, representing IDEA through external communication, hosting and attending events, and partnering with regional organizations. They rely on data analysis to drive their work in partnership with the regional staffing team to ensure that every instructional vacancy at IDEA is filled with a high-quality candidate.  




1. Meet target teacher application number for the IDEA region.

  •        Represent IDEA at career fairs and other events to attract large groups of talent to IDEA. 
  •        Leverage social media and other mechanisms for communication to attract and engage prospects.  
  •        Strategically engage in individual outreach to ensure that top prospects become applicants.  
  •        Hold events including meet and greets, coffee shop hours, school tours, etc. 
  •        Leverage Jobvite to track and monitor prospects and ensure that they convert to applicants. 
  •        Engage in at least 4 external events each month. 
  •        Hold at least 15 1:1 meetings each month with strong prospects.  
  •        Create and maintain a calendar of recruitment events. 
  •        Leverage other staffing team members as well as other stakeholders to attend events.  

2. 95% of instructional vacancies are filled by May 31st

  • Aggressively monitor applicant pools for each content area to ensure that there is a enough strong candidates to fill vacancies and adjust actions accordingly.  
  • Steward quality prospects forward in the IDEA screening process 
  • Partner with the regional staffing team to identify trends and adjust approaches to recruitment accordingly.  
  • Identify top sources of talent and increase recruitment efforts within these pipelines.  
  • Support regional staffing team throughout the screening and hiring process


3. Two directly recruited applications and at least three high quality applications for every high-need teacher vacancy (SpEd and secondary STEM)

  •        Track and monitor all prospects regularly in Jobvite CRM
  •        Regularly update and add notes on prospect in Jobvite CRM
  •        Attend and host content-specific recruitment events
  •        Strategically engage in prospect meetings for individuals who qualify for high needs roles
  •        Track high-quality prospects to ensure quick conversion
  •        Increase regular touch-points with prospects in high needs roles
  •        Create meaningful partnerships with local organizations and schools that yield content-specific candidates
  •        Head hunt key prospects through Indeed, LinkedIn, TFA Beta Connect and other job boards


4. 30% of individual teacher hires in IDEA region were directly recruited

  • Track and monitor all prospects regularly in Jobvite CRM
  • Regularly update and add notes on prospect in Jobvite CRM
  • Strategically engage in prospect meetings for individuals who are high-quality
  • Attend regional tactical to understand hiring needs of region
  • Track high-quality prospects to ensure movement throughout entire screening process
  • Increase regular touch-points with prospects who are high quality even after application is received


5.  Meet 100% of internal referral goals.

  •        Partner with Talent Partners to set individual campus goals. 
  •        Monitor overall progress for the region and communicate updates to the Regional Staffing Team. 
  •        Work with the marketing team to create marketing materials for internal referrals.  
  •        Develop incentives to drive internal referrals.  
  •        Follow up on internal referrals to ensure that they convert to applicants.  


6.  Live Values of IDEA

    Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

    Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

    Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

    Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

    Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

    Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

    Embodies IDEA’s core values 



    Passion for IDEA Public Schools’ mission and vision

    Experience managing volunteers to hit ambitious goals

    Experience developing and leading training or professional development sessions (community organizing and/or campaign trainings preferred)

    Exceptional event planning and execution skills

    Detail orientation and strong organization skills

    Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings

    Ability to travel between all schools and regions across Texas and Louisiana

    Strongly preferred:  Fluency in Spanish

    Knowledge of K-12 education policy issues (preferred)


What You Bring -- Competencies



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution required
  • Experience: 2+ years’ experience in recruitment, grassroots organizing, outreach, and/or campaign management


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the work environment
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish reading, writing, speaking (preferred)


What We Offer



Salaries for this role typically fall between $50,516 and $59,609, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.


Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.



IDEA Public Schools in Florida intends to promote and establish a Drug-Free Workplace Program to maximize safety and productivity in the workplace, enhance our competitive position in the marketplace, without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with accidents that result from drug or alcohol abuse by employees. A Drug-Free Workplace means that of our employees must remain Drug-Free both on and off the job, and free from alcohol on the job. In holding to this policy, all staff members will undergo drug testing prior to starting in their new role with us.

To read our full policy, please click the following link:






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