Director of Talent

Posted on: October 9, 2019

About Intrinsic Schools
Intrinsic is a two-site charter school organization with a 1,000 student campus in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood and a new school that recently opened in the heart of downtown Chicago in September 2019.

Over the past six years, we have developed an innovative, personalized learning model that is yielding strong student outcomes and is coveted by families. At Intrinsic, personalization and independence are achieved via a holistic, 1:1 application of technology to empower team-teaching in flexible, data-driven classrooms—called “pods”—in which upwards of 60 students rotate from independent work, to instruction, to collaboration and project-based learning. As we look to the next five years, we are committed to continuing to iterate, deepen, and improve our learning model to ensure we are supporting all students to achieve their goals.

About the Opportunity
We are seeking a Director of Talent to lead the recruitment processes for our two-site charter school organization and hire between 35-40 people each year for the next two years. This is a newly created position for a self-driven individual who is tenacious about sourcing and attracting talent and is strong at project management and execution. While eventually, we expect the job scope to include staff retention and non-teacher performance evaluation, the priority in the short-term is to support candidate sourcing The successful candidate is comfortable in a startup-type environment and has the ability to design new and improve existing processes to strengthen our talent pipeline. The right person for this role believes in our mission and holds deep respect for the work of teaching and supporting students in Chicago.

Job Responsibilities
-Streamline and systematize a prioritized set of talent processes
-Participate in the coordination, facilitation, and execution of recruiting events
-Build and manage recruitment strategy campaigns that ensures the widest possible outreach to qualified candidates by managing referrals, marketing, university partnerships, events, and follow through
-Analyze recruitment data to adjust strategy based on results
-Continue to grow an already successful staff referral pipeline
-Assess role fit by screening resumes and assisting with phone screens, as needed
-Provide regular updates to the executive team on progress toward recruitment goals, potential roadblocks or concerns, and strategies to overcome the roadblocks
-Continuously build and sustain a high-quality diverse pipeline of high potential candidates for future opportunities

-Bachelor’s Degree
-2+ years’ experience in a talent acquisition role
-Service-centered and professional attitude
-Comfort with making decisions in ambiguous situations
-High levels of initiative and attention to detail
-Strong strategic and operational capacity to design new and improved processes
-Flexibility to work some weekends/evenings in order to attend job fairs
-Comfort with tools of the recruiting trade such as applicant tracking systems, sourcing tools/platforms, and use of social media for recruitment

Application Process
Candidates should send resume and cover letter to