United Schools Network, Talent Associate (2017-2018) (Columbus, OH)

Columbus, OH


Date published: 13-Nov-2017

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The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio, that starts and manages urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap.  The network includes two high-performing middle schools, a high-performing elementary school, and is launching a second elementary school in the fall of 2017. We are seeking a Talent Associate to join our Network.



The United Schools Network prepares middle and elementary school students to achieve academic excellence and become citizens of integrity. High expectations for scholarship and behavior and an achievement-oriented school culture ensure all students are equipped to enter, succeed in, and graduate from the most demanding high schools and colleges.


Core Values

  1. All students have the ability to achieve academic excellence. 
  2. All students thrive in a highly disciplined school environment.
  3. All students must be prepared to excel in demanding high schools on their way to selective colleges.
  4. All students deserve outstanding teachers that produce outstanding results.

Our Students and Results

  • Admission is open to all students; academic proficiency is not considered during the admissions process. 
  • In 2017-2018, USN schools will serve students in grades K-4 and 6-8.
  • 75% of our students are students of color and 90% are economically disadvantaged.
  • USN 8th graders regularly gain acceptance to the top high school programs in the city.


Joining Our Team

United Schools Network will consider hiring a full-time Talent Associate who:

Leadership Skills and Characteristics

  • Embodies, advocates, and operationalizes the school’s mission, vision, expectations, and values.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professional maturity including emotional constancy in stressful situations, has an ability to bring out the best in others, is a solution seeker, and acts as a positive force to motivate others.
  • Carefully manages tasks and time, is extremely well-organized, and is detail oriented.
  • Works collaboratively with the leadership team and instructional staff to support the needs of all families.
  • Exhibits the ability to effectively relate to, engage, and communicate with a diverse group of staff members in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings.
  • Communicates effectively in both formal and informal settings.


Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively and efficiently manage the candidate application process, internal application review, and phone interview processes with candidates.
  • Works with the Talent Director to research advertising mediums for posting open positions and place advertisements accordingly.
  • Effectively articulate benefits and merits of working for United Schools Network to candidates.
  • Under the direction of senior staff members, contribute to the development of talent pipelines.
  • Works with hiring managers and other team members to determine staffing needs across the network.
  • Manages content and communication strategy that incorporates traditional and nontraditional resources (career fairs, referrals, social media, etc.) to identify and attract highly qualified and diverse talent.
  • Plans, markets, and leads successful recruitment events (job fairs, open house, etc.).
  • Assists with communication, collection, and organization of important on-boarding documents for new hires.
  • Actively reviews data accumulated concerning the recruitment lifecycle to make recommendations for improvement.
  • This description is representative of the position requirements, but is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Experience & Qualifications

United Schools Network will consider hiring a full-time Talent Associate who:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with team members.
  • Is results-driven, with commitment to data excellence and the use of data, combined with critical thinking skills.
  • Has the capacity to excel working with a team as well as independently, and to adapt to a rapidly changing environment with emotional constancy.
  • Is open to feedback, has a willingness to take personal responsibility for the affairs of the network, and the ability to learn from one’s mistakes.
  • Values continuous improvement both for self and organization.
  • Has personal and professional integrity.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to and enthusiasm for USN’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree; 1-2 years’ experience in talent recruitment, selection, and/or marketing experience.
  • Has technological proficiency in Google, talent sourcing software/sites, and/or applicant tracking systems.  

Terms of Employment

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.  Compensation and benefits are competitive; employees are eligible to participate in Ohio’s State Educators Retirement System.  United Schools Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postion: Talent Associate

Reports To: Talent Manager

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