Endeavor College Prep, Talent Manager (2018-2019) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA


Date published: 24-May-2018

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Endeavor College Prep is a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school serving the historically underserved neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Among our early accomplishments are a 2012 California Distinguished School Award and a #8 ranking in USC’s 2013 list of top charter schools in the state. Our student population is 100% extraordinary, 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, 38% English Language Learners, and 14% of our students receive special education services.

Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure in elementary grades and team teaching in middle grades, modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast.  We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers. In September of 2017, we moved to a new, beautifully renovated campus in Boyle Heights just across the LA River from the Arts District.

The Director of Talent will collaborate with the Executive Director to set the vision and priorities for talent acquisition, development, and retention. He/she will lead our staff recruitment, selection, and on-boarding efforts.  He/she will research best practices and advise the school leadership on ways to foster a sustainable, joyful, effective work environment.



The Director of Talent reports to the Principal.


General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications.  Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
  • Embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
  • Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
  • Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
  • Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
  • Experience working with urban student populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance


Specific Qualifications for Director of Talent

In addition to the general expectations of all school employees, the Director of Talent should possess:

Job Expectations

The Director of Talent’s main responsibilities include:


  • General Responsibilities
    • Identify school-wide needs and priorities, problem-solve school-wide issues, and provide a united front in communicating all TK-8 decisions
    • Prepare for and attend weekly check-ins with the Principal, and communicate proactively about issues between scheduled meetings
    • Communicate proactively with all members of the team
    • Complete other tasks as directed by the Principal 
  • Talent Acquisition
    • Develop strong systems for increasing a high-quality applicant pool, screening candidates, and maintaining an up-to-date on-line tracking system
    • Cultivate relationships with key partner organizations such as universities, Teach For America, City Year, etc.
    • Organize effective hiring day activities, including preparing the candidates and other members of the ECP team
    • Conduct and document thorough reference checks
    • Coordinate with our Principal and Director of Operations to make offers and follow-up on all prerequisites 
    • Ensure all necessary credentials are acquired prior to beginning the role
    • Maintain proactive communication with new hires through their on-boarding
    • Maintain inventory or recruitment collateral
    • Reflect on success of our selection process and incorporate feedback to continually improve each step
  • Talent Development and Retention
    • Work with Instructional Coaches and/or other leaders to design an effective on-boarding plan for new hire
    • Use formal and informal tools to gather and analyze team feedback related to satisfaction and sustainability to share with leadership team and board
    • Coordinate with external organization to provide new teacher induction program
    • Administer exit interviews, analyze data, and present data to leadership and the board
    • Identify and recommend opportunities for external professional development for instructional leaders and teachers
    • Recommend activities, programs, and other ideas to increase joy, sustainability, and team spirit at Endeavor.

Ensure all members of the team maintain current CA credentials 

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