Manager of Operations, Talent Acquisition
YES Prep Public Schools - Houston, TX

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YES Prep Public Schools

Position Description

Revision Date: February 1, 2013


REPORTS TO: Senior Director-Talent Initiatives

JOB GOAL : The Manager of Operations will work closely with the Director of Selection and the rest of the Talent Acquisition Team to ensure that every student in every YES Prep classroom has a great teacher and school leader. At its core, the Manager of Operations will lead the logistical and operational functions of the recruitment team.

  • Collaborate and design effective systems to measure recruiting effectiveness. This might include time to hire, selection scoring algorithms and other data related to recruitment and selection;
  • Aid with recruiting selection including scoring applications and conducting interviews
  • Identify barriers to recruitment effectiveness and collaborate with the team to improve prescribed processes;
  • Build functional expertise in our online application management system, School Recruiter, including providing training materials for users and allowing for areas of process innovation;
  • Manage the application database to ensure that YES Prep remains candidate-centric, allowing us to provide consistent and constant updates to applicants. This will include directing status updates to candidates moving through the selection process;
  • Be a first point of contact for candidates;
  • Work with all hiring managers to build processes for selection;
  • Help manage candidate requisition and needs identification process from school leaders;
  • Create and manage efficient and effective systems to schedule interviews for teammates and selectors;
  • Help build recruitment email marketing lists for targeted email campaigns;
  • Organize and help execute events to ensure that logistical details are smooth and efficient. This will include Selection Nights, recruitment events, travel out of town, recruitment conferences, trainings and selection meetings;
  • Aid in recruitment events including campus insider days, career fairs and other events;
  • Support Talent Initiatives events, including New to Blue Academy and the Instructional Leadership Institute;
  • Create a central repository for best practices, processes, documentation and templates for recruitment and selection that will create sustained institutional knowledge;
  • Provide additional support for the recruitment budgeting processes including tracking expenditures, creating monthly budget reports and monitor overall spending of the team;
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director-Talent Initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment campaigns and assess how to best allocate resources;
  • Provide oversight for a system for ordering recruitment inventory and supplies;
  • Analyze talent data;
  • Manage the Coordinator of Operations;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution

  • A record of achievement in previous work
  • Classroom or previous operational experience is experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of technology including recruitment systems and other operational software
  • Experience managing adults is preferred but not required

Skills and Mindsets
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support for YES Prep’s vision, mission and model;
  • Ability to analyze complex data;
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and inspire;
  • Outstanding skills in relationship building, oral and written communication, interpersonal relations and problem solving;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit joining a fast-growing, high-performing organization and team;
  • Ability to inspire and compel others to join YES Prep Public Schools;
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders;
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools;
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team;
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional;
  • Belief that every student can and will achieve;
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once;
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed;
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker;
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Lifting of recruitment materials (up to 25 lbs)
  • Extended periods of time standing for recruitment events

Length of Work Year:

Year-round position; evening and weekend commitments also will be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience; YES offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, plus supplemental policies, and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

* The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

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