College Possible Leadership Team
  • 30-Nov-2018 to 15-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps Talent Acquisition Specialist - Minnesota Office
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of nearly $20 million, more than 110 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-19 school year, we will reach an estimated 30,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges. 

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students. 

To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.

Basic Description

The AmeriCorps Talent Acquisition Specialist will lead on AmeriCorps recruitment efforts for Minnesota-based positions through implementation of innovative approaches to sourcing a qualified, diverse applicant pool. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and maintaining deep relationships with external partners and leveraging these relationships to create robust and sustainable talent pipelines; creating and implementing a strategy for identifying new applicant sources; leading on, and participating in, recruitment events such as career fairs, on campus interviews and information sessions; leading on coordination of our interview process and working closely with program teams on offer process.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Create and implement a strategy to identify new sources of applicants for College Possible AmeriCorps positions for the Minnesota office;
  • Develop and maintain deep relationships with external partners and leverage these relationships to create robust and sustainable talent pipelines;
  • Assist in creating a strategy for the Minnesota office to attract a diverse pool of applicants;
  • Communicate regularly with the national Human Resources department to ensure the Minnesota office recruitment resource needs are met;
  • Represent the organization at careers fairs, information sessions and on-campus interviews and provide leadership throughout these processes;
  • Lead on a plan to execute robust and regular outreach to applicants throughout the process to keep them engaged and shepherd them through to an offer;
  • Coordinate and lead on our interview process, working closely with College Possible staff to keep them informed, prepared and trained in our process;
  • Work closely with program team leads on offer process.

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field required.

Related Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of dedicated recruitment experience required; college recruitment experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting diverse applicant pools highly desired.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

To Apply

Please apply at: www.CollegePossible.org/careers Include a resume and cover letter.

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