Regional Recruiter -San Francisco/Oakland
- Global Citizen Year
- Deadline for Applications
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Regional Recruiter – San Francisco/Oakland
Global Citizen Year is an award-winning, social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders. By immersing a diverse corps of Fellows in developing countries during a “bridge year” after high school, we prepare them for success in college, careers, and our global economy. We envision a world in which this “bridge year” becomes a common expectation and opportunity—transforming education, and unleashing the potential of our next generation as social innovators and global citizens.
Since our launch in 2009, we have grown our operations ten-fold while building significant momentum among top philanthropic investors such as Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; prominent media outlets such as the New York Times, Associated Press, Huffington Post; and reputable partners such as leading NGOs, colleges, and companies.
Today, we have completed a five-year “demonstration phase,” and we are embarking on an ambitious growth plan to translate our small-scale pilot into a full-fledged movement to transform the face of American leadership – and countless lives along the way. To learn about our history, program and plans visit us at globalcitizenyear.org
The Regional Recruiter will work in the Bay Area with a specific focus on the San Francisco/Oakland area, and will be responsible for helping to design and execute a direct outreach campaign that generates a pipeline of applicants. This role will initially report to the COO — and eventually to a newly-hired Director of Recruitment and Admissions — and work closely with members of the Growth team as we build our incoming cohort and develop best in class practices for on-the -ground recruitment.
The Regional Recruiter is an excellent communicator, and a master of building relationships and trust. S/he will be responsible for surveying the landscape, helping us design a strategy, then implementing and analyzing it.
This role presents a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic organization with a track record of success, growing momentum, and a steep growth trajectory.
1. Drive and Execute a Direct Outreach Campaign
- Manage a direct outreach campaign within a regional geography that targets both applicants (high school students) and the adults, mentors, administrators, and teachers that influence that population. This position will start in the Bay Area, with a focus on the San Francisco/Oakland area.
- Identify key gatekeepers, stakeholders and influencers within that community/region, develop relationships with them, and build trust.
- Identify high potential applicants as candidates for our program, steward them through the application process, and ultimately compel them to apply to Global Citizen Year.
- Cultivate relationships with schools, teachers, counselors, parents and other mentors in the community.
- Create Global Citizen Year supporters and advocates through your outreach and relationship building.
- Mobilize a community, through events and outreach, to think differently about bridge years and the transition from high school to college.
2. Contribute to developing our outreach strategy
- Research the regional landscape to understand the area; help identify possible opportunities or challenges.
- Help determine goals for outreach, and how to measure success and achievement.
- Work with the greater team to create a plan that is scalable and transferable so that your approach and learnings can be replicated.
- Start to think ahead – set the wheels in motion that will propel your ‘recruitment engine’ forward in coming years.
3. Analysis and systems
- Design a system for tracking progress that includes key data points, and supports the ability to evaluate success mid-stream and respond accordingly.
- Document your learnings as a tool for understanding the potential for scale and replication.
- Analyze your work and make recommendations for how best to proceed in this region and elsewhere.
The consummate connector. You figure out what motivates and concerns people. You can read a person, read a crowd, read a community, and enjoy using that to build relationships. You are personable and easy to talk to, and you find energy in connecting with others.
You are entrepreneurial and creative. You are entrepreneurial and enterprising in all the right ways. You recognize opportunities where others may not, and then maximize them to their full potential. You approach situations creatively and are always willing to try something new.
You think two moves ahead. You are able to see the forest through the trees to ensure your path serves your end goal. Your ability to focus on execution and simultaneously reflect on process gives you the ability to change course mid stream.
You are passionate about the mission of Global Citizen Year, and about connecting people with our program. Your internal engine operates at a high pace, and you see forging the path for something brand new as an opportunity, rather than a challenge. You are approachable and can recognize the right levers to pull that allow others to connect with you.
You are available to work some weekends and evenings.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K match. Flexible vacation policy and a great work environment with passionate, talented co-workers.
Location: Oakland, with an emphasis on the San Francisco/Oakland area
Start Date: August 2015
To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter on our website. In your application form, please indicate how you learned of the opening, three professional references, and your salary requirement.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer, and we strive for our staff to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.