Job Description

Reporting to the Chief of Human Resources, the Talent Manager will champion KIPP Memphis’ efforts to recruit, develop, and retain the best employees.  This position will focus on designing and implementing programs for cultivating and recruiting top talent, performance management, leadership development, employee assessment, retention, and succession planning.  The Talent Manager also ensures a robust talent pipeline is in place to facilitate the fulfillment of our mission, continued excellence at our schools, and regional growth objectives.


  • Lead cultivation efforts by building authentic relationships with teacher pipelines and prospective teachers both in-person and virtually.
  • Lead KIPP Memphis Schools’ diversity recruitment initiatives through professional development and community events.
  • Develop relationships with prospective talent; serve as compelling ambassador of KIPP Memphis Schools in a variety of settings, from 1:1 conversations with teachers to career fairs and on-campus interview events.
  • Spearhead opportunities for prospective teachers to become familiar with KIPP Memphis Schools’ mission, values, growth plans and schools.
  • Monitor the progress of prospective candidates through the recruitment process, including ensuring timely communications, managing cultivation and selection data in database system and using data to drive change in efforts.
  • Recruit full-time, part-time, temporary, contractual and intern personnel. Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.). Complete hiring process within defined metrics to minimize overall time-to-start.
  • Conduct initial screens with prospective candidates in a friendly, efficient and rigorous manner.
  • Develop and implement year-round, creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Manage the applicant tracking system and employee referral program to recruit top talent to the region
  • Process all offer letters for employment and ensure letters are signed by the employee.
  • Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning).
  • Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.
  • Build and lead presentations and trainings for all staff.
  • Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Education, or related area plus an additional 5 years of broad HR experience including talent management and performance management experience, or   total on-the-job experience of 9 years.

Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt and leadership positions.

Degree Equivalency Formula:

Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. (Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.)



  • Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management.
  • Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports.
  • Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.
  • Experience in working with applicant tracking systems and affirmative action plan requirements.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
  • Skills in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in an easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing cross-functional, collaborative teams through both recruitment, selection and professional development
  • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
  • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning
  •  A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; believes that all student can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography
  • Teaching experience in underserved community (preferred, not required)
  • Experience working with diverse staff
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills
  • Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams and schools
  • Results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPPP Memphis Schools’ mission and values
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

Additional Information


Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. Frequent travel to KIPP Memphis campuses and occasional statewide and out of town travel required.


Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A competitive benefits package will also be offered.


KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

About KIPP Memphis Schools:

KIPP Memphis is part of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.  There are currently 255 KIPP schools serving nearly 100,000 students.  Today, KIPP Memphis serves over 2,000 students in our five schools in north Memphis and almost 800 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.

As a leader in providing high quality education for students who need us most, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We believe that educational outcomes should not be determined by family income, race, or zip code.  The aim of KIPP Through College (KTC) is to ensure that college graduation is an option for all KIPP Memphis students. All KTC team members are responsible for ensuring that students (and their families) receive information on college access, admissions and financial aid processes, and resources to support students in their transition to and through college. Additionally, the KTC team advocates for college access and greater support for low-income, underrepresented, and/or first generation college students to help eliminate barriers to college matriculation and graduation.