Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Specialist


Talent Acquisition Specialist for a 50+ employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally

Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time

Start date: June 2023

Location: Remote/home office anywhere in the continental United States

Report to: Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Supervises: N/A

Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $45,500 – $84,500. The typical initial starting salary range begins at 85% of the pay range’s midpoint of $65,000 (i.e., $55,250), commensurate with experience, to ensure there is room for growth over time.

Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.


Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning to achieve educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. In partnership with teachers, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes. To learn more about Teaching Lab, explore our website at www.teachinglab.org.


As a member of the People & Culture team, the Talent Acquisition Specialist supports the talent acquisition function by identifying talent to advance Teaching Lab’s mission. The role uses social platforms and professional networks to identify and attract prospective employees. Additionally, this role provides administrative and operational support for the recruitment and selection process. Furthermore, with oversight from the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, the Talent Acquisition Specialist supports Teaching Lab’s talent acquisition strategy and employer branding initiatives.

Primary Support Responsibilities Include:Candidate Sourcing (e.g., LinkedIn Recruiter, etc.)

Talent Acquisition Events Calendar

External Pipeline Partnership

Talent Acquisition Phone Line & Job Email

Weekly Talent Acquisition Reporting

Hiring Manager Survey


  • Talent Acquisition

    Build a sustainable and antiracist organization where all team members can learn and thrive.

    • The Talent Acquisition Specialist is accountable for achieving goals set in collaboration with their manager, aligned with FY23 goals, and especially, Key Success Indicators (KSI) like:
    • Teaching Lab team members at all levels of the organization will reflect the students we serve (>60% people of color)
    • 80% of FTE and PTE hiring processes span 10 weeks or shorter from posting to offer
    • 80% of hiring processes result in hiring managers reporting that they are satisfied or highly satisfied with “the overall hiring process” for FTEs and PTEs
    • 80% of new FTE and PTE hires report that their “overall experience as an applicant” was good or excellent
    • >80% of staff members say anti-racism is embedded into my work at Teaching Lab
    • >80% of staff members say they understand Teaching Lab’s anti-racism principles and how we live them in our partnership design and service
    • eNPS >40


    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years, Associate’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years, or High School Diploma and a minimum of six (6) years of successful experience with high volume recruiting
    • Experience as a Recruiter
    • Experience generating a pipeline for professional positions
    • Experience with social media, CV databases, and/or professional networks
    • Knowledge of Federal and State Employment Laws that pertain to hiring practices
    • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
    • Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Skills (Competency Package) – Communication, Personable, Organization, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Relationship Building, Teamwork, Collaboration, Time Management, Adaptability, Growth Mindset, Technology Acumen, Data-Driven, and Outcomes Driven


    • Experience using Lever TRM
    • Experience in using LinkedIn Talent Solutions to proactively source candidates; specifically, LinkedIn Recruiter
    • Experience in the education field
    • Remote work experience


    • Ability to work a flexible schedule to support operational needs
    • Ability to perform the essential project, duties and responsibilities with or without accommodation
    • All team members are expected to support program/project needs which could mean that you play multiple roles at Teaching Lab (i.e., project lead, support, subject matter expert, etc.).


  • All employees are expected to embrace Teaching Lab Values, which are necessary to develop Teaching Lab Competencies, which help us to achieve our Ultimate Goals.
    • Teaching Lab seeks to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning by reaching more educators every year with the highest impact programming.
    • Teaching Lab’s ultimate goals are:
    • Educators learn more than they would without us
    • Students learn more than they would without us, in a way that cannot be predicted by race, gender, or family income
    • Educators we serve say they love our approach and they want to keep doing it to advance educational equity
    • Collaboration
    • Responsive Service
    • Research
    • Excellence
    • Learning with Humility
    • Equity


All roles at Teaching Lab are contingent on business needs.

Teaching Lab offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time salaried employees, including: medical, dental, and vision; a 401(k) program with a 4% employer match; short-term life, long-term life, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance; flexible health spending accounts; technology equipment; monthly technology reimbursement; and generous time off and leave policies.

This position is eligible for remote work anywhere in the continental United States, and may require some travel (up to quarterly).


We strive to ensure that quality talent is selected and employed at Teaching Lab. Due to the nature of the services provided by Teaching Lab, we engage in environments that potentially put our Employees in close proximity to children and youth under the age of eighteen (18). Therefore, in an effort to protect the children and youth, our partners, and employees, Teaching Lab conducts background checks as part of the selection and hiring process. This includes reference checks, and verifications/checks for a social security number, education, employment, criminal records search (national and county), global watch list, and sex offender status. Additionally, depending on a specific partnership/contract requirement, the criminal background check process could include fingerprinting. Reference checks are completed by Teaching Lab’s People & Culture team. Other background checks are conducted by our third party vendor Checkr and/or the State specific criminal background check provider.

Please Note: Reference checks are conducted for all final candidates as part of the selection process. However, selected candidates do not complete verifications/checks for a social security number, education, employment, criminal records search (national and county), global watch list, and sex offender status until after a verbal offer has been made, and the written offer letter has been issued to the candidate. Questions regarding our background check policy can be directed to people@teachinglab.org.