Talent Recruiter

Network Team/Central Office Openings Network Team Office, Chelsea, MA


Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and historically have faced significant social and educational barriers. Our success in Massachusetts is proof that the opportunity gap can be closed and we opened a new school in Rhode Island in 2022.  At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.   

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do.  

Growth Happens Here. 

About the Role 

Excel’s Talent Recruiter will work within Excel Academy’s Talent Acquisition function and will report to the Director of Talent. Excel’s Talent Team ensures that Excel has the diverse, excellent, and mission-aligned talent it needs to accomplish its mission. The team leads Network-wide recruitment and retention initiatives and supports campus-based hiring for 4 schools in Massachusetts and a founding school in Rhode Island. A successful Talent Recruiter will have astute attention to detail, outstanding communication and customer service skills, the ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with others. The roles and responsibilities of the Talent Recruiter will evolve over time, as will our needs, given our expansion to Rhode Island. 

This role is expected to operate in a hybrid manner, roughly 2-3 days/week in person and 2-3 days per week remotely.   


Your Impact

Serve as the primary recruiter for a subset of searches 

  • Collaborate with Excel’s hiring managers to execute a full-cycle recruiting strategy that involves: sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding 
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with peer organizations and post-secondary institutions that help expand Excel’s brand and network, with a targeted focus on diversity 
  • Manage recruitment operational tasks, including role postings, LinkedIn Recruiter sourcing, completing reference requests, and salary calculations 
  • Attend and participate in on-site interview processes 

Lead our external communications initiatives to attract diverse, excellent, and mission-aligned talent to Excel

  • In collaboration with the Director of Talent and Excel’s Communications team, develop an external communications strategy for all MA roles in the network and execute on that strategy 
  • Participate in and potentially lead our Referral Champions program 
  • Attend and manage career fair opportunities as an Excel representative (coordinate event logistics, including registration) 
  • Use sourcing data frequently to inform our external communications talent strategy and make recommendations 


Serve as the bridge between Network and School-based hiring teams 
  • Ensure our new hire retention initiatives are executed on your team (e.g., creating monthly newsletters, sending care packages, coordinating New Staff Orientation materials (NSO), etc.) 
  • Manage managers through the Annual Stipended Opportunities Process, Intent to Return Conversations, and Offer Letter Distribution 
  • Lead or support the following annual events as needed: 
    • Staff Holiday party  
    • New Hire summer events  
    • Anniversary awards for long-time staff 
    • Network Summit day 


  • 3-5 years of professional work experience required;  
  • School-based experience required; 
  • Teaching experience highly preferred;  
  • You are a strong active listener, warm and able to connect easily with others, have astute attention to detail, the ability to manage competing priorities, and are flexible with how your role will expand as our needs shift over time.  
Preference will be given to applicants who share points of intersection with our students, such as speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or a language commonly spoken by our students and families at an advanced level, being first generation college graduates, or having grown up low-income.  
Mission Alignment 
  • You share a commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model; 
  • You are committed to addressing racial and economic inequity in education; 
  • You work effectively in a team environment and have a willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and 
  • You are open to change, are willing to problem-solve, and seek feedback for your own professional growth and improvement. 

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.