Family Recruiter- Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX /
Network Support – Family Recruitment /
Part-time
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Team
The Growth and Community Engagement (GCE) team is a group of dedicated professionals inclusive of education organizers, family recruitment managers, recruiters, development managers, managers of community engagement/ education, coordinators, and administrative staff. This team supports the regional leadership by performing a critical role in our communities.  Collectively, the GCE team shapes the external landscape to create an environment where our schools and families can thrive. This team executes upon the strategic vision for external relations, collaborating with network and school leaders to launch new and support existing Rocketship schools, engaging and cultivating relationships with donors, champions, allies, and advocates, recruiting and managing the board, and forging new partnerships and alliances that align with our vision to serve our Rocketeers and their families. In partnership with the school's team and the broader Rocketship network staff (NeST), the Growth and Community Engagement team ensure optimal conditions for regional growth and success.

The Position
Rocketship Public Schools is hiring for a part-time Family Recruiter position. The ideal candidate for this position will work 10-29 hours per week. The primary purpose of the Family Recruiter role is to support new and growing Rocketship schools to fill open spots and build robust waitlists of prospective students. This position will require you to work closely with the school's Family Recruitment Manager,  Office Manager, Community Development Manager, and Principal to execute recruitment plans and meet goals set by the team. Ability to engage families in dialogue about Rocketship and a passion for our mission to eliminate the achievement gap is a must. Family recruiters are our faces and voice to new families and will be expected to execute their responsibilities with professionalism and a high degree of customer service.

Responsibilities

    • Engage external stakeholders with a focus on building new partnerships that will support the work of communicating educational options to families in the communities we serve;
    • Foster relationships and develop champions with community-based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to the positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence; 
    • Maintain, organize, and manage recruitment communications with interested families and applicants, including email, voicemail, Rocketship’s website, and social media
    • Coordinate student application data entry and support of central efforts to ensure lottery system data integrity
    • Effectively communicate Rocketship’s history and mission
    • Canvassing within recruitment areas specified by the recruitment plan you are helping to execute. Canvassing includes, but is not limited to, knocking on doors, making contact with local community groups and businesses, and handing out pamphlets to prospective families at events/high traffic locations
    • Event planning and marketing of informational meetings for prospective families
    • Tracking recruitment work in the target areas to ensure all potential families are contacted
    • Providing feedback to inform continued refinement of recruitment plans

Requirements

    • A passion for Rocketship's mission to eliminate the achievement gap and a belief that all students can achieve academic success.
    • Must be able to navigate through challenging situations and empathize with families 
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
    • Strong PC-based computer skills, and ability to learn new computer programs quickly
    • Ability to work in a team as well as follow-through independently to complete tasks as required
    • Well informed on the educational needs of the Fort Worth community preferred
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality where required and discretion when involved in sensitive conversations
    • High tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibilities and to prioritize work on multiple projects
    • Community work/volunteer experience preferred 
    • Flexibility in work hours required; occasional weekends required
    • Genuine enjoyment of “on the ground” work, combining people and project management with direct execution of detailed processes.
    • Skilled at building strong working relationships with people in both senior- and junior-level roles.
    • Experience “managing through influence” and driving results from multiple stakeholders without direct oversight
    • Absolute professionalism and customer service under all circumstances; ability to maintain strict confidentiality where required and discretion when involved in sensitive conversations
    • High tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
    • Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Compensation:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer,  Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.