Senior Manager of Talent

GO Project

The Details

Location: Hybrid role based in New York, NY

Start Date: mid-late June 2022

Salary Range: $70,000-75,000 + Benefits

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

Vaccine Mandates: All GO Project headquarters staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a second dose administered at least two weeks prior to reporting in person.

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The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Senior Manager of Talent will lead full-cycle recruitment for the Program Team, ensuring that GO attracts, hires, supports and retains the best talent possible to execute high-quality programs for children and their families.

Key Responsibilities

60% - Full-Cycle Recruitment

  • Lead recruitment and hiring for a number of positions across the Program Team including over 100 educators, 50 staff, 100 volunteers, 25 interns, and 80 student teachers

  • Leverage talent marketing, sourcing, and emerging strategies for volunteer hiring to manage high-volume recruitment in the summer and throughout the program year

  • Build diverse talent pipelines representative of the backgrounds, identities, and experiences of GO Project’s students and families

  • Develop and implement a clear and positive candidate experience, building GO Project’s employer brand

  • Deliver ongoing reports on key talent metrics and narratives to measure progress towards goals and comprehensively tell GO Project’s story

  • Identify and cultivate strategic talent partners and host sites to build GO’s talent pipeline across all roles

25% - Leadership

  • Manage and develop the Recruitment Specialist through coaching and mentorship, ensuring that they are constantly acquiring new skills and growing in current capacity

  • Serve as an internal subject matter expert and thought partner for Directors, sharing knowledge, best practices and emerging trends for engaging candidates and staff

  • Collaborate with higher education partners to manage student teacher application and placement process for summer and school year program cycles

  • Work with the Chief Program Officer and Senior Leadership Team to implement several initiatives related to GO Project’s five year Strategic Plan, including transitioning all talent data to a new database (Salesforce), elevating Diversity Equity Inclusion and Access in talent recruitment, onboarding and management

15% - Culture & Engagement

  • Create and implement effective and relevant staff onboarding and orientation in conjunction with the HR team and Directors

  • Support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) Committee through the development, distribution and analysis of staff surveys

  • Support the implementation of DEIA strategy working directly with the staff DEIA Committee, Board DEIA Committee, and Executive Director

The Skills You'll Need

Success in the Senior Manager of Talent role will require a deep commitment to people, relationships, and leading on behalf of children. You must believe in GO Project’s core values: achievement, support diversity, participate and innovate, integrity, responsibility, and effort and enthusiasm, exhibiting these values throughout your work and relationships. The ideal candidate will also bring the following skills, attributes and experiences:

  • 5+ years of work experience with significant experience with high-volume recruitment

  • Background in K-12 education or a related field

  • Experience utilizing technology including Excel and Google Suite and databases such as Salesforce, to manage projects and information

  • Comfort utilizing technology such as Salesforce, Excel, and Google Workspace/Suite, to manage projects and information

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, manage operations, and remain highly organized in a fast-paced environment

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills

  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to quickly build rapport and foster positive relationships

  • Strong desire to grow as a professional through deep reflection and direct feedback, learning new strategies, tools and technologies to support your work

Preferred but not required

  • Background in out-of-school time or afterschool programming

  • Experience implementing new talent and recruitment platforms

The People

In this role, you will report to the Chief Program Officer and manage the Recruitment Specialist. The Senior Manager will frequently collaborate with the DEIA Committee, Program Directors, and the HR Manager.

The Organization

The GO Project levels the playing field for under-resourced students in New York City who are performing below grade level at the earliest stages of development with year-round, partnership-based out-of-school time programming. For more than five decades, GO has equipped thousands of children with the confidence and skills needed to make academic gains, perform at or above grade level, enroll in high-performing middle and high schools, graduate on time, and achieve college success. By harnessing New York’s physical, financial, and intellectual resources, GO has grown into a $3.2 million organization serving 700 students in grades K-8 across six independent host-site school campuses in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Next Steps

This search is being led by Imagine Consulting, a talent and recruitment firm specializing in supporting nonprofit organizations in securing an equitable and antiracist future for our world. Interested candidates should click here to apply. If you have questions or need support completing the application, please reach out to our team at

Historically, people of color, women, transgender, GNCNB, and disabled individuals face insurmountable oppression when engaging with employers and recruiters. At Imagine, we understand that talent is not bound to a single story and that our intersectional identities are value adds in every space we enter. GO Project and Imagine are committed to building and supporting a diverse staff, and investing in fostering leadership from marginalized communities.

GO Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.