VP of Talent at Elevate K-12

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The Company:

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools. Our two main focuses are to give students the best quality instructors and get them ready for the world of the future and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities, irrespective of zip codes. We are the new way to classroom!

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Talent (Acquisition and Management), reporting to the CEO and COO, is responsible for overseeing the design and execution of recruitment and talent management strategies to attract, evaluate and hire and develop exceptional talent. The ideal candidate is solutions oriented with a growth mindset and will drive initiatives for creative candidate generation to ensure a diverse high performing pipeline is available to meet the needs of the business. This will include creating and defining sourcing strategy, developing processes for better operational efficiency, and creating KPIs and reporting to ensure optimal time to fill and quality of hire metrics.  This role will also provide leadership to a global (Mumbai based) talent acquisition team, ensuring a strong recruiting culture focused on candidate experience, diversity, high performing talent density, timeliness and quality while meeting the demanding hiring volumes with a specific focus on acquiring high performing sales talent.

The VP will also manage a team of HR managers to lead the talent and culture development initiatives. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide reports and metrics in support of the organization's external and internal talent acquisition initiatives, including the ROI of programs on differentiated sourcing strategies
  • Implement, measure and monitor metrics that impact Elevate K-12’s employer branding strategies
  • Act as a strong partner to functional leaders to provide strategy and execution on talent acquisition strategies and challenges
  • Develop effective working relationships with leaders at all levels of the organization
  • Introduce new and/or improved methodologies for attracting, assessing and selecting the best talent
  • Provide the organization with performance metrics and seek feedback regarding the effectiveness of the talent acquisition team
  • Provide direction and ideas to the management team on strategy and emerging talent trends in the market
  • Ensure that the recruiting function is capable, streamlined and well-aligned with the vision and goals of the organization
  • Build a data-driven recruiting organization, including analytics that provides insight and decision support
  • Manage employer branding, employee value proposition, job site optimization, and innovative candidate sourcing strategies
  • Provide leadership and guidance around continuous improvement initiatives and an eye for streamlining processes within talent acquisition and HR-related work
  • Promote diversity in the workplace and ensure recruiting strategies are in place to attract diverse candidates
  • Develop and execute a recruitment strategy and post recruitment analysis to improve high performing talent density
  • Lead the talent acquisition in Chicago and the US (focused on sales, operations and academics) and in Mumbai, India (Focused on IT)
  • Manage a team of HR managers in Chicago and in Mumbai for the execution of the talent, compliance and culture development 


  • 15+ years of talent acquisition and management experience, particularly building a high functioning talent acquisition system for a high growth company
  • 3+ years of experience devising and leading talent strategy in a fast-growth environment at the Director or above level
  • BS, BA (or equivalent) - MBA/advanced degree is a plus
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills and thorough attention to detail
  • Proven success building recruiting and talent acquisition programs with detailed reporting metrics that illustrate and document the team's capabilities and accomplishments
  • A passion for retaining and developing a best in class team of recruiters
  • Experience creating a strong employment brand leveraging social media, marketing and other platforms
  • Experience and proficiency in project and change management
  • Possess strong business acumen and experience working with and recommending creative recruitment tools, technologies and platforms to enhance process efficiencies
  • Strong experience in workforce planning, forecasting and developing, while ensuring appropriate resource plans for the recruiting function
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
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We are located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few blocks east of the Chicago brown line

An Insider's view of Elevate K-12

What are some social events your company does?

We have the typical happy hours and company outings but we also have an event committee that is made up of employees from different teams to help drive events that folks want to see!


Senior People Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Educational Partnerships team at ElevateK-12 is helping school district teams learn about and strategize new, innovative ways to combat the teacher shortage crisis; while providing districts with solutions when it comes to human capital challenges.


Senior Educational Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have learned how important it is to be passionate about the mission of the company, especially at a startup. I've also had the opportunity to build an entire sales team from the ground up and work alongside very smart people.


Senior Inside Sales Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Regional Operations team is a fast-paced, high energy, collaborative work environment. Our team has amazingly talented people and decisions have to be made quickly. We work with various schools and students across the US, we wear multiple hats and are always in constant communication with each other to ensure every program is successful.


Regional Operations Director

What are Elevate K-12 Perks + Benefits

Elevate K-12 Benefits Overview

Elevate K-12 provides competitive benefits plans for employees!

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Funvengers is our intracompany culture and fun committee that manage events and programs from our holiday parties to company retreats.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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