TITLE:  Recruiter


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 29 elementary schools- 7 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.-



The Recruiter will support full life cycle recruiting efforts to fill high-volume- certified and classified positions throughout Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools K-12. Drive strategic recruiting activities to attract talent pipeline and ensure positions are filled quickly with high quality- diverse applicants. Develop a strong partnership with assigned KCKPS schools and departments- as well as- operational leaders to exceed annual expectations in attracting a diverse workforce for KCKPS.



  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives to recruit diverse applicants in a multi-site organization for certified and classified positions within schools and departments as assigned.
  • Manage the full-cycle recruiting process to meet the various staffing goals across all levels within multiple schools and departments. Create and implement employment-marketing strategies to attract active and passive job candidates.
  • Serve as a resource to hiring managers on external market conditions- and all aspects of the recruitment process including compliance- sourcing- recruitment- marketing- interview & selection- and offer negotiation.
  • Establish business relationships with department leaders and hiring managers and develop an in-depth knowledge of their recruitment needs.
  • Conduct and lead search -kick off- meetings with hiring managers to discuss job descriptions- search plans- industry information and industry contacts to develop the recruitment strategies.
  • Travel required to represent KCKPS at approved recruitment or sourcing events.
  • Provide and/or explain conditional job offers to candidates- including salary packages- incentives- and benefits.
  • Develop and implement a successful applicant search strategy that balances the use of external recruiting opportunities and maximizes the use of networking- employee referrals- social media engagement- universities/college resources- and business and community partnerships.
  • Interview candidates during various hiring stages and serve on hiring committees as requested.
  • Create- write- and format job descriptions.
  • Provide continuous feedback to hiring managers and manage the candidate experience.
  • Maintain accuracy of the applicant tracking system (ATS) to track and report key metrics designed to measure and predict staffing activity- as well as- the success of various recruitment campaigns to determine the most effective methods for sourcing and recruiting applicants.
  • Use recruitment automation to filter and assess candidate skills- e.g. ATS- CRM- and AI.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in any related area.
  • Five years of experience in recruitment of multiple positions- including hard-to-fill jobs in various industries such as education- operations- medical- government- or technical.
  • Solid understanding of full-cycle recruiting.
  • Experience using various interview formats (e.g. phone- structured- group- virtual).
  • Ability to organize- administer- or analyze skills assessment test or surveys.
  • Familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases.
  • Assimilate and apply labor- employment- and other laws that support the recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Two years’ experience in K-12 or post-secondary educational organizations.
  • Bilingual- preferred.

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:  Maintains communication with internal and external stakeholders such as Educational Agencies- Federal/State/Local agencies- school personnel- businesses and community to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Compiles data for statistical purposes. Maintains confidentiality regarding district records. Ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication. Includes giving instructions- assignments- or directions to assistants as needed to carry out duties.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form. Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable- functional- structural- or composite characteristics of data- people- or things.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Functions of the job include: pertinent laws- codes- policies- and/or regulations; personnel processes; program planning and development. Ability is required to schedule a number of activities- meetings- and/or events; often gather- collate- and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines.


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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.



SALARY:             Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule              

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt 

REPORT TO:       Director of Recruitment   

EVALUATION:    Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.        


SIGNATURES:  This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Administrator _______________________________________________


Human Resources ___________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.


Employee _________________________________    Date ____________
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 11/20/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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