General Summary Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a fast-growing non-profit that prepares highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools. UTC recruits outstanding candidates, equips them with state of the art training, and links their certification to their students’ performance outcomes. Campus Campaign Fellows will lead and execute a campus-wide recruitment strategy for identifying and engaging prospective UTC candidates. Are you a current college student passionate about closing the achievement gap and eager to gain valuable experience in the education human capital sector? UTC is looking for mission-driven sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students to serve in the first cohort of Campus Campaign Fellows. Part-time: 5-8 hours/week (flexible).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute 2011-2012 recruitment process for Urban Teacher Center candidates from your school.
  • Advise the Urban Teacher Center Human Capital Team on their campus recruitment strategy.
  • Communicate and manage relationships with a network of nominators, including Deans, professors, and university administrators.
  • Engage and build relationships with relevant student organizations, including service-learning groups, cultural and minority-affinity societies, Greek organizations, academic-focus groups, student government, and education organizations.
  • Lead high-impact campus events to build awareness of UTC’s high-impact program, such as information sessions, panel discussions, and classroom visits with UTC residents and staff.
  • Launch engaging, attention-grabbing visual awareness campaigns targeting UTC’s application deadlines (Oct. 15, Dec. 15, Feb. 15, Apr 15, and May 15).
  • Lead personal outreach to promising candidates, encouraging them to attend webinars or meet with UTC representatives at Career Fairs.
  • Develop strategic initiatives for targeting students from high-need majors and minors.


  • 3.0 GPA or higher and record of high academic achievement.
  • Concentration in an academic discipline other than education (UTC is an alternative teacher preparation program for individuals who are not education majors or already licensed).
  • Demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the achievement gap.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work relentlessly toward results with a constant commitment to growth.

 Training and Compensation

  • This position is unpaid but includes recruitment bonuses of $25 per accepted/enrolled candidate.
  • Targeted training and support, including bimonthly check-ins with the Director of Human Capital and skill-specific webinars*.

Apply Now: If you believe you have what it takes to lead a campus campaign, please send a cover letter describing your interest and why you would be the best candidate along with your resume to Kerry Swarr, Director of Human Capital, at by November 30, 2011.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

*Training Overview – Bi-monthly training will include the following sessions: Urban Teacher Center 101 Setting Campus Recruitment Targets Campus Fellow Round Table – Sharing Successful Strategies Window into UTC Core Competencies and Sub Competencies and the Interview Process Overview of UTC’s Curriculum and Development Overview of UTC’s Accountability Model Q and A with Current UTC Residents and Fellows Campus Recruitment Goals and Targets Mid-Year Check-In Overview of Teacher Effectiveness Research and the Economic Imperative Best Ways to Prepare for UTC and Post UTC Career Pathways Conversation with UTC Co-Founders, Co-Directors- Lessons from Leading A High-Growth Education Non-profit End of the Year Review of Targets, Lessons Learned Roundtable on UTC’s Recruitment Plan – Your Turn to Advise UTC Human Capital Staff Planning for Next Recruitment Year – Implications of Expansion to New Cities