Diverse Educator Pathways Fellow

Cincinatti, OH
Full Time
HR & Talent
Mid Level


This is a daily onsite role reporting to Cincinnati Public Schools central office location at Burnet Avenue. 

About CPS

Cincinnati Public Schools serves 36,000 students preschool to 12th grade in over 66 schools across a 91-square-mile district in Southwest Ohio, with over 6000 staff supporting students and families. Cincinnati Public Schools is the best-performing large urban district in Ohio and ranks among the top 2 percent of Ohio districts for students’ learning and growth and offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs.

The district's innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring educators and employees, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades - ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century.

Cincinnati Public is looking for creative, innovative, passionate, problem-solvers to join our team. We seek to have a positive impact on our children and families every day and are looking for staff members who want to not only do an excellent job with their career field but also serve as a role model for the children in CPS. We invite you to become a member of our CPS work family.

About The Opportunity

The Diverse Educator Pathways Fellowship is a two-year grant-funded position focused on recruiting, cultivating, and retaining diverse populations of educators.  Co-reporting to the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Staffing and the Director of Employee Effectiveness and Development, the Fellow will be charged with working across the HR & Talent team to develop and deepen data-driven recruitment strategies that increase the number of pathways to the classroom. This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious and creative thinker to design and implement a strategy that supports CPS’s strategic mission and vision and ensures that all students see themselves represented in their educators. The ideal candidate has previous school-based, central office experience ideally in the recruitment and selection function of the talent/ HR/ people team. They will also have demonstrated experience in successfully using data-driven practices and tools to drive and execute teacher recruitment strategy in organizations or settings similar to CPS. 

What You’ll Do

As the Fellow you will support the HR & Talent team in the following, among other duties as assigned by your Supervisor: 

  • Support the Design of a Comprehensive Strategy: Working with CPS leaders and a third party consultant, the DEP Fellow will support building out a comprehensive strategy for diversifying the educator workforce. Strategy design includes researching best practices from similar sized districts and developing a dashboard for tracking progress.  
  • Cultivate Homegrown Talent: While CPS already has leaders overseeing various pipeline initiatives from a programmatic lens, the DEP Fellow will provide direct support to individuals in educator pipeline programs. This effort will dramatically increase the matriculation of participants going through programs such as TEACH Cincinnati. 
  • Recruit Educators and Build Partnerships at the Local and National Level: The DEP Fellow will plan and attend local and national recruitment events to source, network with, and proactively reach out to candidates from under-represented groups. This includes building partnerships to recruit and engage education majors attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Increase CPS Central Office Capacity and Skill-Building: The Fellow will update and or develop hiring materials, talent data needed to drive school-based staffing decisions,competency based rubrics, and interview materials with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. Additionally, the Fellow will increase district capacity to evaluate candidates objectively through professional learning opportunities and mentoring. The Fellow will also work to strengthen school-based partnerships specifically working with school leaders around anticipating, tracking and securing talent for school-based staffing needs. 
  • Retain Diverse Educators: The DEP Fellow will be responsible for overseeing a strategy to retain CPS’s diverse educators. The Fellow will make recommendations to improve future employee experiences based on information received from current staff and staff leaving the district as well as proactively create programs (i.e., mentorship) to support educators of color. Not only will the program offer support for new educators, but it will also help build a system of support for all employees of color within the district. 
  • Strengthen Data-driven Recruitment Practices: The DEP Fellow will serve as a data storyteller around district recruitment change/updates through the use of presentations, data modeling, and visualization tools like Tableau, etc. They will synthesize data, metrics and analysis across different functions of the HR & Talent Team, using multiple internal and external systems and sources that integrate into a holistic, actionable recruitment plan.  Your insights will help senior leaders make thoughtful decisions related to our people and talent function. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, education, human resources, personnel administration, or other related fields;
  • A minimum of 5 years on a HR/talent/people operations team or role focused on recruitment, selection or staffing ideally working with or supporting schools

Why Work With Us

Together with families and our community, we create a joyful and academically challenging environment that prepares students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.  Working CPS means that/you will have:

  • Health and wellness matter. Whether it be medical, vision, dental, disability or life insurance, or parental leave, we’ve got you covered and offer a bevy of benefits (FSA and HSA too) to ensure that you and your family are taken care of when it matters.
  • Support for your future. Civil service staff have the option to participate in the School Employees Retirement System (SERS) as well as the opportunity to save for your future in a 403B or 457 deferred compensation plan (a tax sheltered annuity (TSA)).  
  • Opportunities for you to recharge. We know that mission driven work requires rest. We offer 25 days of vacation/ annual leave, 3 personal days and 15 sick days a year. 
  • A competitive compensation package. For this 12-month position, we’re offering between $94,739.35 - $112,575.92, based on experience.  Please note that role is part of the Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors (or CAAS).  This role is categorized as an Associate, Level 2.  


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.

Note:  A lead teacher in a position may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a lead teacher. A lead teacher may apply for an administrative position if the lead teacher resigns the lead teacher position prior to submitting an application, however, selection is not guaranteed.   A consulting teacher may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a consulting teacher and for one full school year after serving as a consulting teacher.

Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.




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