Search & Recruiting

Our Approach

 

Our talent acquisition practice is designed to increase the quality and diversity of candidate pipelines to fill critical leadership and staff member roles across your organization.  We believe you need to have the right people on board to be a great organization.

Our approach to search and recruiting is based in transparency, integrity, and customization.  Through our equity oriented, systematic, data-driven approach Stronger Consulting intentionally fills your talent pipeline with diverse top talent most closely matched to your organization.  By facilitating transparent relationships between job seekers and organizational leaders we leave candidates with a strong impression of your organization and a positive experience.

Our Process

Our intentional and customized approach for each search ensures a diverse and high quality candidate pipeline aligned to your specific needs. 

Clarity

We work with you on role refinement and sound process development.

Promotion

We promote the position through advertising and direct sourcing.

Qualification

We conduct resume reviews, video call screening, and commit to competency-based qualification.

Matching and Internal Selection

We connect with you with qualified, top-tier candidates through a competency-based, multi-stage selection process.

Placement

Through competitive offer advising, we secure the best candidates to work at your organization.

Featured Placements

Bing Howell, Chief Portfolio Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Mike deeply cared about making sure the right fit happened. He worked to clarify the process and allow conversations with the hiring organization to focus on making sure I knew what to expect so that I could focus on making sure I was a strong fit for the opportunityI’m excited to be leading a team that is achieving some amazing results to make sure more families have access to high quality opportunities that meet the needs and wants of parents and students.”

Mayra Salazar, Director of Advocacy & External Affairs, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

“I’m excited to be able to train more parent leaders who can advance advocacy actions to support schools and communities in Los Angeles.

Stronger was a resource throughout in answering any questions I had.”

Wintor McNeel, Founding Site Director, College Track Los Angeles

“Stronger Consulting played a tremendous role. I appreciated the personal touch that they add to the journey. The team made me feel valued and supported at all times, through a hiring process that challenged me to be at my best. I hope that my story and journey motivates and inspires students to believe in their capabilities. More than anything, I am hopeful that lives will be changed, and new chapters will emerge from my belief in the power of education.”

Client Feedback & Opportunities

What are the most helpful things Stronger Consulting did for you or your team?

1) Strong, consistent weekly actions on candidates, moving folks through the interview process, weekly interviewing activities. 

2) Robust advising to me (as the hiring manager) about how to leverage my role (internally and externally) to build right candidate pool.

3) Strong interview materials, feedback from interviews, and technical resources to make my job of interviewing that much easier.

~David Stanley, VP Development

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools Foundation

 

 

How did we help you succeed?

1. Successfully screening and narrowing the large (50+) pipeline of applicants that came to us. Ultimately, we only directly interfaced with a total of 7 applicants, which freed up an incredible amount of time for our team.

2. Very accurate initial assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates that were advanced to us. That seems to me to be a reflection of your team’s inherent expertise, but also your grasp of what we as an organization were looking for in a leader.

~Vivek Ramakrishnan, One City Schools

Our Work In Action

At the outset of the search for Chicago Public Schools, we understood that the successful candidate would be an experienced change-maker with depth in the portfolio model of schools: a highly specific skill-set and candidate profile. Through the benefit of Stronger Consulting’s extensive network with entrepreneurial leaders in the education space, we launched a targeted nationwide search resulting in a competitive, high caliber, diverse candidate pool. 

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Stronger Consulting led the model development for Transcend’s “Yellow Hats League,” a network designed to bring together a diverse community of world-class experts who build and spread innovative models of education. From idea conception through execution, we designed the partnership model, developed partnerships with potential clients and service providers, and created a sustainable system to assess and retain partners.

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With Brick Education Network, Stronger Consulting tackled three key areas critical to organizational success and sustainability.  By developing a strategic growth plan, consulting on strategic fund development, and constructing a compensation study and total compensation plan, our consultants prepared Brick for the next phase of growth. 

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At a critical moment of organizational reflection, Stronger Consulting led a CEO and board-level working session which included strategic direction discussions ultimately leading to the next phase of growth for Green Dot Public Schools.  

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Through a multi-year partnership, Stronger Consulting led strategic fund development including identifying new leads, producing pitch materials, applying for mission-critical grants and establishing a bank for future outreach all resulting in raising 20% of KIPP San Diego’s annual budget.  Stronger Consulting was also a key thought partner in the merger decision of KIPP San Diego and KIPP LA.  

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Search & Recruiting

For College Track Colorado, Stronger Consulting filled multiple roles including a critical Site Director role which needed highly-qualified candidates in a short timeframe.  By creating an extended application to assess candidate skills and experience and conducting thorough screenings that probed for effectiveness and depth in previous roles, College Track was excited and relieved to find a solid candidate match. 

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In partnership with Equitas Schools, Stronger consulting led the search, interviews, and placement process for three key roles including Chief of Staff, Founding School Principal, and Chief Development officer.

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