This toolkit helps district, school, and charter management organization leaders select teachers and staff members for the school models of an Opportunity Culture. Districts that have created an Opportunity Culture have seen a surge of applications; this toolkit helps leaders adapt to a higher volume of applications and the chance that offers to become highly selective in hiring.
The kit helps leaders screen and prioritize candidates for these new roles, which require new behaviors and skills.
If your district, school or network uses selection methods not included here that you find to be very effective, please let our team know here.
Using this toolkit: For ease of use and downloading, this toolkit walks users through the steps of selecting candidates for Opportunity Culture roles. Begin with the Overview, which explains the screening process, followed by full explanations of the individual steps. Each step includes a set of considerations, action steps, and links to relevant tools and resources. Begin using the Selection Action Checklist tool as soon as you begin this toolkit, and use it throughout the process.
The toolkit begins with this guide to an Opportunity Culture selection process and how to use the full toolkit.
In Step 1, users determine their selection criteria, focusing on job descriptions and behavioral competencies for each role.
In Step 2, users begin the recruitment process, following the basic steps and tool included here.
Step 3 covers the pre-screening tools and information that districts and schools will need to gather to determine the basic fit of applicants and narrow the interview pool.
In Step 4, advanced screening will include an in-person, behavior event interview and may include a prior phone or video interview or a follow-up skills demonstration. This step also includes a background check, which could be done during any of the steps as a district desires.