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Placement and Recruitment Specialist- - School Choice Office (N27-2324)

Placement and Recruitment Specialist- - School Choice Office (N27-2324)

locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


POSTING DATE: July 26, 2023

CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled

POSITION: Placement and Recruitment Specialist

REPORTS TO:    Director, of the Hartford Public Schools Office of Enrollment and School Choice

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provides support and assistance to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice to ensure the timely recruitment, placement and registration of families who: participate in the Hartford Public Schools Choice Lottery and/or RSCO Magnet Lottery; have relocated or are new to the Hartford Public Schools; and/or move intra-district during the school year. Provides assistance to families in the registration process for select schools. Assist families with completing various school selection applications, online registration forms, and provides customer service in school placement and registration matters.  


·       Assist families with the online registration process, collect required registration paperwork.

·       Review registration forms submitted online and follow up with families regarding missing documents relative to registration. Receive and review all forms and request for student placement.

·       Works directly with families to complete Choice applications, answer questions, and provides direct support to navigate the school selection process (HPS and RSCO Choice)

·       Check students in PowerSchool for needed placement information (available capacity, enrollment history… etc.)

·       Conduct research/investigation to extent possible with assistance from other departments such as school administration to ensure appropriate transfer or new placement 

·       Work and communicate with various departments such as Special Education and Welcome Center as needed.

·       Communicate with receiving school regarding enrollment at their school

·       Generate correspondence to parents/guardian regarding school placement.

·       Keep an accurate database and files of all new placements or transfers.

·       Assist with student placement and registration and/or using the PowerSchool system.

·       Provide support to the Choice Program Managers and Coordinators.

·       Attends and assists Choice events, including information sessions, HPS Choice and RSCO fairs, and registration/application technical assistance sessions as needed.

·       Perform other support duties for the Office of Enrollment and School Choice as required by the Director.


·       Bachelors Degree and/or Associates Degree with 5 years’ experience in customer service fields, college courses or on-the-job experience in related area.

·       Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task.

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with office staff, administrators, and other personnel.

·       Ability to work with parents and other customers to problem solve matters.

·       Ability to remain calm under very stressful conditions.

·       Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to use technology to maintain a variety of records.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of District Policy and Procedures

·       Proficient with computers utilizing Microsoft Products or other district databases such as Power School.

·       Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

·       Ability to be flexible and work an extended day to meet the goals of the Office of Enrollment and School Choice.


SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a twelve-month work year position. $38,000-$48,000

EVALUATION: Evaluations shall be conducted annually by the supervisor.


NOTE: The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the Superintendent of Schools.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All current internaland external applicants must submit an online application. To apply, please visit and follow the appropriate link.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) isa diverse community of educators and approximately 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gaps, and preparing students for life, college, career, and success.   

HPS recruits and selects diverse professionals, who are committed to developing students’ individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!

Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?

Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

●      Competitive salary

●      Career growth opportunities

●      Tuition reimbursement

●      Rich health care plan

●      Professional development

Diversity Among Us

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color. 

Hartford is the Place for You

The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour’s drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the “insurance capital” due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

NOTE: The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the Superintendent of Schools.

Position Subject to Available Funding

An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D