Every school district, every student, can be served by high-quality talent

Find out how California Schools Talent Collaborative uses best-in-class staffing practices for K-12 education to hire a high-volume of staff or hard-to-fill positions. 

What We’re About

California Schools Talent Collaborative is an innovative approach to addressing staffing shortages. The initial concept was developed following the launch of California’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) in 2021, which provides $4 billion in new education funding and creates upwards of 150,000 new jobs serving students. While its initial focus is on meeting the demand for quality expanded learning and school intervention program staff, California Schools Talent Collaborative is also developing the capabilities to provide talent solutions for classified and certificated positions.

California Schools Talent Collaborative helps districts:

  • Augment internal recruitment and hiring efforts by leveraging technology and expert know-how
  • Lower hiring costs through economies of scale and operating efficiencies
  • Attract quality talent at scale through strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, AARP, workforce development boards and other groups
  • Support community partners in meeting their talent needs

Contract Staffing

Provide school districts with contracted staff managed by school site supervisors but on the Talent Collaborative’s payroll

Direct Placement

Send school districts vetted potential candidates to be on the district’s payroll

Why Work with California Schools Talent Collaborative

We provide high volume recruitment capability and expert sourcing of specific qualifications enabled by a 50+ person talent acquisition team. 

We have a streamlined process that employs your district’s criteria and assessments to ensure candidates meet your needs, along with our own fair and unbiased candidate evaluations. 

We offer candidate pre-employment assistance services that facilitate a smooth hiring experience, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary resources and support to excel in their roles from day one. 

Positions We Support

Expanded Learning Personnel

(e.g., Program Leaders, Site Coordinators) 


(all K-12 subjects)

General Paraprofessionals/
Instructional Assistants

Specialized Classified Positions

(e.g., special ed paraprofessionals, bilingual instructional assistants, crossing guards, food and nutrition personnel)

Certificated Positions

(e.g., child development teacher)


Competitive Pay

Career Growth

Purpose Driven Work

Entry level and part-time positions available

To learn more about California Schools Talent Collaborative, or to find out how to partner with us to recruit and hire staff for your district, please fill out the form below.

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