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 Identify & Recruit 

Because we are a values-driven organization, EQUITY seeks talent whose values align with ours. We believe those who pursue employment tenaciously are more likely to demonstrate that same tenacity in their work.
At EQUITY, we recruit from a number of sources, including local universities, job fairs, and online platforms, but our top recruitment source is our current talent

Over 80% of our teachers, school leaders, and staff came through personal referrals.

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In addition to comprehensive SCECH-eligible professional development throughout the year, EQUITY offers clearly defined talent development pathways from teacher to master teacher, school leader, and EQUITY Home Team.

Over 60% of our school leaders and Home Team is composed of former EQUITY school teachers and school staff.

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 Retain & Reward 

Within their first semester with the organization, all new employees participate in a new hire perception survey and a new hire one-on-one meeting with a member of the Talent Department at Home Team. In order to retain our top talent, we focus on developing relationships first.
EQUITY works to retain our top performers with our development pathways, celebrations and bonus structures. EQUITY teachers, leaders, and staff are recognized throughout the school year for fully living out our values in a number of ways, ending with our formal recognition ceremony: the EQUITY Awards Gala. The EQUITY Impact Bonus structure awards teachers, leaders, and staff with financial incentives for achieving excellence academically and culturally. The bonus structure is unique to the Detroit education landscape.

Last year, over 78% of EQUITY teachers earned at least one Impact Bonus.


As you seek a school and an organization to call home, we are excited to share what makes us unique. EQ is a nonprofit organization in search of professionals who are committed to Detroit. As an organization, our focus is on  providing our staff with everything needed to be successful, including comprehensive and competitive benefits and  targeted support structures.
We’re looking forward to another great year focusing on breakthrough results for our students and working with YOU!
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Compensation Package
EQUITY offers one of the most competitive all-in compensation packages in the City of Detroit. Because our Talent is the driving force behind our student achievement and school outcomes, we believe in rewarding our hard-working staff for their tenacity, commitment, and IMPACT. 
Work/Life Balance has always been and continues to be of high importance for EQ Public Schools. We work intentionally to ensure that our employees have the time they need with their families and friends to disconnect from work and rejuvenate. We believe this is critical so all staff can do their best work, every day, for a long time. We are able to provide this balance by offering a late-August start date, eight days of PD throughout the school year with a 9am start time, early release for students once per week, individualized lesson-planning expectations, and more.
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Targeted Support and Development
Providing high-quality professional learning opportunities for our staff is a top priority. We strive to improve our offerings and facilitation every year. As we become more laser-focused on improving academic outcomes for our kids, we constantly refine the support and development we provide our staff. This gives our teachers the space to focus on what really matters: student growth and achievement. New hires report for Summer Summit ’20 on August 24, 2020.
EQ Benefit Highlights:
• Weekly Early Release Structure
• School Calendar Aligned Closely with DPSCD + Inclusive of Staff Feedback
• Full BC/BS PPO Healthcare Coverage; 80% Premium Covered by EQ
• Free Short- and Long-Term Disability, Basic Insurance, and AD&D
• Annual Health and Wellness Reimbursement up to $250
• Over 60 FREE SCECHs Available Per Year for State License Renewal
• Payout Incentive on Unused Paid Time Off
• 401K Retirement Plan with Employer Match
• Performance-Based IMPACT Bonuses up to $2,000 Per Year
For more details, please contact