SCP is continuing to grow our team--to grow our collaboration with partners and our impact! We are thrilled to welcome Marcus Sumrall as our Manager of Educator Talent! Marcus brings expertise in talent and recruitment--with a specific lens toward education--as well as social media and communications. He is charged with leading Teach 313’s recruitment and retention efforts to ensure we are making Detroit the best city in America for teachers (and have a robust pool of teachers, decreasing teacher vacancies and attrition)--in partnership with Early Childhood and K-12 leadership and educators working toward this in Detroit each day.
With a passion for education and a strong skillset in communications and relationship-building, Marcus led recruitment efforts for City Year Detroit. Recognizing a strong track record, desire to grow his capacity, and potential to lead on additional fronts, he was promoted to Regional Recruitment Director. In this role, Marcus led recruitment across the region, managed a team of ambassadors, as well as created and executed social media strategy. These efforts contributed to significant growth of brand awareness, engagement, applications, and, ultimately, incoming City Year corps. After the greater part of a decade with City Year, Marcus desired to be more rooted specifically in Detroit, where he lived and was deeply invested--as a professional, community member, husband, and father. He transitioned to Eastside Community Network where he coordinated community relations efforts, including engagement initiatives, events, as well as overall website management and additional creative support. Throughout his career, he has also contributed to community-based and start-up organizations’ talent recruitment, social media, and overall communications infrastructures--including coaching and building capacity of local organizations to sustainably operate these wheelhouses within their respective organizations.
Join us in welcoming Marcus to the SCP team and learn more about his background, expertise, and passion for education and talent here!