Family/Trusted Partner Referral Policy
Breakthrough Schools’ families and trusted partner staff members are encouraged to refer eligible candidates for employment in our network. Breakthrough will pay a referral bonus to any current family or partner organization staff member who refers to a candidate that is subsequently employed in an instructional school-based role within the Breakthrough network as a result of that introduction provided all of the terms of this policy are met.
$2000 for a successful referral resulting in the hire of:
Other instructional supports including building substitute, in-school reflection coordinator, or instructional aide
Instructional school-based leader (Dean of Culture, Dean of Instruction, Principal)
The bonus will be paid in two parts after receiving all required paperwork:
50% of the referral bonus will be paid out directly immediately following the referral’s first day of work within the Breakthrough network.
50% of the referral bonus will be paid out directly immediately following the end of the first full trimester within the Breakthrough network.
A Breakthrough family member or staff member of a Breakthrough partner organization may refer a qualified candidate for any open position within the Breakthrough network. Current or former employees do not qualify as eligible candidates for referral. This referral bonus does not apply to individuals who are normally responsible for recruiting and hiring functions, including, but not limited to the following employees:
Members of the Human Capital Team; Managing Directors and Chief Officers of Breakthrough Public Schools; Friends of Breakthrough Leaders (President, Executive Director); Temporary Employees; Contract Employees; Board Members
Other Award Terms:
A referral must be hired as a regular, full-time employee.
The new employee must have a hire date within one year of the date the referral application was received.
The referring Breakthrough family member or staff member of a Breakthrough partner organization must be enrolled within the Breakthrough network or employed within the partner organization at the time the bonus is paid. Referral bonuses are gross amounts and are subject to all of the legally required payroll deductions and taxes. No referral bonuses will be paid prior to receiving all applicable forms and documents.
Referral awards will not be paid:
For intra-network transfers, departmental moves, or promotions.
For duplicate referrals. The first person to refer a candidate will receive the bonus award. An entry will also be considered “duplicate” if the candidate’s resume or referral is already in the Breakthrough Schools application management system. To determine when a referral was made, Breakthrough’s Talent Acquisition team will refer to the time stamp included in the “Breakthrough Schools Employee Referral” Form.
If the referral has already been engaged in the job application process with Breakthrough Schools prior to the time you complete the referral application.
If the referral has previously been employed within the Breakthrough network.
If the candidate has applied for the same job independently, has been referred by another source such as a recruitment agency, or has applied for another position with Breakthrough Schools within the past year.
Verbal referrals. The completed referral form will be considered the only source for that candidate for a one-year period from the date of referral.
Where either party’s contract of employment (or at will employment) is under notice of termination (whether given by the employer or the employee) at the time the payment or installment is due to be paid, Breakthrough Schools reserves the right to not pay the bonus/installment.
No retroactive recruitment referral applications—i.e. referrals made after the fact—will be accepted.