Talent Director

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Talent Director

Posted date
September 13, 2019
Organization
Location

Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type
Full-Time

Position: Talent Director
Reports to: Vice President of People Development
Status: Full-time, Exempt

The Talent Director is responsible for overseeing instructional recruitment and hiring, leading the Talent Team in executing on the full recruitment to hiring cycle for instructional staff in order to onboard high quality, excellent individuals to support Bright Star Schools, and ultimately support student achievement. The Talent Director supports with various mission centered projects within Talent and HR. The Talent Director works to ensure an effective, equitable, and efficient hiring process for all roles, and ensures processes are completed with quality, professionalism, and fidelity. S/he will effectively collaborate with school leaders, teachers, Support Staff, and external stakeholders to work towards the Talent Team mission, vision, and goals and fulfill the mission and vision of Bright Star Schools

ABOUT US:
Bright Star Schools is a free, publicly funded and open enrollment non-profit organization with seven public charters in urban Los Angeles. Across all of our Bright Star sites, over 90% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Our mission is to provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Bright Star students will become leaders who act with integrity and champion equity to enrich our communities and the world. The framework to our success
is our core operating principles, which are Integridad, Ubuntu, Kohyang (고향), and Growth.

Bright Star Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

Qualifications:
● Bachelor's degree
● 2 + Years of experience in K-12 public education
● 2 + Years of teaching experience with a proven track record of effectiveness (Preferred)
● 2 + Years of recruitment and/or hiring experience (Desired)
● Master’s Degree (Desired)
● Strong commitment to Bright Star Schools’ mission and the communities we serve
● Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
● Strong communication skills
● Ability to source, select and “sell” recruits to join Bright Star Schools
● Exemplary customer service skills
● Strong public speaking skills
● Impeccable organization skills and ability to develop organizational systems
● Ability to maintain positive relations with colleagues at all levels
● Ability to develop new processes and systems, to quickly recognize inefficiencies in current systems, and to generate sound solutions
● Ability to synthesize complex information into recommendations
● High level of personal responsibility and drive to set and meet ambitious and measurable goals
● Strong sense of integrity, high standards, and drive to achieve and grow
● Ability to travel within Los Angeles
Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

RECRUITMENT
● Lead teacher recruitment vision, strategy, and goal-setting
● Lead outreach and cultivation strategy for educator candidates
● Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders who are part of producing high quality, diverse teacher pipelines
● Collaborate with Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications and Talent & Credential Manager on teacher recruitment strategy and execution
● Lead teacher referral campaign, with support from Vice President of People Development, Talent and Credential Manager, and Bright Star Schools staff
● Collaborate with Instructional Leadership Team to cultivate high priority candidates
● Attend select job fairs and recruitment events
● Develop and maintain job descriptions for instructional related positions
● Create and maintain a pipeline for Instructional Assistants to teach at Bright Star Schools
● Create and maintain a pipeline for student teachers to work at Bright Star Schools and eventually be retained and trained through the organization
● Communicate professionally with candidates through phone, e-mail, and in-person communication
● Ensure the day to day recruitment needs such as, but not limited to: the posting of open positions, scheduling interviews, attending job fairs, corresponding with candidates, screening and sending resumes, etc.

HIRING
● Oversee teacher and instructional leadership hiring processes and execution
● Facilitate any training on hiring process for all school leaders involved in hiring teachers
● Collaborate with a fast-paced, goal-driven team to develop strategies, policies, processes and tools that are sustainable and replicable to support and facilitate the hiring of qualified candidates
● Oversee and execute internal transfer process for instructional positions
● Conduct select interviews for Teacher and Instructional Leadership Positions
● Continuously evaluate and refine our selection model and implement changes that produce efficient results of bringing in top talent from across the country
● Develop and oversee centralized instructional assistant hiring process
● Communicate effectively with potential and current teacher and instructional leadership applicants
● Efficiently track and assess candidate movement within the hiring process
● Collaborate with school leaders to cultivate new teacher hires after accepting their offer and communicating with them from the time of hire until BOYPD

HUMAN RESOURCES (CREDENTIALING SUPPORT)
● Collaborate with and support Human Resources and Talent & Credential Manager on projects related to credential analysis and tracking, some of which include the following (but not limited to):
○ Support with reviewing and analyzing documentation on current employee and new hire credentials
○ Support with evaluating employment transcripts, education units, credentials, and other records to assess certificated applicant’s eligibility and placement
○ Build an individualized credential plan for every incoming employee or current employee that has a deficit with their credential
○ Create and manage tracking system for exams and CTC application expenses

OTHER
● Supervise Talent and Credential Manager
● Lead Talent Team in data analysis, benchmark setting, and progress to goals
● Lead annual Talent Team Step-back and reoccurring Talent Team check in meetings
● Co-lead annual teacher retention analysis and support team to develop goals and action plans as a result of the analysis
● Develop and implement evaluation metrics to measure recruitment and hiring achievements and to help us refine processes
● Collaborate with Finance Team on open position approval process
● Recruit and implement Language Development Program for Bright Star Schools employees
● Manage Applicant Tracking System (and onboard new ATS if one if needed)
● Collaborate with Alumni Support College Success Team to build pipeline of alumni interested in a career in education
● Propose, create, and/or support any other new talent initiatives and projects as appropriate
● This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary: BSS salary is based on experience and education
Status: Full Time; Expected Start Date: September 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.