Aug 14, 2019

Director, Staffing

$89,000 - $130,000 yearly
  • Alliance College-Ready Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership Human Resources Strategy and Planning Education School Support

Job Description

DIRECTOR, STAFFING

 

ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded based on the belief that all young people, regardless of zip code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and more successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 25 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles’ more educationally underserved communities. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university in 2018. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

 

ROLE SUMMARY

At Alliance we believe strongly that having high-performing staff at all of our schools and every team at our Home Office is crucial to transforming the lives of our scholars. Reporting to the VP, Human Resources, the Director of Staffing will lead our efforts to support Alliance’s 28 middle and high school campuses with their annual staffing needs, as well as the staffing needs of our Home Office teams who directly support our network of schools. The Director, Staffing will manage a pioneering team that provides direct support services to help our school leaders and Home Office colleagues hire the most talented people for their teams.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Team Management

  • Manage a team toward ambitious goals of hiring top talent early in the hiring cycle and expanding the pipelines of talented, diverse candidates
  • Create an inclusive, supportive, and high-performing team culture grounded in excellent customer service for candidates and hiring managers; coach, support, and develop team members to grow them professionally
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders internally and externally to ensure that the team’s work is effectively supported, prioritized, and resourced

 

Strategy and Vision for Staff Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring

  • Develop a compelling vision in partnership with the VP, Human Resources Operations and oversee systemic improvements to ensure that Alliance implements inclusive talent practices to hire diverse, top-quality talent at all levels of the organization who are committed to our scholars and families
  • Innovate and lead organization-wide recruitment, selection, and hiring strategy, infrastructure, tools, trainings, data collection, and supports, including a candidate cultivation approach that keeps priority candidates interested in Alliance throughout the vetting process and drives toward a best “school match” and “position match” within Alliance
  • Develop strategic short-term and long-term plans to manage evolving staffing priorities to navigate changing workforce and hiring landscapes
  • Design effective business processes to ensure compliance and regulatory accountability set forth in CA employment laws
  • Identify success metrics and create systems to help monitor, analyze, and report on recruitment, selection, and hiring efforts to ensure that a return on investment lens is driving our strategies

 

Collaboration and Technical Expertise/Support

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to school leaders and Home Office hiring managers on recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention best practices
  • Work closely with Alliance’s school leaders and Home Office hiring managers to develop and implement high-quality selection tools, trainings, resources, and supports that meet their needs
  • Work with senior leadership to help set the annual vision, goals, strategy, and plan for school and Home Office staffing, recruitment, selection, and hiring, as well as duty-title alignment for correct classification and job description development
  • Partner with the Director of Human Resources Operations to develop critical workflow efficiencies to bridge the transition from candidate to employee, including streamlining and aligning pre-employment requirements, onboarding, and initial salary placement

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
  • First-hand knowledge of urban school environments and school culture with experience as a successful school leader or teacher leader highly desired
  • Belief in the importance of, and working knowledge of, how to embed a diversity, equity and inclusion lens into recruitment, selection and hiring practices
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with a diversity of Home Office and school-based colleagues, as well as external partners
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and a strategic, independent thinker with demonstrated ability to lead change management efforts and develop scalable systems
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to translate strategies/plans into action, and to implement them with strong attention to detail and use data to drive decision making
  • Experience managing people and cross-functional teams, programs, and initiatives; motivating others to successfully reach ambitious goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to inspire top talent to join Alliance
  • Strong organization, time management, and follow-through skills; high sense of urgency
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 4 years of progressive professional work experience in Human Resources, Talent or a related field, with at least one year in a supervisory capacity in Human Resources, Talent or a related field in a school district, educational non-profit, or other K-12 urban setting; and a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university

OR

 

  • At least 6 years progressive professional work experience in Human Resources, Talent, or a related field, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity in Human Resources, Talent, or a related field in a school district, educational non-profit, or other K-12 urban setting; and a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED)

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $89,000 - $130,000.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at www.laalliance.org/careers. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. The start date for this position will be on or after July 1, 2019.

 

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


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