Dec 11, 2019
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About Houston IDEA Greater Houston Area was announced in 2017 and we are preparing for a rapid expansion plan. Houston is known for being one of the most diverse cities in America, yet children of color and children living in poverty continue to lack access to the highest quality schools. We are the fourth largest city, with more than 51 independent public school districts and the home base for two fantastic public charter school operators, Yes Prep and KIPP Texas-Houston. Houston's reputation is based on economic opportunity and affordable living with a massive sprawl that exceeds the size of New Hampshire.Despite the presence of great public charter schools and a strong district magnet schools system, the need for more great schools is ever present. IDEA Greater Houston Area will help solve the challenge to offer more children a choice-filled life through a transformational public education. Fully cognizant of the need across the Greater Houston Area, IDEA Public Schools will launch with a commitment to open our first four schools in 2020 and follow with an ambitious growth plan to grow to 20 schools by 2025-26 andultimately serve15,000 students once fully enrolled Role Mission: IDEA's Founding Regional Director of Staffing will be charged with leading recruitment and hiring for one of IDEA's newest regions. This is to ensure there is an excellent teacher in every classroom and an excellent leadership team leading every school and that they have strong support & regional staff members helping them achieve their all-important work. The regional director will work closely with the regional Executive Director , regional leadership team , National Human Assets team and external partners to attract, engage, and select high quality leader, teacher, regional team, and campus support staff candidates for all openings . They are al s o skilled in s upport ing managers with the retention of their talent. The Regional Director of Staffing will build a team of Talent Recruiters and Talent Partners over the next three years who will support schools with all of their talent needs. The Regional Director is responsible for developing the regional recruitment strategy and managing the selection, hiring, and matriculation process for all campus & regional headquarters positions to ensure that our region has the talent IDEA requires in order to meet its yearly student achievement goals and, ultimately, 100% college matriculation. Regional Directors of Staffing serve as strategic partners to school and regional leaders around organizational health, retention, staffing, and other talent needs. This position will start July 8th, 2019 Accountabilities 100% of 2020-2021 campus staff members are hired and "IDEA ready" by the start of the first day of work calendar/professional development Determine regional hiring projections and weekly benchmark goals to manage hiring throughout the year. Schedule and plan early hiring events. Communicate progress with senior district and regional leadership. Evaluate the health of our grade level and content pools based on our projected hiring need and adjust course accordingly. Engage in monthly check-ins with principals to review hiring progress. Effectively screen candidates for regional headquarters, campus leadership, teaching and co-teaching positions through reviewing applications and video interviews, and conducting phone interviews. Ensure candidates receive communication from IDEA within the appropriate timelines in order to provide the best candidate experience Review applications and communicate within 7 days of application submission Review and communicate with candidates who have submitted video screening by the established benchmark dates Hiring managers schedule final interviews within 5 days of receiving a candidate Candidates hear back from IDEA within 5 business days from their final interview Post all necessary requisitions in our Applicant Tracking System (ATS/Jobvite) Conduct annual Hiring Manager Training Train on the use of our ATS (Jobvite) Support campus hiring managers in the hiring of Athletic Coordinators, Tutors and any other approved supplemental program positions that serve a campus (ex: 21 st Century) Hire, manage & coach a staffing intern to oversee administrative & logistical work, freeing up the Director's time to oversee more strategic work required to achieve goals 100% of 2020-21 Principal vacancies are filled with a "principal-ready" candidate by May 22nd Partner with the Executive Director for principal selection and understanding the regional principal preferences and PIRs who are "principal-ready" Effectively screen candidates to ensure that there are three strong candidates for every Principal vacancy Plan and facilitate regional interview days. Communicate consistently around vacancies and promotions to ensure a smooth hiring process for all positions. 3 high quality 20-21 applications for each projected Special Education Teacher, College Prep Math and College Prep Science and PIR vacancy Post known vacancies by October 1 st for PIR and October 18 th for all other positions. Represent IDEA at career fairs and other events to attract large groups of talent to all positions at IDEA. Leverage social media and other mechanisms for communication to attract and engage prospects. Strategically engage in individual outreach to ensure that top prospects become applicants. Lead recruitment events to cultivate the specific talent needed including coffee shop hours, meet and greets etc Leverage Jobvite Engage to track and monitor prospects and ensure that they convert to applicants. Identify top sources of talent and increase recruitment efforts within these pipelines. Engage in at least 4 external events each month. Hold at least 15 1:1 meetings each month with strong prospects. Create and maintain a calendar of recruitment events. Leverage other staffing team members as well as other stakeholders to attend events. Partner with regional team members and regional school leaders to identify people in their networks to cultivate for staff opportunities. Develop incentives and rewards to encourage internal referrals. Partner with teams in other regions to identify other pools for referrals. Prioritize follow up with referrals to ensure that they convert to applicants and then to hires. Keep applicants engaged from the point of application to the point of hire Actively head-hunt Principal-In-Residence candidates 85% retention of all staff Collaborate with the Teacher Advancement team, Director of Leader Development, Executive Director and PIRs to ensure that programming meets the needs of Founding Teacher Fellows Collaborate with Executive Director on strategies to engage the regional staff and build strong regional culture. Conduct empathy interviews, pulse checks, and retention conversations ( etc ) to understand the needs and career plans of regional staff members and debrief with the Executive Director Conduct exit interviews to determine reasons for departures Consult with current and potential regional team members if/as requested to help with career planning Provide support and resources to managers as needed to help them improve engagement of their direct reports Build relationships of trust and collaboration with clients (hiring managers), so that 100% report being satisfied or highly satisfied with the partnership Initiate regular communication about the performance of hiring managers you support (as it relates to hiring & retaining talent) and about the health of the business partnership itself; seek and give honest two-way feedback. Embrace the challenge of navigating complex business partnerships (sometimes encountering resistance), and seize this challenge as an opportunity to influence transformation at any and all levels of the organization Help clients and other partners understand the connection between sometimes seemingly dichotomous priorities (e.g. national/regional, individual/collective, short term/long term, etc Embodies the values of IDEA in action Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Considers and prioritizes students in all relevant decisions Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly Thrives in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications and Requirements: Education: Bachelor's Degree Experience: Minimum of 3 years of staffing or education experience Must be willing to travel 1-2 times per month to other IDEA regions for team building, training, observations, etc. Must be willing to work over 40 hours per week with some nights and weekends Compensation: Salaries for this role typically fall between $78,428 and $101,957 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
IDEA Public Schools Houston, TX, USA Full-time