Recruitment and Retention Advisor

Upper Marlboro, MD, US
Sep 08, 2020
Job Title:
Recruitment and Retention Advisor

Upper Marlboro, MD, US

Organization Name:
Human Resources Operations and Staffing

Department Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources Operations and Staffing, the Recruitment and Retention Advisor will support the district's efforts in attracting, hiring, and retaining the highest quality workforce. The Recruitment and Retention Advisor will support the department's efforts to develop and monitor a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategic plan with particular focus on the retention of teachers in the first five years of teaching. As part of this effort, the incumbent will partner with HR Partners, Recruitment Team, and the Office of Talent Development to implement and execute the vision and plan. Additionally, the Advisor will be responsible for meeting established recruitment and retention goals and objectives, recruitment and retention metrics reporting; as well as supporting efforts to execute innovative retention initiatives.

Brief Description:

This is an ASASP Unit III Table 900 position Grade 30

Salary Range: $72,585 - $135,720

Closing Date: September 22, 2020

Detailed Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of recruitment and retention strategies; strong focus on the recruitment and retention of teachers and school leaders with support for other key areas on an as needed basis;
  • Partners with key HR staff and other key stakeholders to support the development, execution, analysis and monitoring of initiatives and programs;
  • Establishes and maintains strong, positive working relationships with principals and other key central office staff to support the sourcing, assignment, onboarding, induction, retention, development, and performance of high-quality candidates for all positions;
  • Partners with the staffing and recruitment teams to effectively support the employee lifecycle to optimize recruitment, selection, hiring, onboarding, retention, and development efforts;
  • Partners with the Office of Talent Development to develop and foster programs to engage new teachers and school leaders; participate in the development of and attend induction programs to nurture positive relationships with the new teacher and school leaders cohorts;
  • Supports the development, implementation, management, and monitoring of both internal and external teacher leadership and "grow your own" pipeline programs;
  • Establishes outreach and communication protocols and procedures to engage new teachers and school leaders;
  • Tracks, collects, and analyzes retention metrics to inform strategic planning efforts; develops reports and engages key stakeholders to support their retention efforts; leverages technology to support recruitment and sourcing requirements and maintain up to date candidate information;
  • Leads, coordinates, and cross-trains HR staff and principals around best practices and the HR Division's retention programs and initiatives;
  • Supports the annual teacher and school leader hiring forecast process by providing valuable insight and data with regard to retention measures;
  • Leads the exit survey and interview coordination of all departing teachers and school leaders to track and measure key attrition reasons to inform retention efforts and strategies;
  • Develops and leads an annual declaration of intent process to collect teachers and school leaders plans for the next school year; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Fully informed and knowledgeable of recruitment and retention issues in K-12 organizations;
  • Ability to make data driven decisions; proficient in a variety of technologies for data collection and reporting (e.g. social media, Internet traffic, applicant tracking systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Internet);
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally - frequent travel required;
  • Ability to work a non-traditional work schedule;
  • Business acumen;
  • Accuracy and high quality customer service;
  • Drives innovation; relentless about results with a strong sense of urgency;
  • Optimizes talent and performance management;
  • Courage; Cultural sensitivity;
  • Effective communication;
  • Mental agility;
  • Collaborates with others;
  • Committed partner, personal credibility;
  • Influences and networks;
  • Human Resources measurement, assessment, and evaluation;
  • Technology utilization including Human Resources information systems;
  • Data driven, analyze issues and shift priorities, cope with ambiguity; and
  • Maintains confidentiality


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required in Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field; Master's degree preferred. Five years of progressive work experience in Human Resources/human capital management or education (teaching, building leadership); some of which has been in a large organization. At least five (5) years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience, with at least three (3) years specializing in recruitment and retention programs in an educational setting; or experience working in educational settings preferably as a teacher, administrator or central office staff.


    None required.


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


    Highly demanding and fast-paced environment; frequently required to work long hours and weekends. Annual leave may be limited during specified timeframes. Local and non-local travel is required.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:

    To submit an application online select apply.

    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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