Talent Acquisition Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Oct 01, 2020
Position Type

Full-Time with Benefits
Start Date

End Date


Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

The purpose of this job is to Assist the HR director in the daily administration of other HR services as directed or assigned, including recruitment and selection, promotions, transfers, performance evaluation, and employee relations. Participates in initiatives which seek to recruit, develop, and retain a high performing workforce. The primary focus will be on recruitment, hiring, and retention of quality candidates/employees committed to strategic business goals and operational objectives of HCDE.


  • Coordinated the planning, developing, and implementing of programs, policies, and procedures for assigned areas to ensure the most effective utilization of resources to support the vision and mission of the school district.
  • Creates a customer-focused climate and provides quality services and support to schools, school administrators and other stakeholders.
  • Consults with the Chief of departments and/or Directors, State Department of Education, school officials, administrators, and other officials to review operations/activities, to review/resolve problems, to receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations.
  • Interviews, screens, and recruits job applicants to fill entry-level, professional, certified, and classified job openings. Reviews applicants' background and experience for matches to specific job-related requirements.
  • Participates in recruiting events across the state and at approved out-of-state institutions.
  • Works collaboratively to coordinate activities associated with new teachers.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements budget relative to recruitment funding - including but not limited to Federal monies; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Screens candidates and maintains a pool of quality teacher, classified, or professional candidates. Seeks to identify candidates in hard-to-staff contents and skills, and for hard-to-staff schools or departments for HR directors as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with school administrators to assist in the evaluation process for teachers and assigned staff in accordance with district and state guidelines.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of operations and programs in assigned areas; identifies and recommends improvements or enhancement.
  • Assists with employee relations concerns and investigations.
  • Ensures compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws, where appropriate.
  • Develops and implements long and short term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned area.
  • Follows established procedures for ensuring assigned areas are safe.
  • Communicates through the proper channels to keep supervisor and other appropriate personnel informed of impending problems or events of unusual nature.
  • Works collaboratively with supervisor, administration, employees, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Provides back-up support to HR directors as needed.
  • Attends work and arrives to work on time.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.
  • Complies with accounting and financial policies and procedures, as well as other Board policies.
  • Uses computers and other technology to enter and access information related to essential job functions.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to conduct various work activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


For professional applicants, a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field is required. Master's degree preferred. For Certified applicants, an Administration and Supervision and Tennessee Administrator's License is preferred. Five (5) years proven work experience that includes human resources experience or successful school leadership experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, Board members, educators, parents, and community members.
  • Demonstrate excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, and time management skills.