Talent Acquisition , Diversity and Inclusion Administrator

Springfield, MA, US
$70,380.00 - $99,878.00 / Per Year
Nov 13, 2018

The Administrator of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion assists the district with its mission to ensure that the Springfield Public Schools are world class learning environments that produce 21st century leaders; that our students will graduate from high school College and Career ready; and that the school district attracts knowledgeable, highly effective and diverse teachers and principals who want to work in a high performing district in A Culture of Equity and Proficiency. This position will partner with senior leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive staffing strategy and corresponding programs to continue to attract the type of talent that helps build our Culture of Equity and Proficiency. The ideal candidate will develop a proactive and innovative approach to ensure that top talent is sourced, attracted, recruited, and retained by the district. This position will report directly to the Chief of Human Resources.


The description below is illustrative of the tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all -inclusive of every task or responsibility. The description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Springfield Public Schools and the employee and is subject to change by the Springfield Public Schools as the needs and requirements of the job change.

Develops, implements and administers the talent acquisition and retention strategies and hiring plans for the district;

Oversees all talent acquisition efforts to attract a highly qualified, effective and diverse population of professional staff and other district staff;

Evaluates the results of the talent acquisition plan and redirects efforts as needed and conducts ongoing analysis of the Talent Acquisition function to determine how recruitment processes and protocols may be streamlined, new talent pools can be developed, and department resources can be most effectively deployed;

Delivers Recruitment related presentations and trainings as needed and develops the hiring supervisors through providing coaching, tools and resources to allow for effective hiring and retention;

Reviews relevant data in relation to talent acquisition and retention and district diversity initiatives and develops metrics for measuring the effectiveness of district diversity initiatives implemented and talent acquisition; and prepares monthly reports to senior administration on the initiatives;

Assists search committees with screening and interviewing applicants and recommending and hiring candidates for employment;

Oversees the enhancement and maintenance of the electronic application tracking system, as well as assisting hiring managers and internal applicants using it;

Implements and manage best practices to stay proactive and on top of industry trends;

Administers district job fairs specific to the hiring needs of the district and attends all appropriate job/career fairs and prepares and maintains updated materials to have available for all interested candidates;

Recruits highly qualified candidates from the substitute teacher pool and paraprofessional staff;

Leads employment branding initiatives and prepares or oversees all media/newspaper advertisements and determines advertising needs as required by the district;

Assists in the development of the departmental budget as pertains to talent acquisition and diversity initiatives;

Collaborates with representatives from area colleges for purposes of recruiting and retaining teachers and collaborates with district administrators on the DESE approved district-based licensure programs, teacher induction plans, and other support services for newly hired professional staff and attends networking events and constantly building a candidate pipeline;

Oversees the district's exit interview/survey process to determine the reasons professional and other staff leave the district and periodically reviews the process to update as necessary;

Ensures compliance with district human resource policies, labor contracts and federal and local employment laws;

Reviews and assists in determining diversity initiatives and considers the unique needs of the district;

Assists school administrators in developing and executing diverse and inclusive outreach strategies and monitors district policies on equal opportunity in all Human Resource matters relating to recruitment, hiring, training, transfers, promotion, compensation, and other benefits for equity purposes. Implements and monitors all Springfield Public Schools offerings in terms of governmental requirements for equal opportunity;

Reports progress, issues, and human resource needs in the areas of equity, equal opportunity and affirmative action to the Senior Administrators in Human Resources and the Chief of Human Resources and ensures that equal opportunity issues/concerns within the district are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved. Provides periodic reports to the Senior Administrators in Human Resources and the Chief of Human Resources to keep them informed of the operation and progress of equal opportunity and equity efforts;

Identifies potential areas of equity, equal opportunity vulnerability and risk; recommends corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance to the district on dealing with similar situations in the future;

Assists the Chief of Human Resources and other administrators to respond to alleged violations of equal opportunity policies and procedures, by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures, and developing and monitoring the process for uniform handling of such violations;

Reviews and recommends modifications of district Human Resource policies, protocols, and procedures as related to talent acquisition, retention and diversity and inclusion to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees in regard to equity issues as well as prepares reports regarding recruitment and retention efforts and outcomes as needed; and

Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Chief of Human Resources.


Education and Experience

Master's Degree in area relevant to the position preferred. Appropriate education substitutions can be made.

3 to 5 years experience in Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion or relevant work experience.

1 year in leadership or administrator experience, 3 years preferred in related area.


Knowledge of Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion practices

Knowledge of Human Resources Management and Information Systems

Knowledge of AA/EEO Compliance and collective bargaining agreements

Knowledge of Employment Law

Knowdedge of HR polices and procedures

Knowledge of DESE Licensure Laws and Regulations

Knowledge of CORI and Fingerprinting policies and requirements

Knowledge of hiring and onboarding procedures

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Ability to travel in state and out of state to attend various recruitment events, occasionally requires overnight trips

Ability to problem solve in a timely manner

Ability to prioritize and assign work

Ability to train, orient, and manage personnel

Ability to supervise and evaluate employees

Ability to prioritize and assign work

Ability to balance competing requirements and needs of client organizations

Ability to develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence

Ability to handle common inquiries or complaints

Ability to respond to questions from students, faculty, staff, and visitors

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job

Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with staff of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities


Skill in utilizing interpersonal skills to relate and interact with a diverse population

Skill in detail oriented planning and able to set priorities, objectives, and meet deadlines

Ability to provide positive and effective customer service

Ability to adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures

Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Ability to apply listening skills, work under pressure, address conflict and solve problems

Ability to read, analyze and interpret standard, policies, procedures and regulations

Ability to effectively present information using attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to exercise good judgment

Ability to operate standard office equipment, such as a computer keyboard, monitor, copies, scanners, and telephone

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing


Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.


This position requires employee be in an office or similar indoor environment, outdoor environment and in the community. Employee may be exposed to individuals who are rude or irate and employees undergoing periods of emotional distress.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The list is not all-inclusive and may be supplemented as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary Location: Central Office - Human Resources
Salary Range: $70,380.00 - $99,878.00 / Per Year
Shift Type: FT - Full Year

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