Director of Headquarters Talent (Immediate Opening)

Weslaco, TX, United States
Jun 07, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission: The Director of Headquarters Talent ("Director") is responsible for ensuring that all National Headquarters roles are filled by high quality candidates in a timely manner by supporting and coaching hiring managers and developing systems and processes to increase efficiency, and candidate and hiring manager experience. The Director partners closely with the Financial Planning and Compensation teams to ensure appropriate staffing models, position approvals, and cascade to Regional Directors of Staffing and other relevant stakeholders. Additionally, the Director works with the Selection team to design, provide feedback, and cascade standardized and recommended selection tools for headquarters roles. The Director supports hiring managers to ensure excellent recruitment, selection, onboarding, and retention of HQ staff, thereby confirming HQ managers lead high-performing, highly-satisfied teams of staff who remain at IDEA.

  • 90% of HQ roles approved in Budget Cycle filled by July 1 or appropriate calendar start date;

  • 80% of HQ Administrative Professional positions are filled within 60 days (except those from annual budget approval process)
    • Engages in budget planning practices with hiring managers, financial planning team, and compensation team to ensure on-track, cohesive budget planning process with high quality job descriptions
    • Personally engages in recruiting and screening candidates for positions at Director level and above
    • Supports hiring managers and manages Manager of HQ Staffing in developing recruitment and selection plans for all roles below Director
    • Partners with Recruitment team to build connections with organizations
    • Facilitates closing vacancies through influencing hiring managers to complete selection processes
    • Designs selection tools and curates them for easy access and use; trains hiring managers on their use
    • Coaches HQ leaders on team structure and planning, to be able to recruit to meet future, anticipated staffing needs
    • Cascades best practices, tools, and learnings to regional directors to support regional hiring; creating economies of scale

  • 100% of Senior/Managing/Regional Director roles and above have high quality, diverse candidate pools (diversity defined by 50%+ of finalists = candidate of color)
    • Recruits a diverse pool of high-quality candidates
    • Builds pipelines with organizations that can promote opportunities at IDEA for senior leaders of color
    • Partners with external organizations (ex: Broad, Latinos for Education, Teach for America, etc.)
    • Engages and trains hiring managers on the value of having diverse teams
    • Supports selectors in understanding bias and working to counteract it; coordinates diverse hiring committees and selection plans

  • Retain at least 85% of HQ staff from year to year at IDEA
    • Supports talent review and evaluation process (Staff Development Cycle) for HQ
    • Conducts focus groups to understand causes of differences in employee satisfaction and develops organizational strategies for addressing these causes
    • Ensures exit interviews are conducted for departing HQ staff and analyzes results for trends to support and address
    • Supports creation and execution of departmental retention plans, monitors progress, and touches base with HQ National leaders to evaluate and change course if necessary
    • Spotlights best practices across headquarters managers, sharing with other managers to replicate behaviors
    • Build relationships with hiring managers and teams to deeply understand team and regional context and nuance to support managers with hiring non-negotiables, selection, onboarding, and development

  • Business partner with HQ managers to understand and meet their talent needs, such that 100% report being satisfied or highly satisfied with the partnership
    • Builds strong business partner relationships
    • Establishes operating mechanisms to provide support and communicate status and progress
    • Provides managers with coaching and guidance around
      • Conducting effective interviews and selection processes
      • Communicating with candidates in positive and professional ways
      • Onboarding selected candidates
      • Team configuration and management structures, including scorecard creation
      • Staff Development Cycle conversations
    • Provide national guidance to Regional Directors of Staffing around hiring for HQ roles

  • Live values of IDEA
    • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
    • 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 an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
    • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
    • Embodies IDEA's core values

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Manages Manager of HQ Staffing

    • Groundbreaking Leader: You're excited to roll up your sleeves and do the hard, but rewarding, work of establishing something new through creating systems, structures, and relationships.
    • Compelling Communicator: You're able to woo people through clear, succinct, engaging written and verbal communication.
    • Savvy Networker: You enjoy building relationships with people and organizations, and are able to build investment in working and partnering with IDEA.
    • Strategic Problem-Solver: You can develop creative ways of addressing problems in order to reach your goals.
    • Ability to break down silos: You can break through and acknowledge, recognize, and minimize bureaucracy, to accomplish tasks.

    • Education: Bachelor's degree required
    • Experience: 5+ years' experience in Human Assets or related fields, preferably in education

    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.

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