Regional Director of Staffing - Southern Louisiana (19-20)

Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Jul 09, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .

About our Southern Louisiana Region

Our Southern Louisiana region consists of 4 schools in Baton Rouge and 1 school in New Orleans. In 2017, only 1 in 6 students graduated in the state of Louisiana graduated college-ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. IDEA Southern Louisiana is part of the solution for sharing the endless possibilities in grade school, college, and beyond.

Baton Rouge is ranked in the top 100 on the U.S. News and World Report Best Places to Live Rankings. It is also home to IDEA Innovation and IDEA Bridge, the first IDEA Public School regions outside of the state of Texas. We are honored to pledge our passion and focus to the students of Baton Rouge and provide an educational experience that will end with college acceptance and matriculation.

While Baton Rouge is well known for its delicious cuisine and entertainment, it is also a nucleus for an abundant culture and history. We are ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student's dreams to get to and through college.

IDEA New Orleans is set to open its doors in the fall of 2019 and will begin by offering kindergarten through 5 th grade to 360 students. Home to world-class restaurants, and beautiful architecture - IDEA is ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student's dreams to get to and through college.

Role Mission:

The Regional Director of Staffing will be charged with leading recruitment and hiring for the Southern Louisiana area 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 of Staffing 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 also skilled in supporting 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 few 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 headquarter 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.


100% of all campus instructional and regional headquarters roles in the region are filled by the first day of the relevant work calendar.
  • 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, regional and national leaders 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 staffing team members to oversee administrative & logistical work, freeing up the Director's time to oversee more strategic work required to achieve goals

95% of campus instructional and regional headquarters roles are filled by 5/31/2020
  • Partner with the regional staffing teams in other regions to identify prospects for transfers and promotions and manage these processes.
  • Effectively screen candidates to ensure that there are three strong candidates for every Headquarters and campus instructional vacancy.
  • Plan and facilitate regional super interview days.
  • Communicate consistently around vacancies and promotions to ensure a smooth hiring process for all positions.
  • Coach and develop principals to manage a strong hiring process that enables them to efficiently and effectively hire the right people to join their teams.
  • *Campus Instructional roles are: Teachers, Instructional Support, Academic Counselor, College Counselor, Director of College Counselor, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Assistant Principal of Operations, Social Workers, Principals, Principal in Residence plus any other instructional role that is approved.
  • *Regional Headquarters roles serve the region at the district level and can include but are not limited to: Regional Director of Operations, LSSP, SLP, Director of Advancement. Positions are based on district/budget approval and may differ from region to region.

Attract Principal, Principal in Residence, Campus Leadership, Teacher, Paraprofessional and Headquarters applications to the IDEA Region
  • Manage and support the region's Talent Recruiter/Partner to lead on the following:
    • 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.

Manage the Internal Referral campaign
  • 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.

85% Teacher Retention
  • Evaluate leaver exit survey for trends and communicate to regional leadership and campus leadership
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on strategies to engage the staff and build strong regional culture.
  • Conduct empathy interviews, pulse checks, and retention conversations (etc) to understand the needs and career plans of staff members and debrief with the Executive Director and principals
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • 19-20 school year: Manage a Talent Partner/Recruiter

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree preferably in Human Resources
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of talent acquisition or HR leadership experience
  • Must be willing to travel 1-2 times per month to other IDEA regions for team building, trainings, observations, etc.
  • Must be willing to work over 40 hours per week with some nights and weekends
Salaries for this role typically fall between $71,298 - $92,688 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.