Managing Director of Talent Acquisition

Washington, DC
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Investing in talent is one of KIPP DC's top five priorities in our 2025 strategic plan. The Managing Director of Talent Acquisition will play a key role in ensuring this priority is met. The Managing Director will lead KIPP DC's efforts to find, attract, select and hire high-quality, committed and diverse team members into all of the organization's roles. The Managing Director will define and lead the organization's recruitment strategy, including marketing and branding of our value proposition to new employees, individual and event-based recruitment efforts, and building upon current pipeline building strategies such as the Capital Teaching Residency for KIPP DC teachers. In addition, the Managing Director will lead the KIPP DC recruitment team, including setting vision and strategy for the team, which is responsible for candidate outreach, targeted recruitment, and selection processes for all teachers, residents, instructional support staff, and regional roles for KIPP DC, ultimately leading to approximately 200 hires a year. The Managing Director will hold a high bar for equitable hiring practices to ensure that KIPP DC mitigates against bias in the hiring process and continues to hire high-quality, diverse talent at every level. They will also coordinate and collaborate with other leaders and stakeholders to ensure that the strategy is meeting KIPP DC's needs. The Managing Director will directly manage Associate Directors on the Recruitment team. This role is exempt and will report to the Chief Talent Officer. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Outreach StrategyDefine recruitment strategy to build excitement about KIPP DC, including national outreach and a deep focus on hiring Washingtonians Clarify our value proposition to future applicants by defining why they should want to work at KIPP DCThink boldly and creatively about new outreach and pipeline strategies, including but not limited to building on current pipeline strategies (eg Capital Teaching Residency) and outreach efforts (Eg events like hiring fairs and partnerships with universities)Partner with leaders on the talent team and brand team to implement outreach strategiesManage the outreach budget to ensure we are maximizing resources to find great talent for all roles in the organizationServe as a voice of KIPP DC in compelling candidates to apply, including speaking at events, reaching out to top prospects, and meeting with final round candidatesHiring StrategyPartnering with the recruitment team leaders, ensure KIPP DC's selection processes ensure a great candidate experience, identify the right qualities in candidates that will make them successful in the role, are efficient, and maintain a high bar for equitable hiring practices Ensure that recruitment team capacity is dedicated toward all aspects of hiring - outreach, candidate cultivation, hiring process, and support for hiring managers - in a way that maximizes hiring great talent and efficiency, and helps the team adjust course as necessaryBuild relationships with hiring managers so that you, as the leader, understand their needs and support the team in doing the sameLead vision for training and supporting hiring managers to develop competencies and create an equitable and consistent hiring process Team ManagementLead a process to set vision, goals, and execution for the recruitment team and manage towards themDirectly manage sub-team leaders and ensure collaboration across the sub-teams, including identifying and acting on points collaboration across instructional hiring, regional hiring, and outreachOnboard new team members and set individual goals with and provide coaching and feedbackLead cross-functional initiatives, including the annual Intent-to-Return processStep in to fill any needs identified by the recruitment sub-teams, for example leading the hiring process for senior roles, supporting with school leader selection, participating in an outreach eventUnite the team to identify and work through areas of improvement and innovationCoach and develop director and associate director-level leaders to become effective managers and leadersLead by example to create and reinforce positive and productive team culture Collaborates with other leaders and teamsCollaborates with talent leaders on cross-functional talent processes and initiatives, including defining KIPP DC's overall value proposition, retention strategies, etcServe as the point of contact to coordinate with leaders on the academic team, knowledge & learning team, human resources and talent operations teamsConnects with other talent acquisition leaders across KIPP's national network as well as in Washington DCEnsure that senior leaders have the appropriate and necessary touchpoints and meeting structures with stakeholders to ensure effective execution of the recruitment and selection strategy QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree (required)At least 12 years of work experience, with at least 7 years of previous recruitment experience required and previous experience working in a school system requiredExperience influencing and motivating individuals using a variety of mediums (presentations, speeches, 1:1 conversations, etc.) with a track record of converting skeptical parties to their causeExperience managing others and/or driving results through others Strong understanding of current challenges, trends and strategies for talent acquisition in the current labor marketExperience leading a team with strong culture to meet ambitious goalsAbility to think strategically and creatively to solve big picture problemsAbility to manage stakeholders through change when faced with major strategic shiftsExperience using data in sophisticated ways to monitor progress towards goalsOutstanding project management and organizational skills, and extraordinary attention to detailFlexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple prioritiesDeep commitment to racial and educational equity and the building of an organization that reflects the community KIPP DC serves; ability to hold self and others accountable for centering equityAbility to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and adept at developing relationships within KIPP DCStrong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work

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