Director II - Recruitment & Retention (Human Resources)

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Closes
Nov 19, 2021
Ref
2411
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Director leads supervise and manages employee recruitment and retention for a division workforce of approximately 2600 full-time and 1600 temporary and seasonal employees. The Director is responsible for recruiting all employees including licensed, classified, and seasonal employees with a goal to create a diverse workforce that reflects the student body and community. The Director develops and implements a strategic recruiting plan (marketing, recruitment, screening, hiring, placement, and orientation/onboarding).

The Director monitors turnover and provides direction and leadership regarding the implementation of the district's personnel retention policies and procedures. This office serves to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce for a multiethnic, multicultural, multigenerational workplace in a teaching and learning public school environment. As a staff expert, the Director advises the senior staff, department supervisors, and school leaders on policies, procedures, and practices for recruitment and retention. The director supervises three direct reports and manages a budget for associated goods and services

This position reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in personnel management, business administration, or related fields is required. Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: None required. Professional certification preferred (e.g. SHRM, HCI, IPMA-HR, AASPA, World at Work, ATD, etc.)

Experience: Five years of progressive experience in human resources administration, recruiting, or HR operations required. Experience with direct-report supervision of three or more staff preferred. Experience with related HCM/HRIS/HRMS software and applicant tracking systems (ATS) required.

Essential Functions
  1. Recruitment Functions
  • Ensures diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the recruiting and hiring process.
  • Administers the respective school board personnel policies concerning recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other benefits.
  • Conducts new hire/new employee orientation programs and processing. Ensures new employees feel welcome and understand division values and culture.
  • Ensures teacher licensure and other certification programs which include pre-employment paperwork and periodic reviews of licensure status.
  • Administers the substitute employee program which includes recruitment, general orientation training, and placement of substitute employees in schools or offices.
  • Trains staff to recruit and screen applicants, conduct interviews, complete background, and reference checks; and make jobs offers.
  • Develops statistical, financial, and management information related to recruitment and retention. Collaborates with other departments (e.g. Finance, Budget, etc.) as needed.
  • Collaborates with respective school leaders and budget office to develop requirements, goals, and strategies related to annual staffing plan for the division
  • Creates network with GSEs and teacher development programs (e.g. TFA) to recruit teachers and interns.
  • Participates to update the annual employee handbook to align with board policy (i.e. G-Series) and ensures digital signature by all employees.
  • Supports recognition of new staff and annual retirement ceremony
  • Uses digital and social media technologies for recruitment
  • Conducts cyclical recruiting surveys with hiring managers to determine candidate attributes, skills, and abilities sought by school leaders (e.g. listening sessions, focus group, 90-day feedback of new teacher performance, etc.).
  • Collaborates with the Office of Communications on content and promotion of recruiting materials
  • Uses HRIS and ATS to track, manage and report on applicant status (e.g. scheduling, interview records, application support documents, etc.)
  • Supports executive search process for school principals and other key leaders. Develops executive search hiring process timeline and sequence of events
  • Develops and maintains current job descriptions. Establishes a process for cyclical review and updating of job descriptions to ensure accuracy of assigned roles, responsibilities, reporting relationships, and position qualifications
  1. Retention Functions
  • Takes action to implement the district's personnel retention policies and procedures
  • Conducts ongoing liaison and professional development to school building leaders and central office supervisors regarding workplace best practices.
  • Reviews and analyzes exit surveys to identify and correct dysfunctional workplace behaviors or office culture
  • May confer with board counsel in response to complaints or allegations of hiring violations or job placement.
  • Monitors and ensures on-time licensure and certification of staff with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
  • Participates as an HR office liaison with local employee association or union.
  • Participates in the cross-functional task force for HRIS continuous improvement (e.g. time and attendance software working group, payroll updates, etc.)
  • Develops annual turnover and retention report for the School Board
  • Analyzes the causes of attrition to determine functional and dysfunctional turnover.
  1. Other functions:
  • Facilitates communication and coordination among staff to implement the strategic plan
  • Develops, manages, and administers an office budget for personnel staffing and non-personnel supports and services
  • Collaborates with staff to prepare and recommend changes in personnel policies, procedures, position classification, pay plan, and respective practices
  • Stays current with civil rights laws, employment law (including employment discrimination law), and labor law (application of collective bargaining agreements).
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars to understand current research, trends, and practices in the HR field
  • Supports and participates with HR staff to follow corrective action plans (e.g. HR audit and Department Improvement Plan)
  • May perform other duties as assigned for the HR department and division

Knowledge, skill, and abilities
  • Ability to be adaptive and responsive to evolving priorities
  • Ability to maintains discretion and confidentiality on all personnel matters
  • Ability to build quick credibility and ongoing trust with employees and supervisors
  • Exceptional verbal, listening, writing, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • A results-oriented individual with a collaborative and solutions-driven mindset
  • Ability to facilitate and drive discussions to deliver productive outcomes to diverse actors
  • Strong ability to organize information and provide succinct reports
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coach employees and managers in conflict and issue resolution
  • Able to operate a vehicle to visit school sites and offices

Clearances
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

WP

Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$101,100.00 - $156,528.00 / Administrator SAS-12
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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