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Director, Talent Acquisition

Company: Meeting Street Schools
Location: Charleston
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Who we areMeeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of five South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student's zip code should not determine a student's access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond. Who we're looking forWe are searching for people with a strong mission fit and tight alignment to our belief that all students - regardless of life circumstances- can and will succeed. We seek people who have the motivation, drive, compassion, and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential. High-performing people who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students are encouraged to apply.The RoleThe Director, Talent Acquisition is a central part of the Human Capital Team at Meeting Street Schools (MSS). Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, you will lead talent strategy, with a focus on recruitment and hiring for our network of schools - work that is critical to our success as an organization. You will work closely with senior leadership and external partners to design strategic talent systems and processes that attract, engage, select, and retain high-quality teachers, leaders, and campus support staff. You will be responsible for developing and executing plans for full-cycle hiring, building recruitment strategy and managing the hiring process for all campus & network team positions to ensure that our organization has the talent MSS requires to meet our student growth, achievement, and life success goals. You will also serve as a strategic thought partner to school and regional leaders on organizational health, employee engagement, retention, staffing, and other talent needs. ResponsibilitiesTalent Strategy and Planning (30%)

  • Develop and manage plans for full-cycle recruiting, hiring, and placement of talent, in alignment with MSS Network strategy
  • Determine hiring projections and weekly benchmark goals to manage hiring throughout the year
  • Assess the status of current talent needs at the school-based level to inform hiring and talent development goals
  • Thoroughly understand the essential functions and challenges of each role, and maintain updated, comprehensive job descriptions and hiring materials
  • Communicate progress to goals with senior network leadership
  • Partner with the network management team for school leader selection
  • Lead the Talent Team to ensure that 100% of campus staff members are hired by the start of the first day of work calendar/professional development, and 100% of 2023-24 school leadership vacancies are filled with a "leader-ready" candidate by July 15thEnsure compliance with company policy and local, state or federal law, and including Affirmative Action Plan goals and compliance-related reportingPartnerships and Outreach (30%)
    • Develop and nurture the external partnerships necessary to create a robust talent pool and meet recruitment goals
    • Build interest in MSS through event planning, outreach activities, and marketing campaigns in alignment with the Director, Communications
    • Embrace the challenge of navigating complex business partnerships, and seize this challenge as an opportunity to influence transformation at all levels of the organization
    • Develop and expand knowledge of the local educational landscape and top talentOperations (10%)
      • Create sustainable and replicable hiring policies, processes, and tools to facilitate the equitable, transparent, and efficient hiring of qualified candidates
      • Implement and manage the platforms and systems that are necessary to effectively execute on hiring processes, including the Applicant Tracking System, knowledge management platforms, or other platforms as needed. Talent Leadership (30%)
        • Supervise, and provide development and strategic support to a talent recruiter and hiring managers to meet recruitment goals and build and maintain talent pipelines
        • Coach leaders, hiring managers, and recruiters on best practices to improve the candidate experience and evaluate and serve as an advocate for the candidate experience at every step of the recruiting process
        • Coach and develop school leaders to manage a strong hiring process that enables them to efficiently and effectively hire the right people to join their teams
        • Engage in regular check-ins with principals to review hiring progressConduct annual Hiring Manager Training, including training hiring managers on the use of our applicant tracking system (ATS), Lever HireThe strongest candidate will:
          • Have a deep belief in and demonstrated commitment to our mission that all students are capable of learning and deserve an excellent education
          • Be driven by outcomes and accountable to goals and results
          • Communicate clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences across the school community
          • Have experience using LinkedIn Recruiter, other search engines, job sites, social networks effectively to support recruitment and marketing
          • Demonstrate excellent organization, planning, and follow-through skills
          • Be energized by professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration
          • Demonstrate proficiency in Google Suite (Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.)Have experience with large-scale ATS or CRM systems; experience with Lever Hire is a plusDesired Educational Background and Work Experience
            • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent years of related experience
            • 4+ years of experience in full-cycle recruitment, selection, and hiring
            • 2+ years of experience in a K-12 education setting highly preferred
            • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have had experience in Talent Acquisition for a high-performing CMO network(s)
            • Must be willing to travel up to 15-20% (mainly SC travel)
            • Must be willing to work some nights and weekendsNOTE: This position is located in Charleston, SC, and is not a remote role. Candidates will need to be local to the Charleston area, with opportunities for remote work 1-2 days per week.The salary range for the position is 80 - 100K. Our compensation is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Meeting Street Schools offers a , including and not limited to:Health InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsurancePet InsuranceLife Insurance and DisabilityEmployee + Family WellnessTax Favored Spending Accounts (FSA/HSA)Retirement PlansMeeting Street Schools is an equal-opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.At Meeting Street Schools we are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Keywords: Meeting Street Schools, Charleston , Director, Talent Acquisition, Executive , Charleston, South Carolina

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