Director of Talent, Knowledge is Power Program - Philadelphia, PA
KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in educationally underserved communities. Over 32,000 students attend one of the 109 KIPP schools that operate in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP Philadelphia Schools (KPS) is a part of the national KIPP network and currently has four schools, serving approximately 1,000 students in North and West Philadelphia.
The mission of KPS is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in college, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. Our vision is to achieve our mission at critical mass – a cluster of schools in Philadelphia – thereby reinvigorating public education in this city through the performance of our students and the leadership of our educators. Within the next eight years, KIPP Philadelphia will include ten schools, over 4,400 students, over 370 employees, and will operate on an annual budget of $60 million. In order to grow an organization that is able to promote and sustain a culture of high academic and social expectations across all KPS schools, KPS seeks an experienced individual for the position of Director of Talent (DTA).
Reporting to the COO, the DTA is responsible for ensuring that KPS attracts, develops, and retains a diverse staff of talented individuals. The DTA serves as the primary person responsible for managing the recruitment and selection process for the KPS region.
- Work with CEO, COO and School Leaders to develop a short- and long-term recruitment strategic plan, calendars, marketing and advertising plans, and programs to attract and select a strong, diverse team to KPS
- Manage the Talent Manager and all talent interns
- Oversee and execute all aspects of the recruitment process, including:
- Facilitating a year-round recruitment campaign
- Building and managing relationships with key partner organizations (including Teach for America, graduate universities, and other Philadelphia education stakeholders)
- Performing broad outreach, including attending job fairs and other recruitment events locally and nationally.
- Developing innovative strategies for researching and cultivating identified pools of talent and individual prospects.
- Planning KIPP Philadelphia-specific recruitment events (Meet & Greets, open houses, etc.)
- Manage the full selection cycle for all teaching candidates, including:
- Conducting initial application, phone screen and video review of candidates
- Maintaining lead communication with all candidates throughout the selection process
- Partnering directly with school leaders and hiring managers to ensure a smooth process
- Managing applicant pipeline and participate in hiring decisions
- Manage the applicant tracking system and serve as system administrator (Job Science)
- Serve as a thought partner for creating job descriptions and selection processes for non-teaching candidates
- Track recruitment and selection metrics via weekly dashboards and reports (e.g., candidates yielded by each source, time to hire, etc.) to evaluate various strategies and improve recruiting processes and hiring efficiency
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- At least two years non-profit and/or school-related experience
- Experience teaching in an urban, high-need environment preferred
- Recruitment experience preferred
- Excellent people skills, with an ability to represent the students, families and staff of KIPP Philadelphia Schools well to multiple constituencies
- Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making; facilitate various size working groups, work collaboratively, and supervise people, and; gather and analyze data, compile information, and prepare reports
- Flexible and able to multi-task within an ambiguous, fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
- Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint
- Demonstrate resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
- Uphold the KPS core values of respect, integrity, directness, grit, joy and commitment to the mission and vision of KPS
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