Education Pioneers is a groundbreaking national nonprofit organization that accelerates education reform by attracting and developing top leaders, managers, and reformers with diverse backgrounds and professional skills to ensure a public education system in which all students receive a quality education. We know the success of this movement hinges on Education Pioneers having the right team in place to execute on this vision. The Director, Talent Recruitment will be at the forefront of identifying and recruiting the most talented professionals to advance this mission.
The Director, Talent Recruitment will report to the Vice President of Human Assets and will be required to travel to recruiting events at Education Pioneers sites at least 20% of the time. This role may be based in Oakland, CA or Boston, MA. Oakland, CA is preferred.
•Build robust and diverse pools of talent for current and future openings via networking, staff referrals, online sourcing, and participation in events.
•Develop deep partnerships with talent pipeline organizations and individuals who can be strong sources of candidate referrals
•Epitomize a level of enthusiasm about working at Education Pioneers as a model for all staff and to promote the organization’s employment brand to external audiences.
•Work with managers to write job descriptions that are clear, accurate, and inspiring.
•Ensure consistent use of interview tools including candidate scorecards, screening tools, and assessment procedures, working with managers on an ongoing basis to customize and update these tools to meet the needs of specific offices and searches.
•Demonstrate customer service orientation toward hiring managers in meeting their talent needs as a strategic business partner
•Lead all stages of the candidate hiring process, including candidate screening and selection, and collaborate with the Finance & Operations team to ensure a smooth on-boarding experience once an employee is hired.
•Strategically collaborate with search firms as necessary to ensure a broad and diverse candidate pool and timely hiring process.
•Manage Salesforce based applicant tracking systems to capture relevant candidate information, report on an analyze recruitment performance, and manage the entire candidate experience.
•Collaborate closely with the Vice President of Human Assets and Director of Human Assets to ensure coordination of all human capital efforts.
•Continuously monitor, evaluate, and enhance Education Pioneers’ effectiveness in recruiting the most highly qualified and diverse candidate pool possible.
Education and Experience
•At least 5 years of exceptional performance as an HR manager, recruiter, or similar role
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred
•Not-for-profit experience is a plus
•Significant experience in recruiting and interviewing, with proven ability to attract exceptional talent and build high-performing teams
Skills, Traits and Beliefs
Knowledge and Competencies
•Track record of achieving high levels of success in short periods of time with demonstrated focus on goals and results
•Strong knowledge best practices related to effective systems for attracting and hiring the highest quality talent for an organization like Education Pioneers.
•Ability to articulate the importance of talent to diverse audiences
•Proven ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences in both written and verbal communication
•Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the intellectual depth and maturity to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
•Exceptional project management and execution skills with a track record of developing and implementing new initiatives
•Exceptional follow-through skills and ability to multi-task and balance requests from many different individuals with grace and positivity at all times.
•Strong strategic thinker with proven track record of securing talent
•Discerning eye for talent and high standards for excellence in candidate selection.
Beliefs and Values
•Alignment with Education Pioneers mission and core values
•Values growth mindset and believes that individuals are capable of development
•Believes in his/her ability to overcome obstacles and have a positive impact
•Commitment to building a culture that values of diversity and fosters inclusion
•Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
•Demonstrated experience and/or passion for work in K-12 education
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
•Ability and willingness to travel for recruitment and networking purposes
Equal Opportunity Employment & Commitment to Diversity
Education Pioneers believes it is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the urban communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people and we strongly encourage people of color to apply for positions in our organization.