Director - Capital Preparatory Harbor School
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Talent and Human Resources
Job Location: Capital Preparatory Schools
Beginning: Nov 12, 2018
Deadline: Jan 11, 2019**
District: Capital Preparatory Harbor School
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: 917-838-3684
Job Description:
Director of Talent and Human Resources (Network Position)

About the Position
We believe that teachers and leaders are the key to closing the equity gap in education. Ensuring we have the right people on our team committed to working with students and families is imperative in delivering on our mission. We are searching for a Director of Talent to lead the network’s human resources division. 

The Director, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, will lead staff recruitment and retention efforts across the network, support the development and execution of a talent strategy, ensure on-boarding and back office human resources functions are carried out effectively in support of the organization’s mission.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment and Talent Strategy
  • Develop and execute a multi-pronged talent development strategy, addressing staff recruitment, onboarding, staff development and growth, and retention.
  • Develop and maintain a diverse and high-quality pool of internal and external candidates to meet current and future needs. 
  • Attend or host career fairs or other external recruitment events, plan internal recruitment and onboarding events, build and maintain a talent “network” cultivating new sources and relationships to ensure we have a strong talent sourcing strategy to meet needs.
  • Manage the hiring process to include, scheduling and conducting interviews, drafting and posting of job descriptions, screening of applicants, monitoring and tracking the status of applicants, communications with applicants and hiring managers, performance of background and reference checks, and negotiation and communication with candidates.
  • Design and maintain the employee orientation and onboarding process as well as termination and departures process to ensure smooth transitions and in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Maintain and keep current employee and applicants databases, including certifications for staff.
Development and Retention
  • Working in conjunction with the leadership team, develop, support, and maintain staff performance and evaluation protocols.
  • Develop and execute professional development plans for staff, to include professional learning opportunities in support of growth and effectiveness.
  • Use of data to inform and develop retention strategies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to encourage retention, including referral or other employee assistance programs.
Human Resources
  • Support, develop and revise as necessary employee policies, procedures and employee handbooks. 
  • Maintain and support certification process for staff.  Ensure compliance with state requirements.
  • Interface with educator preparation institutions and partners.
  • Lead state or federal reporting relative to staffing and employment matters.
  • Maintain employment records, personnel files and employee rosters.
  • Research and make recommendations in support of compensation and benefits plans that will support recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees for human resources questions or needs.
  • Administer payroll enrollment, benefit enrollment and other program enrollment, such as retirements, 401(k), FSA, or others.
  • Support leadership and school level staff to understand relevant labor laws and assist in employee relations as needed.
  • Assist in development of a staffing model for schools in support of effective teaching and learning.
  • Attend meetings, make board or other presentations and keep current with relevant laws and regulations.
  • All other duties as may be assigned.
Skills and Characteristics
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in talent recruitment or human resources.
  • Passionate belief in Capital Prep’s mission and values.
  • Previous experience teaching or leading in urban schools or strong demonstrated interest in K-12 public education.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing growth and change.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Excellent time management, organization and communication skills essential.
  • Ability to work independently, an extended day if necessary, and maintain confidential information.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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