Associate Director of Talent Acquistion
Do you thrive when building strong relationships and working in a fast-paced environment? Are you excited about identifying great talent and developing selection processes to evaluate candidates? Are you prepared to lead the recruitment process for an incredibly mission-driven organization?As the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition and as a member of our Talent Team, you will create and implement Alpha’s annual recruitment strategic plan in partnership with the Managing Director of Talent Operations, using data to evaluate progress during implementation and pivot if needed. You will think critically about the systems and processes used at Alpha to recruit and select top talent, and collaborate with the Talent Team and hiring managers across the organization to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Through the recruitment of highly qualified and passionate educators, you will actively create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while working with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college.We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs: leaders who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for leaders who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. We're committed to finding leaders who value and amplify the diverse experiences of our staff and scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education.What you’ll do…Promote Alpha’s staff culture, mindsets, and values internally and externally as an enthusiastic ambassador of the organization Own accountability for all key recruitment metrics, as determined in partnership with the Managing Director of Talent Operations Create an annual sourcing and cultivation strategy, plan, and targets that align with Alpha’s recruitment needs and broader talent strategy Build and maintain strong relationships with hiring managers and key stakeholders Attend national, regional, and local recruitment events such as career fairs, conferences, panel discussions, and networking events Network aggressively and proactively to cultivate and sustain key relationships and open new recruitment channels Manage professional development of Alpha’s Talent Acquisition Associate Collaborate with the Talent Acquisition Associate to effectively “divide and conquer” ownership of all open positions and candidates Conduct interviews and cultivation meetings to understand candidates’ fit with Alpha Public Schools and with specific open positions Manage Alpha’s applicant tracking system (ATS) from both a strategic and tactical perspective, with fluency in all day-to-day ATS functionality and the ability to leverage the ATS to drive efficiency and results Design and develop equitable interview processes in alignment with skill-based role requirements Partner with the Sr. Director of Teacher and Leadership Development and Alder GSE to drive recruitment for the Alpha Teacher Residency program You possess…Bachelor’s Degree required 2+ years of experience in recruitment 2+ years of experience in the education sector (preferably in a K-12 school setting or education management firm) 4+ years of professional experience, with progressive levels of leadership You stand out by being a...Builder. You think strategically. To you, the status quo is just a starting point. You are excited to implement best practices and build upon them. Highly organized. You know how to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. You create clear systems and processes to complete deliverables in a timely manner. People leader. You enjoy supporting the professional development and growth of others, and lead from a place that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. Relationship builder. You are excited by the opportunity to collaborate. You have the ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with everyone from prospective candidates to Alpha’s executive team. Spirited problem solver. You have a “can-do” attitude in the face of ambiguity and adversity, and enjoy problem solving through thorny, unexpected challenges Passionate. You care about students and you are inspired to come to work each day knowing that you are actively contributing to Alpha’s mission. Committed: You are committed to equitable hiring practices and engaging with diverse talent from communities that are underserved and underrepresented. You believe deeply in diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring. Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.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. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.