601 South Figueroa Street
ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey.
Join us at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an innovative organization made up of talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions in service of our scholars and families. Now is the time to join us and make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.
At Alliance we believe strongly that having high-performing staff at all of our schools is crucial to transforming the lives of our scholars. The Director of School Staffing will lead our efforts to support Alliance’s 28 middle and high school campuses with their annual staffing needs. He or she will manage an entrepreneurial team that provides direct support services to help our school leaders hire the most talented people for their schools.
- Manage a team toward ambitious goals of hiring top school talent early in the hiring cycle and expanding the pipelines of strong and diverse candidates.
- Create a strong, supportive, and high-performing team culture; coach, support, and develop team members to grow them professionally.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders internally and externally to ensure that the team’s work is effectively supported, prioritized, and resourced.
Strategy and Vision
- Continue to refine and expand the team’s set of school staffing supports; create staffing and selection tools, and training for schools, and build a strategy to garner new pipelines of diverse, high-quality school talent prospects.
- Work closely with Alliance’s 27 school leaders to ensure that the team’s support services and structures best serve our schools’ needs.
- Develop and implement a strategy for candidate cultivation that keeps priority candidates interested in Alliance throughout the vetting process and drives toward a best “school match” within the Alliance network of schools.
- Work with senior leadership to set the annual vision, goals, strategy, and plan for school staffing; recruitment, selection, and hiring.
Recruitment, Selection, and Staffing
- Continue to refine and expand recruitment and sourcing strategies to build robust, high-quality, and diverse candidate pools, including formal teacher pipeline programs, for schools and the Home Office.
- Work closely with Alliance’s school leaders to develop and implement high-quality selection tools, trainings, resources, and supports to meet school vacancy management, recruitment, selection, and hiring needs.
- Support Alliance’s school leaders with staff selection and hiring through a direct, hands-on support model.
- Serve as a trusted advisor to school leaders on recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention best practices.
- Develop and implement supports for Home Office hiring managers to hire top talent for all vacant positions.
- Identify success metrics and create systems for tracking recruitment, selection, and hiring efforts.
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:
- Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
- Knowledge of urban school environments and school culture
- Ability to work effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders (e.g. teachers, school leaders, Home Office and school-based colleagues, external partners)
- Exceptional problem-solving skills and a strategic, independent thinker with demonstrated ability to lead change management efforts and develop scalable systems
- Proven project management skills with the ability to translate strategies/plans into action, and to implement them with strong attention to detail and use data to drive decision making
- Experience managing people and cross-functional teams, programs, and initiatives; motivating others to successfully reach ambitious goals
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to inspire top talent to join Alliance
- Excellent organization, time management, and follow-through skills; high sense of urgency
- Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
- Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; graduate degree in business administration, education, public administration, human resources or a related field is preferred
- At least six (6) years full-time work experience; two years in a supervisory capacity or equivalent experience
- Experience working in the education sector, specifically in the functional area of talent or human resources
- Instructional experience as an educator is preferred but not required
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.
Minimum Education Required