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10 Nov 2022

School Network Staff Director of HR and Talent

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities in empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.


Position Summary:  The Director of HR and Talent is responsible for organizational human resources/capitol vision and strategy, as well as the day-to-day oversight of all functional areas to include talent acquisition, management and retention; employee relations; performance management and organizational effectiveness; professional and leadership development; HRIS; benefits design and administration; and compensation, compliance. They provide leadership in developing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies and succession planning to ensure the organization possesses the talent, skills and capabilities to support and execute its mission of welcoming and serving the immigrant community. The Head of HR and Talent also provides strategic direction and oversight for optimizing employee engagement, human resources policies, processes, tools and systems.

The Director of HR and Talent, as a member of and in collaboration with the Leadership Team (LT), steers the development and implementation of strategy and systems that influence the organization’s culture and prioritizes CRIPCS’s commitment to create and support a vibrant, diverse and mission-driven workforce. The Director of HR and Talent works with leaders and managers across all departments to identify and implement key strategic human capacity and organizational projects that align with CRIPCS’s strategy.


Our Commitment to the Director of HR and Talent:

  • A competitive annual starting salary range of $120,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience.
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible, hybrid work schedule.
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary)
  • Deep investment in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement



Human Resources Strategies & Policies

  • Serves as a strategic advisor, senior human capital expert and thought partner to the CEO, COO and Leadership Team (LT) regarding key talent strategies and HR initiatives and issues.
  • Translates the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans designed to meet the growing organization’s human capital needs including: recruitment and recognition, Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Initiatives, employer branding, leadership development and HR technology.
  • Leads the HR policy development process from conception to practice. Continues improving the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.
  • Defines and operationalizes an HR technology strategy that supports organizational goals.
  • Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. In particular, manage the human resource information systems database and necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources.

Benefits and Compensation Administration

  • Leads the implementation of CRIPCS’s compensation philosophy, structure and administration. Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  • Provides day-to-day operational oversight of the HR department inclusive of Payroll and 401K administration. Supervises and mentors the HR team and, in doing so, models CRIPCS’ coaching philosophy and ensures alignment of the team and department objectives to overall organizational objectives and standards.

Performance Management, Employee Experience and Retention

  • Serves as a thought leader and coach for motivating, engaging, developing and retaining talent throughout the organization. Leads team with developing staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside of CRIPCS. Supports team in identifying appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels.
  • Regularly assesses and reports on employee engagement, morale, and other HR indicators, while constantly seeking opportunities to support employees and foster their professional development.
  • Coaches and supports supervisors to develop their team members. Provides consultation on how to proactively address and resolve personnel challenges.
  • Co-creates with and supports all CRIPCS leaders on an organizational culture that celebrates and leverages the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce that embraces the populations served and reflects CRIPCS’s mission and core values.
  • Collaborates with management to identify performance-based competencies, knowledge and talent gaps in addition to developing specific programs to fill gaps.



  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • An undergraduate degree in Human Resources and/or Organizational Development, or related field from an accredited institution preferred. Graduate degree in a related field and/or HRCI certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience in HR, with at least 5 years in an executive human resources and/or organizational development position or the appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish), highly preferred.
  • Experience working within immigrant and English language learning communities, highly preferred.
  • Proven track record in enhancing HR functions, including but not limited to culture development, change management, employee recruitment and retention, workforce planning, organizational development, compensation, benefits, employee training and professional development, while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style.
  • Ability to coach and mentor direct reports, peers and executives on sound talent management practices; track record of driving organizational results by coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform an organization into a learning culture that is committed to professional growth and talent development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing performance management, professional growth plans, succession planning, leadership development and diversity inclusion frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Resources systems development and policies, practices, and legal compliance.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with an ability to use data to make decisions and to translate strategy from plan into measurable action.
  • Understanding and commitment to Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision and lead others to implement it.
  • Strong change management and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with people representing a wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics.
  • An outcomes-focused approach to work and the resilience that enables one to proceed in spite of the inevitable setbacks and obstacles.
  • A genuine respect and appreciation for people from all walks of life and a deep seeded commitment to support all of them in their yearning to grow to be their best selves.


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors to perform other related duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.

How to Apply

Carlos Rosario has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for our next Director of HR and Talent. Please follow this link to submit your application.

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 100,000 and above.