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14 Dec 2019

School Network Staff Director of Talent Management and HR

Educators for Quality Alternatives

Job Description

Director of Talent Management & Human Resources (Full-Time)

About the Organization
Educators for Quality Alternatives operates alternative schools in New Orleans serving students who have dropped out, been expelled, or otherwise have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional school settings. Our students leave school with the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in the career and education paths of their choice. EQA currently runs two high schools, The NET: Central City and The NET: Gentilly, and a middle school program, The Bridge. EQA will open its third high school, New Orleans Accelerated High School, in August 2020.

About the Role
As EQA grows, it is adding several senior level positions including this one. The
The Director of Talent Management & Human Resources will work closely with the Executive Director and School Leaders to ensure that each of our programs is fully staffed with talented, aligned, and supported educators and professionals. In addition, this leader will design talent and human resource systems which will effectively scale with EQA’s growth while maintaining the organization’s values and personalization. This is a critical leadership role within Educators for Quality Alternatives – you will have a huge opportunity to support the health and growth of our staff in service of our unique and valuable students.

Key Responsibilities

Talent Development & Management
Actively source and cultivate diverse, high-quality instructional and non-instructional talent for open positions and anticipated openings
Strategically and thoughtfully leverage staff networks for candidate and connector referrals
Develop and implement a job-board strategy and oversee all recruitment advertising initiatives
Meet annual recruitment goals with leadership, as well as related outreach and cultivation goals
Promote Educators for Quality Alternatives as a unique place for student-centered educators, with its focus on progressive pedagogy, therapeutic approaches, deeper learning, and a rich intellectual life for teachers
Build a strong talent pipeline by nurturing prospects, cultivating external partnerships, networking intensively, and cultivating referrals from existing teachers and staff
Manage a rigorous and seamless selection process, efficiently delivering top talent to our schools while investing candidates in EQA’s distinctive vision and culture
Build strong relationships with all hiring managers and support their growth as discerning talent selectors
Track and analyze data, including management of data systems and processes for teacher evaluation including VAM and Compass
Train and support Professional Map process
Manage staff appreciation programs to support staff morale and persistence
Manage and refine compensation, promotion, and retention structures
Ensure EQA complies with all relevant rules and procedures regarding teacher certification, including state and federal (e.g. ESSA) requirements

Human Resources
Create and maintain systems that ensure accurate, up-to-date employee records for all team members
Develop and implement efficient, consistent processes for onboarding new hires in coordination
Prepare annual recommendations for benefits program offerings and oversee the program’s administration, including management of EQA’s participation in retirement programs
Ensure 100% completion of benefits enrollments and updates
Supervise timely and accurate payroll administration in conjunction with the Controller,
Manage attendance tracking rules and online time management platform
Oversee investigations into staff concerns and complaints
Conduct an annual review of the EQA employee handbook
Onboard and exit staff
Staff surveys, satisfaction, data and analysis
Consult and support leaders on staff issues
Manage leave, disability, and other emergent staff issues

Proven track record and recruitment and hiring experience; previous teaching or school leadership experience preferred
Working knowledge of HR policy & systems considerations preferred
Ability to recognize, attract, and support outstanding talent
Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and values
Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and people management skills
Flexible and learning mindset dedicated to effectively & innovatively problem solving

Hiring Details
Start Date: January 2020
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403(b) retirement plan
Reports to: Executive Director

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to email Elizabeth Ostberg, Executive Director, at

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.