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Assistant Director, Department of Certification and Staffing/ Talent Acquisition

OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant Director II CODE: 0319 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Assistant Director, Department of Certification and Staffing/ Talent Acquisition GRADE: O MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, assists the director of Certification and Staffing in creating and implementing departmental plans, which involves identifying departmental needs and establishing plans of action. Reviews and supports the day-to-day operations of the Department of Certification and Staffing. The primary responsibility will be oversight of Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Management, developing, organizing, and executing recruitment plans to ensure the full implementation of the Teacher Workforce Diversity Initiative. Shares in overseeing issues related to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, and assignments within the organization. Assists the director of Certification and Staffing in providing leadership, supervision, and evaluation for personnel responsible for talent acquisition, of teachers, support professionals, and substitute & temporary positions, and the professional certification unit. Ensures equity and excellence in the hiring of all staff, and promoting fair and equitable human resources practices in the selection, promotion, and assignment processes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to the recruitment and selection of all employees that impact the overall management of the school system as well as MCEA, MCAAP, and SEIU Local 500 agreements. Knowledge of the MCPS Workforce Diversity Strategic Plan. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, manage, and work collaboratively. Excellent interviewing, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Effectively uses data to monitor progress toward achieving organizational effectiveness and system wide goals. Ability to operate individually, employ solid decision-making skills, as well as develop and maintain highly effective internal and external relationships. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize daily tasks. Knowledge of the Professional Growth Systems (PGS) established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP/MCBOA), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS) and the Supporting Services (SEIU) Professional Growth System (SSPGS). Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate staff and implement the appropriate PGS performance standards.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business, education, administration, supervision, or personnel administration. Five years or more experience in a supervisory, leadership, or management position in a K through 12 school system, preferably within MCPS. Three years¿ experience working in a human resources office, performing staff recruitment, selection and assignment. Completion of leadership courses Observing and Analyzing Teaching (OAT) I & 2. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Federal/State Requirements: Meets Maryland requirements for certification in administration and supervision ADMIN I. OAT1 & OAT2 required or completed within the first year of employment in this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Lifting of recruitment materials, 15-25 pounds
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Ability to work extended hours, including evening/weekend meetings. Limited use of leave especially during the months of March-September due to the recruitment and hiring season calendar.


Note: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or ability associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the core job elements.)

Develops and executes processes and strategies to identify top talent, utilizing traditional and innovative sources and manage recruitment vetting and selection processes including the training and deployment of ambassadors.

Assists the director in the supervision and evaluation of the Talent Acquisition Initiatives Unit, Certification Unit, Teacher Staffing Team, Supporting Services Staffing Team, and Substitute Office team.

Coordinates OHRD local recruitment/job fairs.

Attends job fairs and trade shows when appropriate.

Actively promotes use of technology for recruitment processes, leads the effort to develop tools and collects data for long range recruitment planning.

Utilizes metrics and analytics to assess, report and deliver critical data related to talent acquisition processes to key leaders and stakeholders across the district.

Analyzes data directly associated with recruitment, staffing, and certification that support hiring of staff, specifically diverse candidates.

Develops, implements, monitors and assesses the components Teacher Workforce Diversity Initiative.

Analyzes current processes and structures to ensure alignment with attraction and recruitment of employees.

Coordinates, cultivates, promotes, and manages the Ambassador Program.

Oversees the Department of Certification and Staffing website ensuring it is easily accessible and provides candidates with attractive, realistic, informative, and simplistic information.

Represents the director of Certification and Staffing when requested to do so.

Implements effective data monitoring systems throughout the hiring season to ensure the attainment of yearly hiring season goals and assess the yields from recruitment events and advertisements.

Assist with the Higher Education Partnerships and Career Pathways to create an internal teacher recruitment pipeline for current employees and student teachers.

Works cooperatively with all district leadership to ensure effective processes are being implemented in screening, interviewing, and hiring professional, supporting services and substitute personnel.

Supports the efficient assignment of personnel and manages the employee transfer process.

Implements the components of the three negotiated agreements that are in direct alignment with the hiring and transfer process.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 2/2017
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This description may be changed at any time.

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