Talent Acquisition & Retention Specialist
Requisition Number:2021-HS/C-017
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Responsible for developing and implementing data-driven outreach, recruitment, and retention strategies for ABCD’s Head Start & Children’s Services. Responsible for the hiring/interview process, assist with orientation and on-boarding, track personnel related data, and work closely with ABCD’s Human Resources Department to systematize communication and data sharing between departments. Build and maintain relationships with community organizations, local colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, and other professional networks to expand the applicant pipeline. Attend and/or present at job fairs, career seminars, and other community events to promote ABCD Head Start’s mission and employment opportunities. Regularly update and feature job opportunities on social media, career center websites, job search engine platforms, and other pages for early childhood education employment listings. Review resumes and forward to applicable supervisors, ensuring that resumes meet the experience and credentials outlined in ABCD Head Start job descriptions. Assist in hiring processes as needed, such as conducting reference checks and scheduling parent interview panels. Review hiring paperwork to ensure that all required documentation is complete and accurate, following up with the applicant and/or ABCD Head Start staff as needed in a timely manner. Create and maintain an organized system for tracking applicants, status of hiring paperwork, and communication logs. Provide monthly reports on new hires, open positions, and other personnel data as requested. Implement an exit interview process and other systems to collect data on employment satisfaction, professional development, and workplace challenges. Lead an interdisciplinary committee to develop data-informed retention strategies and work plans, and monitor trends over time. Serve as the ABCD Head Start liaison to the HR Department to streamline communication and data sharing around leave of absences, performance evaluation completion status, and other designated personnel matters. Assist supervisors and staff with new hire data and related policy and procedure requests. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of one to three years human resources experience, with emphasis in specialty area of recruitment, hiring, and training and a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field required. Knowledge of Head Start or other early education program preferred. Master’s degree or MBA preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Experience in working with ethnically and culturally diverse staff and candidates. Successful experience in working as a member of an interdisciplinary team. High level of computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive, etc.) required. High level of efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail. Must have the capacity to prioritize workload and meet tight deadlines with strong time management skills. Ability to travel frequently for recruitment events and meetings.