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Temporary Special Director of Talent Development [One Year Vacancy] [ESSER Funded Position]
Company: Boston Public Schools
Location: Boston, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/18/2022
Expire Date: 10/12/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Education, Information Technology, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development, Development and Fund Raising, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Temporary Special Director of Talent Development [One Year Vacancy] [ESSER Funded Position]
This vacancy is the result of temporary funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). The duration of the funding means the position is temporary and may last for one, two, or three years. Hired candidates may be excessed or non-renewed from the position for the following school year.

Reports to: Chief of Equity Strategy and Opportunity Gaps

Founded in 1647, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is the oldest public school district in the country. With approximately 52,000 students from over one hundred countries, over 10,000 employees, and a $1.3 billion dollar annual budget, the BPS is the largest school district in Massachusetts.

BPS seeks a talented and versatile professional to contribute to advancing the district's priorities
by supporting talent acquisition function.This individual should be a self-starter with the ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and projects. The Special Director will have a primary focus on the recruiting and placement of educators and paraprofessionals, ensuring each classroom is adequately staffed and reading for learning on day one. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; bring knowledge of the public education systems; have excellent judgment; and have the ability to manage a fast-paced and multi-faceted workload with keen
attention to detail. The individual will be expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit
discretion and professionalism in all activities.

As a key advisor of talent acquisition and pipeline programs will work closely with the Chief of Office of Equity, Strategy & Opportunity Gaps and the Chief of Human Capital, to execute the following:.
  • Design the strategy to transform, align and maximize the current expanded learning and partnership efforts into an equitable, coherent and impactful strategy that results in gains in workforce diversity.
  • Oversee alignment and review of programs to ensure DESE licensing approval of the BPS Teaching Fellowship.
  • Oversee the integration of MTEL 2.0 Prep Support into the BE/ACTT, ACTT and BPSTF
  • Oversee the development of a professional development and cultivation of paraprofessionals
  • Oversee the design and implementation of M.Ed programs with a college/university partner
  • Expand partnerships with TERC, the Young People's Project, and MIT Teaching Systems Lab.
  • Oversee and cultivate strategic partnerships to offer accessible, affordable, culturally proficient, equitable and aligned graduate school options for our first year teachers.
  • Oversee the coordination and convening of community advisory boards of stakeholders, students, families and teachers.
  • Build, develop and maintain strong relationships with university/college partners, their staff, community leaders, faith leaders, parent leaders and community organizations to increase visibility and access to high quality teacher preparation programs.
  • Develop partnerships to advance department and division goals.
  • Oversee the Teacher Pipeline Programs budget including oversight of targeted funds.
  • Work with staff to develop and adhere to coordinated work plans designed to meet department goals and targets.
  • Provide effective supervision for all direct reports, including goal-setting, ongoing supervision, coaching, professional development and annual performance evaluations.
  • Oversee the identification and/or integration data management systems.
  • Oversee the writing of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Propose, develop and implement policy related to areas of work, and conduct annual review for continued appropriateness.
  • Ensure the equitable distribution of external resources, including in-kind donations, partnerships, volunteers, and experiences.

Required Competencies
  1. Managing Through Processes and Systems. Designs practices, processes, and procedures necessary to get things done; simplifies complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources; creates systems that manage themselves.
  2. Managing Relationships. Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  3. Drive for Results. Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; does not give up before finishing, even in the face of resistance or setbacks; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  4. Persistence. Deals with ambiguous tasks and new and evolving problems in an organization that is significantly changing the way it approaches facilities planning. We need you to be able to work through a problem until it is solved, not until you reach a roadblock.
  5. Creativity. Generates many new and unique ideas; makes connections among previously unrelated notions; is unafraid to use unorthodox methods; is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Qualifications - Required:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years administrative, managerial or project management experience
  • 2 years experience or more working in an urban, governmental, or public education setting
  • Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly in creating easy-to-interpret, actionable reports, presentations, and findings
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and negotiate comfortably with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to prioritize competing demands
  • Successful experience working in a team-oriented environment; experience interacting with multiple internal/external stakeholder groups
  • Strong political instincts and significant experience navigating complex environments to derive creative solutions
  • Ability to work independently entailing a high degree of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality
  • Capacity to identify and meet high-impact benchmarks within a long-ranging strategy
  • Experience with project management templates or relevant software preferred
Terms: Managerial, D61. Temporary, one year vacancy.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
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