Sr Talent Acquisition Manager

Director, Talent Acquisition

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Director, Talent Acquisition  and Requisition ID number: 96211

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Talent Acquisition (10000777)

Site:  Davis Center (0001)

FTE:  1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  MACA(02)

Functional Area:  Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Responsible for managing a comprehensive staffing strategy to successfully hire diverse, high quality talent to Minneapolis Public Schools; performs workforce planning and forecasting, managing a team to high quality deliverables effective talent sourcing strategies, and leading continual model and process improvements so that Minneapolis identifies, recruits, and selects candidates in cost-effective and efficient ways.

Bargaining Unit: MACA l Grade: 79 l Salary Range*: $114,817 - $143,389 per year l FLSA Status: Exempt

*The salary range for this position is provided by the listed bargaining unit’s collective bargaining agreement; actual pay will be based on selected candidates’ experience,internal salary promotion practices and internal pay equity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities and staff of the Talent Acquisition Department, including planning, forecasting, staffing, recruiting, talent management and placement of Human Resources (HR).
  • Exercises independent judgment within policy guidelines; analyzes issues and recommends solutions.
  • Manages assigned staff, and assigns tasks, programmatic responsibilities, and projects; evaluates performance, resolves workload and technical issues, and assures that goals are defined and achieved; develops staff skills and training plans, and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload and technical issues; develops strategies to meet goals, and assures that appropriate and timely services are provided; reviews the work of staff to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties.
  • Manages customer service center; evaluates effectiveness of service delivery, establishes customer service standards, and allocates resources based on needs and workload data.
  • Provides advice and consultation to management and employees on the interpretation and consistent application of state and Federal rules, regulations and policies; identifies and resolves HR issues; performs HR Consultant duties for designated units as required.
  • Identifies strategies to assure inter-departmental collaboration, and promote and model cross-functional communications and strategies to assure seamless service delivery and support strategic plans.
  • Assures effective communication of recruitment policies and workforce issues; assures compliance with state and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Assures compliance with state and Federal confidentiality standards for employment records,
  • Evaluates Department operations, work methods and procedures; and develops recommendations for functional improvements.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment  
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field; AND five (5) years of professional Human Resources search and selection experience; OR Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field; AND seven (7) years of professional Human Resources search and selection experience OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and employee supervision.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee search and selection.
  • Uniform Guidelines on employee selection.
  • Specialized software applications, including Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • State and Federal laws, statutes, rules, codes and regulations governing HR functions.
  • Organizational and functional responsibilities of HR Department work groups.
  • Principles of confidential records and file management.

Skill in:

  • Developing strategy, driving process improvement, and investing others to lead critical business change
  • Working efficiently and prioritizing effectively.
  • Directing and coordinating MPS Talent Acquisition programs.
  • Analyzing problems, and recommending effective solutions.
  • Understanding and applying employment standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.
  • Answering questions, advising staff, and resolving problems on recruiting and selection issues, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Monitoring and controlling the confidentiality of MPS records and information.
  • Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data and generating reports.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Providing effective customer service.
  • Reviewing documents and extracting relevant information.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Operating a personal computer using standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Bargaining Unit: MACA l Grade: 79 l Salary Range*: $114,817 - $143,389 per year l FLSA Status: Exempt

*The salary range for this position is provided by the listed bargaining unit’s collective bargaining agreement; actual pay will be based on selected candidates’ experience.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 

Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) within one (1) year of date of hire.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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