Talent Acquisition Partner
Associate Director, Leadership and Talent Development

BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

St. Paul Academy and Summit School

St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks motivated, skilled and dedicated faculty and staff members in all areas of the school – from classroom instruction to coaching, to facility maintenance and clerical support.

St. Paul Academy and Summit School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. The school offers a generous compensation package, including salary with health, dental, disability and life insurance. SPA tuition remission for employee children and retirement benefits are also available.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist


St. Paul , MN

St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist. The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Recruitment and Retention Specialist is an exciting position in support of SPA’s DEI Strategic Plan to develop and implement strategic faculty recruiting programs. This position has a significant external component focused on outreach, building relationships with regional colleges and universities, and developing a regional network of educators and professionals who know SPA. In this work, this position will collaborate closely with the Director of Intercultural Life and the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs. The position will focus on the recruitment and retention of BIPOC employees, and the hiring and onboarding process for all employees. The BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist will report to the Human Resources Director.

The BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist will support SPA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as part of the DEIB strategic plan to recruit and hire a diverse faculty and staff. The successful candidate will be a creative self-starter who can take initiative, responds flexibly to the needs of the position, and is receptive and responsive to feedback and will be an integral part of the community across all divisions. Candidates should support the mission of SPA and be eager to join a fast-paced professional community in which collaboration is valued and professional growth is the norm.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive recruitment strategies for BIPOC teachers, including travel to colleges and universities in the region and teacher job fairs to recruit BIPOC teacher candidates.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with a network of regional educators and professionals who understand independent school teaching and SPA in particular.

  • Organize and host open houses for local BIPOC educators and professionals to learn more about SPA.

  • Work with the Director of Communications to develop and update teacher recruitment materials and employment content for SPA’s website.

  • Oversee, in consultation with others, the hiring practices, guidelines, policies and protocols for all employees; develop hiring procedures for non-faculty hiring and adhere to the process. Ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.

  • Post all open positions in a variety of websites and social media platforms, including those targeted to recruiting BIPOC candidates. Perform general recruiting and recruitment planning, as needed. Manage the recruitment database.

  • Provide training to hiring committees and search committee members on strategies to support diversity and inclusion in hiring.

  • Oversee current partnerships to build pathways of recruitment and retention

  • Onboard employees through the human resources applicant tracking system.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Experience in educational institutions and particularly independent schools is preferred. Three to five years in a recruitment position is preferred as well as human resources or other administrative skills/experience.

  • A collaborative style and approachable demeanor, and demonstrated ability to establish rapport and trusting relationships with people from diverse identities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills. Able to operate effectively in diverse environments and interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to interact with employees at all levels in a friendly and professional manner

  • Ability to travel, as needed, including some overnight trips.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and in collaboration with individuals and teams Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making and develop and implement plans in an organized and timely manner.

  • Knowledge of recruitment best practices, social media outreach practices on multiple platforms and automated applicant tracking systems and human resources information systems.

  • Demonstrated computer aptitude with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google docs, Gmail and a willingness to learn new software.

How to Apply:

The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/careers.

SPA is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff, and maintaining a workplace culture in which all are treated equitably.

To apply click BIPOC Recruitment and Retention Specialist


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