Associate Director/Director of Search and Talent Acquisition

Are you inspired by the opportunity to improve the quality of educational experiences available to children and young people in cities across the country? If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are excited to lead and scale a growing executive search practice, this position may be a great opportunity for you. 

About Us

Stronger Consulting Inc. is a mission-driven consulting firm committed to helping school systems and non-profit leaders design, staff, and manage exceptional programs for children and youth.  We are a Latinx-owned company and specialize in building diverse talent pipelines for our clients. Our team is responsible for impacting organizations’ work to ensure equitable and excellent educational opportunities for traditionally underserved children and families. Stronger Consulting has partnered with over 75 national school systems and social impact organizations to design and achieve remarkable experiences for young people. 

Our Vision
We imagine a future in which everyone can access fair and outstanding educational and life opportunities.

We aspire to see leaders today who are boldly addressing and dismantling systemic and institutional inequalities, striving to provide people with opportunities that surpass our wildest expectations.

We recognize that the shortage of diverse and empowered leaders, and the absence of thoughtful equitable solutions, pose significant obstacles to realizing this vision. Our mission is to build diverse talent pipelines that link equity-focused leaders with organizations and school systems in need of their expertise and offer solutions that benefit underserved children, communities, and families.

We pursue this through: 

  • Equitable Empowerment: We passionately champion a world where equity and anti-racism thrive, empowering all people to flourish in an inclusive and just society.
  • Boundless Optimism: We believe in the boundless potential for a brighter reality today and tomorrow, fostering optimism that drives impactful, positive change. 
  • Compassionate Connection: We forge genuine connections, walking alongside others with empathy, building authentic relationships, and supporting mission-driven organizations that enrich lives.
  • Progressive Equality: We lead with progressive empathy, treating others with respect, fostering kindness, and nurturing an environment of collaboration.
  • Informed Transparency: Driven by data and optimism, we transparently communicate truth, emphasizing positivity while embracing facts to guide impactful decisions.

Role Overview

The Associate Director/Director of Search and Talent Acquisition will be a pivotal figure in leading our search and selection activities. Reporting to the Lead Operating Officer, this role encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, from talent acquisition and client relationship management to operations and project management. The Director will also be instrumental in ensuring the seamless integration of systems and processes, emphasizing attention to detail and a proactive solutions approach.

Primary  Responsibilities:

Talent Acquisition (50%):

  • Lead the full-cycle recruiting process, from sourcing to placement, for roles ranging from manager to chief-level, CEO, and executive director-level positions.
  • Ensure the successful placement of diverse candidates using our recruitment and selection process which leverages candidates from our internal network and through internet tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter. 
  • Design and implement search protocols, role competency matrices, and interview strategies.
  • Ensure profitability of projects through the management of a team of staff and contractors, including time and resource planning and management.
  • Mentor, train, and support a team of individuals reporting to you to effectively deliver on the core search work.
  • Continually provide direct, specific, and actionable feedback to team members to quickly address performance needs including both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop and take action against standard operating procedures to ensure the team is supported and can deliver search products.

Client Relationships and Management (30%):

  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, ensuring their satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Develop and execute client retention practices and strategies (e.g., high-quality client experience, regular evaluation of client satisfaction, quarterly client and candidate check-ins, upselling/cross-selling of other services and solutions).
  • Act as the primary point of contact for client inquiries, concerns, and feedback, ensuring timely and effective communication.
  • Conduct regular project check-ins and updates with clients to keep them informed about project progress and any changes.
  • Enlist the support of the team members, consultants, and the CEO to support client success.
  • Bring a high-level amount of attention to detail in communication (written and verbal) with clients internally and externally to ensure customer satisfaction, alignment, and timely progress toward project completion.

Division Leadership (10%):

  • Oversee a team of contractors, ensuring optimal staffing and performance.
  • Provide training and guidance on client interactions, offering expert advice on search strategies.
  • Foster a collaborative environment, promoting open communication and feedback.
  • Implement regular check-ins to ensure contractor alignment with search project strategies and standards.
  • Lead the division by taking ownership of projects, demonstrating accountability, and a results-oriented mindset.
  • Creatively problem-solve challenges and find innovative solutions to the needs of the Division.

Operations (10%):

  • Implement systems that tie all processes together, ensuring efficiency and consistency.
  • Demonstrate a keen attention to detail and a willingness to dive deep into operational challenges.
  • Provide timely reporting and reflect with the CEO on the profitability of each search.
  • Analyze and synthesize information from various sources quickly and accurately.
  • Pay attention to detail in all tasks and ensure information is distributed to the team, gaps are addressed and closed, and the client experience is seamless and high-quality.
  • Ensure the team maintains fidelity to the developed systems and identify and implement modifications to improve the overall efficiency of the team.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of progressive experience in full-cycle talent acquisition – including sourcing, recruiting, qualification, screening, rigorous assessment, communications, project management, reporting, and client management – in a high-performing environment with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience leading client meetings, effectively communicating key points, and fostering collaborative discussions to drive project success. 
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a team of external contractors.
  • Extraordinary project management skills, with the ability to confidently and adeptly handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including self-awareness and adaptability to meet the various needs of different client types. 
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment and hiring practices.
  • Familiarity with the public school, charter school, and non-profit education sector or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to identify success metrics and create systems for monitoring and reporting.
  • Preference for candidates in the central and mountain time zones.
  • BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits:

The overall range for this role is $85,000 – $135,000, inclusive of base salary and performance bonuses. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience as well as geographic location. Please note that the range listed is comprehensive and your specific compensation band will vary by location.

This is a fully remote position with occasional travel for client meetings and team retreats. The compensation package includes a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401k employee contribution option, vacation benefits and other paid time off benefits. .

Stronger Consulting Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. We seek candidates who possess the knowledge, skills and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their updated resumes detailing their relevant experience.

Stronger Consulting is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact admin@strongerconsulting.com