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Manager, Recruitment and Selection (Instructional)

Central Administration
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This is a full-time, non-represented role.  The salary grade for this position is 4027.


Job Summary

Serves as the department point person for Recruitment and Selection in Talent Support Services. Manages the day-to-day operations and oversees a team of Recruitment and Selection Specialists focused on cultivating candidates applying for either school support, instructional, or leadership and central office positions.  Serves as the lead for developing short-range and long-range strategic recruitment plans to recruit high quality, diverse candidates for all positions at the School District of Philadelphia.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and oversees the activities of the Recruitment and Selection team engaged in recruitment and selection activities to attain departmental goals; ensures that departmental policies and procedures are being followed; develops, implements and evaluates various initiatives.
  • Analyzes workflow and progress to goals in order to direct assigned staff members to adjust course when necessary.
  • Develops and implements recruitment strategies; coaches direct reports on how to implement similar strategies in pursuit of recruitment goals, such as conducting ongoing cultivation with applicants for placement.
  • Coordinates job fairs and other special recruiting events with colleges, universities, community organizations, and citywide government organizations, both locally and nationally in pursuit of new recruiting pipelines.
  • Collaborates with hiring managers, Talent Partners and/or other hiring stakeholders to understand the profile for open positions and timeline for hiring; provides strategic hiring consultation and directs Recruitment and Selection Specialists on the recruitment strategy for the open positions.
  • Creates strategic and aggressive sourcing plans designed to identify and attract the most qualified, diverse and mission-aligned talent; coaches Recruitment and Selection Specialists on implementing these strategies; manages Recruitment and Selection Specialists in the implementation of a reliable selection process.
  • Engages with District stakeholders to plan innovative and new recruiting strategies and pipelines that will continuously build a large, diverse group of candidates for assigned roles for one to five years into the future.
  • Designs, monitors and refines various progress monitoring dashboards for the purposes of determining assigned staff progress to goals and help adjust course as necessary.
  • Keeps abreast of current workforce, education and policy trends that could affect the recruitment of staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional experience in human resources, recruitment or selection which has included developing and implementing strategies to recruit diverse and highly qualified candidates for an organization which uses high volume recruitment, two of which have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity and has involved oversight of recruitment and selection and the development of strategic sourcing plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • talent recruitment and selection, particularly in the education and/or non-profit sector.
    • office management practices, employee oversight methods, and record-keeping practices and procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with administrators.
  • exhibit a high level of integrity for ensuring that problems are solved and hiring needs are met.
  • effectively manage and prioritize a high volume of work, from a multitude of work streams, in a fast-paced environment.
  • use exceptional strategic and problem solving skills and judgment.
  • exhibit purposeful urgency toward urgent human resource needs, working swiftly to develop and implement appropriate solutions to resolve those needs.
  • possess an unwavering commitment to equity.
  • build and maintain strategic relationships and quickly make connections between people, networks and organizations.
  • Influence others to achieve outcomes, both those they directly manage and those that are peers or individuals on other teams.
  • be a proactive problem solver and innovative thinker, particularly in the face of challenges.
  • create and manage systems, processes, and databases to ensure efficient operations.
  • exhibit confidence in interacting with a range of stakeholders.
  • use and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • self-initiate and self-direct workflow as well as the workflow of others.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of diverse stakeholders.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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