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Talent Partner

School District of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
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About the Role

The Talent Partner is responsible for providing effective delivery of talent services to District leaders, coaching them to ensure they work as effective leaders and talent managers.  The Talent Partner will work closely with principals and other academic and administrative leaders in the District to anticipate hiring needs, fill roles with diverse, highly qualified individuals, ensure internal resources are properly aligned to hiring, and leaders are developing their talent to ensure outcomes for students.  The Talent Partner must be able to develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with assigned clients at all levels of the organization. The Talent Partner must have an HR Generalist background, with the ability to work to effectively solve problems and support leaders in driving to their objectives by utilizing effective practices and working with other functional leaders.


About the Team

The Talent Support Team aims to support District leaders in their role as talent manager to recruit, select, hire, onboard, develop, evaluate, promote, and retain high-quality staff members.  The Talent Support Team also supports employees throughout their experience with the District.  The team functions with a matrix model, in which individuals report to their functional area leader (either a Recruitment & Selection, Talent Specialist, or Talent Partner Director) and share responsibility for the talent needs of a selected network of schools and/or central offices with others outside of their areas of functional expertise.  Individuals poised for success within this team are comfortable with ambiguity, are creative and flexible problem-solvers, and assume great responsibility in ensuring extraordinary results for their employees.


Essential Functions

  • Support academic and administrative leaders in meeting their organizational objectives by providing effective expertise and support through coaching, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, demonstrating an understanding of assigned client needs and priorities and when necessary, working with other functional experts to triage and solve talent issues and implement strategic talent programs.
  • Lead weekly meetings with Talent Specialist & Recruiter(s) on status of openings and trends with the assigned network of schools and/or central office departments;
  • Ensure cross-functional alignment within talent;
  • Manage all allotments and vacancy lists for departments and/or schools, including creating & closing vacancies, by working closely with school/department leaders and the Budget office;
  • Collaborate with other functional leaders within the Office of Talent on talent issues within assigned departments or networks as necessary (outsourcing, investigations, etc);
  • Provide accountability to principals and other District leaders to ensure employee & hiring issues get resolved;
  • Identify trends, find data to support trends, and support managers in combating hiring trends.



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university or equivalent work experience consisting of 8+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Six years of full-time, paid, professional experience
  • Full-time experience within talent/ human resources, ideally as an HR generalist or HR business partner


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 The individual who assumes this role must be/ do the following:

  • Develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with functional, academic and administrative leaders;
  • Demonstrated successful experience in supporting a client based HR service delivery model;
  • Ensure deep and meaningful collaboration with team members and District leaders;
  • Exhibit purposeful urgency when faced with pressing talent needs;
  • Possess great personal responsibility for ensuring problems are solved and processes are efficient and effective;
  • Ensure their work and the work of their matrixed team is effectively prioritized;
  • Possess sound, strong judgment;
  • Exhibit mature discretion when dealing with personnel matters;
  • Possess an obsessive attention to detail;
  • Possess an unwavering commitment to equity; and
  • Possess the ability to anticipate and manage against significant challenges.



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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