Chief Talent Officer for a Leading Charter School Organization

Area : Memphis, TN

Description : Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a Chief Talent Officer to help shape the process for recruitment, hiring, and employee relations by ensuring they have top-caliber talent at all levels of the organization. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the CTO will oversee the many aspects of talent across both school and home office communities. The CTO will serve as a member of the Leadership Team and play a critical role in setting overall organizational strategy, as well as serving as a thought leader on all issues related to talent for the organization. Through a collaborative, entrepreneurial style, the CTO will provide leadership and oversight to ensure the proper processes, metrics, talent, and culture are in place to meet the needs of our students.

This is an in-person role based in Memphis, TN. 


- Develop and manage the organization’s talent strategy, leading change management and culture development efforts to include:

- Lead processes including talent recruitment, sourcing and selection, employee performance, wellness, licensure, and compensation.

- Support Director of Recruitment & Retention to develop processes, systems, and metrics to recruit high caliber talent and provide best-in-class support to schools, regions, and departments

- Attend recruitment events throughout Memphis and other regions

- Refine performance pathways and further propel the organization as a top workplace to increase retention, with an emphasis on highly effective teachers. 

- Collaborate with senior leaders on succession planning for critical roles. 

- Oversee design and administering of new hire and exit surveys and synthesize feedback and develop an action plan with the leadership team

- Align the organization’s performance management, compensation, and development strategy to the overall talent vision. 

- Oversee performance evaluation across the organization at all levels. Provide training and coaching opportunities for managers to lead performance conversations

- Support training & development of teachers and non-instructional staff to develop future leaders to support strategic priorities

- Ensure compliance with HR policies in employee relations matters and minimize risk to the organization.

- Work in conjunction with the organization’s national branch to make benefits plan design adjustments, respond to benefits inquiries, and ensure smooth open enrollments

- Manage licensure for all staff, ensuring all are properly tracked and reported to all authorizers

- Support development of talent strategy that provides strategic partnership to instructional and Home Office leaders through continually improving relationships with universities within and outside of Memphis and national teacher development programs


- HR Business Partner experience in progressively larger roles

- 10+ years of experience in talent management (including at least 5 in the following areas: talent development, retention, selection, educator recruitment, and performance management)

- People management experience

- Experienced scaling operations in fast-growth environments

- Experience overseeing multiple sites will be valued

- Demonstrated ability to establish meaningful metrics to pursue data-driven decisions and monitor results

- K-12 education experience is required

- Exceptional relationship building and persuasive abilities

- Relentless commitment to high standards for high-quality execution

- Ability to effectively manage and develop staff talent

- High level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals

- Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow

- Humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to the organization's mission and the communities we serve

- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

Published : May 13, 2022

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