Salary: Negotiated based on qualifications and experience.

Opening Date: 07/12/17

Closing Date: 08/9/17


SUMMARY:

Tech Bloc’s leadership, individual members, and corporate partners have repeatedly communicated that access to talent is, far-and-away, the greatest challenge to the growth and development of a thriving technology sector economy in San Antonio. Tech Bloc has gained support and resources needed to hire of a full-time, dedicated staff member to focus on the development, recruitment and placement of tech talent inside San Antonio-based companies. Tech Bloc is creating a Chief Talent & Recruitment Officer (CTRO) position to work directly inside the local IT industry in meeting critical job recruitment, placement and training referral needs. At a fundamental level, this office will provide a single-point-of-contact and coordination for IT workers, employers, and educators.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Tech Bloc CEO and Board of Directors, with guidance and coaching from the Tech Bloc IT Recruitment Advisory Board comprised of area IT talent recruiters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Some of the anticipated duties will include:

  • Act as a single-point-of-contact for individuals seeking employment within the IT industry in San Antonio.
  • Work to match skilled and qualified individuals seeking IT employment with employers seeking IT talent.
  • Establish a central data input and management platform to register regional IT workers and employers. This platform will become a valuable repository of local IT workforce, employment, and training information.
  • Work to match unskilled or unqualified individuals seeking employment with skills training and educational development programs/providers with accompanying information on scholarships and stipend opportunities.
  • Craft and execute regional and, if appropriate, national marketing programs to help enroll job seekers and employers in the CTRO data management platform, creating a valuable repository of local IT workforce, employment, and training information.
  • Use employment and job listing data to provide valuable economic KPIs/metrics and trending analysis on local workforce opportunities and challenges to SA Works and other economic development entities.
  • Assist in hosting job fairs and other employment events, as appropriate, to highlight employment and talent opportunities.
  • Providing any relevant collected information to enhance our community’s external talent recruitment and relocation messaging/campaigns to attract and retain creative class workers to San Antonio. Help refine our local IT industry’s external brand/pitch as we recruit workers and employers to San Antonio, if called upon for input from lead external organizations.
  • Collaborate with Bexar County, City of San Antonio, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) and other economic development departments (“EDD”) and other organizations when appropriate.
  • When invited, work closely with SAEDF/SA Works and EDDs as an important resource in targeting and recruiting IT employers to San Antonio. Meet with executives from IT-employers looking to relocate or expand to San Antonio to discuss talent recruitment and placement services and employment candidates.
  • Coordinate work with regional legislative advocates, workforce development officials, and skills training programs and higher education institutions to provide key employment/IT workforce data and strategic guidance when helpful and appropriate.
  • Work to potentially build a private revenue stream that might allow the Chief Talent Recruitment Office (“CTRO”) to become self-sustaining, with potential income coming from:
    • IT membership dues paid by local IT industry employers,
    • Commissions for successful job placements paid by the hiring employer,
    • Industry sponsor, promotion and advertising packages, and
    • Event revenues (job fairs, etc.).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a technology, human resources, or business related field, and five (5) years of progressive responsibility in technology, entrepreneurship, talent acquisition or general business, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Significant sales and/or advocacy skill sets, with a demonstrated ability to positively work with individual clients and project team members.
  • Expert judgment creating programs and managing operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the San Antonio IT industry, general talent acquisition and placement programs, and local economic development organizations and initiatives.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to create, develop, and implement new programs and business plans, and conduct fundraising efforts.
  • Experience in organizing events.
  • Ability to direct the marketing of programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to prepare and provide private and public briefings and presentations, and maintain effective and positive working relations with coworkers, IT industry leadership, elected/appointed officials, other non-profits, and the general public.
  • May be required to be on call 24X7 hours.
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek.
  • May be required to work weekends.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please submit a brief cover letter and current resume to [email protected].

Questions may be submitted to the same email address. Attention David Heard, CEO, Tech Bloc.