Chief Talent Officer

Position Purpose:  As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Talent Officer (CTO) will provide expertise and leadership to division staff and provide internal consulting in regards to staffing needs and talent management to support District programs and priorities aligned with the Strategic Plan. The Chief Talent Officer (CTO) is responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of staffing and managing staffing needs within accordance of state and federal law. This position also is responsible for strategic recruitment, hiring, succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, compensation and benefit programs The Chief Talent Officer (CTO) oversees, manages and monitors the strategic work of the Human Resources staff.

   The candidates should be a strategic thinker who can provide strong and innovative organizational leadership in the areas of talent management, recruiting, employee relations, union relations, and employee benefits. The successful candidate will demonstrate ethical and prudent conduct in representing the District. This individual will have outstanding written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and exceptional analytic skills. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A Master’s degree in Education Administration, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field required.
  • 5 years of business or human resources management experience in a school district, public agency or private industry with at least 3,000 staff members preferred.   Prior experience in human resources required.
  • Prior successful experience working directly with Board of Directors or Board of Education; or a legislative body.
  • PHR, SPHR or SHRM-CP certification, preferred.
  • Knowledge of school districts and public service human resources.
  • Strong ability to oversee, monitor, and manage budgets and staffing needs;
  • A strong understanding of complex state and federal laws and an ability to effectively interpret and communicate those laws;
  • Experience analyzing processes, problems, opportunities and developing human resources policies, and negotiated agreements
  • Thorough data analysis, developing strategy, and long-term planning;
  • Strong public presentation and communication skills to represent the District in both oral and written reports;
  • A levelheaded attitude under pressure and ability to acclimate to changing work environments;
  • Managing and supervising staff and operations and providing leadership to a diverse employee population;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Previously advocating, modeling, and implementing organization wide initiatives and board policies related procedures;
  • Maintaining confidential information; and
  • Operating office machines, technologies, and software.


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Additional Information

 Location: TAC, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131


Reports To: Superintendent of Schools

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Full-time / Exempt


Salary Schedule: Commensurate with education and experience

Contact Information

Nebraska - Omaha Public Schools
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Erin Perry
(p) (153) 129-9977 6

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