Lionheart Children’s Academy Taps FaithSearch Partners for VP of Talent Management

Lionheart Children’s Academy FaithSearch Partners VP Talent Management

March 19, 2018 – Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners has been retained by Lionheart Children’s Academy in Arlington, TX to lead its search for a vice president of talent management. Vice chairman Greg Barnes is spearheading the assignment along with John Williams, vice president of the firm’s mission enterprise team.

Lionheart is seeking a leader to provide overall talent acquisition strategy and facilitate ongoing thoughtful leadership for exceptional talent management and development services. As a committed follower of Christ, this leader is expected to be passionate about the vision and mission of the academy and combine this with leadership in the areas of talent acquisition and talent management, employee engagement, performance management, and overall thought-leadership, said FaithSearch.

The Role

The incoming leader is responsible for ensuring that robust recruiting and onboarding processes exist to attract the depth and diversity of talent needed to meet the academy’s needs, now and going forward. The VP of talent management is charged with offering insight and recommendations to senior leaders regarding company policies, talent management programs, HR opportunities, and administration and interpretation to ensure policies, procedures and programs are handled consistently to drive engagement and retention, said the recruiter.

Experience in early childhood care and education is preferred as is Society for Human Resources Management certification. Candidates should also possess a track record of successful staff management and a high level of comfort performing in a fast-paced environment.

Lionheart Children’s Academy is a non-profit Christian organization committed to providing high-quality, affordable early care and education for infant, pre-school, and school-age children.

The Recruiters

FaithSearch Partners is focused exclusively on serving faith-based hospitals, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, ministries, churches, educational institutions and faith-oriented businesses. Based in Dallas with locations in Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Nashville, Asheville, NC and Tyler, TX, FaithSearch is able to serve faith-based clients in all regions.

Mr. Barnes’ focus is on the overall direction and strategy of the search firm. As president of the mission enterprise division, he provides the operating management for the division and also serves as senior consultant for a variety of national and international clients. He was founding leader of Halftime Talent Solutions prior to its merger with FaithSearch Partners and developed the operating model for the organization as a way to bring cost-effective, high-quality management recruiting and talent acquisition services to the faith-based non-profit community.

With over 25 years’ experience as a senior human resources leader, Mr. Williams’ mission is to assist faith-based and faith-motivated enterprise to develop their talent to the highest levels of engagement. He joined Halftime Talent Solutions in 2017. His strengths play to employee attraction and retention, employee engagement, benefit design, wellness, leadership coaching and performance management.

Faith-Based Searches

Hunt Scanlon Media periodically reports on search assignments either underway or completed for faith-based organizations. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company is seeking a senior pastor for the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company is leading the search. The recruiters are exploring a broad network to identify potential candidates, the firm said.

CarterBaldwin Executive Search placed Larry Griffith as CEO of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). The board’s selection comes after an extensive search that involved reaching out to more than 1,000 potential candidates. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding.

Diversified Search placed Sean P. Roddy as chief financial officer for Catholic Charities USA, one of the biggest charities in the country. Nalini Perkins, managing director of the recruiter’s non-profit practice, and Mark Mulvanerty, managing director of its financial officers practice, co-led the assignment.

Lochlin Partners placed Anthony Sciacca as chief development officer for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation’s largest charities representing a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable people and families. Mr. Sciacca previously served as director of archdiocesan appeals at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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