Mario Dean

Mario is a Talent Acquisition Specialist who works with our People Team to recruit for CICS and specializes in full lifecycle recruiting. Mario's passion for attracting top talent can be traced back to his many years of experience, where he spent significant time working as a full lifecycle recruiter. He also has prior experience working with Peer Health Exchange, a mission-driven organization, where he was responsible for hiring teachers with a background in creating curricula. In his prior roles, he has met and exceeded his hiring goals. He has not only followed tactical full lifecycle recruiting process but he has also developed a strategic talent acquisition strategy while mitigating risk and exposure. He is most proud of his experience implementing a fully integrated HRIS for Pharmore Drugs LLC. He is also proud of his experience developing and implementing alternative staffing solutions for Blue Cross Blue Shield, a diversity hiring initiative to attract entry-level IT talent.

Mario holds a BS in Business Computer Systems from Bradley University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. When he isn't busy supporting talent acquisition at CICS, you can find him fellowshipping or engaged in a social actions activity with his frat brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  

Why do you work at CICS?: Mario loves helping CICS recruit top talent. The students CICS serves live in his community.  Mario believes in CICS' mission to ensure that students in his community and in other Black and Brown communities have access to high-quality, equitable and innovative education.  

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