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Northwest School District is Hiring a Chief Human Resource Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Reports to: Superintendent Classification:

JOB SUMMARY: Director of Human Resource this person is directly responsible for establishing, implementing, and evaluating all human resource policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. As the Director of Human Resource this person is responsible for the following: a. Human Resource policies and procedures b. Personnel planning c. Recruitment, selection and placement for all employees d. Evaluations for all personnel areas 2. Supervises the Human Resources functions of recruiting, screening, interviewing, selecting and conducting orientations for all personnel. 3. Directs the administration of employee compensation, including recommendations for extra curricular positions. 4. Directs District-wide employee evaluation programs. 5. Serves as District Homeless Coordinator 6. Serves as District Residency Officer 7. Designs and implements a comprehensive training program for all employees in the area of supervision and evaluation. 8. Coordinates and Supports Professional Development for classified staff 9. Monitors staffing of school buildings and select departments for compliance with budget parameters (points). 10. Manages employee relations including employee counseling and grievances; issues disciplinary memos and advances recommendations for termination to the Board of Education for approval. 11. Administers and develops Board policies as they relate to personnel management and interprets it for other Administrators. 12. Convenes committee and prepares school calendar for recommendation to Board of Education. 13. Meets with employees and determines feasibility of requests for job sharing assignments. 14. Participates with the construction of wage/salary studies of both certified and support staff, including wage/benefit research on comparable positions in industry and other public agencies. 15. Suggests improvement in the development and maintenance of a records system for employees and applicants to meet the requirements of State/Federal law and local District policy. 16. Reviews for approval of personnel documents related to various leave requests including sick leave, vacations, jury duty, and serves as a resources person for the principal and his/her staff related to employee job performance, absenteeism, and other job-related issues. 17. Reviews and revises employee handbook publications, various forms, and instructional memos essential to the communication process between the Human Resources Office and employees. Makes recommendations concerning desired or necessary policy changes. 18. Maintains certification records and transcripts necessary to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws. 19. Counsels employees concerning salary advancement, in-service, tuition reimbursement, certification, leaves of absence, transfers, resignations, and retirements. 20. Assumes responsibility for the “Meet and Confer” process for all employee groups. 21. Assumes responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of job descriptions. Reviews written job descriptions for new positions consistent with major job responsibilities and expectations of supervisors; provides for periodic review and revision of job descriptions. 22. Works with all personnel regarding level two of the grievance procedure. 23. Assumes the responsibility for recruitment of qualified substitute teachers and the operation of the substitute center. 24. Attends all Board of Education meetings of the Northwest R-I School District. 25. Researches and monitors the collection of selected employee and group personnel data; responds to appropriate parties and agencies authorized to receive the information (e.g. Worker’s Compensation Reports; unemployment claims; loan applications; inter-governmental agency reports or surveys; and required census or wage data). 26. Plans for the staffing of new schools including the transfer process to be utilized for existing employees. 27. Investigates allegations of violation of Title IX (dealing with harassment) and reports findings according to policy and Federal Education Amendment of 1972 to the Superintendent of Schools. 28. Assists with recruiting of special certification candidates. 29. Receive and respond to parent and patron inquiries concerning personnel issues and related building concerns. 30. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Human Resource Department and related responsibilities associated with the efficient management of District personnel.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 1. A minimum of a Masters with a specialist’s degree or doctorate preferred. Administrator certification with a minimum of five (5) years experience in school administration preferred. 2. Experience as an administrator with proven experience in human resource areas. 3. Such modification of the above qualifications as the Board of Education shall find appropriate.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: 1. Must have effective oral and written communication skills. 2. Must have strong interpersonal communication skills. 3. Must have ability to lead groups to consensus. 4. Must be able to make effective presentations to the Board of Education, staff, parents, and community.

MATHMATICAL SKILLS: 1. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. 2. Ability to understand, evaluate, and make budget recommendations related to salary and benefit expenditures. 3. Ability to understand, evaluate, and make budget recommendations related to all salary schedules. 4. Ability to understand, evaluate, and make budget recommendations based on staffing patterns and ratios.

REASONING ABILITY: 1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule form. 3. Ability to interpret Board of Education policy and regulation for all employee groups.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Knowledge of current State and Federal statutes and regulations governing employee relations. 2. Possess effective participatory management skills. 3. Supportive of the principles of identifying and developing human resources. 4. Ability to perform duties in full compliance with all District requirements and Board policies. 5. Ability to learn and utilize software programs and/or databases as related to Human Resource functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit, talk, listen, and respond. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee will regularly stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Occasionally, the employee may lift up to 50 pounds, such as, to lift files, papers, and equipment. The foregoing is not an exclusive list and the employee may be required to exceed the minimum physical demand specifications should the safety and security of students and staff be compromised. The above physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually at a moderate to loud level with frequent interruptions. The employee continuously interacts with students, staff and the public. Travel may be necessary to various District buildings and/or other sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties. The information contained in job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

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