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Director of Human Resources

at Marble Falls Independent School District

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Reference #: 957
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Openings as of 3/26/2019

  • Director of Human Resources JobID: 957
  • Position Type:
    Administration/Director Human Resources

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Central Office

  • Date Available:

  •   226 days

    Salary minimum: $65,038 (depending on experience)

    Primary Purpose:

    Direct and manage the district’s human resources function. Responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of human resource programs to include professional and auxiliary staffing, wage and salary administration, leave administration, performance appraisal, employee relations, and benefits. Recommend and implement legally sound and effective human resource management programs, policies, and practices.

    Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public or business administration, education administration, or equivalent

    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    Knowledge of selection, training, and supervision of personnel
    Knowledge of wage and salary, benefits, leave programs and performance appraisal administration
    Knowledge of general and education employment law and hearing procedures
    Ability to implement policy and procedures
    Ability to use software to develop spreadsheets, perform data analysis, and do word processing
    Ability to manage budget and personnel
    Excellent public relations, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
    Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, the school board, or other organizations

    Three years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management or public school administration which included supervisory experience.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    Human Resource Department Management
    1. Create and execute plan for human resources in alignment with district core values as adopted by the board and the district’s strategic plan. Identify current and future needs of the district and align processes and procedures including recruitment, selection, on-boarding, professional and leadership development, training, evaluation, and retention strategies.
    2. Determine the HR training needs throughout the school district and develop and plan training programs to meet the established needs. Implement both on-going and special interest training programs.
    3. Direct the planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of operations of the human resources department including establishing department goals and objectives.
    4. Direct and monitor employee performance appraisal system and ensure that supervisors have proper training. Assist supervisors and principals with employee counseling, improvement plans, and due-process procedures, where needed.
    5. Select, train, supervise, and evaluate HR staff and make sound recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
    6. Ensure district compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, State Board of Education rules, and local board policy.
    7. Work cooperatively to recruit and train department staff and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and termination.
    8. Participate in professional development activities to maintain current knowledge of human resources rules, regulations, and practices.
    1. Work with principals and other administrators to forecast staffing needs and develop staffing plans. Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies and a screening and selection process for all employees.
    2. Ensure that all teachers are highly-qualified and have the appropriate credentials for assignments which includes the oversight necessary to process for issuance and renewal of state certificates and permits.
    3. Provide a system for new employees to acquire appropriate information, support, and training necessary for success on the job.
    4. Oversee all aspects of contract administration.
    Compensation and Benefits
    1. Direct the administration of the district’s compensation program including job descriptions, salary surveys, and position reclassifications.
    2. Develop, implement, administer, and monitor procedures for salary administration and placement of new hires.
    3. Oversee the management of the district’s leave, health insurance, optional employee benefits, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation benefit programs including overseeing relationship with insurance vendors and third party administrators.
    Employee Relations
    1. Take a proactive role in identifying and responding to employee issues; work in collaboration with district leadership to ensure preemptive and effective employee communications.
    2. Administer the employee grievance procedure adopted by the board. Direct the investigation, analysis, and decision making process regarding personnel problems and/or other related policy issues.
    3. Interpret policies and procedures and ensure support of directors, officers, employees and other government agencies on employment, record keeping, retirement, grievance and other personnel matters and procedures.
    4. Conduct annual research regarding employee satisfaction, morale, and communications. Implement and oversee effective districtwide employee recognition programs.
    5. Ensure that the employee handbook and personnel directory are created, updated annually, and distributed. Implement procedures to ensure that employees are informed of personnel policies, procedures, and programs that affect them.
    1. Develop and administer the human resources budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
    2. Work with others to compile and report projection of staffing needs.
    1. Oversee personnel records management and ensure compliance with the state records management program.
    2. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
    1. Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations on HR and management issues to the board, principals, teachers, parents, and community groups. Occasionally attend board meetings.
    2. Stay abreast of current research and best practices in human resources management and development in educational and non-education-related settings, and adjust plans, policies and procedures accordingly.
    3. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal employment laws. Stay abreast of state and federal public policy changes that could impact the district.
    4. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    Supervise and evaluate, Benefits Specialist, HR Specialist, HR Support Admin. Assistant, Receptionist, and extra support in the Human Resource Department.

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
    Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
    Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
    Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
    Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
    Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel and out-of-state travel
    Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress