Windham Public Schools
Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources
Reports to: Superintendent of Schools
Description: Under the supervision of the Superintendent, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing comprehensive personnel, employee, labor relations, and administrative services to Windham Public School District Employees. The Director is also responsible for addressing any emerging human resource needs of the school district.
• An 092 (Administrator} or 085 (School Business Administrator} CT Certification
• Previous Experience in Human Resources in a School District Preferred
• Building Principal/Central Office Administrator Experience Preferred
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written communication)
Responsibilities: Recruitment & Retention
• Oversees the recruitment of a diverse and highly skilled workforce.
• Oversees the hiring, recruiting, and retention of employees.
• Coordinates the hiring of professional employees with the Superintendent and/or other supervisors as needed.
• Coordinates hiring of support staff with other management personnel; cafeteria, custodial/maintenance, secretarial, instructional and non-instructional aides, and related staff.
• Assists in the coordination of the hiring of administrators, supervisors, and athletic and non-athletic supplemental positions.
• Oversees the process of employee resignations, termination, and leaves.
• Conducts exit interviews of personnel.
• Provides support for the process of.staff evaluations; including ensuring compliance with proper procedures and evaluation format, and monitoring of the evaluation record management system(s).
• Acts as the liaison between higher education training institutions and the District.
Human Resource Management
• Oversight of Human Resources operations.
• Develops and maintains a system of personnel records for all school employees in order to provide a comprehensive, efficient, accurate and current record of all matters pertinent to employment, transfer, tenure, retirement, leaves, promotion, discipline, demotion, and related activities.
• Ensures an updated file of job descriptions and distributes them for announced job openings.
• Assists with the development and monitoring of office routine to insure accuracy and completeness of records and files in compliance with law and established standards.
• Coordinates federal and state employee surveys and reports (e.g., Equal Opportunity Employment, salary surveys, and related reporting).
• Oversees district staffing of employees.
• Provides assistance to supervisors in determining staff needs.
• Provides employee development through appropriate certification, trainings required by local, state and federal policy/law, job specific trainings, recognition programs, potential induction programs and continued growth programs.
• Evaluates and monitors employee programs, including revising, creating, and implementing programs as needed.
• Supervises and evaluates assigned staff .
• Monitors and evaluates problems, conditions and needs of the Human Resources Department.
• Establishes annual goals, objectives, and indicators of job attainment.
• Attends School Board meetings and serves to actively improve communication, cooperation, and planning in the District.
• Oversees employee relations.
• Provides conflict resolution between employees and employer.
• Oversees employee performance, conduct, and investigations
• Processes recommendations for the discipline and/or termination of employees, assembling substantiating information, and arranging and conducting, as needed, conferences and hearings.
• Provides necessary support and training to supervisors.
• Manages grievances and cases that result in arbitration and mediation.
• Provides assistance, as needed, to certificated and classified employees to resolve complaints and other matters relating to personnel management.
• Assists with the identification, development, and implementation of the goals and objectives of the District personnel management program and systems.
• Oversees labor negotiations with the goal of arriving at mutually satisfactory agreement on wages, hours and working conditions of employees represented by the various bargaining units.
• Liaison to the Superintendent, Board of Education, and legal counsel on employee and labor relations matters.
• Oversees and/or leads joint management labor committees.
• Assists with the administration and interpretation of the collective bargaining agreements.
• Coordinates agendas for Labor-Management Relations meetings and facilitates meetings as needed.
• Ensures the implementation of and compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement s.
• Provides training as necessary to supervisors and/or employees.
Classification & Compensation
• Oversees the Workers ' Compensation Program.
• Oversees classification and compensation for employees.
• Monitors the maintenance of records and procedures in regard to transcripts professional growth, salary placement, and tenure .
• Monitors, assists, and advises certificated staff with credentials and informs administrators and certificated personnel of credential changes and NCLB regulations.
• Assures appropriate credentialing and legally required compliance for specified certificated personnel assignments.
• Oversees contract administration with employee classifications .
Organizational Policies and Procedures
• Oversees personnel policies, procedures , and guidelines.
• Provides training and support as needed.
• Assists with the development and revision of Board Policies and Administrative Regulations as they relate to the Human Resources Department .
• Ensures proper adherence to District policy and procedures, and ensures proper adherence to applicable contract language that is in effect for the District .
• Oversees state and federal government reporting and compliance as it relates to personnel.
• Manages compliance issues including, but not limited to, Title IX, Affirmative Action, Sexual Harassment , Worker' s Compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and related laws and policies.
• Participates in the Workplace Safety Committee and District Emergency Management Plan, in cooperation with other administrators.
• Assists and supports district professional development activities for employees .
• Serves as a member of the District's Emergency Management Plan Team.
• Assists and guides employees, other agencies, and the public with regard to District policies, regulations , and procedures .
• Confers with administrators and supervisors to plan and coordinate personnel operations.
• Provides timely and effective communications regarding incidents and situations that might impact the District, its divisions, or schools.
• Any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools
Physical and Cognitive Requirements
The major physical and cognitive requirements listed below are applicable to the Director of Human Resources job classification within Windham Public Schools.
Work in this classification is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. ·
Must be able to:
• Operate a variety of equipment including computers , copiers , document cameras, and LCD projectors
• Operate a motor vehicle
• Compare, interpret, analyze and generate data and apply principles of statistics
• Listen and communicate effectively in order to gather, convey or exchange information, including giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants
• Respond appropriately to inquires or complaints
• Use tact and courtesy when working and dealing with community
• Read, comprehend and prepare various kinds of communication and information including emails, correspondence, reports, articles, proposals, contracts, policies, charts, spreadsheets, curriculum documents, staff development plans, educational forms and data
• Write using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, c1nd style
• Speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence
• Apply principles of logical, critical, creative or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
• Deal with abstract and concrete variables
• Demonstrate and apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instruction and to make simple decisions
• Interpret, infer, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate materials, resources, situations and problems to generate options and solutions
• Interpret and carry out oral and/or written instructions
• Demonstrate continued professional curiosity and growth
• Communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of settings, using appropriate terminology and by telephone and email
• Hear, speak, read, record, and explain information, communication and procedures
• Perform high math functions to understand and interpret data
• Deal fairly with people beyond giving and receiving instructions
• Perform under stress, deal with persons acting under stress and displaying emotional distress and adapt when confronted with emergency situations