This position oversees and provides leadership in the areas of talent management, succession planning, performance management and quality initiatives, strategic planning, training and development, benefits and compensation. This position coordinates the implementation and measurement of the division strategic plan and provides leadership for Division and school improvement planning and annual progress reporting on strategic plan initiatives and change management.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide overall leadership and guidance for all HR functions.
- Supervise all aspects of talent management including recruiting, hiring, developing, rewarding and retaining staff.
- Coordinate the implementation and measurement of the division strategic plan and provide leadership for division and school improvement planning.
- Direct the development/implementation, monitoring and reporting of talent management metrics.
- Develop and implement comprehensive/competitive/cost effective comp and benefit plans.
- Establish and implement HR strategies that effectively support the division’s strategic vision.
- Develop strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the division’s human capital needs.
- Ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws.
- Conduct organizational development diagnostics and gap analysis, articulate the findings and identify all risks.
- Design and implement succession planning processes, systems and activities that focus on the assessment and identification of leadership potential.
- Supervise the process for evaluating employee performance and ensure performance goals are aligned with strategic initiatives.
- Provide strong leadership, guidance, feedback and accountability for the overall performance and management of direct reports.
- Analyze and identify staffing needs in collaboration with senior staff and principals and make recommendation for staffing to the superintendent.
- Interpret existing personnel policies and procedures, and develops recommendations for new personnel policies and procedures.
- Oversee the development and revision of School Board policies and administrative regulations.
- Oversee employee relations functions including the grievance and dismissal processes.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master’s degree in educational administration, personnel or business administration, human resources, organizational development or equivalent degree. MBA/MA/PHR or SPHR preferred.
- A minimum of 7 years of experience in human resources related programs required; school division experience preferred. A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience required.
- Experience with the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence or similar operational framework preferred.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills. Strong presentation skills.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration; school division procedures and organization; school personnel and administrative practices, procedures and methods.
- Visionary and strategic in thinking, as well as tactical in executing strategies.
- Consistently proven ability to manage/implement projects; demonstrated competencies in the areas of leadership and people development, change management, organizational development, total quality and project management.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results through team efforts, improve established practices and the ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.
- Demonstrated leadership ability in organizing and supervising the work of others.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with division. leadership, employees, families, students, and community.
- High tolerance for change and ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Knowledge and skill in budget development and management.
- Demonstrated background in talent management.
- Demonstrated experience in quality initiatives and strategic planning.
Oversees and directs the work of directors, coordinators, specialists and support staff in the Department of Human Resources.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Duties are normally performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with staff. Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds.