Director of Human Resources

Harrisburg School District | Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Posted Date 4/29/2024
Description Position Title: Director of Human Resources
Reports To: Superintendent
Purpose of Position
To provide strategic leadership, management and direction of the human resources functions, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee training and organizational development, employee benefits, safety and wellness programs, employee records, and employee and labor relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that personnel practices are compliant with federal, state and local school laws and regulations, mandated programs, district policies and administrative regulations and applicable collective bargaining agreements. Recommends personnel-related changes to district policies or administrative regulations and provides input into collective bargaining. When addressing personnel issues, consults legal counsel as appropriate to the circumstances. Familiar with and adheres to the statutes of the Public School Code.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates recruitment and retention of staff ensuring appropriate individuals participate in the selection process. Conducts or ensures interviews are conducted and recommendations are made in accordance with district practices and policy in order to select qualified applicants to fill job vacancies. Prepares vacancy notices, advertising, and processes applications; reviews the Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification Staffing Policies Guidelines and other current licensure or similar information for non-certified positions with special qualification requirements to ensure applicants are qualified for the positions they seek.
  • Ensures all documents necessary for hiring employees, contractors and volunteers are completed prior to their start dates. Ensures background clearances required for employees, volunteers and contractors are current and that any required copies are properly maintained for professional certifications and coordinates processing credentials for professional employees, including continuing education required to maintain certifications or credentials. Ensures all required information has been recorded with the state. Monitors credentials or licenses and continuing education required for non-professional staff. Conducts exit interviews.
  • Prepares items relating to personnel matters for the Board Agenda with support documentation as necessary. Prepares various statistical reports and surveys concerning salaries, benefits, certification, as requested or required by the Board of School Directors, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and federal and state agencies. Provides back-up data for the Superintendent concerning personnel matters. Communicates Board actions related to human resource issues to affected individuals. Prepares agenda items related to human resources for Board meetings and attends Board meetings.
  • Administers insurance benefits for current and retiring staff members. Directs and supervises all aspects of compensation (exclusive of payroll processing) and benefits administration including health, prescription, dental, life insurance, long term disability, workers’ compensation, unemployment, tuition reimbursement, and employee assistance program. Ensures compliance with compensation and benefit plans outlined in various employee handbooks, collective bargaining agreements,administrator contracts or compensation plans and personnel policies and procedures. Provides adequate staff training on applicable elements of these agreements, handbooks, policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates to develop, improve and maintain the efficiency and accuracy of a web-based technology system to manage employee absences and assign employee substitutes. Oversees administration of the District's leave of absence policies and procedures for all employee groups.Coordinates and maintains records and ensures compliance with timelines for all employee performance evaluations. Revises, as needed, evaluation instruments for non-certificated employees.
  • Serves as Title IX Officer and Affirmative Action contact for the District. Coordinates and oversees employee training and professional development, on employment related topics such as supervision, unlawful harassment and employee discipline.
  • Administers an efficient, secure and legally compliant system to maintain employee records and confidential files, in both physical and electronic formats. Directs performance management and development programs. Establishes a system for maintaining records of professional employees including credits earned, including Act 45 and Act 48 credits, certification, tenure, and transfers. Maintains and updates all personnel files including evaluations, leaves, resignations and retirements.
  • Serves as internal consultant regarding personnel issues affecting employee performance. Advises and mediates personnel related issues. Administers, interprets and advises on the provisions of collective bargaining agreements in consultation with the Superintendent and solicitor. Represents the district in the association meet and discuss sessions to address potential grievances, arbitration and other labor disputes as defined in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assists with collective bargaining unit negotiations to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement on wages, hours and working conditions. Prepares, collects and compiles statistical and other pertinent data for effective collective bargaining, including, but not limited to, wage and fringe benefit comparisons and comparative contract language. Collaborates on preparation of contingency plans for work stoppages, slow-downs or sanctions declared by the bargaining unit(s).
  • Deals professionally with all employees and outside advisers especially when handling confidential information. Serves as an effective and positive liaison between staff and the superintendent or other administrators. Promotes a climate of cooperation among staff. Effectively communicates information to all personnel and school board members. Is accessible to district employees and applicants for employment.
  • Develops and implements the annual budget for the Department of Human Resources in accordance with program goals and objectives. Collaborates on the district’s annual budget with the Business Administrator in establishing the entire personnel budget including salaries and benefits costs for the district.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Superintendent or designee

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
  • Bachelors' Degree in a related field is required; Human Resources, Law, Education, or Business
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in related field including staff supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Director level leadership
  • Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving, and technology skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work under stress. Ability to work effectively with people and be able to supervise others.
  • Ability to do job responsibilities with minimal supervision and ability to schedule time to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to concentrate on the accuracy of detailed information, meet deadlines, multi-task, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to exercise judgment for when to act independently and when to refer situations to a supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and schedules.
  • Salary begins at $130,450 and is based upon relevant education and/or experience.

Salary130,450.00 Annual
Administration | Education | Human Resources

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