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Associate Director of Human Resources

North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 8551:

As a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. OAR 333-019-1030.

Associate Director of Human Resources, (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Permanent, 2022-2023 School Year

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster equity and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Position Summary:

Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating all functions of the Human Resource Management program including: employee and labor relations, recruitment and placement, employee induction and orientation, discipline and performance management, staff development, and workforce communications. Participates in ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal employment requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse partners, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management or other related areas.
Substantive practitioner knowledge of employment and labor relations laws, statutes, rules, procedures, and processes.
Strong understanding and history of successful customer service and ability to establish and maintain effective relations with patrons and staff.
Effective oral and written communications; strong analytical ability, and the ability to prepare efficient and effective studies and reports on complex issues.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Advanced degree in applicable field.
2. Experience in public sector with preference for school district experience.
3. TSPC administrator license strongly preferred, but not required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Operations:

Assists in management of employer/employee relations within the parameters of collective bargaining agreements. Includes working closely with managers and supervisors to advise and assist them in the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements. Participates in labor-management meetings to address, advance, and/or resolve labor relations issues.

Participates in recruitment, selection, assignment, transfer, and promotion of employees. Includes conducting market research, development of outreach materials, identifying outreach sources, and representing the District in recruiting initiatives.

Assists with the investigation, case management, and resolution of employee misconduct and employee discipline. Includes assisting in the conduct and analysis of investigations, identifying and recommending disciplinary action, and preparing and coordinating discipline notices.

Assists with the performance management to include the documentation of performance deficiencies, development of performance improvement plans, and disposition in unsatisfactory performance outcomes to include demotion, reassignment, or termination.

Assists in providing manager and employee communications to include developing and disseminating written communications and participating in management and team meetings to provide guidance and direction on HR procedures and processes. Responds to inquiries on District processes and procedures as well as policy and legal issues related to employment.

Assists in the development and presentation of induction/on-boarding/orientation programs.

Participates in addressing and resolving third party employment issues (e.g., EEOC, Oregon Employment Department, etc.).

Reviews and approves contractual and legal leaves of absence.

Organizes, manages and implements internal staffing process.

Staff Supervision:

Assists Executive Director in all aspects of staff supervision to include:

Recruiting and assigning staff.

Evaluating the need for, developing, and delivering internal staff training.

Fostering effective teaming, communication, and collaboration within the staff to assure that all staff are timely and effectively informed of policies, issues, guidance, and operational requirements and expectations.

Creating an environment in which staff can provide open and candid feedback and suggestions on department operations and issues. Working closely with staff to resolve conflict and collaboratively work together to seek solutions and resolutions.

Participating in the performance evaluation of staff to include intervention when performance fails to meet expectations.

Customer Service and Communication: Assists in creating a customer service culture that assures the operational program is responsive and sensitive to the needs of managers and employees. Assists in creating a welcoming environment and providing flexibility to respond to the needs of customers.

Accounting and Budgeting: Participates in department budget preparation, and in assuring that the department operates in conformance with the approved budget and financial control requirements.

Program Evaluation, Analysis and Feedback: Participates in periodic assessment of program effectiveness and/or changing needs. Assists in researching and evaluating resource and support needs of the department to include the utilization of technology. Conducts special studies and reviews as necessary to improve existing programs and implement new programs.

Leadership: Supports, coaches and leads supervisors and managers through personnel issues. Helps lead HR teams in support of department goals and district strategic plan. Helps enforce terms of collective bargaining agreements. Serves as acting Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the attached job description for more detailed information.

Terms of Employment:

2022-2023 Annual Compensation Range: $133,024 - $146,660.
Employees shall assume and pay the six percent (6%) employee contribution/payment required by ORS 238A to PERS.
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, eye insurance coverage, cell phone and mileage stipends, life insurance and paid leave. If North Clackamas Medical Plan V chosen, an employer contribution of $1,500 - $3,000 will be invested in employee's HRA VEBA, funded every January 1.
Position is a 235-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
An annual stipend of $3,000 if you hold a PhD, EdD or JD. Degrees registered after September 10 will be prorated the first year.
Professional development funds available.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's perceived or actual race, color religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans' status. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.

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