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Director of Human Resources

West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Closing date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Director of Human Resources - District Office

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This position is set to begin January 1, 2020.

A Leadership Opportunity: West linn-Wilsonville is a high-performing district dedicated to each student's personal and academic success. This announcement is an opportunity to lead the work of human resrouces for this dynamic, student-centered district guided by the essential question: "How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughful people...for the world?"

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about supporting the work and lives of all staff and students through comprehensive human resources services. As a member of the district leadership team, the director will lead and contribute to the work of the district through core services and competencies including but not limited to recruitment and staffing a diverse workforce, employee relations, organizational and employee professional development, compensation, risk management, contractual obligations and responsibilities, personnel policies and compliance with legal federal and state mandates.

We are seeking a director with vision, creative energy, and a commitment to working together with all members of our school community. Personal qualities will include high integrity, a deep commitment to the "human" side of human resources in addition to a strategic vision in human resources management, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, strong management skills, political astuteness, common sense, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ethic of excellence, a passion for the work of human resources with a focus on equity and diversity, a collaborative approach, a belief in people, and a growth mindset.

Responsibilities and Characteristics of a Human Resources Director

Administers a wide variety of personnel policies, processes and employment agreements (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring with a focus on diversity, orientation, labor and employment contracts, compensation schedule etc) for the purpose of conforming to District policies, relevant laws, contracts and agreements;
Collaborates with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs;
Consults and advises administrators on a wide variety of sensitive personnel matters for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing relevant policies, procedures and regulations;
Coordinates the recruitment process for the purpose of maintaining a diverse and highly qualified staff;
Directs department operations, the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services including established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements achieving organizational objectives, and ensuring compliance with legal, financial and district requirements.
Facilitates meetings or workshops for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a school district representative; works closely with teaching and classified associations;
Investigates grievances and /or complaints from employees (eg. sexual harassment, pay and/or assignment disputes, etc.) for the purpose of reaching resolutions that support a healthy work environment;
Represents the district in arbitrations, worker's compensation and unemployment hearings as needed;
Maintains manual and electronic documents, files and records for the purpose of providing accurate information in compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines;
Monitors a variety of processes for the purpose of ensuring efficient processing of applicants and employees in addressing position requirements and complying with licensing, legal and/or administrative requirements;
Monitors district staffing budgets, departmental budget allocations, expenditures and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring allocations are accurate, expenses are within budgetary limits and/or fiscal practices are followed;
Serves as lead negotiator in collective bargaining processes for the purposing of negotiating labor agreements;
Participates in meetings, workshops, job fairs and seminars for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out administrative responsibilities;
Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions for the purpose of providing direction for meeting the district's goals and objectives;
Researches information required to manage assignments including reviewing relevant policies, staffing data, current practices, financial resources for the purpose of developing new programs/services; ensuring compliance with legislative requirements; securing general information for planning and/or responding to requests;
Oversees and monitors background check and fingerprinting processes for all employees, volunteers, contractors as required by law;
Responds to written and verbal inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. staffing, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parent requests as needed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a remediation plan;
Serves as Title IX Coordinator for School District
Serves as a member of the Safety Committee
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirement
Masters Degree in Education or Public Administration and/or Administrative License preferred. Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7018.