Director of Human Resources
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Waunakee Community School District
The Director of Human Resources provides leadership and strategic vision and support to district departments and schools to ensure alignment with the District's strategic plan and goals. Assumes primary responsibility for the development and administration of personnel programs of the district; recruitment, hiring, staffing, orientation, compensation and benefits, administration of employee guidelines and negotiated agreements, oversight and counsel regarding compliance with employment laws and regulations, and supervision of staff.
Serves as administrative liaison to the Board Human Resources Committee.
Reports to the District Administrator. Waunakee Community School District is a growing district that serves over 4,300 students ranging from four-year old kindergarten through high school.
Our students are amazing people whose talents shine every year in the classroom, on the stage, and in the vast arena of co-curricular opportunities.
The Vision for the Waunakee Community School District is to be a collaborative learning community that works with students, staff, families, and the community to ensure that every student is ready for college and career; through a focus on data, research based best practices, and engagement with students to be active partners in their learning.
We take this vision very seriously and utilize it as a primary guide to our strategic planning framework. We are fortunate to have highly qualified and dedicated educators in our schools. Over 43% of our teachers hold Master's Degrees. We currently have eight teachers who have won the Kohl Fellowship, which is awarded to teachers for their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Twelve teachers hold National Board Certification, which is an advanced teaching credential, designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards. Our district currently employs 580 staff members. This includes a 41-member administrative team, 337 teachers, and 202 support staff. As student enrollment grows, our staff continues to grow. Essential Functions:
A. Personnel Records and Recruitment: Oversee the recruitment and selection processes for all permanent and substitute district employees, including: posting and advertising vacancies, identifying potential candidates by reviewing and screening applications, monitoring and participating in the selection process to ensure legal and effective procedures, insuring that background checks and reference checks have been completed, and maintaining applicant files. Serve as district liaison to university teacher education programs for student teachers, recruitment, and placement. Oversee the district's personnel recordkeeping process, including all information necessary to maintain current records on licenses, training, assignments, and contracts. This includes administering the contract and salary schedules for all personnel, determination of salaries and preparing individual contracts. Serve as the custodian of the district's personnel files. In conjunction with the Business Manager, establish and maintain competitive and affordable compensation and benefits planning for all levels of District staff. Coordinate the revisions of job descriptions. B. Negotiations and Agreements: Maintain updated staff handbooks and negotiated agreements and distribute them to appropriate personnel. Work with the District Administrator, the Board, and the Business Manager in the negotiating process with professional and support staff. This includes formulating and suggesting initial proposals to be presented by the Board, analyzing proposals made by employee groups, and suggesting general directions and strategy Interpret and enforce existing personnel policies and regulations to staff and make recommendations concerning the formulation of new policies and regulations. C. Staff Development and Training: Oversee new staff orientation to include staff handbook/contract, salary schedule, insurance benefits and forms, letters of employment and individual contracts. Attend staff and department meetings as requested to provide information and updates regarding personnel issues. Work with district-level administrators to ensure staff professional development needs are being met. D. Employee Benefits: Oversee enrollment, changes and termination of employees for the district's health, dental, life, long-term disability, and other plans. Serve as a resource person for staff on the district's employee benefit programs, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, prescription coverage, sick leave, personal leave, vacation, and leaves of absence. Monitor benefit administration to ensure that benefits are provided in a consistent manner and conform to state and federal legislation. Serve on District's Insurance Committee Administer the district's leave programs and ensure that the District is in compliance with applicable laws. Maintain a balance between providing appropriate coverage for employees while also limiting the impact of excessive absence costs. Monitor Worker's Compensation and Long-Term Disability cases. Oversee the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Monitor Unemployment claims; challenge as necessary. E. Supervision/Evaluation: Supervise employees in the human resources office. Coordinate, supervise/evaluate classified staff in cooperation with other administrative staff. Monitor the district's evaluation programs and procedures for consistency, fairness, and compliance with employment guidelines. Participate in grievance proceedings as required or requested. Direct and assist administrators/supervisors in contract non-renewal, layoffs, and investigations of alleged employee misconduct, progressive discipline procedures, and terminations. Represent the District as required or requested at arbitration hearings or court proceedings. F. Administrative: Serve as the district's compliance officer for the State and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service as the district's equity and discrimination compliance officer. Oversee the maintenance and updating of staffing and certification reports for state and federal agencies. Respond to surveys and questionnaires requesting information on the district's personnel programs, benefits, and salaries. Serve as chair of the staff Recognition Committee and coordinate the district's staff recognition programs including the annual banquet. Serve as liaison to District Wellness Committee and monitor district climate and culture. G. Other Responsibilities: Keep current on employment laws, regulations, rules, and policies, and advise those affected by them. Work with the District's legal counsel as necessary to ensure compliance on various issues. Serve as liaison to, and provide support to the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Education. Perform additional responsibilities as assigned by the District Administrator. Apply via WECAN: #/
Deadline for applications is February 1, 2019. Category: Human Resources , Keywords: Director of Human Resources