Director of Human Resources
US Virgin Islands Department of Education | St. Thomas 00802 VIR | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 01/10/2013
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing human resources policies and procedures; coordinate classified and certified employee relations issues and practices; conduct investigations, facilitate process of litigation, EEOC, Fair Labor Standards, ADA and various employee/association grievances; keep abreast of legal issues and serve as a resource to administrators and supervisors for Human Resources functions. The Director has the responsibility to manage the total employment and recruitment function as well as to administer the day-to-day operation of the Division of Human Resources offices in both districts, including school staffing, recruitment for teachers and substitutes, employer/employee relations, evaluation of office personnel, credentialing and NCLB. The employee reports to the Commissioner of Education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
- Conduct investigations, prepare and develop employee relation issues and practices. Facilitate processing of litigation, unemployment hearings, workers compensation claims/hearings, EEOC, Fair Labor Standards. Assist in development of education and facilitation programs. Work on various employee relations projects.
- Maintain current knowledge of and ensure that Human Resources and district staff comply with Department policies and interpretations, state and federal laws and Bargaining Agreements.
- Consult and advise supervisors and administrators regarding issues of compliance of bargaining agreement. Monitor all Progressive Discipline Actions.
- Responsible for Criminal background investigation reports on employees.
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with key district staff and association/bargaining units’ leadership in order to maximize effectiveness of Human Resources objectives. Respond to grievances filed and facilitate resolution (mediation, administrative transfer, demotion or separation of employee).
- Direct responsibility to manage total employment and recruitment function; reduction in force staff, administrative transfers.Recruit qualified candidates for classified/certified/administrative positions
- Interview prospective applicants and evaluate qualifications
- Make offers of employment
- Participate in local/state/out of state Job Fairs
- Serve on negotiation teams to negotiate yearly contracts and to develop contract language to ensure language meets Board Ends statements without violating operating limitations or superintendent policies.
- Coordinate exit interview process. Develop a plan and manage efficient data accumulation of exit survey information and analyze information to determine themes of reasons employees have exited the school district;
- Administer, organize and conduct training for supervisors. Review and monitor remediation plans and offer input/feedback to supervisors regarding plans
- Responsible for the recruitment, screening, interviewing, selection, placement and transfer of personnel;
- Provides assistance to employees in matters of interpretation of District policies, including leaves, retirements, credentials, salary placement and transfer;
- Monitors credential authorizations and assignments;
Monitors teacher compliance requirements for No Child Left Behind;
- Maintains accurate records of staffing needs, leaves of absence, transfer requests and attrition;
- Assists in the completion of required State and Federal personnel reports;
- Assists in the coordination of the District employee performance appraisal and retirement programs;
- Completes surveys and generates reports as required;
- Assists in the development of the District's personnel budget;
- Collaborates with other departments to support and implement new employee orientation and diversity training programs;
- Prepares, distributes and maintains necessary materials and records for summer employment;
- Coordinates the assignment of student teachers between colleges/universities and the elementary and secondary schools;
- Assists in the preparation of materials for negotiations with bargaining unit representatives;
- Work independently with little direction;
- Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES
- Possess current training/knowledge in the areas of Employment Labor Laws;
- Possess current training in EEOC laws and have knowledge and written skills to respond to EEOC complaints;
- Possess current training in Contract Negotiations;
- Possess current training and understanding of Workers’ Compensation process and accommodations for employees, and working/coordinating with supervisors to ensure the district is in compliance with Workers’ Comp law;
- Have thorough knowledge of Department policies an how they may be applied from a Human Resource perspective in discipline and separation of employees;
- Have a thorough knowledge of how to conduct an investigation regarding: hostile work environment, sexual harassment, ADA noncompliance, EEOC;
- Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and Department policies;
- Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment;
- Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator;
- Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
- Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Master's degree Human Resources Management or closely related field with training/experience in the broad aspects of school administration and at least five(5) years of successful experience in a supervisory or managerial position; or
- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field with training/experience in the broad aspects of school administration and at least seven (7) years of successful experience in a supervisory or managerial position.
Deadline for applying: Until Filled
Salary Range: $80,000- $85,000
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
|Location||St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (U.S.)|
|Categories||Human Resources/Talent Management, Director/Manager/Coordinator|
|Organization Type||Public School|
|Contact Name||Nicole Jacobs|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|