School Partner: School Sites - Talent Division (2020-21)

Oakland, CA, US
$85,147.24 - $108,677.40 / Per Year
Nov 21, 2020
Ref: 8163, 8164


Partner, School


Assigned Supervisor


Talent Division/Human Resources


Classified Confidential




261 days / 7.5 hours


Created: May 2013



BASIC FUNCTION: Partner with District and school leaders to support the development of high quality certificated and classified staff for each school site by coaching, assisting, and managing a broad range of human capital issues, including: recruitment, retention, professional learning, growth and development, evaluation, discipline, and recognition. Provide guidance to the Human Resources Services and Support Department (HRSS) in building a comprehensive profile of the District's professional capital assets through collecting qualitative and quantitative data about staff at their school sites. Maintain confidentiality of all personnel matters; some duties will involve access to confidential information concerning employer-employee relations.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)


Develop and grow collaborative relationships with principals and serve as the primary support partner and point of contact within HRSS.

Provide counsel and assistance to school leaders on a broad range of human resource and human capital management issues, including but not limited to school employee staffing and retention, employee performance management, employee training and development, labor relations and employee relations.

Collaborate with other school partners, human resources subject matter experts, school leaders, and instructional leaders to develop and implement human resources policies that strengthen the ability of schools to attract and retain highly qualified educators and staff members.

Assist site administrators in building timely, compliant and effective employee evaluations that support building the capacity of teachers to deliver highly effective instruction.

Support the identification and cultivation of a leadership pipeline by working with site leaders to identify staff with leadership potential and to build relationships with those identified personnel within their regions to enable them with opportunities to gain further training and experience.

Collaborate with other teams within the HRSS to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of human resources services to all certificated and classified employees.

Support and guide principals through the employee progressive discipline process; advise principals on appropriate progressive discipline steps strategies and techniques; work with principals on completing effective written disciplinary notices; and coach principals on how to conduct difficult conversations.

Assist and guide principals in employee management situations including but not limited to processing employee leave and employee fitness for duty evaluations.

Provide human resources data and related counsel that will enable and support principals in effectively managing employee situations and performance within schools.

Provide strategic staffing input through the Budget Development process and other related personnel processes.

Establish effective ongoing professional development opportunities to help principals manage, grow and develop human capital, including just-in-time training to principals on human capital related topics as requested.

Collaborate with other school partners and HRSS staff to support the principal selection process by establishing an eligible candidate pool and facilitating the community matching processes.

Execute the goals and objectives of the HR School Partnership Team and the Human Resource department.

Develop and utilize systems and processes to promote accountability and continuous improvement of District personnel; track outcome evaluations to inform how professional development is designed; engage in proactive, systemic human capital planning.

Remain current on effective human capital planning and management practices in the field of public education and in related sectors.

Attend job related meetings.

Perform related duties as assigned.



A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 3-5 years of prior experience in human resources or school site administration.

Experience in coaching and leadership development required

Experience in implementing progressive discipline required

Leadership experience working in a k-12 public school environment preferred

Experience working in an urban school district preferred


Valid California Driver's License

Must be able to provide own transportation and meet District insurability standards

Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



Strategic goals and priorities of the District

Applicable federal, state, and District codes, regulations, policies and procedures

Methods to interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Relevant District bargaining unit contracts related to employee evaluation

Effective strategies, theories, techniques, and methods of professional development, particularly the development of educators and school staff

Effective engagement techniques to serve students and staff of diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation

Principles and practices of effective leadership

Principles and practices of supervision and evaluation


Design, develop and implement broad strategic initiatives and work plans

Explain complex problems and solutions in clear, concise and compelling ways

Facilitate discussion and learning activities towards a clear end and goals

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others of diverse backgrounds, experience, and personalities

Implement plans and evaluate their outcomes

Motivate and support adults to transform their practices

Serve as resource to District administrators and facilitate communication throughout the District

Set goals, work independently and drive results; manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment; produce high quality work, including strong attention to detail

Solve complex problems and think boldly to create and maximize opportunities using a data-driven approach

Adapt to feedback and maintain a focus on continuous improvement

Design, conduct and cross-train department personnel

Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing

Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment; proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Make presentations, communicate, and speak in public



Office environment and diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions


Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Primary Location: Talent
Salary Range: $85,147.24 - $108,677.40 / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time

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