Executive Director of Human Resources

International Leadership of Texas
Richardson, Texas

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Administrator, Human Resources
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Primary Purpose:

Responsible for supporting the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in overall management of the district’s human resources function. Supports the strategic planning and implementation of human resources programs to include professional and auxiliary staffing, wage and salary administration, leave administration, performance appraisal, employee relations & records, benefits, unemployment claims. Implement legally sound and effective human resources management programs, policies, and practices.



Bachelor’s degree in human resources or equivalent

Master’s preferred

Essential Requirements and Responsibilities:

Knowledge of selection, training, and supervision of personnel

Knowledge of wage and salary, benefits, and performance appraisal administration

Knowledge of general and education employment law and hearing procedures

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to use software to develop spreadsheets, perform data analysis, and do word processing

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Excellent public relations, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, the school board, or other organizations


Eight years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management or public-school administration;

Five years’ supervisory experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Human Resources Department Management

1. Assist in implementing plan for addressing HR training needs throughout the charter school and develop and plan training programs to meet the established needs. Oversee and implement both on-going and special interest training programs.

2. Direct the day-to-day operations of the human resources department, including planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of operations and implementing department goals and objectives.

3. Oversee and coordinate employee performance appraisal system and ensure that supervisors have proper training.
Assist supervisors and principals with employee counseling, improvement plans, and due-process procedures, where needed.

4. Assist with selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of HR staff and make sound recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.

5. Ensure district compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.


6. Support efforts to work with principals and other administrators to forecast staffing needs and develop staffing plans. Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies and a screening and selection process for all employees.

7. Ensure that all teachers are highly qualified and have the appropriate credentials for assignments.
8. Maintain a system for new employees to acquire appropriate information, support, and training necessary for success on the job.

Compensation and Benefits

9. Oversee and manage the district’s compensation program including job descriptions, salary surveys, and position reclassifications.

10. Implement, administer, and monitor procedures for salary administration and placement of new hires.
11. Provide oversight of the district’s leave, health insurance, optional employee benefits, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation benefit programs including overseeing relationship with insurance vendors and third party administrators.

12. Works with others to compile and report projections of staff needs.

Employee Relations

13. Take a proactive role in identifying and responding to employee issues; work in collaboration with charter school leadership to ensure preemptive and effective employee communications.

14. Support administration of the employee grievance procedure adopted by the board. Assist CAO with investigation, analysis, and decision-making process regarding personnel problems and/or other related policy issues.

15. Interpret policies and procedures and ensure support of directors, officers, employees and other government agencies on employment, record keeping, retirement, grievance and other personnel matters and procedures.

16. Conduct annual research regarding employee satisfaction, morale, and communications. Monitor employee retention and turnover through analysis of data and exit interviews. Coordinate effective districtwide employee recognition programs.

17. Update employee handbook and personnel directory annually and distribute to employees. Ensure procedures are followed to inform employees of personnel policies, procedures, and programs that affect them.


18. Support personnel records management and help ensure compliance with the state records management program.
19. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.


20. Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations on HR and management issues to employees.
21. Stay abreast of current research and best practices in human resources management and development in educational and non-education-related settings, and adjust plans, policies and procedures accordingly.

22. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal employment laws. Stay abreast of state and federal public policy changes that could impact the district.

23. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervise, evaluate, and recommend hiring and firing of human resources department employees.

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