Tolleson Union High School District #214 

Director of Human Resources – Certified Staff 

Summary 

The Director of Human Resources for Certified Staff will be responsible for the planning, organizing, and operation of the office of Human Resources including strategic planning, policy formation, program development, and implementation, delivery of services including benefits and insurance management, employment and recruitment,  and employee relations and development for certified staff. 

Qualifications 

  1. Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in the Human Resources management area preferably in a school district which includes three (3) years in a managerial capacity; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. 2. School leadership experience preferred. 
  2. SHRM-SCP certification or bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration, or related field. 
  3. Master’s Degree in educational administration, personnel administration, or closely related area. 5. Arizona teaching and administrator certificate required. 
  4. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 

Skills and Knowledge 

  1. Knowledge of current Federal and State laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and directives pertaining to  Human Resources management and administration. 
  2. Knowledge and skill in current Human Resources management practices, procedures, and leadership. 3. Knowledge and skill in analyzing organizational problems and determining effective management solutions, policy development, program management, and effective utilization of Human Resources. 4. Knowledge of computerized Human Resources Management Information Systems. 
  3. Knowledge of management principles, practices, and techniques. 
  4. Knowledge of concepts and methods utilized in a continuous improvement environment. 7. Knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act,  Unemployment Compensation Laws, and other practices of employment law. 
  5. Skill in both oral and written communication. 
  6. Skill in working in a cooperative team environment. 
  7. Skill in establishing effective working relationships and resolution of issues across organizational levels.

Essential Functions 

  1. Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, provides day-to-day leadership and direction for the Office of Human Resources. 
  2. Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, evaluates the schools’ master schedules and student enrollment needs to ensure adequate certified staffing to all school sites. 3. Assist the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with the overall development, administration, and evaluation of Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs, ensuring the delivery of human resources to District employees and the community.  
  3. Provides a proactive, service-oriented approach to Human Resources while ensuring compliance with appropriate District policies and procedures and State and Federal Laws. 
  4. Participates in the development of short and long-range planning for the District. 
  5. Develops, revises, interprets, and communicates related policies for employees. 
  6. Presents information to staff and Governing Board. 
  7. Administers a wide variety of personnel policies and processes (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring,  orientation, employment contracts/agreements, compensation schedule, reclassification studies, job descriptions, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to District policies, relevant laws, contracts, and agreements. 
  8. Consults and advises administrators on a wide variety of sensitive personnel issues (e.g. discipline, hiring,  transfers, reduction in force, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing all relevant policies, procedures and regulations.  
  9. Coordinates the recruitment process (e.g. advertising vacancies, screening applicants, conducting interviews, making recommendations for hire, new employee orientation, etc.) for maintaining highly qualified and effective staff. 
  10. Monitors the maintenance of records and procedures for professional growth and salary placement.  12. Monitors, assists, advises certificated staff with credentials, licensing, and certification and informs administrators and certificated personnel of state and federal changes to teacher and administrator credentialing, licensing, and certification.  
  11. Assures appropriate credentialing and legally required compliance for specified certificated personnel assignments. 
  12. Coordinates personnel activities with other administrative divisions, departments, and offices within the school district. 
  13. Oversees the District’s student-teacher placements for all school sites. 
  14. Participates in meetings, workshops, job fairs, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects to support the District’s goals.  
  15. Conducts investigations compiles information and prepares reports of findings as assigned by the Assistant  Superintendent for Human Resources. 
  16. Supervises and evaluates assigned staff.  
  17. Performs other assignments as determined by the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop or kneel. 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

Working Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The working hours are somewhat flexible as the job may require hours beyond normal business hours. 

Responsible to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources 

Terms of Employment: Twelve months, full-time 

Evaluation: This position will be evaluated annually as outlined in Governing Board Policy FLSA Status: Exempt 

Salary Range: Administrative/Professional Services Initial Placement Salary Schedule, Tier VI

Governing Board Adopted: June 26, 2007, March 3, 2008 (Revised) 

June 28, 2012 (Revised) 

August 25, 2021 (Revised)