• Minimum of a relevant bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.
  • Preferred certification in human resources:
    • SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management
  • Specialized Knowledge:
    • Proficient with technology and able to adapt and learn school systems.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, local, school committee policies, regulations and procedures related to employment law.
  • Experience developing and supporting programs aimed at recruiting and retaining a strong and diverse staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills.
  • Highest regard for confidentiality and high ethical standards.
  • Ability to develop effective, collegial, and cooperative working relationships with all constituencies with the school community and municipal departments.
  • Ability to supervise staff and develop skills and teamwork within the Human Resource Office.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a diverse community and strong interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at work.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under the pressures of deadlines.
  • Certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education required (i.e. School Business Administrator; Supervisor/Director, etc.)

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a public school or municipal setting preferred.
  • Five years of experience developing relevant skills in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with labor associations and collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration.
  • Experience in contract negotiations for represented and non-represented staff.
  • Experience recruiting and hiring exempt and non-exempt personnel.
  • Experience working with higher education institutions on educator pipeline programs.
  • Any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Evaluated by: Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

Job Goal: Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for all personnel functions, including recruitment, employment, counseling, policy administration and record keeping for all licensed and non-licensed employees. Performs complex, administrative, supervisory, and professional work in recommending, setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures and best practices; and in identifying and implementing long range strategic human resources goals. Provides direct leadership in the management of staff and in improving the overall personnel policies and practices of the Wellesley Public Schools with a focus on employee support, engagement, enhancement and development, and the recruitment and retention of quality staff districtwide.

Work Year: This position is a year-round, 12-month position. On request, attend meetings of the School Committee, its subcommittees, and/or meetings in support of bargaining or negotiations that could include nights and/or weekends.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience; individual contract.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute human resource strategy in support of the strategic direction of the district, specifically in the areas of talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, and compensation.
  • Provide strategic leadership in all areas of the human resources function in the interest of ensuring the district relates to all of its employees in a manner consistent with all of its stated values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for recruiting, hiring and onboarding exceptional talent.
  • Partner with school administrators, department heads, directors, and other hiring managers, and outside legal counsel, as needed, to conduct investigations and resolve issues.
  • Determine and maintain a strategy for employee engagement (including programs such as stay and exit interviews) with attention to positive culture and organizational change.
  • Establish an open and welcoming presence with employees and be available to answer questions and provide assistance with problem-solving on any issues or concern.
  • Monitor and ensure the school’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Establishes and maintains a service delivery model to ensure the Department of Human Resources provides the highest levels of customer service.
  • Provides public updates and presentations to the School Committee, community, and other stakeholder groups on key aspects of the district’s human resources work.
  • Act as primary liaison with the union; meet regularly with union leadership, participate in grievance process, support administrators and staff with implementation of collectively bargained agreements.
  • Participate and/or chair Joint Labor Management Councils as the Superintendent’s designee.

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