Director of Human Resources - PA
Job Title: Director of Human Resources - PA
School District: New Hope-Solebury School District
City/State: New Hope, PA
Where to Apply: https://bit.ly/NHSD-DirectorHR
Position Open Until: 3/12/2023
The New Hope-Solebury School District is seeking a highly qualified, collaborative, and experienced Director of Human Resources to provide oversight and management for the strategic direction, planning, coordination, administration, and evaluation of the district’s human resources functions. The New Hope-Solebury School District is seeking a highly qualified, collaborative, and experienced Director of Human Resources to provide oversight and management for the strategic direction, planning, coordination, administration, and evaluation of the district’s human resources functions.
About the District:
The New Hope-Solebury School District, formed in 1942, is composed of New Hope Borough and Solebury Township in the eastern part of Bucks County, along the scenic Delaware River. With approximately 1,300 students, 300+ total staff and a budget of $43 Million, the district is considered to be among the top in the state. Position SummaryThe Director of Human Resources is directly responsible for overseeing all personnel services including the recruitment, hiring, orientation, onboarding, certification and background check compliance, policy administration, contract management, record keeping, equitable compensation practices, and ensuring the district provides a fair, uniform, and consistent employee relations policy.
The Director of Human Resources serves as the administrative liaison to the Board of School Directors’ Policy and Human Resources Committee. The Director develops and implements, with the approval of the Board of School Directors, personnel policies and procedures to provide uniform application of all personnel services.
• Plan, direct, implement, and facilitate a comprehensive recruitment strategy including screening, selection and onboarding of all candidates in accordance with district policies, collective bargaining agreements, and procedures in tandem with building principals, department leaders, the Superintendent, and the Board of School Directors.
• Establish all starting salaries in a fiscally responsible manner and extend all employment offers to new employees in conjunction with the Superintendent and the Board.
• Work with the contracted substitute teacher/ third party vendor to meet district day-to-day staffing needs, reviewing and approving contractor invoices for payment through the Business Office.
• Oversee all employee benefits plans, wellness programs and employee assistance programs and form partnerships with community businesses to provide supplemental services to employees in these areas.
• Administer all employee benefits and employee leaves including maternity, disability, Family and Medical Leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and offer appropriate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations when appropriate• Supervise and process employee claims for worker compensation and unemployment compensation plans.
• Direct job analysis, as necessary, to provide for proper position evaluation, equitable pay, and other aspects of district employee compensation.
• Administer the provisions of various labor contracts and the wage and salary schedules for all employees.
• Plan, research, and represent the District with the Superintendent, in labor negotiations as well as work with legal counsel in fact-findings, arbitrations, unemployment cases and representation in cases heard before the Board of School Directors, government commissions and/or other such bodies.
• Provide personnel services in such areas as certification, tenure, course credit, state reports, and surveys.
• Analyze and recommend, through organizational planning, changes in organizational structure to ensure proper reporting relationships and spans of control.
• Prepare the monthly personnel section of the agenda for consideration and approval by the Board of School Directors.
• Communicate all board personnel action to appropriate personnel.
• When requested, attend meetings of the Board of School Directors, including general, committee and executive sessions.
• Serve as compliance officer regarding civil rights laws and regulations, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, Title IX, and Americans with Disabilities Act and all other relevant state and federal laws.
• Responsible for verifying, maintaining, and tracking clearances for all employees, including coaches, contracted staff, volunteers, chaperones, and PIAA referees, in conjunction with appropriate staff and Administrators.
• Serve as the New Hope Solebury School District Management Trustee to the Bucks and Montgomery County School Health Care Consortium Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Human Resources or related educational field required.
• Demonstrated experience in human resources administration, preferably in a public school district.
• Broad knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of personnel administration and labor relations, including Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regulations, certification requirements, Pennsylvania school law and applicable federal laws
The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the Superintendent and has supervisory responsibilities. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
• High level of confidentiality and understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality in employee matters
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
• Ability to develop and present analysis and prepared materials to groups and individuals
• Ability to interact positively with individuals internal and external to the organization
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
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 frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 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. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position.