Executive Director Human Resource Services and Risk Administration - Salt Lake City, UT

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School District:  Salt Lake City School District
City/State:   Salt Lake City, UT
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Job Description:

Priority Screen Date:  Close of business on June 14, 2021

Position Summary: In fulfilling the goals and mission of the district, the Executive Director, Human Resource Services and Risk Administration, (EDHRS), is responsible and accountable for providing leadership, vision, management, and supervision of the human resource services and risk administration department and functions of the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD).   The EDHRS supervises a staff of 12 employees, including two administrators who specialize in classified and certified hiring and employment operations.

The EDHRS oversees: fair and equitable hiring practices; employment operations including due process, discipline and benefits; all contractual leave benefits such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); employee association contract negotiations; employee evaluation processes, and; all human resource services and risk administration-related district policies and administrative procedures.  Additionally, the EDHRS provides leadership to, and supervision of, the district’s ‘Grow Your Own’ teacher development program, the Peer Assistance Review (PAR) process, student teacher and administrative intern coordination and placement, employee required training, and risk management functions.   

The Executive Director Human Resource Services and Risk Administration reports directly to the Superintendent.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(The list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.)

  1. Actively seek recruitment of qualified personnel from diverse backgrounds for the staffing of district positions that reflects the ethnic make-up of constituents in the district.
  2. Oversee the district hiring and employment processes, such as: recruitment, background checks, contracting, wage placement, and assignment, of all district positions, including licensed staff, for district departments and for elementary, secondary, and alternative/charter schools, for the district’s approximately 3,650 employment positions.
  3. Coordinate with outside agencies, such as institutions of higher education, Utah Workforce Services, etc. for the recruitment of student teachers and those in training for other certified/licensed positions, the recruitment of potential employees, and assist with the development of promotional activities to maintain and expand teacher education programs.
  4. Oversee the technological services and activities within the department, including overseeing procurement processes for departmental vendor needs.
  5. Ensure compliance with labor laws in general and human resources and risk administration-related state and federal laws/regulations, state administrative codes, and human resource services-related policies, administrative procedures, and district regulations, including supervising the on-line required training program.
  6. Perform complex tasks and develop creative designs, particularly in building and expanding community and state partnerships in relation to human resource issues and in negotiating and managing employees’ negotiated agreements, including ongoing efforts to improve teaching, learning, and working conditions.
  7. Sensitively address the needs of school administrators in the challenging task of staffing their schools; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse audiences and stakeholders in widely divergent situations, and provide human resource services-related data, reports, and testimony, as needed in support of district involvement in compliance measures and legislative actions.
  8. Provide technical expertise and assistance to supervisors, employees, and other district stakeholders.
  9. Be both prudent and astute in in effectively leading, directing, and managing a multitude of human resources projects, tasks, and services simultaneously and when overseeing the development and administration of the annual budget for the department.
  10. Assist in the development of realistic and cost-effective solutions to the complex challenges of staffing qualified personnel in critical needs areas such as special education; secondary math, science, and English; substitute teachers, school bus drivers, etc.
  11. Meet the responsibilities of the position that exemplifies visionary leadership and efficient management; the EDHRS will constantly face numerous and sizable challenges to resolve, both in the long-term and short-term deadline pressures.
  12. Maintain regular and predictable attendance to fulfill job requirements in an efficient and effective manner; required to attend activities, events and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis.
  13. The EDHRS must:
  • Skillfully motivate others, both within and outside the department and the district, to invest in the development and implementation of the resolutions of the district’s employment challenges.
  • Maintain focus on how decisions and processes will enhance student achievement and on the value of customer service and providing it at an exceptional level.
  • Continually lead critical analyses of current practices with a focus on improvement
  • Encourage input, listen to the concerns and suggestions of others, and value their opinions, and act decisively as the responsible administrator for human resource issues.
  • Recognize and promote the professional potential in others.
  • Anticipate, and sometimes create, changing conditions and effectively lead others in evolving and adapting to change.
  • Adeptly recognize when to act as the responsible authority versus when to seek direction/authority from the Superintendent.
  • Exemplify integrity, candor, and high ethical conduct and maintain poise, professional demeanor, and perspective.
  • Continuously seek technological improvements to streamline processes.
  1. Perform other duties related to the position, as assigned.

Work Environment Requirements:

  • Risks found in the typical work environment, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
  • Driving to work locations.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc.