Human Resource Director

Friday, March 16, 2018
Oak Park School District
Position Details: 



The Oak Park School District has a Human Resource Director vacancy available for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.


Reports To:    Superintendent




  1. Master’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Communications or related field.
  2. Minimum of five years successful administrative and leadership experience in the area of Human Resources and/or Labor Relations.
  3. Experience with collective bargaining contract negotiation and maintenance.
  4. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with district vision, mission, and goals.
  5. Excellence in communication skills, written and verbal with demonstrated attention to detail.
  6. Prior work experience with a public school district or other public sector employer preferred.
  7. Understanding the technology and its application to the human resource functions of a public school district.
  8. Experience in supervising and evaluating employees.
  9. Knowledge of the changes and challenges of state and national policy and legislation regarding benefits and payroll, including the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.
  10. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.




  1. Coordinate all aspects of contract administration during the term of various contracts.
  2. Provide leadership for contract negotiations; this will be done in collaboration with Executive Director of Business and Finance and Superintendent.
  3. Interpret the negotiated contracts to members of the staff, as appropriate.
  4. Act as designee of the Superintendent at appropriate stages of the grievance procedure and/or employee disciplinary proceedings.
  5. Work with outside counsel to plan, organize, and represent the District in fact-finding arbitration and representation cases.
  6. Complete essential functions and tasks using available and emerging technologies including on-line data base and reporting systems.
  7. Administer all assignments, transfers, dismissals, and promotions of staff members in accordance with district policies and guidelines.
  8. Provide direction for and administrative oversight of personnel evaluation processes that comply with all applicable federal, state and district mandates.
  9. Certify classification and salaries for all positions in the District.
  10. Confer with principals, Executive Directors, and Superintendent to determine needs for staff.
  11. Administer provisions of the School Code as they apply to leave of absence policies.
  12. Supervise and evaluate staff under his/her supervision and assume responsibility for all aspects of the Human Resources Department.
  13. Assists the Executive Director of Business and Finance, in the preparation and maintenance of budgets, including salaries, and benefits.
  14. Cooperate with college and university schools of education and with career guidance offices regarding applicants.
  15. Attend regular meetings of both the Superintendents Cabinet and District Administration Council and serve actively to improve communication, cooperation, and planning among district leadership.
  16. Regularly attend District Board of Education Meetings.
  17. Provide necessary research for successful wage and salary administration.
  18. Plan, develop and revise Human Resource policies and guidelines in accordance with state legislation and recommend to the Superintendent for Board adoption.
  19. Cause appropriate interviewing to occur and make recommendations for professional placement.
  20. Oversee preparation and distribution of recruiting materials.
  21. Recommend and maintain relationships with contracted employment providers and employees to comply with state and district requirements.
  22. Administer the necessary procedures and policies required by the Workers Compensation system, Michigan Employment Security Commission, and Bureau of Workers & Unemployment Compensation Office.
  23. In cooperation with the Instructional Office, coordinate and maintain data relating to the Professional Development activities provided within and outside the school district.
  24. Supervises the substitute placement process and computer system for district staff.
  25. Administer Family Leave Compliance
  26. Implementation of the affordable Care Act requirements.
  27. Prepare and maintain Unemployment Agency records and other required reports related to the administration of unemployment compensation claims and benefits.
  28. Monitor operation of Drug Test, Sub system, and criminal background checks.
  29. Conduct training sessions following negotiation of new or revised agreements providing detailed explanation of changes made.
  30. Maintain permanent personnel file records.
  31. Knowledgeable of all federal, state, and local laws, which affect the personnel of the Oak Park School District, e.g. Public Employment Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Unemployment Compensation legislation, and Workers Compensation legislation.
  32. Notify Superintendent and appropriate legal counsel of any issue, which has or may result in litigation.
  33. Serve as the district’s Title IX coordinator.
  34. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent.

Application Deadline:  All interested applicants need to complete the online application and apply to this vacancy at, no later than, Friday, March 16, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.




The Oak Park School District is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex national origin, religion, citizenship, handicap, height, weight, marital status.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties maybe performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.   2/16/18