Job Profile Position Summary: The Columbia Public School District is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer. The position assists the Superintendent in the recruitment, interviewing, selection and supervision of personnel, development and maintenance of district policy and procedure, and administration of Federal and State law as it relates to personnel. Qualifications: Education: Master’s Degree with specialization in Business, Public or Educational Administration, personnel or other related degree; Doctorate preferred. Certification: Missouri Administrative Certificate and/or SHRM certification (PHR or SPHR) Experience: Three years’ experience in public and educational administration including three years of increasingly responsible technical personnel experience, or effective Human Resource administrative experience. Other: Professional training in personnel selection and management which provides a working knowledge of public administration. Equal Opportunity Employment laws and regulations, labor management relations and practices, provisions and procedures for teacher certification, current trends in employee relations, salary plans and current legislation in the field of personnel services. Terms of Employment: Twelve-month contract, full-time, salaried Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience Start Date: July 1, 2014 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Bases personnel decisions on professionally sound, documented personnel evaluation policies and procedures. Maintains clearly stated policies, regulations and procedures related to the function, rights and responsibilities of the staff. Ensures that those directly affected by personnel policies have knowledge of relevant policies and procedures. Plans, directs, coordinates and participates in the recruitment of personnel and recommends to the Superintendent certified and classified candidates on the basis of their qualifications for the particular position they are to fill in cooperation with building principals and district supervisors. Coordinates with the Chief Academic Officer an effective orientation program for all new staff members. Makes an effort to employ persons from various ethnic diversities and a variety of institutions. Monitors personnel policies. Coordinates employee performance evaluation programs. Authorizes salaries and/or wages. Administers provisions of district procedures dealing with transfers, discipline, leaves, resignations, retirement, vacations, extra-allowance positions and absences. Plans, directs, coordinates and participates in ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal and State Law as it relates to personnel. Collaborates with administrators on staffing, enrollment information and personnel related expenses for the preliminary and annual budget reports. Monitors regular attendance of employees. Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates unquestionable integrity. Maintains appropriate data for a compilation and presentation of an annual personnel report. Coordinates the preparation and revision of job descriptions. Understands and adheres to Board policies and procedures Performs other duties as assigned. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: An individual who holds this position must have the ability to: Language Present information to teachers, staff, other administrators, and the Board of Education, including formal presentations at Board meetings and other events Respond to questions, concerns, and complaints and respond appropriately Read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, memoranda, Board policies, administrative procedures, governmental regulations, and legal documents. Write business correspondence, including staff memoranda and articles, as needed Keep information confidential as required by law, policy, or the nature of a particular situation Conduct interviews for various job positions Computation Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations Work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, and analyze data Reasoning Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Solve a variety of problems in many different situations Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form Demonstrate executive functions such as planning, organizing, remembering, and regulating information and behavior as they pertain to student performance and achievement Technology Perform computer word processing (including spreadsheets) and Internet research Access and create reports using the District’s student information software and databases Other Skills Demonstrate excellent listening, interpersonal, and non-verbal communication skills Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills Manage multiple tasks simultaneously Maintain collegial working relationships with staff Maintain a positive relationship with members of the community Effectively manage conflict The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: An individual who holds this position must frequently move in and around the building and grounds and is regularly required to walk, hear and speak This position requires close, moderate, and distance vision ability. This individual must be able to travel between district facilities. The position requires a moderate amount of travel, both in and out of state. Attendance Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position. The individual who holds this position will be expected to attend Board meetings and other District events throughout the community. CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is consistent with a typical office environment. The individual who holds this position is frequently required to work irregular or extended hours, including evenings and weekends. UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “ Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury. The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards. ADA Requirements: Columbia Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, or nation of origin. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with District management.