JobID 12158 : HR Partner (#1995239)
Position: Human Resources Partner
Reports To: Chief of HR
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to Administrative Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Exempt
The Office of Human Resources at Dayton Public Schools is currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Partner. This is an administrative position with responsibility for delivering HR services to District schools and departments in the areas of employee and labor relations, performance management, learning and development, and compensation and benefit administration, with the overall goal of creating a compelling, engaging, high-performance work environment that aligns with the mission and purposes of the District.
The incumbent will serve in the capacity of an HR generalist, being the first point of contact for buildings and departments to address people-related questions and concerns; investigate, guide, and resolve employee performance issues; and prioritize larger employment-related issues and concerns for resolution by the overall HR team. HR Partners will participate in the design of short-term and long-term plans that drive the continuous improvement policies, processes, and procedures based on industry best practices, prior experience, and sound judgement. This position reports directly to the Chief of HR.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
The Dayton Way
- Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for grounds maintenance in daily activities.
- Meet the challenges of maintaining visually pleasing grounds year round.
- Keep accurate records of services performed, routine preventive maintenance care and safety checks.
- Collaborate and engage effectively with colleagues and supervisor to ensure grounds are effectively being maintained to District’s standards.
Single Point of Contact
- Serve as the primary contact to troubleshoot HR issues for school administrators, department heads, and other District leaders.
- Learn and understand the specific employment needs of assigned schools and departments.
- Develop partnerships with administrators and department heads to successfully implement and administer HR processes.
- Communicate HR policies and procedures to employees.
- Respond to employee questions regarding company policies and procedures, interpreting policies and procedures as they apply to specific employee situations.
- Train supervisors, managers, and leaders on employee policies and procedures.
- Administer and coordinate employee leave under FMLA, short-term disability, and other programs.
- Participate in the development and revision of HR programs and services.
- Promote and communicate HR services to assigned schools / departments.
- Verify that employee bulletin boards include all required postings and materials per federal, state, and local regulations.
- Provide counsel and advice to guide the resolution of employee relations issues. Arbitrate discussions and recommend courses of action based on District policies and values.
- Conduct formal investigations for policy violations, union grievances, and other formal complaints in collaboration with investigation team members and legal counsel. Collect and prepare documentation, attend and participate in hearings, and conduct other activities to successfully represent the interests and positions of the District in the resolution of employment issues.\
- Administer employee terminations. Record employee terminations in HR systems, coordinate the return of District assets, and prepare termination packets based on established procedures. Conduct exit interviews with departing employees when possible / appropriate.
- Coach supervisors, managers, and leaders on how to effectively manage the performance of their teams using the performance and coaching tools available.
- Educate employees on how to effectively document their performance, long-term goals, and development needs.
- Train staff on the various performance evaluation tools.
- Maintain a database of performance evaluation results and files with corresponding documentation.
- Resolve performance issues with employees and managers as required.
- Help develop forms, materials, and communications in collaboration with HR team members.
- Respond to and resolve staffing and absenteeism issues. Coordinate substitute / temporary workers for positions that must have a replacement present. Research and initiate disciplinary procedures to address employees with chronic absenteeism issues.
- Create retention, development, and succession plans for high-potential individuals in collaboration with school administrators and department leaders.
Learning & Development
- Champion the planning and deployment of employee learning in collaboration with building administrators, department heads, and HR leadership.
- Coordinate learning, activities, and events for assigned facilities and departments.
- Support and assist in the coordination of District events as requested.
- Develop, implement, and maintain internal recognition programs that foster a high level of employee morale in alignment with the values of the District.
- Coordinate and support the administration of the “Years of Service” and other recognition programs in collaboration with HR administrative team members.
- Take steps to expand and promote employee diversity in HR services and activities.
- Track, prepare, and administer employee contracts / agreements in collaboration with HR administrative team members.
- Participate in the preparation of human resources budget and staffing needs annually.
- Maintain records and files according to legal requirements and department standards.
- Enter and maintain employment-related information in HR systems.
- Perform other duties and complete special projects as assigned.
- D – Dependability = attendance, response time, completion
- I – Integrity = honesty, being loyal to the absent, ethical decision-making
- C – Collaboration = seeking out teamwork, building bridges
- C – Compassion = showing concern, seeking to understand, being kind
- E – Excellence = being professional, achieving goals, stretching ourselves
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
- Presentation Skills = creatively share information verbally and in writing to build interest and engage student learners; organize and present information in meaningful, easy-to-understand ways
- Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.
Knowledge & Experience
- 5-7 years of progressive management experience in human resources
- Experience in talent management and organizational design
- Public school experience is strongly preferred
- Expertise in union labor relations
- Capability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- HRIS systems knowledge and experience
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and is occasionally required to walk, stand, lift/carry, push/pull, balance, reach/handle objects, and perform repetitive motions. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 lbs.
- The position requires travel and work on weekends, evenings, or during the holiday season. There is potential for exposure to irate parents, children, guardians, family and/or friends of those experiencing homelessness.
Mission Statement: To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.
The Dayton Public School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities for all people without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or affiliation with a union or professional organization.