Chief Human Resources Officer

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Employment Type
Position Areas
School District/Cooperative


Responsible for planning, directing, and implementing a sound program of human resources administration for Danville Public Schools.

Work is typically performed in an office setting, primarily sitting at office equipment. Occasional walking, light lifting up to 25 pounds, and other limited physical activities are required. Regular attendance of school and other City activities requires travel throughout the City. Department needs require working beyond normal work hours. Daily contact is made with employees and the general public in person, by telephone, and in writing. These contacts may require considerable skill in negotiation, tact, and diplomacy and persuasion. Occasional contact with Local Elected Officials and School Board members is necessary.


Provides leadership in the development and maintenance of a top quality system of human resource services for the school division

Supervises and evaluates the work of the Department of Human Resources

Develops, recommends, and administers personnel policies and procedures to guide all phases of human resources administration in the school division

Oversees a recruitment and selection program designed to attract a pool of qualified candidates for all positions, to include:

*developing advertisements and communicating with a variety of recruitment sources *interviewing candidates for positions and screening applications *coordinating the selection of final candidates with building principals and department heads *recommending licensed finalists to the School Board for approval

Administers an efficient system of personnel record keeping, to include:

*confidential personnel files on all employees *application files for all candidates *computerized records on all employees

Develops and maintains current job descriptions for all positions

Collaborates with the Division’s Chief Operations Officer to develop and administer a sound program of salary and position classification, to include:

*recommending salary ranges for all positions in accordance with approved procedures *investigating and making recommendations on reclassification requests *processing salary changes in accordance with approved Board guidelines

Administers procedures for placing employees onto the payroll system, assuring proper accounting for positions and account codes

Collaborates with the Division’s Chief Operations Officer in administering the division's salary programs to include development of salary schedules and associated costs

Administers the issuance of teacher and administrative contracts and other documents necessary to effect assignments

Administers of a sound program of performance evaluation for all groups of employees, to include developing and recommending programs to the Board, communicating the programs to employees, school administrators and supervisors in the use of the programs, and evaluating the programs' effectiveness

Develops and monitors budgets for assigned areas

Develops and distributes employee communications such as the employee handbook, the school division directory, informational brochures and pamphlets, and other materials relating to employment with the Danville Public Schools

Supervises the administration of the State licensure guidelines for all licensed employees, to include,

*maintaining all recertification records *making appropriate placement/assignment decisions based on licensure/endorsement status *assuring that licensure for all professional staff is current *working with staff in analyzing necessary course work for licensed personnel *serving as liaison with the Virginia Department of Education on licensure matters

Counsels employees, the Superintendent, and the School Board on personnel-related issues, to include legal and grievance matters

Oversees the development of a pool of qualified substitute employees and works with the Department of Instructional and Administrative Technology to ensure the proper and efficient operation of the automated substitute calling system

Collaborates with the Division’s Department of Instruction to ensure that a quality program of staff development exists for all employees, to include helping with assessing training needs, developing in-service training opportunities, registering employees, and conducting specific training in personnel-related topics

Initiates studies on personnel-related issues and makes recommendations to the Superintendent and/or School Board

Assures that all personnel practices are in accordance with state and federal law and Board policy

Makes required reports to state and federal agencies, participates in surveys, and provides information to authorized agencies or individuals on personnel matters

Attends and participates in all School Board meetings

Attends and participates in Division-level administrative meetings

Attends and participates in other meetings as required and/or requested by the Superintendent

Administers the Division’s Affirmative Action plan

Serves as the Division’s Title VII/IX compliance officer

Oversees the exit interview program, apprising the Superintendent and/or School Board of any problems or patterns that should be addressed

Administers the following areas:

*responding to annual School Accreditation Reports and rectifying problem areas *meeting with people new to the community who are interested in employment with the Danville Public Schools *developing strong liaisons with community agencies

Oversees the coordination of services for new teachers, to include the New Teacher Orientation

Collaborates with the other members of the Executive Team/Superintendent’s Cabinet to coordinate the Division’s annual Summer Leadership Team Symposium/Retreat

Chairs various task forces on human resources-related matters

Maintains an effective communications system with the Division’s internal and external publics

Oversees the placement of student teachers and college/university students who do field experience/ internship activities in the Danville Public Schools

Performs related duties as required by the Superintendent


Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration; comprehensive knowledge of school division objectives, procedures and organization; comprehensive knowledge of school personnel and administrative practices, procedures and methods; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with and through School Board members, administrators, teachers and all support staff; ability to conceptualize, initiate, monitor and evaluate new and/or current programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, school administrators, teachers, staff and associates.

Posted By

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543

At the following locations

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801