Executive Director of Human Resources

Job | Posted a month ago
Employment Type
Start Date
Position Areas
School District/Cooperative


Under limited supervision, performs responsible personnel administration work in carrying out Roanoke City Public Schools policies and procedures relating to a wide variety of human resources programs and activities. Work involves assisting in developing and/or coordinating programs and policies in such personnel components as recruitment, staffing, operation services, employee relations, employee benefits, insurance, and employee health services.

Executive Director is also responsible for interpreting existing personnel ordinances, policies, and procedures; addressing employee complaints or concerns; assisting elected officials in personnel matters; and acting as liaison to outside organizations and agencies involved in school personnel matters. Must exercise initiative and independent judgment in ensuring proper administration of personnel programs, while exercising tact and courtesy in frequent contact with employees, elected officials and representatives of outside agencies and organizations. Reports to the Chief Operations Officer.



Plans, develops, and implements an organizational structure that promotes and supports success for all children through a system of shared decision making.

Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates the operations of the Human Resources Department.

Maintains an active network with other key managers and serves as an internal management consultant to Roanoke City Public Schools management for divisions, departments, and the community concerning human resource matters.

Provides advice, support, and assistance by interpreting policies and procedures and by counseling directors, officers, employees and other government agencies on employment, record keeping, retirement, grievance, and other personnel matters and procedures.

Plans, directs, supervises, assigns, and evaluates the school's recruitment activities, such as applicant interviewing, administration and scoring of examinations, determination of applicant qualifications, establishment, and maintenance of registers of eligible, certification and referral of applicants, background investigations and reference checks. Investigates, analyzes, and formulates methods for handling special projects; oversees projects to completion and evaluates results; prepares and reviews various reports and performs special projects; serves as liaison with outside agencies on special work programs and special projects; advises and directs Human Resources staff on a variety of non-routine matters.

Investigates, analyzes, and make decisions regarding personnel problems and/or issues.

Develops effective recruiting programs with a focus on diversity and equity.

Collaborates with the Professional Learning Department to determine the HR training needs throughout the district, while coordinating the implementation of both on going and special interest training programs.

Serves as an internal consultant to chief officers, executive directors, directors, and managers on organizational development, including philosophy and goals, service standards, job performance and productivity standards and special program development and implementation.

Coordinates the development of small, problem-solving groups within individual offices and serves as a facilitator for these groups in achieving organizational goals; facilitates the identification and resolution of organizational problems for management.

Administers the school system's compensation and performance evaluation programs, including job descriptions, salary surveys, and position re-classifications.

Facilitates the development of systems, policies, and procedures to streamline operational functions and minimize duplication of efforts and redundancies within school offices; enhances the effectiveness of managers and supervisors by assisting in the design of programs that are consistent with city goals and objectives.

Develops methods for interaction between employees and managers concerning job responsibilities to enhance job satisfaction, solve job-related problems and improve organizational effectiveness; assists in creating a work environment that emphasizes a commitment to service as a means to achieving personal satisfaction.

Supervises and conducts personnel administration duties for direct report subordinates, including hiring and firing, evaluating, assigning special duties, monitoring attendance, and granting leave.

Develops strategic recruitment plans to include networking with the building partnerships with outstanding institutions of higher education to include Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to enhance minority recruitment efforts.

Provides support and facilitates organizational changes mandated by Roanoke City Public Schools management.

Represents the system on various internal and external boards, committees, task forces, and professional organizations.

Attends all School Board meetings and prepares reports for the Board as the Superintendent may request.

Participates in the decision making of policy recommendations and strategic planning, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Manages and oversees Human Resource information that helps Roanoke City Public Schools maintain effective and efficient operations.

Develops ongoing and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure adherence to internal controls and the timely development of Human Resource processing.

Notifies and counsels with employees relative to non-renewal of contracts, terminations, and suspensions.

Provides foresight to organizational and strategic planning based on current and past economic trends.

Responsible for supervising multiple functions with full accountability for effective operation and results. Performs other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS The duties of the Executive Director of Human Resources will have been satisfactorily performed when the evaluation of this person is at the standard or above on the applicable Performance Evaluation System.

Ability to attend evening school board meetings upon request and work a flexible schedule.

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Roanoke City Public Schools

40 Douglass Ave NW , Roanoke, VA 24012

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Roanoke City Public Schools

40 Douglass Ave NW , Roanoke, VA 24012