Antcipated Director of Human Resources

Sycamore Community Schools


The Director of Human Resources is to provide leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining a recruitment plan that results in the hiring of highly qualified and diverse staff in the certified and classified personnel areas. The Director of Human Resources will implement efficient and authentic processes for evaluating all certified and classified personnel within the district. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 Oversee HR staff, policies, and practices that support the network to recruit, develop, manage, support, and retain a diverse, high-performing group of professionals that embody the mission of Sycamore Community Schools. 
Develop and direct a process for selecting and assigning the best-qualified persons to all non-administrative staff positions in the district. 
Recommend all assignments, transfers, dismissals, and promotion of non­administrative personnel. 
Interview certified and classified staff and make recommendations for hiring.
Interpret the classified and certified union contracts and policies of the district to the Board of Education, administration, staff, and community at large. 
Coordinate evaluation and recommend improvements to district policies (codification).
Work with building principals in the improvement of individual staff competencies.
Assist in the development and coordination of the sections of the budget that pertain to personnel. 
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of all non­administrative evaluation instruments. 
Administer and interpret provisions in board policy and negotiated agreements as they pertain to employees. 
Certify employee classifications and salaries to the treasurer’s office and maintain adequate records of personnel. 
Confer with principals and supervisors to determine needs for staff members of various classifications. 
Represent the Board of Education in collective bargaining with employee organizations. 
Oversee supplemental contracts. 
Interpret and keep staff informed of the Licensure procedures. 
Conduct personnel budgeting analysis, provide trends and related information for both certificated and classified employees. 
Perform fiscal management by preparing and administering the district’s personnel budget, including forecasting personnel expenditures. 
Coordinate substitute services including collaboration with appropriate providing agencies. 
Maintain efficient processes for investigating issues of staff misconduct.
Provide guidance and expertise to management in resolving personnel problems. 
Remain informed of changes in employment law and federal and state regulations that may impact personnel. 
Represent the Board of Education in formal personnel hearings. 
Promotes positive employee relations. 
Ensure that the employee handbook and personnel directory are created, updated annually, and distributed. 
Implement procedures to ensure that employees are informed of personnel policies, procedures, and programs. 
Manage processes of FMLA and background checks. 
Collaborate with the district Treasurer to develop and implement efficient processes for health and dental insurance enrollment. 
Collaborate with the district Mentor Committee to plan the Resident Educator Program and New Teacher Orientation. 
Coordinate processes for staff retirements. 
?Perform all other tasks as assigned. 

Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and negotiated agreements. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administration.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers, or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.


Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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