Direct, plan, develop and implement essential components of the Strategic Plan: Goal 4, Metric 4:Measure Reynolds School District (RSD) recruitment of applicants, hiring and retention of candidates of color.
Develop sustainable systems for acquiring and retaining highly qualified candidates (certified, classified, non-licensed and administrators) for employment, specifically candidates who are linguistically and culturally diverse. Supervise personnel specialists. Direct staff evaluation processes, systems for Human Capital Management (HCM)-related professional development, new staff induction, mentoring systems, and affinity spaces for all employees.
Education/Licensure/ Testing Required/Bonding:
Master’s degree or higher in Education Administration, Educational Leadership or related area from an accredited college or university. Emphasis on K-12 systems and/or HR Management in Public Education.
Current Oregon Administrative license issued by Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) or the ability to obtain one.
Oregon Fingerprint and Criminal background check clearance.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
Skills to lead and supervise others; successfully organize, plan, initiate and manage projects and programs; build and manage a team, especially in a time of growth and change; identify talent and maximize each person's skills and contributions to team effort; communicate effectively both orally and in writing (using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation) with a wide variety of audiences; speak publicly when making presentations and delivering professional development; operate standard office equipment; effectively use computer software proficiently including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and educational based computer technology/applications designed to communicate, deliver instruction and manage student instructional data; maintain detailed and accurate records; analyze student performance and other data, problem solve and effectively reduce findings to writing.
Must also possess effective interpersonal and human relations skills, excellent problem solving, and consensus building skills, and strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex roles and responsibilities and effectively multitask to manage multiple priorities to meet all established goals and objectives.
Knowledgeof: applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations and district policies relevant to the task areas described above; knowledge of special education regulations and federal laws; principles, goals, objectives, methods and strategies of urban public schools; philosophical, educational, fiscal and legal aspects of public education; procedures, methods, techniques and strategies related to the administration and operation of K-12 school district; report writing methods and techniques, student information trends, strategies and techniques; program and activity evaluation strategies and procedures; methods, procedures and strategies of instructional leadership. Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements.
Ability to: interpret and apply rules and regulations relating to HCM under the Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs); communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of groups and individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds, work well independently and as part of a team to problem solve and achieve desired outcomes; prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports to the Board of Directors, district and school staff; effectively provide direction to and advise appropriate personnel; plan and organize work; work accurately and with attention to detail; meet schedules and time lines.
Experience Required:A minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated leadership either as a central office Human Resource administrator or as a PK-12 school-based building administrator. Successful large district leadership experience in a K-12 environment. Current Oregon required administrative license, or the ability to acquire such license.
Recruitment and retention systems and supports, specializing in hiring diverse candidates for instructional, support, and leadership positions in K-12 systems.
Technical knowledge of human resources rules, regulations, systems, and processes specific to the state of Oregon.
Racial and cultural differences, including sensitivity to issues and concerns unique to communities of color and other diverse groups.
Staffing organizational systems and structures.
Work effectively as part of a leadership team, both inside the district and external organizations which provide networking opportunities for the district
Interpret and comply with laws, rules, and policies related to education, district Administrative Regulations, and labor contracts.
Proficiently navigate HR-related and utility software programs and assist in digital automation of HCM processes.
Possess a high level of conflict resolution skills.
Exhibit patience and compassion, yet assertiveness, in communicating effectively during confrontational and emotional situations involving staff, students, parents, and patrons.
Special Skills Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Collaborate as a member of HCM Leadership Team assisting in managing HCM Department conduct, morale, and culture.
Develop multiple strategies, as part of a larger comprehensive plan, to increase the number, quality, and diversity of qualified candidates in applicant pools for all positions posted by the district including but not limited to organizing/hosting local and national job fairs.
Develop and implement data collection and reporting systems to track the progress of recruiting and retention efforts aligned to district goals and initiatives.
Promote district commitment to a climate of equity and inclusion through interaction with individuals and agencies inside and outside the district.
Collaborate in leading the district’s Alternate Pathways efforts as related to staffing diversity and to “hard-to-fill” teaching and leadership position pipelines, including but not limited to expanding classified staff pathways to licensure.
Build and maintain relationships with universities, colleges, and trades schools who prepare candidates, including those from diverse backgrounds, in order to extend the reach of the district’s hiring efforts.
Partner with employee associations and district staff to systematically review and revise evaluation practices and processes.
Develop methods for collecting data and analyze that data regarding employee turnover and its causes, and include mitigating strategies in recruitment/retention comprehensive plan and prepare presentations of data to the school board.
Collaborate across departments to create systems to ensure that professional development is specific and meaningful for all employees.
Assist in oversight of Collective Bargaining Agreement administration and maintain strong relationships with association leadership.
Partner with outside entities and construct internal systems to support employees, emphasizing efforts to retain and strengthen a sense of community for racially and ethnically diverse employees.
Contribute to the HCM Department’s ability to respond to the need promptly and effectively for improvements and changes in practice, including those related to matters of equity and inclusion.
Recommend policy, procedure, and practice improvements that contribute toward district goals and best practices.
Other Job Functions:
Requests for assistance often requires immediate attention, creating conflicting urgent projects and priorities.
Travel to schools and other locations for meetings.
Provide leadership in developing and aligning systems for recruiting and retaining instructional, support, and leadership staff of ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrate an ability to relate to communities of color, staff, leaders, and families concerning their unique concerns.
Respond to change constructively, demonstrating flexibility in dealing with changing conditions.
Establish and maintain accurate record-keeping systems.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, administrators, co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
Direct other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director of Human Capital Management.
Inspire and develop others through effective leadership.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise the district’s cultural induction, mentoring programs and affinity spaces; Supervise personnel specialists and all processes involving posting, onboarding and offboarding district employees.
Physical: Bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch to effectively set up and take down equipment for professional development events and activities; talking; hearing/interpreting conversation; near visual acuity/depth perception with or without visual accommodation
Lifting: Moderate, 15-44 pounds weekly
Carrying: Moderate, 15-44 pounds weekly
Posture: Prolonged sitting for prolonged periods; reaching; handling.
Motion: Repetitive hand movement and fine motor coordination and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer equipment; occasional overhead reaching.
Environment: Work prolonged or irregular hours; travel to various District sites utilizing employee-owned vehicle; occasionally work additional hours outside regular business hours including evenings and weekends dependent upon Executive Director’s meeting and events schedule. Occasional remote work environment may be required by district.
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress. Work well under pressure. Perform under extreme heavy workloads and inflexible deadlines.
Reynolds School District proudly serves a diverse student population of more than 10,800 over five cities in the Greater Portland area - Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village, North Gresham, and East Portland. Our students and families represent more than 125 birth countries and 70 spoken languages. The most common languages are English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. Each student brings a wealth of cultural knowledge and experience into the classroom allowing our district to flourish in the strength of diversity and multicultural perspectives.
Reynolds School District offers rich traditions and quality educational opportunities such as sheltered instruction, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Career & Technical Education (CTE), Restorative Practices, Project Lead the Way, vocal and instrumental music (K12), fine and performing arts, physical education, and athletics.