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14 Jan 2022

Operations / Administration Chief Human Resources Office (Poudre School District)

Poudre School District
 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

SUMMARY: Develop, implement, and manage the comprehensive services and systems for the Human Resources Department. Manage compensation, benefits administration, employee/labor relations, negotiations, recruitment/hiring, retention, evaluation, performance management and dismissal of staff. Ensure employment law compliance; write, revise, and implement policy and procedures. Oversee risk management; records; on-boarding, mentoring and induction programs; Employee Assistance Services (EAS) program, and comprehensive employee wellness programs. Serve on the Superintendent’s Cabinet, district committees, boards, and councils.

Description of Job Tasks:

1. Recruitment and Hiring • Oversee the design and implementation of recruitment, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, and induction systems for administrative, professional, licensed and classified employees • Oversee the substitute program and student teacher/intern placement program

2. Evaluation • Design, manage and monitor the administrative, professional, licensed and classified evaluation systems • Advise principals and other supervisors on evaluation and performance issues

3. Employment Law Compliance • Ensure district compliance with state and federal statues, policies, and regulations related to Human Resources including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Civil Rights Act, Healthy Families and Worplaces Act, and Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. • Advise principals, hiring managers and department directors on employment law and performance issues (including discharge and discipline) • Ensure compliance under state licensure mandates • Oversee the district’s employee/applicant background check and fingerprint process • Work with the district’s legal counsel and opposing counsel on legal cases and issues

4. Negotiations • Direct, coordinate and facilitate the negotiations process with employee groups • Serve as liaison between the Superintendent and the negotiations teams • Inform negotiating team about relevant research and theory in the compensation field and provide current market information • Review negotiation proposals for congruence with educational policy and law • Develop and revise the Memo of Understanding regarding the negotiation process • Maintain, update and revise the Employee Agreement

5. Employee Relations and Support • Participate in the district strategic planning committees • Communicate important Human Resources issues, responsibilities and projects to principals and hiring managers • Troubleshoot human resources issues with employee groups and employee group presidents • Work with employees and supervisors in resolving employee relations problems and conflicts, including mediations and facilitations • Implement grievance and discipline procedures • Manage the district’s Employee Assistance Services (EAS) program • Oversee the district’s Employee Wellness programs including the management of the employee health clinic • Provide ongoing training on personnel related functions and issues to site managers, supervisors and employees • Investigate or facilitate investigations into complaints of sexual harassment

6. Compensation and Job Classification • Design, implement and maintain administrative, professional, licensed, classified and extra duty compensation systems and salary schedules • Monitor administrative, professional, licensed and classified compensation committees • Oversee compensation systems including placement of positions in the classification system, salary placement and reclassifications and analyzing salary survey data and internal equity

7. Benefits Administration • Design, implement and manage district’s self-funded medical and dental programs • Oversee the administration of the district’s vision, life, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, leaves of absence, short term and long term disability and retirement programs • Ensure compliance with the HIPPA privacy regulations • Ensure benefits programs are administered in compliance with district policy and governmental regulations

8. Records and Risk Management • Provide oversight for the management of the district’s student, employee, and administrative electronic and paper records. • Direct and coordinate the district’s risk management program applying and assuring compliance with federal and state laws, Board and Superintendent Policies, District Administrative Guidelines, and other regulations relative to risk management, in order to promote a safe educational and work environment.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Education, or related field.
  • Over five years of experience in Human Resource Management with a preference for public sector experience.
  • Experience in PreK-12 public education environment strongly preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.


  • SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) or SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) certification preferred; or valid Colorado Administrative License required.
  • Criminal background check required for hire.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license.

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal relations and oral and written communication skills. • Ability to show respect and sensitivity to individual needs/concerns. • Strong decision making, analytical and organizational skills. • Advanced skill in dealing with individuals with diverse needs at various levels. • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills. • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job. • Ability to manage multiple priorities. • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations. • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers, word processing and database software. • Ability to maintain honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job. • Ability and willingness to adhere to attendance requirements, including regular and punctual employee presence. • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies and building and department procedures. • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE: • Operating knowledge of district information technology systems and any other department specific software and equipment required within 2 months after entering position. • Operating knowledge and experience with personal computers and peripherals. • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, e-mail, etc.


Pay Range: $128,325 to $177,089, based on qualifications and experience*

Percentage: 100%

Work calendar days: 260

Duration of position: ongoing

Benefits include: Family Health insurance, family dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. Monthly mileage stipend and paid Employee Portion of PERA, included.

*Pay range listed above is for employees newly hired to PSD (existing employees please refer to the pay range on the appropriate salary schedule). PSD engages in a salary placement process vs. a salary negotiation process. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons. All salaries are set by Human Resources based on a review of qualifications compared to the requirements on the job description; therefore listing all related education and experience on your application is recommended.


Questions regarding this posting can be directed to Human Resources at

How to Apply

Submit application online by Friday, February 11, 2022:

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: Administration, hr, Human Resources, and leadership. Salaries: 100,000 and above.