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21 Jun 2021

Operations / Administration Director of Human Resources

Roaring Fork School District

Job Description


The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the leadership, coordination, and implementation of the district’s human resources services to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.



Receives direct supervision from the Superintendent.

Provides direct supervision to the Human Resources staff and Guest Teacher Coordinator.



1. Policies and procedures

  • Administer and develop district human resources policies, and apply the appropriate laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the district’s personnel functions.
  • Interpret policies and procedures and make recommendations for revisions to existing policies and addition of new policies. Present policy recommendations to the Board of Education.


2. Employee selection management

  • Coordinate and facilitate the selection process for leadership positions.
  • Act as a liaison to the Board of Education regarding the Superintendent selection process.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and monitor job descriptions for all district positions, ensuring compliance with legal and policy requirements including Workers’ Compensation and the American Disabilities Act.


3. Salary administration, payroll processing, and budgeting

  • Supervise and direct wage and salary administration, administer employee contracts and supplementary pay and determine appropriate placement on the district wage or salary schedule as required by district policy and procedure.
  • Facilitate the process of job analysis and survey of wage and salary ranges and forecast the budgetary effects of changes in compensation.
  • Supervise the determination, verification, and maintenance of confidential payroll schedules, job classifications, account numbers, types of pay, calendars and methods of payment for all district employees.
  • Supervise the gathering and inputting of all necessary personnel and payroll information into the payroll system for processing.


4. Benefits management

  • Administer employee benefits, including contract negotiations with vendors and coordination of open enrollment.
  • Oversee and advise the district’s benefits committee regarding modifications to district benefit plans. Evaluate the budgetary effects of such changes in conjunction with the Asst. Superintendent of Business Services.
  • Work in close partnership with the finance department to oversee the monthly process of reconciling the district’s health insurance billing.
  • Coordinate and oversee the process for administration of the district’s Workers’ Compensation program, including oversight of the district’s Safety Committee as well as district compliance with the terms of the Cost Containment Program.
  • Ensure compliance of all district benefit plans with applicable rules and regulations including, but not limited to, Health Benefit plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans, 401(k) plans.
  • Respond to Unemployment claims; coordinate appeals with district administrators.


5. Employee evaluation

  • Monitor and coordinate, with the Superintendent, the employee evaluation process in conjunction with state statutes.
  • Update evaluation management system (currently RANDA) and serve as the district Local Area Manager (LAM) for evaluation purposes.
  • Write and/or approve all discipline letters and remediation plans and coordinate the nonrenewal and dismissal process for classified and certified staff.


6. Record keeping and information release

  • Supervise and direct the maintenance of a comprehensive system of personnel records for all employees to ensure accuracy, legality, and compliance with State of Colorado record retention requirements.
  • Supervise the release of personnel information regarding employment verification, background checks, and confirmation of salary, references, and legal records according to district policy.
  • Supervise the compilation of information for and completion of the HR report for the Colorado Department of Education.


7. Creating a healthy and safe work environment

  • Serve as the district’s TItle IX coordinator and conduct all investigations as needed.


8. Professional development, training, and orientation

  • Conduct New Employee Orientation.
  • Coordinate the onboarding process for employees and conduct exit interviews when employee leave the district.


9. Serving as a consultant and resource on district HR matters

  • Advise building administration and other directors/supervisors regarding human resource issues including policies, procedures, legal requirements and past practices.
  • Organize and co-lead in the district’s Interest Based Bargaining process with all certified and classified employee groups for development of and revisions to employee wages and benefits.


10. Other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of: 

  • State and federal employment laws (e.g., FMLA, FLSA, Workers’ Compensation)
  • State and federal laws regarding public schools (e.g., ESSA, Licensing Act)
  • Principles and practices of developing employee selection criteria
  • Principles of supervision and training and performance evaluations
  • Principles, methods, and procedures used in classification and compensation system administration
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation, including principles of business and letter writing and report preparation
  • Basic mathematical principles
  • Modern office procedures and methods
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Docs, spreadsheets, and Excel
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping

Ability to: 

  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of staff
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Serve as a consultant and resource on district human resource matters
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports
  • Respond to requests and inquiries, including from the Board of Education, building administrators, vendors, and the public
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and confidential records and reports
  • Develop, interpret and apply district policies and procedures
  • Recognize potentially hostile situations and diffuse situations appropriately
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Employ strong interpersonal skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ensure employee confidentiality and maintain boundaries in employee communication
  • Operate and use modern office equipment, including a computer and various software packages



Five years of professional human resources program experience.

Training & Education:

Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, business administration, public administration or a related field; master’s degree preferred.



Office environment; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard.

Soft skills

  • warm, supportive, non judgmental, empathy, caring, approachable, sense of humor, enthusiasm
  • Communicator, responsive, direct
  • Listener
  • Coach, supportive of leaders’ development and confidence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality / boundaries
  • Ability to diffuse hostility and arbitrate disputes
  • Relationship builder, team player
  • Flexible
  • Consistent, reliable, integrity
  • Employee advocate, driven to improve benefits and work environments

Hard skills

  • HR expertise
  • Go-to person for staff seeking clarity on policies and procedures
  • Supervision/management experience
  • Evaluation experience
  • Training experience
  • Analyze problems / identify solutions
  • Reporting
  • Executive skills

Salary Range
$95,000 to $125,951 Depending on education and years of experience.


The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs.


With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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