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Chief, Human Resources – Dayton Public Schools

Position: Chief, Human Resources

Reports To: Superintendent

Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to Administrative Salary Schedule

F.L.S.A Status: Exempt


The Office of Human Resources at Dayton Public Schools is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Human Resources. This is an administrative position with full responsibility for directing and overseeing all aspects of the District’s human resources activities including recruiting, workforce planning, talent management, employee development, total rewards, and leadership development, with the overall goal of creating a compelling, engaging, high-performance work environment that aligns with the mission and purpose of the District.

The Dayton Way

Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service.
Collaborate and engage effectively with the leadership team to define and implement HR strategies and initiatives that align with District goals.
Build positive rapport and trust with employees, coworkers and community partners.
Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development to improve skills.

The incumbent will design short-term and long-term strategies for continuous improvement of people policies, processes, and procedures based on industry best practices, prior experience, and sound judgment.  This position reports to the Superintendent and supervises a team of Human Resources professionals.


Define Human Resources strategies and initiatives in alignment with short- and long-term District goals. Ensure HR services effectively consistently support operations at each school facility/building and meet all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Manage the development, implementation, and administration of human resources policies and procedures that promote the development of a strong work community. Ensure that policies are well-communicated to staff and that there are processes in place for employees to address policy concerns and violations in a safe environment.
Direct the activities of HR team members to deliver effective services to District schools and departments.
Direct recruitment, selection, and onboarding functions. Develop talent pipelines, establish a strong employer brand that attracts great talent, and develop workforce plans to organize recruitment, selection, and onboarding activities in alignment with the District’s strategic direction and goals.
Direct the completion of human capital audits and surveys to assess the overall health of the District. Ensure audit and survey results are translated into action plans that drive improvements in both HR practices as well as the overall work environment.
Establish and deliver learning and development programs in the areas of legal compliance, professional development, and leadership development.
Create events, programs, methodologies, and tools that foster high performing work teams and sustain an engaging work environment.  Direct the maintenance and administration of the performance management systems throughout the District.
Manage the development and administration of compensation and benefit programs in partnership with District leadership.
Represent the human resource function to District leaders and the School Board as required.
Implement and maintain a system of succession management and planning for critical positions across the District.
Manage the investigation and resolution of labor issues and lawsuits. Establish and maintain relationships with legal counsel to develop sound people policies, practices and procedures that can withstand robust scrutiny.
Provide counsel, advice, and guidance to employees and leadership on employment issues. Arbitrate discussions and make appropriate recommendations for action based on company policies and values.
Manage the preparation of HR expense, capital, and staffing needs annually to serve all District locations and functions. Manage costs within budgetary constraints, reporting variances as appropriate.
Must be able to evaluate teachers and/or principals through formal evaluation process.
Perform other duties and lead special projects as assigned.



Leading through vision and values = Upholding the Districts Core vision and values through daily tasks.
Building strategic working relationships = Developing relationships with key players through the role of this position
Building and leading a successful team = Continual development of HR team
Communication skills = oral, written, and interpersonal
Arbitration and negotiation skills = Knowledgeable on all union contracts and able to maintain professionalism while negotiating union contracts and administering arbitration meetings
Professionalism = Remain respectful in communications, maintain professional attire
Analytical Thinking = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling
Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate; actively seek out new information and knowledge when needed; readily adapt to an ever-changing regulatory environment


Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 20 pounds (50 pounds on wheels)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, and stoop


Work is performed in an office setting at a computer workstation
Occasional interaction with dissatisfied employees
Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines

The Dayton Public School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities for all people without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or affiliation with a union or professional organization.


Experience Required


Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
Master’s degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership or Master’s degree in Human Resource Administration
Superintendent License preferred; other HR credentials preferred including pHCLE from American Association of School Administrators or SHRM-CP from The Society of Human Resource Management
Principal License preferred
Valid OPES and OTES credentials
Knowledge & Experience

Combination of 5 – 10 years of experience as building / central office administrator and/or HR director in large business or public organization
Significant experience in organizational alignment, talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, total rewards, leave management and Federal and State compliances
School based experience required
Expertise in union labor relations and employee relations
Capability to use Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications
HRIS systems knowledge and experience (Frontline, Newton/Paycor, OrgChart experience is a plus)


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