Human Resources Specialist
- Start Date July 1, 2012
the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources
Specialist will provide support to the Director in all aspects of human capital
management including recruitment and retention, succession planning, benefits
administration, administration of policies, procedures and programs, ensure
consistent interpretation and application of all Town and school personnel
transactions and compliance with relevant contractual, town, State and federal
laws and regulations.
Essential Functions and
Duties of the Position: The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as
illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of
duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a
logical assignment to the position.
Education and Experience
- Responsible for the
administration of the substitute teacher program including the interviewing
process for all potential substitute teachers. Develop and maintain a substitute teacher handbook and
organize training for substitute teachers as needed. Assist the building administrators with issues related to
building coverage and substitute performance issues.
- Develop and maintain a
Needham Public Schools Employee Handbook outlining all policies, procedures and
requirements for employees in the district.
- Develop and maintain a
comprehensive database of job descriptions in the district.
- Conduct compensation studies
for positions within the district to ensure positions are competitive in
- Develop and oversee the
process to manage all employees who are hired to perform second jobs in
district to ensure compliance with the Massachusetts Conflict of Interest law
- Oversee the evaluation
program for all non-licensed staff including teaching assistant, clerical, and
food service staff.
- Monitor staff absences on a
daily basis through Aesop and create reports for principals
- Develop a tracking and
monitoring system for the completion of Individual Professional Development
Plans for all licensed staff at the professional level.
- Track and monitor the
licensing and relicensing of all professional staff as well as obtaining
waivers and critical shortage waivers.
- Develop and maintain
relationships with colleges and universities, particularly in the New England
area, to influence the applicant pool as well as develop pathways for student
internships and practicums.
- Assist in the development and
maintenance of the districts' human resources web site.
- Assists with data research,
preparing and organizing proposal for the Human Resources office.
- Attend recruitment fairs to
increase the pool of viable and qualified candidates as well as expose the
district to a wide market.
- Assist with Human Resources
policy and procedures regarding the processing of employment applications,
Criminal Offense Record Investigations (CORI), verifying employment and
- Assist in ensuring up-to-date
CORI records on all employees and volunteers.
- Assist in the review of
Employee Personnel Information Management System (EPIMS).
- Assist with special projects
related to Human Resources.
- Maintain databases,
employment contracts and policy and procedure manuals.
- Assist in developing the
evaluation cycle for teachers and professional staff in the district.
- Monitor the job postings of
all vacancies on the district's web page as well as other websites including
colleges and universities, professional organizations and paid media websites.
- Serves as liaison to the
Professional Growth Committee responsible for processing salary enhancements
due to lane changes.
- Respond to all inquiries for
the sharing of data with other public school districts.
Skills, Abilities &
- Bachelor's degree in Human
Resources or closely related field is essential.
- 0-5 years of experience in
human resources is helpful, particularly in a public school environment or town
- Certification from the
Society of Human Resource Management is helpful.
Salary and Benefits:
- Must be a highly motivated,
self-starter who can work independently and without extensive supervision.
- Must have a high degree of
passion for technology and the ability to identify technology that will make
the work of the Human Resources office more efficient for department staff and
the employees that we serve.
Experience with social media is essential.
- Ability to master current
technologies and software including the Town's financial and accounting system.
- Must have a deep commitment
to customer service and manage oneself in an environment that cares for each
employee and genuinely interested in helping staff to perform at high levels.
- Must demonstrate a commitment
to the district goals and work effectively towards meeting those goals each and
- Must have well-established
communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to share information and
resources as appropriate.
- Must demonstrate a high
degree of skill in working with a wide variety of constituents including school
district employees and administrators, Town of Needham officials and staff
members, State agencies including the Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education, Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System and the Criminal History
- Ability to understand,
interpret and apply the State and Federal laws and policy as related to Human
- Strong written communication
skills and the ability to write at a high level with an excellent command of
the English language.
- Ability to analyze complex
issues and develop proposals leading to solutions.
- Ability to exercise sound
judgment and a high degree and diplomacy in responding to and resolving issues
and problems in a highly professional manner.
- Ability to work effectively
in a union and collective bargaining environment.
- Flexibility to meet changing
work needs and demands.
- Must be highly organized,
detail oriented and maintain confidentiality.
is a year-round, 12-month position offering a competitive salary and benefits
compensation package including:
- Health, dental and life
insurance offered by the Town of Needham
- Eleven paid holidays per year
- Twelve sick days per year
- One personal day per year
- Three weeks paid vacation
- Individual employment
contract, initially one year, followed by a three year contract
- Salary: $48,000-$51,000 per year
All resumes will be screen and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process beginning March 26, 2012.
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp
Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts have been attached to your online application.
It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.