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Director of Human Resources

Traverse City, MI


Posted on July 28, 2018

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About Director of Human Resources


Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District


TBAISD is seeking a Director of Human Resources


Directly supervises employees in human resources or assigned designees.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


Responsibilities include:

  • Training employees on relevant topics
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Appraising performance
  • Rewarding and disciplining employees
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems.


– Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area; Master’s Degree preferred.
– Minimum of five (5) years to seven (7) years of progressively more responsible or expansive relevant experience required.
– Human Resources certification or willingness to obtain.
– Ability to obtain School Administrator Permit and/or enroll in a program leading to certification as a school administrator.
– Human Resources leadership experience and experience with managing evaluation software systems preferred.
– Knowledge of Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), the Michigan Employment Relations
Commission (MERC), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA), PA 54 of 2011, PA 152 of 2011, PA 300 of 2012, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and other applicable employment and school laws.
– Knowledge of labor contract negotiations and administration.
– Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
– Ability to make decisions, problem-solve and work in a team setting. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the
Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators and the general public.
– Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area,
circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
– Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive
variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
– Must be able to transport between school buildings, districts and cities. Ability to apply knowledge of current research
and theory in specific field. Demonstrated leadership ability and general knowledge of issues and problems in all
disability areas of special education. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff
and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to handle stress
effectively. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Position usually demands meeting deadlines with severe time constraints.


12-month position, one (1) year contract renewable annually, subject to all rules and regulations covering professional
personnel and as a minimum the fringe benefits covering the professional employees.


1. Serves on the administrative negotiations committee as the district’s chief negotiator with staff bargaining units;
Costs all appropriate contract proposals submitted by all unions negotiating with the school committee; assures
district compliance with all labor agreements.
2. Coordinates all aspects of contract administration during the term of various contracts with employee
3. Establishes and maintains a sound and equitable compensation plan reflective of the current compensation
4. Handles pre-termination hearings for all employee dismissals.
5. Consults with and advises administrators and supervisors on contract interpretation and implementation.
6. Responsible for the coordination and development of statistical and data significant for effective collective
7. Interfaces with District legal counsel on employment matters and ensures compliance.
8. Advise supervisors about matters involving discipline, job performance, employee duties and assignments.
9. Administers the district’s grievance and due process procedures.
10. Directs the administration of the district’s workers’ compensation program.
11. Recommends new or revised employee relations policies, Board Policies and Administrative Guidelines.
12. Oversees the dissemination, interpretation and administration of approved policies, regulations and guidelines for
the district.
13. Responsible for all district insurance benefit programs ensuring compliance with the Affordable Care Act;
establishes and analyzes all records relating to insurance benefit coverage.
14. Responsible for the administration of employee benefits and unemployment compensation programs; 403(b)
Plan; FMLA compliance; FOIA requests; 125 Plan; COBRA compliance.
15. Represents the district at arbitration, and other employment related hearings.
16. Responsible for recruitment, selection, orientation, and retention of district staff.
17. Plans, directs, and evaluates the activities of the Human Resources Department and effectiveness of its personnel.
18. Serves on the Superintendents’ administrative team and participates in Administrative/Budget/Finance Committee
19. Serves as district Title IX coordinator and representative to hear sexual harassment or Title IX complaints and
20. Recommends legislative proposals in the area of personnel and employee relations.
21. Develops and administers the employee performance evaluation programs.
22. Analyzes all independent contracts and independent contract proposals

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