Chief, Human Resources and Development – Montgomery County Schools, MD

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief of Human Resources and Development (OHRD) will lead the offices of Department of Human Capital Management, Department of Compliance and Investigations, Leadership Development, Employee Assistance, and the Department of Professional Growth Systems. The Chief of OHRD establishes and executes a clearly articulated human capital management vision and strategic plan aligned to system goals and priority work; implements innovative strategies to attract, recruit, develop, recognize and retain a highly qualified, diverse and culturally proficient workforce; provides oversight to programs for onboarding new employees, mentoring and developing the capacity of staff through professional development, leadership development and standards-based professional growth systems; supports teaching and learning through strategic staffing of highly-effective staff; secures and utilizes efficient processes to collect, analyze, and report data-driven decisions; supervises and collaborates with association leaders in relation to human resources matters aligned but not limited to labor management and implementation of the professional growth systems and employee performance and evaluation; oversees district employee policy and labor relations activities; establishes partnerships with institutions of higher learning to promote professional learning and educational opportunities for staff resulting in professional growth and development and employment and promotional opportunities; assesses, prioritizes, and advocates for resources to advance the office and system priorities; manages and monitors grant-funded programs; collaborates and communicates with internal and external partners to share and solicit information; communicates, collaborates and coordinates with executive staff to support the goals and priorities of the district; partners with all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) offices and the employee associations to ensure implementation of a positive work environment in a continuously improving and self-renewing organization; ensures all actions and communication are grounded in beliefs that reflect the core values of learning, relationship, respect, excellence, and equity. Collaborates with other offices in the design and implementation of post-pandemic schooling; serves as a member of the executive leadership team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Demonstrates student-focused leadership that reflects the core values of learning, relationships, respect, excellence, and equity; promotes visionary leadership through strategic planning; proactive problem-solving, and results driven actions. Exemplifies authentic collaboration and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders and demonstrates a commitment to equity and excellence for all students, contributing to MCPS being an antiracist school system. Extensive understanding of the All In: Equity and Achievement Framework, the strategic plan of the school system, in order to coordinate the work of OHRD with all other offices in the district. Thorough knowledge of human resources management, including state and federal laws, rules, policies, and procedures concerning emergent employees and the employment of personnel and their rights and privileges as an employee. Experience designing human capital systems and strategies in a large, complex organization. Knowledge of developing key human resources processes for the purpose of increasing operational efficiencies and assuring high level customer service. Knowledge of trends in the delivery of training including use of technology and best practices to meet the diverse adult learning needs of staff and ensure it aligns with the strategic direction of the school system. Thorough knowledge of the budget process. Excellent organizational ability, technology skills, oral and written communications, and human relations skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education or personnel administration, related behavioral sciences or other related field. Five years of experience as a human resources administrator and three years of experience in the supervision of a significant number of employees. Experience implementing with fidelity a standards-based professional growth system; experience utilizing strategic models for developing and monitoring key performance processes and measures. Experience with employee and labor relations in a large school district. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered.

CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: None

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees, monitors, and facilitates the integration of the projects/initiatives identified by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Engages in authentic collaboration and relationship-building with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Utilizes the equity impact questions to view all work through the lenses of race and equity.
  • Develops and implements an Office of Human Resources and Development vision and strategic plan (aligned to the systems strategic plan) using key measures to determine progress and opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversees a comprehensive human capital management program for all employees and potential employees that includes the continuum of human resource processes of attracting, recruiting, selecting, onboarding, developing, evaluating, recognizing, and retaining highly effective employees.
  • Ensures the district’s commitment to equity and excellence for staff and students, particularly as it relates to hiring for equity and excellence.
  • Ensures the execution of the strategic plan by identifying key processes, establishing targets, and monitoring data. Coordinates the staffing of all positions in the school system by recruiting, selecting, and employing new staff as needed, transferring current employees, and reassigning those who are involuntarily transferred or returning from leave.
  • Works closely with the Office of Teaching Learning and Schools to ensure that schools are fully staffed.
  • Promotes cross-office communication, collaboration and coordinates with all offices and schools related to human capital management in order to foster organizational alignment and commitment to system-wide goals. Collects, analyzes and reports key employee data as required by the Board of Education (BOE).
  • Facilitates the process for the recommendations of administrators for appointment by the BOE.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive, inclusive, and innovative professional development plan aimed at increasing student achievement.
  • Develops comprehensive pathway programs for support professionals to build our workforce diversity in high need areas of employment. Oversees new employee orientation, university partnerships, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Plans, coordinates, reviews, and manages all efforts dealing with recruitment, employment, assignment, and reduction in force.
  • Collaborates with the employee unions to ensure the implementation of Montgomery County Board of Education Policy GAA, Positive Work Environment in a Self-renewing Organization.
  • Supervises select association leaders.
  • Collaborates with associations in relation to human resources matters aligned but not limited to labor management and implementation of the professional growth systems and employee performance and evaluation.
  • Serves on the Montgomery County Board of Education’s team in negotiations.
  • Understands and applies principles of performance evaluation and professional growth standards for employees.
  • Ensures the implementation of the three Professional Growth Systems (PGSs) including the delivery of the Skillful Teaching and the Observation and Analysis of Teaching courses, the PGS handbooks, the Career Pathways Program, and the Career Lattice.
  • Maintains files and records on all employees and records and obtains certificates for all employees requiring professional certificates.
  • Oversees classification studies and maintains position descriptions.
  • Maintains an effective position control system that maximizes fiscal and human resources of the school system. Administers the substitute program for teachers and supporting services staff.
  • Ensures the efficient delivery of employee evaluations, investigations, promotions, transfers, reassignments, and certification.
  • Collaborates with the Employee and Retiree Service Center on a variety of employee issues, such as leave, salary, and retirement. Manages the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Assists in the adjudication of grievances.
  • Facilitates and collaborates with the Office of Technology and Innovation about technology systems, such as MCPS Careers, Human Resources Online, Professional Development Online, and the Substitute Employee Management System that increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of human resource processes.
  • Prepares an annual office operating budget based on the analysis of key processes and alignment to the strategic plan.
  • Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.