Director of Certificated and Salaried Personnel

Columbia Public Schools



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Director of Certificated and Salaried Personnel



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This position plans, coordinates and supervises the operations of the certificated personnel and helps promote the overall efficiency of the school system, maximizing the educational opportunities and benefits available to each student. Assist the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in the recruitment, interviewing, selection and supervision of personnel, maintenance of district policy and procedure, and administration of federal and state law as it relates to personnel.



  • Advise district administration on personnel policy and functions.
  • Supports and coordinates with HR and Business Office personnel to refine and implement technology solutions related to employment processes and position control.
  • Coordinates with staff and HR office personnel regarding employee leave and policies (FMLA, ADA, Workers Comp, FLSA, CPS policy).
  • Coordinates FTE and allocations within budget and board directives.
  • Assists in coordinating hiring functions for certified staff, including the job posting, initial offer and salary information.
  • Conducts and manages HR audits as related to position control, procedure effectiveness, and legal compliance regarding HR functions.
  • Supports department managers and administrators for certificated personnel, including reviewing and assisting with evaluations and performance support/coaching.
  • Manage salary classification review process annually.
  • Supports and attends recruitment/job fairs.
  • Conducts new employee orientations and other HR related trainings.

Perform other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public Schools.



All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on polices, regulations and values, visit



Reports to:    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources 


Supervises:    HR Assistants (Reception, Certificated Elementary and Secondary)




  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field
  • Certification:Teaching certification, administration certification, SHRM PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred
  • Experience:    Minimum of five years of experience in education and/or human resources


  • Education: Masters and or Doctorate in Education or Human Resources or related field. 
  • Progressive experience within education and/or HR.  Preferred candidate will have experience at the secondary and/or elementary level with experience in coaching employees, evaluations and student scheduling.  Excellent communication skills, strong technology skills, employee relations and investigatory experience preferred, facility with various database tools and interpretation of data, broad knowledge of personnel administration and law, including compensation, job analysis, and labor relations. 



Language: Present information including formal presentations. Respond to questions, concerns, and complaints and respond appropriately. Read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Write business correspondence, including staff memoranda and articles. Keep information confidential as required by law, policy, or the nature of a particular situation


Computation: Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning: Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Demonstrate executive functions such as planning, organizing, remembering, and regulating information and behavior as they pertain to student performance and achievement


Technology: Demonstrate strong computer skills including word processing, and working with spreadsheets and databases; understand and submit online reports; Learn new systems and software.


Other Skills: Demonstrate excellent listening, interpersonal, and non-verbal communication skills. Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Maintain collegial working relationships with staff. Maintain a positive relationship with members of the community. Effectively manage conflict.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, an employee is regularly required to move about, talk, and hear; Close vision ability to look at a computer screen for long periods of time is required. Travel between district facilities.  Moderate amount of travel, both in and out of state.


Attendance: Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Expected to attend Board meetings and other District events throughout the community.  


Conditions and Environment: The work environment is consistent with a typical office environment; at times, many staff members may be present and speaking simultaneously.  Frequently required to work irregular or extended hours, including evenings and weekends.


Prospective and current employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact human resources to discuss reasonable accommodations to perform the essential job functions. 


Equal Opportunity Employer


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