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138 Chief Operating Officer

Position Title:   Chief Operating Officer

Salary Range:    Regionally Competitive

Contract Length:   July 1-June 30

Supervisor:   Superintendent

Basic Function:
Lead and direct all aspects of Human Resources and Transportation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Human Resources:
1. Oversees all functions of HR, including talent recruitment, HRIS functions, and maintenance for the district.
2. Maintain open lines of communications with leaders of all employee groups. Monitor and deal with union organizing efforts.
3. Coordinate the processing of all employee grievances and process grievances from certified and non-certified employees pursuant to board policy.
4. Interpret the negotiated contracts to members of the staff, as appropriate.
5. Establish effective procedures and criteria for the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and recommendation of substitute teachers, with the cooperation and assistance of staff.
6. Oversee policy and regulations in the hiring, suspension, and/or termination of employees.
7. Facilitate an appropriate personnel management training program for supervisory personnel.
8. Conduct ongoing research to increase the effectiveness of Human Resources.
9. Direct principals and other administrators on staffing needs.
10. Responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of health, wellness, welfare, and retirement plans; ensure consistency of processes through collaboration with Human Resource associates: ensure plans are effective in terms of attracting and retaining top talent.
11. Take responsibility for the friendly, efficient and effective operation of the Human Resources Department within approved budget appropriations as adopted by the Board of School Trustees.
12. Knowledgeable of all federal, state, and local laws which affect district personnel.
13. Direct lead, analyze and make recommendations for a yearly Talent Engagement Survey.
14. Attend regular meetings of the Board of School Trustees and reports, at the direction of the superintendent, on those items requested.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

1. Direct all daily transportation services, systems, communications, and personnel.
2. Direct safe and efficient operations of buses, drivers, paraprofessionals, and riders.
3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with external and internal entities, including departmental personnel, parents, school administrators, media, and all district leadership.
4. Direct Routing, Training, and Safety Supervisors, and Mechanic leadership. Develop and support a strong professional leadership environment between all supervisors, with scheduled performance reviews and evaluation of job expectations and deliverables.
5. Work collaboratively with administrative and instructional staff to assess operational and program needs and effectiveness.
6. Compliance with all district policy and procedures, and manage the operation within the budgetary plan for the district.

Education and Experience:
Doctorate from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources, or closely related field- Preferred. Prefer experience in personnel management, preferably in a school system and at least five (5) years of total successful school-based certified experience. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. A valid Indiana Administrator’s License is required. A valid teaching license and/or classroom teaching experience is preferred

Preferred Qualification:  A Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D. is preferred, as well as a certification in grades K-12, Administrators License and Superintendent License.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is required to have dexterity of hands and fingers. The employee is required to sit or stand for extended periods of time. They may be occasionally required to bend at the waist, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is seated or walking at will and must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 25 pounds.

Works in standard office and school building environments. Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours. Must be able to handle stress.


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