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Chief Human Resource Officer

Kenosha Unified School District

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
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  1. Lead the district’s Human Resource Department
  2. Administer the policies of the district related to human resource management, including the district’s compliance with all state and federal statutes and regulations
  3. Facilitate the creation and implementation of a recruitment process for acquiring new district personnel
  4. Administer the policies of the district related to personnel, the maintenance of all files and accurate completion of all related records and reports, including:
  • Personnel and medical files for each employee
  • Training and experience records for each employee
  • Sick leave and absence records for each employee
  • Approval and reimbursement of college credits
  • Employee placement on the salary schedule
  • Vacation records
  • Employee licensure and maintenance
  • Job descriptions
  1. Lead and supervise human resources personnel and develop them into an efficient and effective team district employees can rely on for support in all personnel issues
  2. Set and work toward realistic and appropriate goals for the performance improvement of the human resources staff and department
  3. Maintain an understanding of school structures
  4. Oversee the human resource staff responsible for collaborating with the Department of Teaching and Learning in effectively implementing the Educator Effectiveness evaluation system
  5. Lead the facilitation of appropriate professional development for district staff to support the implementation of evaluations and performance expectations
  6. Work cooperatively with district and building staff to ensure positive growth and evaluation of all employees
  7. Maintain and ensure the proper implementation of the district handbook and regularly review the employee handbook in order to recommend and implement any changes dictated by local, state and federal law
  8. Lead the district in the projection of personnel needs
  9. Prepare job descriptions in accordance with Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensure recommendations, district requirements and insurance company recommendations
  10. Investigate and resolve employee grievances and complaints
  11. Participate in mediations and arbitrations
  12. Oversee the administration of exit interviews for employees to ensure improved practices in the district
  13. Oversee the administration of employee benefits, including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, 403(b) deferred income investments, Wisconsin Retirement System, COBRA administration, DPI reports, Employee Assistance Program, certifications, related audits, retiree benefits, enrollment and termination of employee participation and notification to insurance companies of wage changes
  14. Oversee human resource staff responsible for the facilitation of the district’s Wellness Committee
  15. Conduct meetings with employee groups as needed
  16. Oversee the development and implementation of an onboarding process
  17. Analyze various early retirement or regular retirement options available and furnish the information to staff members
  18. Attend all committee and school board meetings




  1. Assist in the preparation of reports to DPI, principals, district leadership and the board of education as requested
  2. Establish and maintain partnerships with institutions of higher education and community organizations
  3. Follow a personal plan for professional development and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally
  4. Participate in professional organizations and attend appropriate conventions and workshops
  5. Perform all other duties as requested by the superintendent of schools and board of education




  1. Knowledge of the promises and challenges of urban education
  2. Effective and efficient time/task management skills, including planning, managing and organizing
  3. Knowledge of computerized HR and payroll systems
  4. Leadership skills, including appropriate organization, creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness
  5. Facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
  6. Understanding of effective professional development skills
  7. Knowledge of data analysis and reporting skills
  8. Understanding and knowledge of the teacher evaluation process
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  10. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing




  1. Dedication to the mission, vision and core values of Kenosha Unified School District by providing support to all employees
  2. Five or more years of successful administration work
  3. Effective communication skills (listening, speaking, writing and presenting)
  4. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate effective meetings and to promote cooperation and communication among each group
  5. Strong leadership skills, including the ability to work within the organizational structure to facilitate change




  1. Required - master’s degree in business, labor relations, education or human resource related field, OR bachelor’s degree in an HR related field and a minimum of seven (7) or more years of managerial experience in a human resources position within a large public or private organization
  2. Preferred - law degree with an emphasis in labor relations
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