Director of Human Resources

Fort Wayne Community Schools - Fort Wayne, IN


At Fort Wayne Community Schools, our mission is to educate ALL students to high standards. You’ll hear us say ALL means ALL. But we’re not just talking about students when we say it. We’re talking about our employees too! ALL of our employees matter to what we do. ALL of our employees make a difference in the lives of our students. Our mission drives our purpose; for our students, our employees and for our community. At FWCS, when we say ALL, we mean ALL! With close to 5,000 employees and 30,000 students, we’re not just passively waiting for the future; we’re educating it!

As one of the largest school districts in Indiana, we prepare ourselves to prepare our students. You’ll find competitive pay, excellent benefits, outstanding professional development, career growth opportunities and more. We’re committed to ensuring that our employees have the tools and skills they need to be successful.


You’ll find a home here if our mission feels like more than just words to you.

You bring your passion, skills and talents. We’ll bring the endless possibilities.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Human Resources is to work as part of the district leadership team focused on the mission and vision of Fort Wayne Community Schools and to lead the human resources team in the development of a comprehensive personnel program to ensure the recruitment, hiring, selection, and retention of the talent necessary to carry out FWCS moral purpose…”Educate all students to high standards enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens.”

Primary functions may include the following duties, responsibilities, skills, abilities and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions within this classification.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send resume, letter of interest and certifications via email to Mr. Charles Cammack, Jr.; Chief Operating Officer.
Full-Time Equivalency 1.0000
Salary: From 89998.00
Salary: To 107306.00
Additional Job Information
The position may be filled prior to the posting deadline.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
o Creates and executes a comprehensive Human Resources program for the purpose of maintaining a well-qualified and diverse employee workforce with adequate staffing that align FWCS practice to the National Human Capital Leader in Education standards.
o Directly or indirectly supervises a department of approximately twenty (20) employees.
o Serves as a dynamic role model for HR leadership in the department and across the district, focusing on increased employee engagement.
o Works closely with the Professional Learning department
o Leads the recruitment and hiring of the FWCS workforce at all levels of the organization
o Designs and directs the hiring process for all certificated and/or classified district employees, in cooperation with the administrators/supervisors for the purpose of assuring consistency in the district and ensuring compliance with state and federal law and contractual provisions
o Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with collective bargaining groups for the purpose of assuring good employee relationships
o Promotes an understanding of the complexities of diversity, understands their own explicit and implicit biases and helps others understand theirs
o Develops and implements all aspects of the employee evaluation systems for all FWCS administrators.
o Reviews evaluations to assure compliance with established standards.
o Serves as the compliance officer for the District in the areas of ADA and Title IX and monitor District operations and activities to assure compliance with related laws, codes, rules and regulations
o Ensure the development and adherence of the Human Resources Department Plan and Balanced Score Card.
o Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff

Communication and Support
o Interfaces seamlessly with other key FWCS leaders to build the credibility of the HR team and to seek input on areas for improvement.
o Consistently monitors key performance metrics to insure systemic impact and continuous improvement.
o Oversee employee compliance issues.
o Participates in Joint Communication Committee, Discussion Committee and other committees as assigned.
o In conjunction with the Manager of Compensation and Benefits monitors the Compensation System for FWCS employees including the classification, job description review and rating of FWCS employees.
o Ensures proper preparation and revision of job descriptions, and appropriate salary and benefits recommendations.
o Assures mandated reports are completed in accordance with established requirements.
o Serves on the administrative interview team as requested
o In conjunction with the Manager Operation maintains District allocations; adherence to ADA regulations; FMLA compliance.
o In conjunction with the Manager of Hiring reviews and recommends appropriate staffing levels for classified, certified and administrative personnel

Professional Learning
o In collaboration with legal counsel, provides training to District administration for the purpose of ensuring that personnel policies and procedures are understood and implemented fairly and appropriately
o Provides leadership and training in developing staff evaluation procedures
o Collaborates with the Superintendent and other Cabinet members to ensure best practices in Human Resources leadership operations and management
o Monitors human resource activities of administrators and managers for the purpose of assuring compliance with district?s human resources policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, laws and regulations, and Board of Education policy.
o Attends professional learning sessions for the purpose of keeping his/her professional human resource knowledge current with changing laws and regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
o Knowledge of the national Human Capital Leaders in Education standards
o Knowledge of contract management, contract negotiations, and contract interpretation.
o Knowledge of and experience with applicable laws, regulations, and emerging practices pertaining to assigned responsibilities, including current issues and trends in education and human resource activities
o Knowledge of State of Indiana and federal regulations and policies regarding personnel matters and employment, civil rights, Title IX, FWCS code of conduct
o Knowledge of and experience with supervisory methods and practices in the areas of leadership and instructional frameworks
o Knowledge of how one's biases impact the functioning of an effective Human Resources system
o Skills in organization, time management, task prioritization and record keeping
o Skills in written and oral language
o Skills demonstrating high level of integrity, commitment, and work ethic
o Ability to communicate respectfully, clearly and concisely by telephone, in person, and in written form
o Ability to make effective presentations, produce high quality reports, draft policies and procedures, and product publications
o Ability to apply diplomatic techniques in all district-related matters and maintain strict confidentiality in sensitive matters
o Ability to analyze and synthesize complex data.
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, administration and community in a variety of roles and positions.
o Ability to work effectively as a team member and as a cabinet-level administrator
o Ability to remain calm, flexible, and work effectively under pressure
o Ability to use computers and/or electronic equipment to fulfill job functions.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions
o Physical Demands: 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 over 25 pounds on occasion.
o Working Conditions: Generally acceptable working environment with limited exposure to disagreeable elements. Exposure to such conditions may make working environment disagreeable or cause discomfort occasionally, but has minor impact on personal safety and/or mental well-being.
o Driving Requirement: This job description does require the incumbent to drive from building to building.

The physical demands described here are a 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
o Bachelor's Degree
o Master's degree preferred
o Two (2) to five (5) years of successful organizational leadership
o Valid Indiana driver's license