Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Essential Functions and Objectives:
The Director of HR Strategy and Support will develop and support district leadership in human capital management and strategy for schools. The Director will report to the Executive Director of HR Strategy and Support and will supervise a team of HR Business Partners, who work closely with District leaders and support teams with data-driven decision making and human capital management in service of the Denver Plan 2020.
- Through the prioritization of the highest impact work, the Director will supervise a team of Lead HR Partner(s) and HR Partners, who advise on a variety of human capital management functions, including recruitment and staffing, performance management, workforce management, and retention, and will provide HR advice related to federal, state, local employment law, district policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
- The Director will be responsible for building and maintaining a high-performing team. S/he will define the direction for the team, set expectations, provide growth and training opportunities, and hold others accountable to delivering results.
- The Director of HR Strategy and Support will partner closely with DPS colleagues in the C-Suite (cabinet) and the Legal Department as well as several divisions across the Human Resources Department, including employee relations, labor relations, talent management, talent preparation and employee onboarding. The Director will use data and knowledge of process improvement practices to identify opportunities and drive improvements. The Director will remove barriers and facilitate cross-functional collaboration to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of policy and delivery of HR services.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- A minimum of 5 years in Human Resources related role.
- Previous management and leadership experience.
- SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
- Prior experience with union environments is helpful, but not required.
- Proven experience handling complex employee/labor relations, training, data analytics, and a high level of proficiency in the behavioral and leadership competencies outlined in the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) core competency model; found here: https://www.shrm.org/HRCompetencies/Documents/SHRM_CompetencyModel.pdf
- Aptitude for creative and flexible problem-solving in a dynamic and complex policy environment.
- Strong use of data, including effective presentation of data to drive decision-making at all levels.
- Demonstrated success in designing and developing broad strategic initiatives and in the effective implementation of change management practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to build relationships and communicate persuasively.
- Collaborate with HR subject matter experts, district leaders and the Legal Department to develop and implement human resources policies that further DPS’s goal of having an excellent teacher in every classroom.
- Ability to collaborate with and influence large, cross-functional teams.
- Customer-service orientation.
- Strong training, facilitation and meeting organization skills.
- Commitment to producing high-quality work, with a keen attention to detail.
- Ability to seamlessly navigate large scale change management initiatives.
- Strong understanding of urban education issues and commitment to removing barriers to success and fostering a more equitable future for DPS students.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master's degree in business, law, education, public policy, human resource management or related area preferred.
Our Human Resources Team is an integral part of DPS. Although we aren’t always in the schools, we’re in it for the kids. We work closely with our school leaders to ensure we’re putting great teachers in every classroom, and take great care to ensure DPS hires and retains the highest quality candidates for all roles throughout the district. We do this by incorporating our Shared Core Values—Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun – into everything we do. Additionally, we support retention of our valued team members in a variety of ways including facilitating professional development and performance management activities and designing and managing Total Rewards Programs to help Team DPS achieve health and wellness for themselves and their families. When you join us, you join a dedicated, diverse team of over one hundred professionals who come from many walks of life. One thing we all share is a deep sense of commitment to support Denver Public Schools’ vision: Every Child Succeeds.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.