Job Posting Description, #3 - Administration Building - In-House Attorney/Director of Human Resources
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Human Resources - Sally Nichols, Carol Koehler
686 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47807
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Application Open: 04/30/2019, Filing Deadline: 05/30/2019
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103 Director of Human Resources

Vigo County School Corporation

Position Description

Position Title:                In-House Attorney/Director of Human Resources


Qualifications:              Required:  The ability to work respectfully with a variety of people in complex situations. The ability to develop trusting relationships to enhance Human Resources functions. Demonstrated skills in facilitation, problem solving and conflict management. Strong planning, organization, motivation management and evaluation skills. Strong communication, collaboration and people skills. Advanced written and oral skills


Desired: Indiana Law License.  Experience in education law, employment law, and/or representation of public entities. SHRM Certification.

Department:                  Superintendent’s Office

Reports to:                     Superintendent

Prepared by:                   Rob Haworth                                                             Date:  April 2019


SUMMARY: The district’s Director of Human Resources is responsible for administering the Human Resources Department and providing various legal functions for the School District. The Director of Human Resources day to day advice to central administration, principals and staff on a variety of matters, including employment law, special education law and various school matters. The Director of Human Resources also coordinates all human resources activities including recruitment and employment services, compensation, and benefits administration.


  1. Participate as a member of the Superintendent's Cabinet
  2. Provide day to day oversight and leadership for the Human Resource Department
  3. Provide advice and counsel to central office administrators on a variety of legal matters impacting students and staff.
  4. With the assistance of out-side legal counsel review employee contracts and intergovernmental agreements to be signed by Superintendent, Board of Education and other administrators.
  5. Provide legal training to district leadership team and other staff on new and revised laws, court cases, district policies, and other compliance matters.
  6. Provide legal guidance to the district on special education matters.
  7. Work with the Communications Specialist to review pending legislation, edit statements to school communities, and assist with responses to public records requests.
  8. Provide legal guidance to the human resources department.
  9. Provide risk management duties, including evaluation of proposed student and employee activities.
  10. Assist with professional development activities to keep staff abreast of school law and human resource developments.
  11. Manage use of outside legal counsel, including oversight of court litigation and expenditure of district funds.
  12. Supervise office assistants and Human Resource staff.
  13. Develop human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, HIPAA Privacy compliance, and AA/EEO compliance.
  14. Manage human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, and counseling; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; maintaining compensation structures and standards; determining quality and customer-service strategies; and supervising payroll, and benefit operations activities
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

Human Resource Skills: Progressive, responsible experience in Indiana law and or human resources; SHRM competences and knowledge; Combinations of education and experience may be considered instead of degrees or certifications; management, supervisory, or leadership experience required; exceptional ability to interact and communicate with all district constituencies.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as computer software manuals and procedure manuals.  Ability to write procedures for employees and communications to employees.  Ability to communicate with employees to train. Ability to translate others’ rough ideas into polished pieces.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of School Trustees policies.  

Physical Demands: 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 continuously required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; operate computers and other office machines and equipment; reach with arms and hands; talk and hear on the telephone and in other interactions.   The employee must frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  There are no environmental hazards indicated for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires the ability to respond to multiple demands at the same time. While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be expected to work at a computer for several hours at a time.  The noise level in this environment is quiet.  Driving a vehicle to conduct work at school sites is required.  Some non-standard work hours may be necessary. 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. 

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