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4/23/2014 3:41:00 PM
CLOSED - Job Opening - Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources

$82,332.00 - $121,248.00 Annually
Location: Salem, Oregon
Application Deadline: May 23, 2014

OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

OUR VALUES: Equity for Every Student; High Quality Education; Results Focused; Service; Leadership; Teamwork; People Are Our Greatest Asset

We are recruiting for a Director of Human Resources. This position is located with the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at the Oregon Department of Education in Salem, Oregon. This is an Executive Service position, appointed by and serving at the will of the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction.

This position is in the Deputy Superintendent’s Office who is the administrative head of the Department of Education. The Governor who is the Superintendent of Public Instruction has delegated to the Deputy Superintendent the responsibility of performing all of the duties, functions and powers of the Superintendent. The Deputy Superintendent is the chief executive officer for the State Board of Education and is responsible for interpreting and administering Board policies and rules. The Deputy Superintendent also heads the Department of Education and provides direction for the School for the Deaf and Juvenile Corrections Education Programs.

This position provides vision, leadership and strategic direction for HR programs including: recruitment, retention, workforce planning and succession strategies; employee and labor relations; coaching, training, and employee development; diversity and inclusion; employee performance management; workers’ safety and wellness; HR management systems, policies and procedures; and compliance with applicable federal and state labor laws, rules, policies and procedures. The HR manager guides and manages the overall provision of HR services, systems, policies, processes and metrics that support the implementation of the agency’s mission, values, and strategic plan. The position is responsible for maintaining an HR system that provides an employee-supportive, high-performance culture emphasizing quality work, productivity, continuous improvement, diversity, inclusion, retention of top-performing employees, and goal attainment.

You can view a complete position description by clicking here. PDF

You can view a job brochure by clicking here. PDF

INTERESTED? Here's what you need.

The successful candidate will at a minimum have:

Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation.

Graduate level courses in management may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

The ideal candidate should possess the following expertise and attributes:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership experience with a solid track record of collaborating with senior management
  • Ability to seamlessly navigate a diverse and complex organization
  • Demonstrated skills in providing creative leadership; analytical and conceptual skills/abilities to identify, analyze and resolve problems creatively and strategically
  • Demonstrated strategic HR excellence, including leading/participating in change initiatives, and in-depth knowledge of employment laws and applicable regulations
  • A proactive leader in change management, demonstrated personal credibility and trustworthiness, and a strong aptitude to proactively identify problems and propose effective solutions
  • Effective persuasion and influencing skills and ability to negotiate and diffuse conflict
  • Talented professional and self-starter, with high self-confidence, strong leadership skills
  • Proven capability to develop an HR team to achieve their highest potential
  • Outstanding interpersonal and employee coaching skills
  • Knowledge and ability about how to connect business needs with HR strategies
Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary plus the state’s excellent benefits package. Notable benefit features include: comprehensive medical (with vision), dental and basic life insurance; other optional insurance with group-based premiums; flexible spending accounts; membership in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System; an optional deferred compensation retirement program; and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave.

You can view a brief description of the benefits at State of Oregon Employment Benefits PDF.

Please submit your résumé and cover letter electronically to Cassie Graham at cassie.graham@state.or.us by May 23, 2014. Your résumé should reflect size of organization’s workforce including size of HR staff and budgets you have managed and should also clearly outline your relevant job related experience. You may also forward your materials to:

Oregon Department of Education
Attn: Human Resources Director Recruitment
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem OR 97310
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Contact(s) for this Announcement
  • Cassie Graham Email    (503) 947-5635
    Employee Services - Recruitment Specialist

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Voice: 503-947-5600
Fax: 503-378-5156
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203

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