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Director of Human Resources

Oak Park and River Forest High School
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Title:                                Director of Human Resources

Reports to:                             Superintendent

Terms and Conditions:        This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30-4:30.  Effective 7/1/2018.         

Salary:                                    $150,000.00 - $165,000.00.




Oak Park and River Forest High School, or OPRF, is a comprehensive public high school located in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb eight miles due west of downtown Chicago. We are a one-school district, with the majority of our students coming from two sender districts, River Forest Public Schools District 90 and Oak Park Elementary School District 97. We offer more than 200 courses, a variety of programs for students with special needs, 75 clubs and activities, and 29 competitive sports. We prepare our students well for post-secondary success, with an average ACT composite score of 24 and a 94% graduation rate.


Oak Park and River Forest are communities that highly value diversity. OPRF is a founding member of the national Minority Student Achievement Network, and our school is racially and economically diverse, with about 44% of our 3,300 students identifying as African-American, Hispanic, multiracial, or Asian. Our villages have long embraced the LGBTQ community, and we have a significant mix of homeowners and renters.


We seek faculty and staff who have high expectations for all students, and who value student voice in education. As a school, we are particularly focused on closing opportunity gaps for our students of color.


OPRF is an equal opportunity employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. OPRF’s goal is to increase its representation of people of color.




Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a progressive district that is focused not only on our tradition of excellence but our future. The District prides itself in offering our students a comprehensive 9-12 college and career readiness curriculum and a rich arts education program. Our students are curious, creative, and they come ready to learn. More than 90 percent of our students go on to college.


Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 believes that we can “become an ever-improving model of equity and excellence that will enable all students to achieve their full potential.” We can accomplish this through dedicated teachers, staff, and administration who build relationships with students and have high expectations for themselves and their students. We believe in planning for and providing the academic and developmental support students need to meet those expectations. We further believe that every student can learn through exposure to academically challenging content, feedback during learning, and the educator’s knowledge and skill.


Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a great place for those who are interested in an environment that supports creativity, leadership at all levels, innovation, a focus on professional and curriculum development, and the best practices of instruction. We are currently seeking individuals to join our team where we enable all students to achieve their full potential every day.



This position of Director of Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of administration, financial planning, directing, and supervising the activities of the Human Resources department. The position is also responsible for a variety of human resources programs including employment services, employee benefit administration, insurance, litigation, labor relations, employee safety, salary administration, training, and workers’ compensation. The Director of Human Resources serves as an internal consultant regarding Human Resource issues and is a district negotiator at the bargaining table.


This position must also provide innovative leadership in the areas of collective bargaining; employee benefits; personnel records management; recruitment, retention, evaluation, termination, and retirement of employees; and serve as District liaison to the Board of Education’s Policy/Human Resources Committee. The District seeks a candidate with strong human resources/personnel skills, knowledge, experience, and will accept applications from both educational and business/industry.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Oversee and direct all HR initiatives and projects.

2. Develop and implement practices and procedures with regard to staff roles, responsibilities and


3. Develop and maintain employee position descriptions, maintains them as up-to-date, and monitors adherence to contracts’ requirements.

4. Serve as liaison with legal counsel in regard to labor and employment issues, board policy,

procedure development and implementation of the same.

5. Receive, analyze and respond to staff and administration requests for guidance and clarification of matters involving the employment and management of district faculty and staff.

6. Provide oversight for the process of identifying, posting, recruiting and hiring staff to fill known

vacancies within the district team across all levels.

7. Serve as district leadership team member by actively participating in and contribute to leadership team meetings and initiatives.

8. Develop meeting agendas and review issues related to Human Resources for the Board of Education review. Attend and make presentations at Board of Education meetings as required.

a. Develop bi-annual FTE report for the District Leadership Team (DLT) and Board of Education.

b. Develop and presents annual reports to the Board Education related to certified and

noncertified employee profiles, Probationary Faculty List, and seniority lists for all bargaining


9. Provide oversight of compensation and benefits delivery for all staff.

10. Serve as lead co-negotiator for contract negotiations employee groups: Buildings and Grounds (B&G), Classified Personnel Association (CPA), Faculty Senate (FS), Food Service, and Safety and Support Team (SST).

11. Support labor relations for all represented employee groups.

12. Supervise the implementation and completion of employee evaluations for all staff.

13. Provide supervision to substitute teacher placement and manage employee attendance processes and procedures.

14. Develop and manage compensation and variable pay philosophies and programs.

15. Ensure successful and timely completion of all Human Resource related state reports.

16. Manage accurate and up to date teacher licensure and renewals.

17. Supervise budget administration and tracking.

18. Oversee unemployment Compensation Management and Hearings.

19. Monitor employee position controls and prepares staffing budgets and reports for the Board of Education.

20. Maintain employee attendance records, monitor same, provide biannual reports to the Board, and make recommendations for improvement as necessary.

21. Co-lead the District Insurance Committee.

22. Design, prepare, and publish the annual employee benefits booklet.

23. Maintain employee retirement benefits and ensure consistency and delivery of same per collective bargaining agreements, employee contracts, and handbook.

24. Create and maintain Faculty Handbook, and ensure timely posting of same.

25. Implement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (H.I.P.A.A.)

26. Coordinate and present the District Holiday Tea.

27. Develop, coordinate, and submit official school calendar (external) for Board and ISBE approval.

28. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.




1. Excellent organizational skills

2. Advanced leadership skills

3. Excellent project management skills

4. Strong communication skills

5. Exemplary customer service

6. Proficient in technology (e.g. Google and Microsoft Office applications)


Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management of Human Resources staff that includes but is not limited to Benefits Administration, Human Resources Administration, Payroll setup, and Substitute Teacher placement administration.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work activities are conducted in a climate-controlled open office environment and noise levels are usually quiet. There are no hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.


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 regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, possess average ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or operate office equipment, talk, hear average or normal conversations, reach with hands and arms, walk, climb and descend stairs, bend, crouch, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Frequent and regular movements are required using the wrists, hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment, tools, or controls.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30-4:30.



Other than travel to training, conferences, and recruitment fairs, there is no travel is expected for this position.


Required Education and Experience

1. Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in Business or Human Resources, Finance, Public Administration or a related field required.

2. Master's degree in Business or Human Resources, Finance, Public Administration or a related field.

3. Four (4) to ten (10) years related experience working in human resources with leadership


4. Collective bargaining experience.


Preferred Education and Experience

1. Professional Human Resource certification: HRCI or SHRM.

2. Illinois Type 75 Administrative Certificate.

3. 3 – 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience.

4. 4 – 10 years of Building/District Office Administrative Experience.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of the duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.


Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200 (OPRF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position description should not be considered to contain every function/responsibility that an individual may be asked to perform by his/her supervisor.  Employees are expected to perform other related functions as assigned.


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