The West Des Moines Community School seeks a collaborative leader to serve as Chief Human Resources Officer. Working with and reporting to the Superintendent, the Chief Human Resources Officer will join a leadership team that is committed to the principle of continuous improvement and excellence in creating and maintaining a learning community. The Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for administering the human resource functions of the district.
The successful candidate will:
Be a visionary and action-oriented leader who will build a shared vision of the future
Have a proven record of outstanding collaborative and team leadership
Be committed to the welfare and development of all individuals of the learning community
Be a caring and motivational team builder who possesses effective communication, collaboration and facilitation skills
Possess the ability and desire to work with civic, business and corporate leaders in strengthening support for and relations with the district
Have highly successful experience with recruitment, selection, mentoring and evaluation of employees
Implements initiatives related to all aspects of equity inclusion and diversity for candidates and employees.
Be knowledgeable of state and federal regulations pertaining to employee management and relations
Have the skills necessary to mediate and utilize conflict resolution to successfully address personnel issues.
Salary: Competitive salary plus district-paid TSA and excellent benefit package
Application deadline: January 17, 2021. Reporting date: July 1, 2021
Interested applicants should include a letter of interest, resume, transcripts (undergrad and grad) and a minimum of five letters of recommendation along with our online application. Available at www.wdmcs.org
Specialist level degree in Educational Leadership, Juris doctorate or related education.
Eligible for Iowa Superintendent endorsement, Juris doctorate, or comparable certification and evaluator approval.
Minimum of three years of related successful administrative management experience required.
Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary plus district-paid TSA and excellent benefit package.
About West Des Moines Community Schools
For more than 100 years, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has been preparing learners for life.
We are the ninth largest district in the state with more than 9,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students, approximately 1,200 employees and 13 schools. The WDMCS is a public school district accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.
Located in central Iowa, the WDMCS is part of a vibrant suburban area directly bordering the state capital of Des Moines. BusinessWeek recently named our community one of the best places to raise children and Money Magazine named it as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.
Working with our community members and parents, we endeavor to inspire joy in learning.
Our high school alone offers more than 190 courses that allow students to discover their passion. There’s more:
We have one of the state’s only Artful Learning schools, inspired by Leonard Bernstein.
Students begin learning Spanish in the first grade, and our high school offers more foreign languages than nearly any other school in Iowa..
Students can play in an orchestra here as early as fourth grade; in a band as early as fifth.
Our high school was the first Gr...ammy® Signature School award winner.
This is just a glimpse of the diverse and engaging life in the WDMCS. We welcome you to learn more about us.