Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

We Believe:

  • An educated citizenry is the cornerstone of a democratic republic.
  • Every individual has innate worth and is entitled to be treated with respect.
  • Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
  • Every individual can learn and does so in a variety of ways.
  • The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
  • Parents have both the right and the responsibility to choose the school, curriculum, and program(s) that best meet the needs of their student(s).
  • The development of virtuous character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens of our community, our nation, and the world.
  • Whether in the classroom or at home, students achieve best in a nurturing environment where physical, intellectual, and emotional health is emphasized and safety is assured.
  • Students must be held to the highest standards of academic achievement while recognizing the true success of our academic program is measured by the success of each student relative to his or her unique potential and individual progress.
  • Every graduate must be fully prepared for the post-graduation path of his or her choice.
  • Every student, staff member, and volunteer is responsible for the effective and efficient use of supplies, facilities, and financial resources.

Academy District 20

Academy District 20 (ASD20), founded in 1957, serves more than 25,000 students in northern Colorado Springs. A growing district, ASD20 added approximately 7,000 students in the past 15 years, and anticipates adding 5,000 in the next 10 years. With more than 30 schools, including 19 elementary, five middle and five traditional high schools, plus several alternative, hybrid and online options, the district is considered, "The Peak of Excellence." Since 2010, the district has been Accredited with Distinction by the Colorado Department of Education and thanks to the overwhelming support of its constituency, ASD20 passed a $230 million bond measure in 2016. The bond funds are providing improvements to each school and are also being used to build two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a Center for Modern Learning and a permanent home for the School in the Woods.

Organization Description / Mission Statement

The mission of Human Resources, an exceptional and innovative team dedicated to responsive and compassionate service, is to promote student success by recruiting, hiring, retaining, and supporting a diverse staff of the highest quality.

Job Goal

The Director for Human Resources provides dynamic leadership for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and supporting staff. The Director will support the staffing and evaluation processes. The Director develops required reports and surveys, manages compensation and staff member benefits, and promotes efficiency through the use of technology. The Director provides guidance regarding applicable state and federal laws, administrative policies, procedures, and practices.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Acts as a liaison with colleges, universities, and stakeholder groups
  • Administers human resources policies, procedures, and practices as well as monitoring consistent, district-wide application
  • Approves hire recommendations, staffing changes, and volunteer processes
  • Develops and maintains job descriptions for all staff
  • Develops, reviews, recommends, and evaluates human resources policies, procedures, and practices
  • Directs and develops opportunities for interns, student teachers, and observation requests
  • Directs and supervises Human Resources staff
  • Ensures accurate and timely submission of local, state, and federal reports
  • Ensures compliance with and equitable and fair administration of all applicable laws, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Ensures effectiveness through ongoing integration of technology in Human Resources processes
  • Ensures non-administrative licensed staff requirements are met
  • Ensures staff benefits are communicated and are available to all eligible staff members
  • Fosters a respectful, responsive, and service-oriented work environment
  • Leads and facilitates interview teams, orientations, committee work, and Human Resources programs
  • Leads the establishment and maintenance of a positive, respectful and caring working and learning environment
  • Maintains Human Resources applications and systems, communicating changes and updates as necessary
  • Monitors the performance of all guest staff including recommendation for employment
  • Oversees and manages staff benefits, compensation, and Human Resources payroll functions
  • Oversees non-administrative licensed staff contracting and hourly staff wage placement
  • Promotes staff member physical, social, and emotional wellness
  • Provides guidance to administrators and supervisors regarding personnel concerns
  • Provides monitoring, guidance, and training to administrators and supervisors for recruitment, hiring, retention, and evaluation
  • Provides monitoring, guidance, and training to administrators and supervisors for personnel-related laws, regulations, and policies
  • Provides problem solving assistance in support of administrators and supervisors
  • Supports and directs investigations
  • Supports the development, understanding, and respect for varied cultures and heritages

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district personnel and members of the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
  • Detail-oriented
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
  • Enthusiasm for the field of human resources
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Human Resources policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of technology
  • Knowledge of Colorado Department of Education licensing processes and qualifications
  • Knowledge of personnel laws, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of school-based processes and operations
  • Proven experience in dealing with challenging situations
  • Proven experience in making improvements to programs and processes
  • Proven successful supervisory experience
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in the field education or human resources management
  • 3 years of administrative experience in a school or district level position
  • 3 years of licensed educator experience
  • Colorado Administrator or Principal License or be eligible at time of application

Preferred Qualifications

  • School principal experience
Reports To Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Terms of Employment 225-day position Salary
The district offers a comprehensive compensation package. Placement is dependent upon experience at Administrative Salary Level B with a starting salary of $112,000. The district also offers a supplemental stipend, medical benefits, life insurance, and salary benefit dollars if an individual chooses not to take the medical benefits plan.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.

Physical Demands:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

Cognitive Functions:

The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact those applicants not selected for interviews. Thank you for your understanding.

How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online administrative application. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents:
  • A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for this position, and your background and experience relating to this position.
  • A statement of your philosophy of administration and the role of the administrator in this position.
  • A current résumé.
  • Three current letters of recommendation (i.e., less than one year old and preferably less than six months old).
  • Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Colorado Principal or Administrator license or evidence of eligibility.
    • "Evidence of Eligibility" means license application with CDE is in process.
    • We do not accept "Alternative Principal Authorizations".
Only if you are unable to upload the required documentation within the application, you may submit the requested documentation in one of two alternative ways (duplicate submission is not necessary):
  • Email documents to: .
  • Mail all documents in a single envelope to:
Celina Arsenault
Human Resources Department
Academy District 20
1110 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
No other documents will be accepted. Thank you for not uploading and submitting any additional materials.
Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.

Email Contact: celina.arsenault@asd20.org Time Line Application Deadline: January 28, 2019 04:00 PM Preliminary Interviews: Tuesday, February 5 ~ All Day Final Interviews: Monday, February 11 ~ Afternoon Position Begins: July 01, 2019

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