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Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

by Job Postings

Posted on April 12, 2022


JOB GOAL:  To provide effective leadership, management, coordination and direction in the development, implementation, and evaluation of all personnel practices and policies for the Cartwright Elementary School District.


  • Successful experience as a site administrator
  • Successful experience in school district Human Resources
  • Holds Principal Certification
  • Holds or eligible to obtain Superintendent Certification
  • Evidence of leadership in delivery of professional development for administrators
  • Evidence of strong working knowledge of Governing Board policies, state and federal laws regarding school district, personnel management and provides guidance on law-related matters and seek advice from legal counsel when required
  • Evidence of knowledge of national standards and the Arizona Academic Standards
  • Evidence of successful experience with employee associations
  • Evidence of independent decision-making skills
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in oral and written form
  • Evidence of being a life-long learner
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required prior to start of employment. CDC defines fully vaccinated as both doses of the Moderna and/or Pfizer and one booster; single dose of Johnson & Johnson plus one booster.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following: 

  1. Oversees the recruitment, selection and employment of the best qualified personnel to staff all District openings.
  2. Oversees background checking and fingerprinting procedures for applicants and employees.
  3. Oversees the creation, training and monitoring of an employee appraisal program that contributes to the continuous improvement of staff performance.
  4. Recommends reviews and designs all job application forms used by the District, ensuring their compliance with state and federal statutes and Board policies on nondiscrimination.
  5. Works with administrators on personnel matters.
  6. Supervises the administration of the District's retirement program.
  7. Leads, coordinates. facilitates, in collaboration with CEA, the meet and confer process as directed by the Superintendent or Governing Board.
  8. Serves as District liaison for the placement of all interns and student teachers from community colleges and universities.
  9. Attends all Superintendent's meetings and CAT/ PAC meetings when needed and serves actively to improve communication, cooperation and planning in the District.
  10. Oversees and recommends all assignments, transfers, resignations and dismissals of personnel to the Governing Board.
  11. Provides guidance to District administrative and supervisory personnel in matters relating to employee relations.
  12. Provides necessary advice and processing for issuance and renewal of state credentials.
  13. Ensures timely announcements of dates to be observed by applicants and employees to comply with state and District requirements.
  14. Leads, plans, develops and revises personnel policies in accordance with state law for submission to the Board for adoption.
  15. Maintains personnel handbooks.
  16. Assumes administrative responsibility for routine duties of the Human Resources office.
  17. Leads and ensures effective staffing practices that align to budget for all schools and departments and that staffing is implemented annually, effectively, and efficiently
  18. Engages in advocating, promoting and securing the rights of all persons with particular reference to employees of the District.
  19. Regularly reports and makes recommendations to the Superintendent on policies, practices and procedures for improving District personnel services.
  20. Leads, oversees and ensures effective practices and systems are in place for the processing of complaints regarding alleged or suspected unlawful employment practices.
  21. Coordinates the management of the District personnel recordkeeping system.
  22. Prepares contracts and continuing employment paperwork for all employee groups and ensures appropriate and timely collaboration of all departments to ensure this process is effective.
  23. Manages the substitute calling system and oversees the recruitment, selection, onboarding, and employment of all substitutes.
  24. Manages the Human Resources budget.
  25. Oversees all advertisement and job postings for vacant job positions in the District. 
  26. Maintains and updates a complete file of job descriptions in the District
  27. Maintains ongoing communication with schools of higher learning likely to prove helpful as sources of personnel.
  28. Works with the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, the Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer in providing recommendations to the Superintendent for the continuous improvement of District processes and programs.
  29. Maintains an ongoing line of communication with the Superintendent on all personnel matters
  30. Attends state, regional and national professional conferences related to responsibilities as approved by the Superintendent and governed by District policy.
  31. Continues own professional development through activities such as:  involvement in professional organizations; attendance and presentation at professional conferences.
  32. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:  Superintendent 
SUPERVISES:  Human Resources Department
CALENDAR:  12 months, Benefitted
JOB CATEGORY:  Administrative
SALARY AND BENEFITS:  As approved by the Governing Board

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