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Program Supervisor - HR Manager (Central Office)

Date Posted: Aug 4, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Program Supervisor – HR Manager (Central Office)
Location: Office of Human Resources, Division of Recruitment & Staffing
Salary: $75,660.00 - $94,949.00
Reports to: Executive Director of Recruitment & Staffing
Bargaining Unit: OSAS
Benefits Eligible: Yes


In accordance with the agreement between the Organization 0f School Administrators (OSAS) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Table of Contents, Section 7.0 Promotions, the following vacancy is announced:

Position Summary

The HR Manager serves as the Human Resources primary point of contact assigned to a set of District clients (school group or central office department(s)). The HR Manager advises and provides customer service support covering a wide range of HR functions, including workforce planning, succession management, talent management, performance management, employee retention, and leave management. The HR Manager provides strategic support to campus and central office leaders to proactively address HR-related needs and implement solutions that are in alignment with District mission and vision, reflect the District’s core values, and support DPSCD’s strategic effort to attract, develop, and retain exceptional talent that will serve students well. The HR Manager collaborates with other key departments and provides on-site support when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in business administration, human resources, public administration, management or related field required.
  • Master’s or other graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of verifiable experience providing human resources and/or organizational development consulting; including at least two (2) years of direct management experience.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with the following computer software programs; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); Outlook, SharePoint, Visio, and district’s PeopleSoft HCM or other Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or other related software programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including talent recruitment, staffing, consulting and administrative services, and knowledge of federal and state employment laws.
  • Experience working in a union environment preferred.

Essential Functions

  1. Collaborates with hiring managers and recruiters to assist with the planning, organizing and leadership of recruitment and staffing activity that leads to the attraction, engagement and retention of exceptional, diverse talent.
  2. Support a portfolio of central office departments with their staffing needs, including:
    • Maintaining up-to-date detailed data on staffing needs by position and type
    • Building collaborative relationships with school leaders/hiring managers to become familiar with site-specific needs
    • Staying abreast of state, federal and district policies, as well as best-practices related to selection, hiring and performance management
    • Assisting in developing appropriate job descriptions that will attract a highly qualified and well-defined candidate pool.
    • Consulting with hiring managers to develop a competency-based selection model, including hiring exercises and effective interview questions.
    • Providing logistical support to hiring managers.
    • Managing cultural change and driving a performance-oriented culture by providing performance management guidance to managers to include coaching, counseling and career development
  3. Clearly communicate expectations for the hiring process and follow through on timelines for candidate cultivation and hiring.
  4. Contribute to a positive culture grounded in continuous improvement and a commitment to setting and meeting key performance goals.
  5. Provide leadership in efforts to develop and implement a more efficient hiring and onboarding process.
  6. Collect, analyze and manage the integrity of real-time staffing data to measure progress toward department/school staffing goals and inform recruitment activities. Regularly report against historical data to continuously improve practice.
  7. Implement consistent systems and processes related to the lifecycle of employee recruitment, hiring, retention and exit.
  8. Maintain relationships with new hires to build a professional network for future candidate referrals
  9. Support year-round efforts to recruit candidates via virtual and in-person methods
  10. Proactively engage contacts in Benefits and Compensation, Payroll, Human Resources, etc. to obtain key information when constituents require assistance
  11. Coordinates and assists in various annual activities and ad-hoc projects, including preliminary and final budget meetings.
  12. Attend appropriate HR and business function staff meetings
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Security Clearance:
Internal Applicants
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.


External Applicants
In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.


Method of Application:
Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.


Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.
Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.


DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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