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Director of Human Resources

Location : Pittsfield, MA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+
Required Education : Bachelor's
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Are you an HR expert, with a passion for building high-performing, collaborative teams which create happy and productive workplaces? Are you a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, who is inspired by the opportunity to make a real difference in through your work as an HR leader?

The Pittsfield Public Schools have an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, entrepreneurial HR practitioner who is energized by the idea of using their skills to support the critical mission of the school system. As a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring their strategic thinking and tactical execution skills to bear on the HR operations for the school system, with the goal of building strong employee engagement and development while bringing new efficiencies and best practices to all aspects of human resources functions within the district.

Duties include: full-cycle talent acquisition; professional development and performance management for teachers and staff; leadership of employee morale and workplace culture initiatives; labor relations; and oversight of employment law, compliance and benefits administration.


We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at  Resumes will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. EOE


Required Qualifications :

The successful candidate will have 10+ years of progressively responsible human resources experience with labor relations background required, preferably in an educational setting;  proven track record of successful recruitment and retention of employees, impactful continuous improvement initiatives and compliance with employment law.  Commitment to/knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion best practices and knowledge of the state and federal employment law are also critical skills. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree, HR certification (SHRM or PHR/SPHR) and bilingual skills preferred. 


About the Pittsfield Public Schools:  The Pittsfield Public Schools serve the City of Pittsfield and its 5,400 students with a team of over 1,200 dedicated individuals. The City of Pittsfield is a diverse, thriving community of over 40,000 people, located in the heart of the Berkshires, a cultural and outdoor recreational hub of New England and the northeastern United States. Berkshire County is well served by four higher education institutions (Berkshire Community College, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Bard Simon’s Rock at Simon’s Rock, and Williams College). Pittsfield lies within a two to three-hour drive of both Boston and New York City, and one hour of Albany/Capital Region in New York and Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Pittsfield Public Schools is aware that individuals from some communities, including women and individuals of color, are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every criterion listed in the job description, or have experience in every area in the job description (below).  Please be aware that we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you may not meet every one of our requirements described.

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