Ohio Education Association

Ohio Education Association

Director of Human Resources

Based in Columbus, OH
(will need to live in Columbus, OH or surrounding drivable distance)


TO APPLY: Ohio Education Association - Director of Human Resources Director - Columbus, OH

The Ohio Education Association represents 120,000 teachers, faculty members, and support professionals in Ohio's public schools, colleges, and universities. The OEA is seeking a person for a challenging and rewarding position as a Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources is instrumental in aligning the organizations strategic priorities and vision through recruitment and staffing strategies, employee development and training programs, and health and wellness plans. The ideal candidate will be resourceful and have excellent communication and leadership skills. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Executive Director of Business Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the organization’s human resources functions including employee recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, training and staff development, and performance management systems.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs necessary to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. Serve as HR expert for continuous improvement and automation of HR processes. Partners internally and externally to strengthen organizational priorities related to recruiting, retaining, and supporting diversity, equity and inclusiveness within the workforce.
  • Maintain contemporary and expert knowledge of insurance benefits, plan design options, ACA, DOL regulations and related rules; utilize knowledge to evaluate and analyze insurance options and make effective decisions and recommendations; lead the OEA labor/management insurance committee and serve as liaison with external insurance brokers, insurance carriers, and other external administrative resources.
  • Maximize organization-wide workforce planning and administrative systems including the human resources information system (HRIS) ensuring successful integration into organizational operations. Provide oversight of the HRIS portal for system upgrades, modular portal visibility, portal customization and functionality; serve as HRIS portal security administrator designating access and self-service options.
  • Ensure Human Resources operations, programs, and activities are compliant with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Advise management, respond to inquiries and issues, and ensure that managers/supervisors understand the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other employment-related laws. Maintain confidential employee issue files.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate activities and programs that address and promote employee learning and development. Foster collaboration among labor/management training cadres to implement and advance organizational skill and competency development.
  • Directly supervise assigned staff in a collaborative team environment and lead the development, alignment, and implementation of strategies to achieve departmental and cross-divisional operational priorities and goals.
  • Participate in collective bargaining activities related to staff unions, including contract negotiation and administration. Address organizational and staff issues in accordance with the OEA’s strategic priorities, governing policies, core values, budget, and staff contracts. Serve as designee of Executive Director as assigned and point of contact for contract interpretation and administration of sections of the staff union contracts.
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Management Team and other appropriate managers to establish and implement short- and long-term plans consistent with OEA’s strategic and operational priorities and promote integration of operations.  
  • Serve as EEO officer with responsibility for OEA’s EEO and Affirmative Action Programs; conduct related training and investigations.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Executive Director - Business Services, develop an annual budget for the Human Resources operations, monitor expenditures and adjust expenditures to stay within budget.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Education, Experience and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in human resources management preferably at the senior or executive level
  • SHRM-SCP or SPHR preferred
  • Experience with a unionized workforce, strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • High proficiency in the principles and practices of human resources management and supervision
  • Demonstrated success in employee recruitment strategies and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion to formulate, interpret, implement, compare, evaluate and recommend policies and course of action regarding all aspects of human resources management
  • Ability to provide leadership, take initiative and delegate appropriately while managing organizational priorities
  • Thorough working knowledge and demonstrated practice of compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations related to employment, benefits, compensation; human resources information systems; benefits programs and compensation methods; investigation procedures; EEO/AA laws, guidelines and reporting procedures, and HR ethics and professional standards
  • High ability to resolve complaints and recommend courses of action on the interpretation, implementation and development of policies, procedures and union agreements
  • High proficiency in adult learning practice, instructional methods and program delivery mechanisms and assessment methodologies
  • High ability to perform needs assessment and analysis as well as develop, present and provide appropriate support
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with performance management methods, internal workforce assessment techniques and implementation
  • Familiarity with the collective bargaining process, strategies and concepts, labor relations and contract administration
  • Ability to maintain utmost level of discretion, work independently and take initiative in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, navigate conflict appropriately and build relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with diverse audiences
  • Commitment to union principles and values and ability to work in a unionized environment

Position Location: 225 E Broad Street – Columbus, OH 43215

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Authority and Relationships:
Serves as a member of the Management Team and reports to the CFO/Assistant Executive Director of Business Services. Acts on behalf of the CFO/Assistant Executive Director – Business Services to convene meetings, request progress reports and information, and facilitate the assignment of responsibilities and tasks to ensure the deliver of high-quality programs and support to the OEA and its affiliates. Supervises management staff of the Human Resources department, and the daily operations of staff and others as required. Serves as the OEA Equal Employment Officer.

OEA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Consideration is given to all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, sex, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, residence, disability, socio-economic status, military status, political affiliation, genetic information; on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; or, degree of association activity.

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