Executive Director, Human Resources: Salem-Keizer School District, Salem Oregon



Administrative Position Posting

Position Title:                         Executive Director, Human Resources

Initial Application Deadline: May 26, 2015

Interviews:                              June 1-5, 2015

Projected Start Date:             July 1, 2015

Salem-Keizer Public Schools seeks an experienced and energetic educational leader for the position of Executive Director beginning July 1, 2015.

Salem-Keizer is a large district with 40,000+ students and a staff of approximately 4,200 licensed and education support employees. The student population is diverse and 25% of students hear a language other than English at home. The district has a strong strategic plan that directs the work of the district and a vibrant professional development plan is in place and strong gains are being made in student achievement. The district works closely with 3 nearby universities on developing effective educators and enjoys positive relations with their teacher and education support professional associations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated successful school and/or district administrative leadership experience with evidence of increasing levels of responsibility 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in human resources management, recruitment, collective bargaining and negotiations, labor relations, compensation and benefits 
  • Demonstrated understanding of current research in education as it relates to highly qualified and effective teachers 
  • Possesses the leadership skills required to respond to the challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience in sound fiscal management and staffing practices with large budgets. 
  • Crisis management skills 
  • District Criminal history and reference check along with proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status

Personal Strengths/Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Proactive attitude and ability to create a positive work environment characterized by trust and shared leadership 
  • Team oriented with an emphasis on collaboration and customer service 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Sense of humor

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of application 
  • Current resume 
  • Provide a list of no less than 3 professional references 
  • Official or unofficial transcripts

Application materials are to be addressed to Superintendent Christy Perry and sent to the attention of Mary Paulson, Chief of Staff, Salem Keizer Public Schools 2450 Lancaster Drive, N.E. Salem, OR 97309 (503-399-3001) or .


  • 260 day contract 
  • Family medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Term life insurance 
  • Monthly mileage allowance 
  • Salem-Keizer pays the employees portion of monthly PERS 
  • Salary range: $108,728-$137,577