Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

High-achieving Curriculum and Human Resources Director adept at driving school district growth and productivity by locating the best talent and establishing effective, modern policies for the workforce. Demonstrated current working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations or laws. Executive with background in school disttrict human resources. Highly skilled handling personnel management, hiring, and maintenance of HR records. Manages administration of employee compensation and employee benefits. Highly-effective Human Resources Manager delivering successful strategies for maximizing personnel retention and productivity. Knowledgeable in Federal Programs compliance for Title I-Title X.

  • Policy and Procedure Adherence
  • New Employee Training
  • Exit Interviews
  • Records management
  • Performance evaluation
  • Onboarding
  • Benefits administration
  • Payroll coordination
  • Training programs
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Recruitment
  • Organizational Development
Work History
07/1997 to 09/2013 Director of Curriculum and Human Resources Korn/Ferry International | Berlin, NH,
  • Collaborated on hiring and training of new employees, professional growth of staff and team building and motivation.
  • Maintained school district compliance with all local, state and federal laws, in addition to establishing organizational standards.
  • Devised hiring and recruitment policies for 400-employee school district..
  • Directed each phase of hiring process, encompassing employment verification, employee relations investigations, criminal background checks and onboarding.
  • Maintained optimal staffing levels by tracking vacancies and initiating recruitment and interview processes to identify qualified candidates.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders across organization to maintain proper flow of communication and execution of planned initiatives and projects.
  • Developed and executed HR policies and programs, workforce and job development, recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits and employee and labor relations to build staff-focused human resources office culture.
  • Managed other HR staff and oversaw completion of tasks and initiatives.
  • Performed administrative and customer service functions by responding to general employee inquiries, addressing employee relations issues and scheduling meetings.
  • Recommended appropriate resolutions to employee relations concerns and handled disciplinary issues and investigations of misconduct.
  • Conducted investigations and assisted with handling employee complaints including Affirmative Action and EEOC to promote equitable workplace.
09/2006 to 06/2013 Federal Programs Compliance Coordinator Memphis City Schools | City, STATE,
  • Enhanced regulatory, strategic and operational performance to keep in alignment with deadlines.
  • Monitored compliance with processes, policies, procedures and standards in regards to collection and management of annual contributions from shareholder companies.
  • Promoted compliance by advising management on needed or prohibited actions to comport with government regulations.
  • Compiled internal information for compliance audit by reviewing company policy documentation, noncompliance reports, and investigations into [Type] and [Type] conduct.
  • Educated employees by conducting compliance training programs and issuing periodic communications to refresh knowledge of compliant work practices.
  • Oversaw proper maintenance and dissemination of filing documentation as well as records and reports for review by various departments.
  • Wrote and presented reports outlining findings and recommendations from compliance audits.
  • Identified potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk to develop and implement corrective action plans.
  • Played key role in development and launch of the school district's School Improvement Grant, providing research and development of training requirements and securing approval for implementation.
  • Prepared training programs to improve compliance at all levels.
07/1993 to 06/1997 Principal Hardeman County Schools | City, STATE,
  • Researched and incorporated new educational trends and instructional strategies to optimize education effectiveness.
  • Monitored and evaluated educational programs to maintain high-quality performance objectives and standards.
  • Performed classroom evaluations to assess teacher strategies and effectiveness.
  • Supervised afterschool program to promote student growth and maintain safety for all attendees.
  • Coordinated yearly operations and staff budget, tracked expenses and documented actions.
  • Administered all facets of personnel policies and procedures, including conception, modification and approval of professional staff additions.
  • Oversaw administrative functions such as schedule management and protocols for orientation, registration and related activities.
  • Developed subject and grade leaders to advance oversight and improve instruction.
  • Modeled expected and appropriate leadership to promote teaching staff and administrative personnel's positive interaction with students and families.
  • Monitored student behavior and enforced discipline policies.
  • Established instructional practices driven through statistical performance data.
  • Facilitated continued education for teaching staff through implementation of quality curriculum training and appropriation of necessary resources.
  • Defined and enforced student academic achievement standards in line with district goals and objectives.
  • Administered all facets of personnel policies and procedures, including conception, modification, and approval of professional staff additions.
  • Verified adherence to state, federal and private funding source requirements across programs and outcomes.
  • Built productive relationships with parents of students facing difficult situations at school or at home.
  • Established positive, stimulating learning environment for students and exciting education-focused setting for teachers.
  • Modeled expected and appropriate leadership to promote to teaching staff and administrative personnel positive interaction with students and families.
  • Communicated policies and procedures to students and parents regarding student behavior.
  • Cultivated positive relationships between community members, school students and teachers.
Expected in 05/2000 Ph.D. | Educational Administration Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, GPA:
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Member of Kappa Pi Delta
  • Dissertation: The Effects of Certified and Non-Certified Teachers on 3rd-5th Grade Reading Scores
Expected in Master of Arts | Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision Howard University, Washington, DC, GPA:
  • Graduated with 4.00 GPA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Thesis: Rural vs. Urban School Districts Teacher Hiring Practices
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Psychology Howard University, Washington, DC, GPA:
  • Majored in Psychology
  • Dean's List all semesters for 4 years
  • Graduated with 3.98 GPA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Minored in Sociology
  • Society of Human Resource Management

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