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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Director, Board Services JobID: 58167
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  • Director, Board Services - PB0090
POSITION TITLE: Director, Board Services


DATE: 06/12/17


Job Code: PB0090



Job Family – Board Services

JOB SUMMARY: The Director, Board Services is responsible for providing administrative consultation and technical assistance to the HISD Board of Trustees and directing the Board Services activities of the district.
This position reports to the Chief of Staff.


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1. Oversees the Board Governance Model.
2. Completes compliance reports to TEA on Governance Model.
3. Compiles Board requests that are recorded as Board Referrals and sent out to appropriate Chief.
4. Coordinates Board training and retreats.
5. Provides administrative consultation and technical assistance for all executive level relationships relating to the Board.
6. Designates, organizes and oversees the work of Staff in Board Services office.
7. Communicates with persons at all levels within the district and with outside agencies to accurately communicate the opinions and decisions of the Board of Trustees.
8. Plans and executes agendas for meetings of the Board of Trustees and attends board meetings and other meetings as directed.
9. Assists Board members with constituent requirements.
10. Develops and manages a budget plan for the Board of Trustees in its achievement of designated goals.
11. Drafts rules and regulations, resolutions, and all other legal or quasi-legal type papers upon request.
12. Acts as a liaison between the Chief of Staff and the Board of Trustees by maintaining an effective two-way communication system.
13. Monitors compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Associate’s or Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Education, Finance, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, or related field; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years of experience in Board Governance or governance related area; public administration and/or education administration experience preferred.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier); Microsoft Office; SAP
Ability to challenge the organization’s status quo and discuss complex initiatives and challenges to disintegrate barriers and lead organizational change. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with issues related to education and basic research in community relations. Ability to create shared alignment around organizational vision and lead the team on the change effort. Ability to accurately test whether the decisions being made are aligned with the strategy and are creating the desired results. Must possess practical, analytical, and visionary characteristics to lead a multitude of personnel.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages. Accomplishes the majority of work objectives through the management of direct reports. Provides day-to-day direction to staff; may become directly involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems. Responsible for assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring application of policies and procedures. Receives assignments in the form of objectives, with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides input to hiring, performance and budget.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Participates in a group plan and/or budget development.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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