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Director of IPS Human Resources (Immediate Opening)

School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Tampa Bay Regional Office
Region: Tampa Bay, FL
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


The IPS Director of Human Resources (IDHR) is the regional expert charged with leading human resources, employee relations, and legal/regulatory compliance within our non-Texas regions. The IDHR will business partner with the Executive Directors, regional leaders, and staff to provide employee relations and expertise in employer risk mitigation, case management, and consultation on matters involving legal and regulatory compliance. 

The IDHR is a member and strategic partner of the national HR lead team responsible for developing the regional human resources and compliance strategies and managing the implementation and execution of related policies and practices to ensure achievement of staff retention, compliance, and organizational health goals. 

Location: Candidates must reside in or near Tampa or Jacksonville, Florida and be able to commute between regions when needed. When not on campus, this is a remote role.


Salaries for this role typically fall between $73,955 and $90,225, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.  


  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • 5+ years in a HR, employee relations, or compliance/risk management
  • PHR / SPHR preferred  

What you’ll do:   

  • Participate as a senior leader of the HR Team to affect change and process improvements across the organization
  • Lead research and policy/procedure design of all aspects of our HR and teacher certification compliance in new states
  • Lead regional response to crises in partnership with the Communications team
  • Partner in the development of training content for HR training courses; Ensure the completion of required HR trainings for your region
  • Develop plan and execute on all regulatory compliance practices involving staff including areas of educator credentials and certifications, work authorization, and staff and student grievances
  • Lead on EEOC, TWC, TEA, DOE, Regional ESC investigations and/or claims for the region 
  • Complete/oversee monthly and annual audits and engage with staff according to audit protocols
  • Liaise with risk management and internal audit to ensure risk areas are properly identified and controls are in place to mitigate risk
  • Train regional team to understand, identify and troubleshoot licensing/certification requirements based on applicable role 
  • Promote a “grow and develop” mindset within IDEA leaders and support them to be able to: make good employment decisions, develop and support capable staff, provide managerial leadership, mentoring and direction, conduct crucial conversations, and identify and implement improvement strategies for specific skills and mindsets  
  • Support and provide strategies to regional leaders and employees to resolve behavior, conduct, and performance concerns at the lowest level  
  • Continuously review and analyze retention and exit data to identify trends and provide strategies to achieve goals 
  • Coach and develop leaders on how to effectively use progressive discipline to correct behaviors and reset expectations by providing feedback on performance improvement plans 
  • Represent IDEA in unemployment hearing cases as needed
  • Manage Personnel Actions system for employees to reduce errors


  • Cross functional knowledge the IDHRs is looked to by other regional team and campus personnel to be able to provide information to them, regardless of functional department.
  • Critical thinking and on-the-spot decision making The IDHRs must be able to act autonomously, using calculated risk and knowing when to escalate. 
  • Mission and Vision Focus fundamentally believe that when the adults in the system get it right, student achievement and success follows 
  • Record of Results achieve established goals and continuously improve to move the needle in results
  • Problem Solving identify problems, collaborate, influence and recommend solutions and take action to resolve   
  • Business Partnership view every opportunity as a chance to meaningfully partner with leaders and staff to achieve outcomes 
  • Communication be honest, objective and confident, adjusting communication style to influence and motivate action and behaviors 


As part of the HR team, you will contribute to reaching the following ambitious goals:

  • 100% of staff complete all required HR Trainings, with 95% completing by deadline 
  • Manage full-cycle training for all HR content, leading other team members to reach the 100%/95% goal 
  • 100% compliance and audit-ready for all state/federal authorizers and regulatory agencies 
  • 85% staff retention for assigned region
  • 92%-win rate of unemployment claims contested
  • Build relationships of trust and collaboration with leaders and staff, so that 100% report being satisfied or highly satisfied with the partnership
  • 90% agree/strongly agree on effectiveness in Business Partnership surveys for campus and regional business partners 

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Experience in all areas of human resources, including talent management, change management, staff relations, organizational development and training 
  • Possess solid business acumen for processes outside of HR 
  • Experience applying analytical and process driven HR practices 
  • Experience providing exceptional customer service to all stakeholders  
  • Experience applying strategic thinking in all experiences and then working in ahands-onfashion to accomplish multiple goals / priorities 
  • Experience coaching and providing upward feedback to all levels in the organization 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness, kindness, and inclusivity for our students and staff, and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures.

Visit to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.

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