Director of Human Resources

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Reports to:     

Chief of Staff in the Office of the Commissioner of Education     


Andrew Johnson Tower, Ninth Floor

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, Tennessee 37243   

Position Overview:   

Manage all aspects of human resource matters for the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), state special schools and achievement schools.     

Specific Position Responsibilities:                                                             

·        Advise the Commissioner and other senior management on a variety of human capital issues.

·        Advise special schools and achievement schools superintendents on employment and policy matters.

·        Serve on the department’s senior leadership team.

·        Receive employee complaints for TDOE and schools, direct investigations and recommend outcomes.

·        Manage employment actions to comply with three different and specific employee disciplinary procedures.

·        Work with attorneys on preparation for appeals of employment actions.

·        Provide training, direction and advice to managers on developing job performance plans, including smart goals, for employee evaluations and job descriptions.

·        Direct the work of the assistant director of talent management in delivering trainings required by the Tennessee Department of Human Resources.

·        Provide management and oversight to staff in administering benefits, FMLA, ADA and FLS.

Position Requirements


Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

·        Excellence

·        Optimism

·        Sound Judgment

·        Courage

·        Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.




Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.



Application Instructions

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to 

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