Employee Experience Specialist in Human Resources

Posted: 06/22/2022



Summary: The Employee Experience Specialist will develop, manage, and coordinate programs and initiatives to create a positive, rewarding, and sense-of-belonging experience for employees throughout their employment lifecycle – recruitment, on-boarding, mentoring, learning, career development support, and culture-building activities.
The Employee Experience Specialist must be a strategic thinker and change agent, passionate about people and their well-being.  This position will be tasked with studying our current and future workforce and our District and school site practices and policies to build and implement optimal employee interaction experiences.  In addition, the Employee Experience Specialist is accountable for strategizing, planning, and executing operationally excellent processes aligned with the District’s overall vision and strategy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Human Resources, or related professional discipline.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with progressive Human Resources and/or Recruitment experience.
  • Understanding of Human Resources policies and processes.
  • Knowledge of well-being and wellness benefits programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative; resourceful in hunting for information/answers.
  • Proven teamwork capabilities; strong relationship management and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and strong follow-up skills.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Owns the delivery and effectiveness of the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) employee lifecycle activities (recruitment, on-boarding, transfers, off-boarding, overall well-being, etc.) by providing higher-touch human interaction and assistance.
  • Leverage data, research, and insights to craft and build coordinated employee experiences, enabling a detailed end-to-end employee experience to positively impact recruitment, engagement, performance, and retention.
  • Regularly bring together teams and key collaborators across the District to build awareness and understanding, capture input, create alignment, promote integration, and drive end-to-end design and implementation of a positive employee experience.
  • Works closely with key stakeholders to understand critical employee touchpoints, interactions, and time frames in their employment journey.
  • Builds solid partnerships and collaboration with peers, team members, and district leadership.
  • Responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing ongoing employee engagement and recognition programs, tactics, and events and providing consultation to others accountable for delivering engagement programs.
  • Administer employee engagement survey programs and other initiatives.
  • Partners with and supports district leaders to effectively integrate engagement and talent development practices in the employee onboarding and induction process.
  • Coordinates recruiting efforts, including maintaining relationships with schools, colleges, associations, and other recruiters.  Will represent the District at selected job and recruitment fairs.
  • Lead ongoing development and execution of the District’s strategic recruiting plans, including college recruiting initiatives to include a student-teacher pipeline.  Plan, manage, and attend District recruiting events.
  • Post openings with online sites, social media accounts, advertisements, professional organizations, and other position-appropriate venues, maintaining District/department branding.
  • Manage communication with external job posting partners: renew contracts, vetting new partners, etc.
  • Maintain candidate engagement during the screening and selection process, providing timely responses to interested candidates.
  • Maintain recruitment data and reporting requests.
  • Remain up-to-date on all position functions in the District, as it applies to forecasting and recruiting.
  • Collaborate with, assist, and train principals and supervisors in the overall hiring process: including proper and effective interviewing techniques and process.
  • Assesses existing processes to seek opportunities for process redesign to create efficiency and elevate the employee experience.
  • Conducts exit interviews, summarizes findings, and discusses trends and concerns with senior management.
  • Refine and initiate well-being and wellness program offerings to adapt to changes in the work world and competitive hiring environment. Ensure that the well-being and wellness benefits align with the SASD overall strategic plan and District vision.
  • Chair the SASD Wellness Committee and attend the SASD Benefits Committee meeting.
  • Design, develop, manage, and maintain cost-effective well-being and wellness programs that align with the employee engagement and recognition programs and assist staff in understanding the program to assure maximum engagement and participation.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operation, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and the district benefits consultants to address benefit-related and well-being trends, issues, inquiries, or improvement opportunities.
  • Partner with the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in developing the benefits communication strategy. Partner with the Marketing and Communication Coordinator to clearly message the value of well-being programs to District Leadership and employees, including the rationale for the key policy or program changes.
  • Collaborates with the Business Services Department and the Human Resources Department to understand compliance requirements and ensure easy-to-understand employee transactions (on-boarding, benefit open enrollment, etc.) while addressing potential risks and ensuring/validating data integrity.
  • Work with community organizations such as the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI) to ensure the WELCOA Well Workplace designation for the District.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and promote well-being opportunities, including challenges, community events, presentations to staff, resources, and contributions to a monthly newsletter.
  • Collaborate with the InHealth Clinic personnel to utilize the clinic resources to maximize benefits for staff, families, retirees, and the District.
  • Organize and promote the District Back to School Bash Wellness Fair.
  • Coordinate annual health screenings and flu shots for staff and family members.
  • Educate employees about Employee Assistant Program (EAP) services.
  • Stay current on current and emerging wellness and well-being topics through networking, conference attendance, and professional learning opportunities to assist staff in their positive employee experience and overall best life.
  • Leads and participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
1.     Twelve-month contract.
2.     Salary range is $56,800 - $71,000 depending on certification and experience.


Applications will be accepted only through the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN). Go to: https://wecan.waspa.org/Employer/Vacancy/PublicSupport/3479 to view the vacancy and submit your application materials. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 11, 2022.
1.     The Sheboygan Area School District is located on the shore of Lake Michigan approximately halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay and has an excellent reputation as a community and as a leader in education. It has:
Two Senior High Schools (9-12)
One Alternative School Building
Three Middle Schools (6-8)
Eleven Elementary Schools (K-5)
An Early Learning Center
A Central Support Building
An Administrative Services Building
2.     The district offers a full range of educational opportunities for over 9,600 children. Visit www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us for specific details and additional information.
3.     The district is an equal opportunity employer.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

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