HR Director’s job is to manage the human resources department, implement HR programs and policies, overseeing administration of hiring, retention, termination, performance management, personnel records, risk management aspects of human resources (including legal compliance and employee grievance procedures), compensation, benefits administration and staffing strategies. Responsibilities include development and administration of personnel rules and regulations, pay and job classification structure, employee counseling services, and programs for employee training. HR Director reports to the Chief Financial Officer and serves on the senior management team; and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.
Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws.
Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. Completes periodic job description audit and reclassify employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Establish and lead the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce.
Manage recruitment lifecycle, including coordinating candidate visits, conducting interviews and evaluations for all positions (faculty and staff) including off-site recruiting at job fairs, and conducting new hire orientations., with the goal of recruiting and retaining top quality employees for each department.
Establish an orientation procedure for onboarding new hires and training them to meet the needs of the school
Maintain employee handbook for the School and recommend changes to Administrative Team. Ensure consistency in policies, procedures and practices as relates to employment matters in other School handbooks, web-based and written materials.
Manages employee grievance process:
Conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
Reviews employee grievance through the school complaint procedure.
Respond to questions or complaints from employees in a timely fashion
Leads the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and employee development programs. Monitor the implementation of a performance improvement process and performance outcomes. Review performance management forms for signatures and completeness.
Monitor and advise managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline system.
Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary.
Reviews, guides, and approves management recommendations for employment terminations, in conjunction with school’s legal counsel as required.
Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
Participate in senior management team member meetings in order to develop and discuss organizational procedures and policies.
Oversees the maintenance of employees’ personnel files.
Has responsibility for serving on and coordinating the work of the Committee on Ethics and Compliance, as part of the grievance procedure.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Directs the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws. Approves all information submitted. Serves as the primary contact with the school employment law attorney and outside government agencies.
Managing the risk management work functions and assisting in developing a healthy and safety programs for the volunteers and staff. Monitors the tracking of OSHA-required data.
Training and Development
Partner with school management in creating employee training and organizational development programs. Provide training for department heads and team leaders on various HR topics including interviewing skills, performance reviews and employee coaching. Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
For all employees, include sexual abuse and harassment prevention and blood borne pathogens training.
Maintain complete and accurate and timely records of all trainings received by each employee.
Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
Complete annual compensation and benefit surveys.
Assist in development and maintenance of Faculty Salary/Compensation Scale.
With the CFO, establishes the school wage and salary structure, pay policies, and oversees the variable pay systems within the school including raises.
Leads competitive market research to establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
Research and recommend changes in benefits offered, especially new benefits aimed at employee satisfaction and retention.
Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs (Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b) Retirement Plan, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D and COBRA) for employees, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution.
Communicate with employees about compensation, benefits and other facets of their employment, including benefit orientations and other benefit training.
Designs, directs and manages a school-wide process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.
Manages employee communication and feedback through such avenues as school meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and Intranet use.
Assists in the selection and supervision of HR consultants, attorneys, and training specialists, and coordinates school use of insurance brokers, insurance carriers, pension administrators, and other outside sources.
Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of both the Internet, particularly recruiting, culture, and school information; and Intranet sites.
Establishes departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the school's strategic goals.
The Human Resources Director assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the CFO and Head of School.
Human Resources Director Skills
Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
Ability to develop HR programs and policies based on business new requirements.
Ability to accurately interpret procedures and regulations along with the ability to ensure appropriate implementation.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
Ability to solve problems, effectively and efficiently in a service oriented manner.
Strong project management, time management, and leadership skills.
Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in course of work.
Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
Strong understanding of the interviewing process, benefits administration, payroll and other HR functions
Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the senior management team that provides school leadership and direction.
Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
Education and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development.
Ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.