Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources function including, employee relations, compensation, benefits, employee recruitment, federal and state labor law compliance, and training and development for the Academy, providing advice, assistance, and follow-up to employees and the administration on company policies, procedures, and documentation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
- managing the Human Resources function of the Academy, including staffing, evaluation, and development of a team, employee personnel records, HRIS and payroll database module;
- managing the Director of the Early Learning Center and advising on Center policies;
- managing employee relations matters including collaborating with departmental managers to identify and resolve employee issues early and effectively, managing employee complaints, conducting investigations, overseeing employee leaves, and coordinating timely response to employee inquiries and concerns;
- overseeing employee compensation including position description development and evaluation, forecasting and analysis, cyclic processing, reporting and compliance;
- managing the Academy’s employee benefits program, including fiduciary oversight, forecasting and analysis, communication, and problem resolution;
- developing and administering policies and practices for employee recruitment and staffing to seek, identify and retain the highest caliber employees, overseeing offers, contracts, and background checking;
- identifying, recommending, and overseeing appropriate training for management and employee populations;
- ensuring timely and accurate compliance with all federal and state regulatory provisions relative to employment law, policies and practices and advising management to protect the Academy.
The successful candidate will possess: a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 7 – 10 years of experience in Human Resources Management, HRCI SPHR preferred; demonstrated time management skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently; the ability to be impartial, objective, and analytical; demonstrated mediation and complaint investigation skills, experience successfully managing confidential information; a strong commitment to inclusion and cultural competency; demonstrated ability to be approachable, compassionate, and fair; exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and skill with MS Office suite and database management.
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