We are looking for someone who is a thought leader, strong collaborator, likes to build on the ideas of others, who thinks about our employees and is passionate about talent management. We seek a leader who will create a set of solutions and experiences that enable our directors to lead effectively, create diverse and inclusive teams, develop their faculty and staff, and deliver outstanding results. The successful candidate acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Overall, the position formulates partnerships across the organization to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the strategic objectives of the organization
The Director of Human Resources originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
A pioneer in special education, the Stephen Gaynor School is an independent Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School for bright students with different learning styles. Stephen Gaynor provides a rich, rigorous and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow and reach their full potential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead efforts to mature an integrated, multi-year talent management strategy.
Works closely with education directors and faculty to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
Manage all aspects of the hiring process. Develop policies to further strengthen and diversify the pool of candidates and simplify the selection process.
Creates and places advertisements; works with directors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-path program and employee relations counseling.
Prepare and maintain accurate job descriptions. Apply the appropriate FLSA designation to all positions.
Oversee the onboarding of employees and ensure a thorough and welcoming introduction to the school.
Design, develop, and execute against a customized learning and development strategy to accelerate the readiness and productivity of our faculty and leadership talent pool.
Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual/bi-annual salary research; analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
Conduct exit interviews with all outgoing employees. Compile results annually for administrators.
Oversee the Gaynor Cares Committee to foster open communication between faculty and administrators.
Manage the annual review process for all faculty and staff. Provide guidance on best practices and work with supervisors to incorporate these recommendations into the current process.
Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
Work closely with administrators and employees to resolve personnel issues. Document any performance issues appropriately.
Identifies training needs for departments and individual executive coaching needs.
Oversee all employee benefits and ensure effective and timely communication.
Manage annual enrollment for health and dental benefits.
Oversee pension audits and file required documents with the DOL in timely fashion.
Educate employees on benefits options and coordinate meetings with outside professionals
Consult with legal counsel, as necessary, to minimize potential liability.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
Keep abreast of potential changes in regulation. Analyze the impact on Gaynor and proactively recommend policy changes to maintain compliance.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Serve as Compliance Offer for Whistleblower policy. Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
Review employee handbook regularly and make any necessary changes.
Plan and coordinate Anti-Harrassment, Emergency and other HR-related training.
Maintain secure and confidential human resources-related files and records.
Review payroll and benefits invoices for accuracy.
This position supervises the HR and Payroll Specialist.
Bachelors Degree in a related field required. Masters Degree preferred.
Professional certification REQUIRED. (SHRM, HRCI)
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a managerial role
Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures and practices.
Independent school experience preferred.
Team builder and leader qualities
Effective communicator at all levels
Strong project management and analytical skills
High degree of business acumen and people acumen,
Experience designing, developing, and driving learning and development solutions aligned to strategic priorities.
Exceptional written and oral communication and group presentation skills
Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions and activities.
Working knowledge and skill of basic business software, including word processing, spreadsheet and HRIS.
The Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit elementary and middle school for bright students with learning differences. Our school comprises nearly 300 students ages 3 to 14 with a range of learning challenges, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and motor delays. In a comfortable, nurturing environment and with an unparalleled level of personal attention f...rom our experienced staff, Gaynor School students break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and bridge the gap between their intellect and performance.