Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced administrator to fill the position of Human Resource Manager. The full-time, 12-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. Under the administrative supervision of the Chief Financial Officer and Head of School, the Human Resources Manager will provide HR leadership to over 200 employees.
The Human Resources Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Administer, process, and maintain School benefit programs including Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b) Retirement Plan, LTD, Life/AD&D and COBRA.
Ensure all plans comply with applicable laws and statutes (HIPPA, ERISA and IRS guidelines).
Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed
Assist in the development of an insurance budget and negotiate contracts on an annual basis with Chief Financial Officer.
Maintain and update personnel files and payroll database.
Oversee and track employee attendance.
Responsible for working with Third Party Administrators and auditors on timely filing of 5500 report, non-discrimination testing, and 403-b audit.
Maintain employee handbooks for the School, advise Administration on organizational policy matters, and recommend changes as necessary
Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. Complete periodic job description audit and reclassified employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, and ERISA.
Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary.
Manage recruitment lifecycle, including coordinating candidate visits, conducting interviews and evaluations for all positions
Assist in annual compensation budget process.
Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
Trains administration/faculty on interviewing, harassment, and other appropriate HR topics
Maintain strict confidentiality of employee and school information at all times.
Manage Worker’s Compensation program (file claims, follow-up, etc.)
Other duties as assigned.
Information about Country Day is available on our website - www.mpcds.com.
Interested parties may send an e-mail with cover letter and resume attached to:
Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor’s degree required, HR or related field preferred
Experience in human resource, payroll, and benefits administration preferred
Experience in non-profit or school environment beneficial
Accounting experience beneficial
Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge (accounting system) and/or Netchex (payroll provider) a plus.
OUR MISSION: Metairie Park Country Day School enriches the lives of talented young people in a dynamic learning environment, building strength of intellect and strength of character within a community that is simultaneously challenging and supportive. Our students learn to be flexible, to be adaptable, and to face the challenges of life with honor, optimism, confidence, creativity, and a sense of ...humor.
Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929 on a 15-acre campus located in an attractive residential neighborhood north of downtown New Orleans. The School has a stable and growing enrollment of approximately 730 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade and sends its seniors to competitive colleges. Country Day has 96 teaching faculty, many of whom have advanced degrees and a long tenure with the School. The faculty to student ratio is approximately one to 8.7. While the School has a demanding course of study, with a number of opportunities to take electives, it comes out of a progressive tradition that puts a premium on challenging students to excel within their own frameworks of talent and ambition in a highly interactive environment. Values emphasized are a love of learning for its own sake, individual responsibility, critical thinking, strength of intellect, strength of character, creativity and self-expression, and communal values.
In supporting the character formation of each student, Country Day strives to sustain an atmosphere in which faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and others work together to foster a caring and nurturing environment. Students are encouraged to be tolerant of other views, to be morally responsible, to be adaptable to a changing world, to recognize and act upon a sense of social responsibility, and to see themselves as individuals who are also active members of a vibrant larger community. The School has a strong co-curricular program, including successful athletic teams in which most students participate, a fine instrumental and choral program, and a sturdy commitment to community service, all of which are actively supported by parents and alumni.
The current Head, Mr. Matt Neely, was appointed in 2017.
The School operates with an annual budget of $15 million. Various capital campaigns have raised the funds to upgrade school facilities over the past ten years including, most recently, raising funds to renovate and expand the Coleman Family Dining Room, build a new Science and Engineering Building, and renovate our Art and Lower School Science Building. Even while raising funds for these large capital projects, the Country Day Fund, our school’s annual giving campaign, continues to enjoy historic levels of financial support and unprecedented levels of participation across all constituencies.
Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.