The Human Resources Director will be responsible for the administration of the Alexander Dawson School’s (the “School”) human resource function in accordance with the School’s policies and standards. Areas of responsibility include employment, employee relations, training, compensation, benefits and employee programs and functions. This position is responsible for processing, verifying, and maintaining personnel related documentation, which includes, but is not limited to; implementing the department strategy and ensuring alignment with the School’s strategic plan; maximizing opportunities for departmental and school success; maintaining all School Standards; and ensuring excellent student and team member experience.
Implements short-and long-term School goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement. Identifies key drivers of success.
Held accountable for overall School performance, and the accuracy, confidentiality, and thoroughness of departmental policies and procedures; records and reports.
Oversees the performance of team members under his/her area of responsibility.
Monitors all activities of the department to ensure that all applicable internal policies, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and controls property wide are enforced. Administers departmental operating budget and financial controls. Responsible for financial planning, forecast, labor, and payroll for areas of responsibility.
Ensures department delivers and maintains a maximum level of school-wide service and satisfaction.
Facilitates communication throughout the school by organizing and presiding over regularly scheduled meetings with team members within the department and with other departments as appropriate to ensure property wide communication.
Oversees all hiring, performance management, and employee engagement within the school.
Provides training opportunities, constructive and positive feedback to team members within area of responsibility.
Creates a motivating environment.
Keeps informed of all new developments within the area of expertise and makes recommendations designed to maximize department and school success.
Effectively manages internal and external relations, which may require levels of patience, tact and diplomacy. Addresses parent/student and team member issues as appropriate.
Manages multiple priorities simultaneously and meets deadlines, often in stressful and high-pressure situations.
Supports departments in matters pertaining to compensation and benefits, employment, training and all phases of personnel activity.
Consult with management on issues pertaining to policy execution and employee conduct to ensure the safeguarding and fulfillment of company values, beliefs and mission according to established objectives.
Develops and upholds consistent procedures, guidelines and practices; informs management of potential liabilities and problems.
Disseminates information from reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities to various audiences.
Assists in processing and reviewing employment applications to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants.
Ensures personnel document compliance and all documentation is properly stored and maintained.
Works with safety as a priority and follows department and company safety standards.
Designs, coordinates, and supports new employee on boarding process.
Monitors the on boarding, background checking, work authorization, and I-9 compliance processes.
Coordinate workshops and training to enhance faculty/ staff knowledge of inclusion and diversity practices.
Partner with the administrative team to recruit, hire, and retain faculty of diverse backgrounds.
Serve as a member of the school-wide diversity committee, and lead faculty and staff diversity initiatives.
Maintains relevant knowledge of industry through continuing education and training. Performs any other job-related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Age and Certifications:
18 years of age or above.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals, maintenance instructions, and other related documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from other employees or parents. Fluency in English required, second language a plus. Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
Mathematical Skills & Reasoning Ability:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to decipher reports and maintain reports on request.
Collaboration & Cultural Competency:
Ability to work closely with a team and to collaborate with colleagues on the Senior Administrative Team and Executive Administrative Team, while maintaining a focus on a high level of cultural competency.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or above required.
Human Resources certification preferred.
Minimum 8 years of Human Resources experience, 5 years in a supervisory capacity required.
Requires strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
Candidate must have experience with planning and project management.
Must possess outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills, as well as excellent attention to detail.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that exists while Team Members are performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate. When walking the school grounds or some student areas, the noise level increases to loud. Must be able to interact with all persons in a professional manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Essential responsibilities include moderate physical ability such as lift or maneuver at least thirty (30) pounds, and varied instances of standing/walking.
About The Alexander Dawson School At Rainbow Mountain
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a coeducational, nondenominational, independent day school for college-bound students in preschool (age 3) through Middle School (8th grade). Our school is located on a 40-acre site in the foothills of the mountains west of Las Vegas in the community of Summerlin. Dawson offers our 600 students wonderful facilities and great teaching. Built at a cost of more than $35 million, our campus includes an Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) for three- and four-year-olds with low teacher-to-student ratios (1 to 8). The Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th grade) and Upper School (5th -8th grade) are taught in state-of-the-art classroom buildings. We are proud to offer more than $1 million each year in financial aid to qualified families. In addition, we offer four foreign languages, including Mandarin, and several merit-based scholarships for Middle School students.