Menlo is seeking an accomplished professional to manage the human resources of the School. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful leader who is capable of both high-level strategic thinking as well as the detailed day-to-day work of human resources. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Human Resources Director is primarily responsible for happiness, growth and retention within the employee body and will create and execute programs and policies to optimize fairness, transparency, and the core cultural values of the School. The Human Resources Director will lead the School in recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and benefits, working with faculty, staff and administrators to develop and deliver initiatives that positively impact employee attraction, job satisfaction, and wellness.
Champion faculty, staff and administrator happiness by building strong relationships and serve as a trusted coach, advisor and advocate for faculty, staff and administrator
Partner with existing leads to creatively and strategically recruit the best possible faculty, staff and administration.
Foster a performance and results-oriented environment through effective coaching and performance management practices.
Evaluate, iterate and execute on the key aspects of the “faculty lifecycle” at Menlo including managing on-boarding programs, identifying growth opportunities and discussing career development.
Partner with senior leaders in conversations related to pay and performance.
Guide managers and facilitate solutions for employee relations issues.
Oversee the essential systems of human resources in a school including:
payroll, benefits, and retirement plans.
school policies and practices.
compliance with applicable employment regulations and laws.
leave of absence requests and follow up.
maintenance of confidential human resource related files and records.
When necessary, perform investigations, following all applicable laws and best practices and consult with legal counsel when warranted.
Serve as a role model for Menlo School values.
Bachelor’s degree and/or PHR or SPHR certification and a minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible human resources experience. Masters degree is a plus.
Ability to communicate effectively and build trust with people at all levels in the organization.
A passion for working in an educational environment.
Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures, and practices.
Strong ability to think and plan strategically.
Ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities, functions, and activities.
Demonstrated ability to manage change process.
Comfort working with a wide variety of constituents as a relationship-builder.