Open Window School is currently accepting applications for a Director of Human Resources. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and plays a supportive role to the senior leadership team.
Requirements: Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:
Degree or professional certification related to human resources
At least three years of human resources experience
At least one year of payroll processing experience
Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office products, HRIS, payroll systems
The following skills, knowledge, and abilities may enhance an applicant’s candidacy:
Experience with ADP Workforce Now
Experience with HR/Payroll at a non-profit organization or school
Maintain cordial, flexible, and professional relationships with colleagues and parents
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Accurately interpret procedures and regulations and appropriate implementation
Ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently in a service-oriented manner
Build and maintain positive and productive working relationships
Absolute discretion with confidential employee information
Exceptional attention to detail
Benefits and Payroll Administration:
Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs (Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b), STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, COBRA) for employees, including all employee communications and open enrollment
Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed
Work with Chief Financial Officer and broker to provide a benefits package that meets school budgetary goals and total compensation objectives
Prepare/edit Summary Plan Descriptions as needed for plan changes and legal compliance
Manage annual retirement plan audit and attend Fiduciary Oversight Committee meetings
Complete annual compensation and benefit surveys
Ensure benefit plans and payroll comply with applicable county, state, and federal laws and regulations (HIPAA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, Washington leave laws, wage and hour laws, etc.)
Complete payroll preparation (i.e. verify timecards accurately reflect hours worked, salary and benefit election updates have been entered, adding new hires and removing terminated staff from payroll)
Process monthly payroll using ADP Workforce Now
Prepare after-payroll reports for Controller and reconciliation with tax filings submitted by ADP
Complete quarterly and annual filings and notices (quarterly L&I, assist with 5500, 1095-C and 1094-C, Notice of Creditable Coverage, Non-Discrimination Testing, etc.)
Maintain employee payroll and benefits files
Maintain employee handbook for the School and recommend changes to Administrative Team
Develop/ edit/ update job descriptions and postings to ensure correct FLSA classification, accurately reflects the duties of the position and attract a diverse candidate pool
Ensure compliance with state and federal laws/regulations (ADA, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, etc.)
Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary
Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
Manage recruitment lifecycle, including participating in interviews, off-site recruiting at job fairs, and conducting new hire orientation
Assist in development and maintenance of salary/compensation scales
Work with Director of Diversity & Inclusion on initiatives and programs that intersect HR and diversity (recruiting, interviewing, personnel issues, training) and actively participate in Diversity Counsel
Provide formal training and as-needed coaching for leadership/supervisors on various HR topics, including interviewing skills, performance reviews, and employee coaching
Coordinate all-staff training during in-service and as needed throughout the year on various topics, including sexual harassment prevention, bloodborne pathogens training, CPR/1st Aid, etc.
Verify employees complete all required training and background checks as needed
Manage administration and responses to worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance claims
Maintain personnel records
HOURS: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday Additional hours may be periodically necessary to complete all job duties/responsibilities
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Compensation and Benefits: This is an exempt position that is not eligible for overtime compensation. Compensation is determined based on skills, knowledge, and experience of candidate in coordination with NAIS salary survey data.
This position qualifies for a comprehensive benefits package which includes Open Window paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. In addition, a generous amount of paid leave is provided annually; including: 11 holidays; 12 sick/personal days; and, 6 weeks of vacation. Vacation is to be taken during the school’s regular breaks (spring break, winter break, mid-winter break, and summer).
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below. Applicants must submit a brief answer (no more than 2 pages) to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions as a single word or pdf document:
Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.
Why are people poor?
Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested.
If you are unable to apply on line, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please call 425-747-2911 and ask to speak with Human Resources.
Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law. We encourage minority applicants and applicants with non-traditional backgrounds to apply.
About Open Window School
Open Window School, an independent K-8 school serving intellectually gifted students, is is located in Bellevue/Issaquah, Washington and is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1983 to provide an educational environment specially designed for gifted learners, Open Window is, to use the school’s motto, a place “Where Students Love to Learn.” Current enrollment is 340 students. More Information is available at openwindowschool.org.