The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for management of the human resources activities of the School to ensure that policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements. The position requires a highly organized and detail-oriented person with excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with the development and updating of the School’s employee handbook, and policies and procedures handbook;
Recommends changes in policies and procedures to school administration;
Implements HR programs and policies as needed by the school;
Administers employee benefits, including the annual communication of any benefit changes;
Reconciles payroll and benefit information to ensure accuracy;
Assists with posting and recruiting for open positions;
Oversees employee onboarding, orientation, exit processes, and document completion;
Oversees annual 403(b) audit processes;
Processes Workers’ Compensation claims and responsible for annual audit;
Consults with administrators and employees to resolve personnel issues;
Collects and analyzes human resource data for internal and external reporting;
Maintains and secures confidential human resource related files and records; handling written, oral, and electronic information in a confidential manner;
Tracks professional development proposals for all employees;
Works on special projects as needed;
Reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources required, Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of financial and human resource experience.
Relevant HR certification or the education and experience qualification to obtain these certifications.
Working knowledge of accounting and human resources policies, procedures, and practices.
Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organization and the ability to maintain information in a strict confidential manner.
Experience implementing or maintaining an HRIS, preferably ExponentHR.
Proficient computer skills; in particular, knowledge of Excel, Word, and Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.
Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
Works in a environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
About The Lamplighter School
Lamplighter is dedicated to igniting the potential of each child. Focused on students in Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade, young children are engaged in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative environment. At Lamplighter, the student is central and our faculty is extraordinarily skilled at working side by side to nurture each child’s natural curiosity. Lamplighter offers limitless possibilities for learning, including opportunities to solve real problems, develop STEM skills, and benefit from our outdoor environmental science building, barn, and gardens. Students at the School emerge as risk takers, problem solvers, and confident leaders. Founded in 1953, today’s 12-acre campus has an enrollment of 450 students. Lamplighter delivers serious education wrapped in the wonder of childhood.