The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Director of Human Resources and Talent Development who is committed to supporting a high-functioning, diverse, inclusive and positive work environment. The Director of Human Resources and Talent Development will provide overall HR leadership and collaborate with the CEO, Senior Leadership team and staff to develop and implement HR initiatives focused on creating a culture of engagement, inclusion and excellence. The Old Town School has a budget of over $12 million and a total staff of 320, including 90 full-time and 230 part time employees.
The Director manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office and the administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. Key areas of responsibility include HR planning and strategy, job design and organizational structure, recruitment and selection, on-boarding, performance management, disciplinary actions and terminations, unemployment, employee relations, labor relations, compensation and benefits, compliance with applicable federal, state and local employment law, collective bargaining agreement compliance, policy and procedure development, staff development, retention, employee wellness, and off-boarding.
7 to 10 years experience in Human Resources or related field, including direct experience with labor relations and Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. Direct supervisory experience required. Significant experience in a not-for-profit education or arts environment desirable.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Management, Business Administration or related field (or equivalent work experience) required. Master’s degree desirable. Current HRCI Certified Senior Professional (SPHR) or SHRM Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred.
Excellent analytical and computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, and in database applications such as Filemaker Pro. Knowledge of HRMS and HRIS. Experience with ADP Workforce Now or similar payroll solutions required.
Highly organized with effective leadership skills in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and fluid work environment. Proven track record of effective and efficient project management.
Must communicate effectively in oral and written formats. Must communicate complex or sensitive information in a clear manner and handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to navigate complex and challenging relationships and interactions among staff with tact and diplomacy, and guide others to do so.
About Old Town School of Folk Music
Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music serves 13,500 students annually, making it the largest organization of its kind in the US. The School provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops that span an array of artistic genres.
Our mission: "The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities."