The Country School is a small Progressive school serving Preschool - 8th grade. TCS serves a diverse student body empowering them to thrive as learners in school and life. Our faculty, staff, the board of trustees and community are dedicated to our mission and the values of The Country School. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a team-oriented, inclusive, and professional learning community as an integral member of our Business Office and Administrative Team.
The HR Director, will plan, organize and direct Human Resources policies and practices. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for personnel and school administration for all matters related to Human Resources including but not limited to staffing, compensation, employment relations, retirement, workers’ compensation, leave administration, performance management, training and development and benefits. This position is responsible for maintaining employee files, HRIS systems and mandatory reporting. In addition, the HR Director will advise and assist school administration in recruitment and onboarding efforts.
The successful candidate will be required to assist with the processing of payroll, share in the responsibilities of the business office and will directly report to the Business Manager and Head of School.
Compliance & Audit:
Prepares employment agreements and reports data as required by State and Federal Agencies
Onboards new hires and provides new employee orientation. Conduct exit interviews for separating employees.
Employment Policies and Administration
Maintains I-9 documents and HRIS system of employee information
Assists support staff with various record-keeping and reporting systems
Files and monitors workers’ compensation claims and assists in light-duty job placement
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Employee Handbook.
Training and Communications: • Informs employees about internal policies, requirements, and legal prerequisites
Coordinates and ensures compliance with mandatory and supplemental training
Compensation and Benefits: • Responsible with the Business manager for brokering employee group health insurance options
Enrolls employees and eligible dependents in group health insurance and COBRA coverage
Serves as Administrator for a retirement fund, performs informational sessions and enrollment
Prepares salary reports for HOS for salary and benefit budgeting
Advises employees regarding medical leave of absences and other protected leaves
The ideal candidate will have the following background and qualities, or comparable experience:
Confidentiality, professionalism, honesty and integrity
Knowledge of HR processes and experience with HR databases and HRIS systems
BA/BS degree required. Education focus in HR Management, Business or School Administration, Psychology or related field preferred
2+ years of HR experience required, school experience a plus
Excellent written, oral communication and organizational skills
Must have the ability to work effectively and tactfully and staff, management and all levels of personnel • Must have the ability to organize and prioritize, paying close attention to detail
Must work well under time constraints and handle multiple tasks
Why Join TCS? The Country School is a community and a family. Non-Discrimination Policy: The Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status or any other legally protected status in its employment practices. The Country School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Please visit our website to learn more about us www.country-school.org
About The Country School
The Country School (TCS) is an independent coeducational day school, preschool through grade 8. For over 45 years, TCS has offered an innovative and challenging academic program, a nurturing learning environment, and a strong culture of caring values. TCS is a very special place for children to learn and grow. Acclaimed for our team teaching and individually tailored curriculum, we take great pride in providing a strong, academically enriched education to a highly diverse population of students. TCS Elementary pupil/teacher ratio averages approximately 10/1, our Middle School averages approximately 8/1, some of the lowest ratios within the local independent school community.
TCS is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.