St. John’s School seeks to employ an experienced Director of Human Resources who will work collaboratively with the senior leadership team to develop and coordinate policies and processes to ensure implementation of the School’s mission and talent strategy, benefits administration, and legal compliance. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Collaborate with senior leadership to understand and implement the organization’s goals related to staffing, recruiting and retention.
Plan, develop and coordinate policies, processes, and training to support the school’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
Collaborate with the General Counsel to monitor and ensure the school’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
Maintain knowledge of best practices, regulatory changes, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy and practice to the school’s administrative team and staff.
Successfully manage and oversee benefit programs (Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b) Retirement Plan, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, LTC, Pet Insurance, and COBRA) for employees, including all employee communication, problem-solving and claims resolution. Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed.
Support and further the school’s mission and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Additional Managerial Responsibilities
Represent St. John’s School and serve as a trustee on the board for the ISAS Group Benefits Trust.
Coordinate meetings and information for the school’s Retirement Plan Advisory Committee
Prepare/edit Summary Plan Descriptions as needed for plan changes and legal compliance.
Manage annual open enrollment for Health, Dental and Section 125 Plans including creating and communicating benefit changes to employees.
Schedule and conduct new employee orientation; inform new employees of benefit programs, policies, and related enrollment deadlines.
Manage the employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
Oversee and ensure background and reference checks are satisfactory prior to an offer.
Manage employee online training program. Ensure employees are up-to-date.
Post position openings and coordinate the hiring process to include background checks, references, and on-line training. Ensure hiring managers are kept up-to-date on the status.
Coordinate the hiring of seasonal coaches along with offer letters. Ensure all seasonal athletics staff are up-to-date with all expectations (Paycom and online training).
Maintain the substitute teacher list for all divisions.
Quarterly, check to see if any employees will qualify for retirement 403b participation. Employees are eligible on their 2nd anniversary.
Quarterly check on nurse and trainer licenses.
Develop and update job descriptions for staff employees. Complete periodic job description audit and reclassify employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Consult with supervisors regarding human resources-related issues, needs, and services; educate employees on human resources programs, policies and processes; explain program provisions, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
Manage Workers’ Compensation program.
Interested candidates should submit an application online at www.sjs.org/careers by January 8, 2021. Please include the following information:
Cover letter expressing interest in this particular position.
Current and comprehensive résumé detailing positions, roles, and responsibilities.
List of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or a related field is required.
At least 7 years of human resources management experience is required with broad-based experience in human resources, non-profit or school experience preferred.
Nationally-recognized human resource-related certification is preferred.
About St. John's School
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School. Located on a forty-one acre urban campus, the School has 1450 students supported by 340 faculty and staff members. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge. Accreditation St. John's is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), recognized by TEA.