Under the general supervision and direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing and administering all functions in the areas of employment, benefits, payroll, employee relations, and worker’s compensation.
Prepares, updates and ensures compliance with internal policies, guidelines, processes, and system protocols.
Administers or oversees the administration of HR programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; and training and development.
Oversees recruitment and employment processes including, but not limited to, sourcing applicants, record keeping, interviewing, reference checks, background screening, offer letters, onboarding, and offboarding.
Communicates and administers all benefit plans and conducts periodic benefit needs assessments to ensure meeting the School’s strategic objectives.
Oversees the annual performance evaluation process for staff employees.
Inputs and maintains accuracy of data in the payroll/HRIS database.
Processes monthly benefit reconciliations and journal entries.
Prepares monthly and bi-weekly payroll in the absence of the Payroll Manager and Human Resources Specialist.
Serves as a source of information for employees on HR policies and procedures.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters preferred.
At least five years of human resources management experience required ideally in an independent school, higher education institution, or non-profit organization.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred. Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Strong proficiency in a variety of computer software applications, including word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation.
Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations Payroll, HRIS, and applicant tracking systems.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time management, interpersonal and organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.