King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ faculty and staff who love working with children, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students, faculty, and staff.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Director of Human Resources
Reports to: Chief Financial and Operating Officer
King School is seeking an experienced human resource professional to ensure that our human resource programs and initiatives are effective and aligned with the School’s mission. The Director of Human Resources will be a hands-on administrator and improve human resource processes, implement strategies that support best practices, support effective hiring and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, and serve as an effective representative of the School.
This role requires a detailed level understanding of HRIS, payroll and benefits administration, employee relations, policy creation and administration, employee recruiting, orientation, training, onboarding and off-boarding, and compliance.
Support the hiring and recruitment process, including the onboarding and offboarding of faculty and staff.
Monitor and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, and ERISA.
Manage training requirements, including CPR, first aid certifications, mandated reporter training, harassment training, anti-bias training.
Support the performance review process for staff.
Maintain the Faculty and Staff Handbook.
Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, talent management, and employment law.
Actively contribute and participate in the School’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives.
Work with the Controller to maintain the salary and benefits schedule for faculty and staff.
Maintain the school’s activity stipend schedule.
Prepare faculty and administrator contracts.
Administer benefit plans for more than 150 eligible employees: including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, healthcare savings and flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, workers compensation.
Serve as the Plan administrator for King’s retirement plans; ensuring compliance with IRS, DOL, and ERISA guidelines.
Support the School’s health and wellness program.
Other duties as assigned.
Core Qualifications and Credentials:
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Advanced certification in Human Resources from SHRM or accredited University preferred.
A minimum of 5 years experience in human resource management, preferably within an educational or non profit setting.
Ability to build trust and manage relationships at all levels of the organization.
Strong discretion, judgment, and confidentiality skills.
Proficiency with HRIS and talent management systems.
Awareness of the current trends, methods, and developments in human resources.
Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and the ability to work in an environment that reflects our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin.
A demonstrated alignment with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.