Founded in 2012, the Episcopal School of Los Angeles is an independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Forty percent of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This is a nearly unparalleled commitment in the L.A. independent school landscape, which allows ESLA to recruit and enroll an uncommonly diverse student body that reflects the vibrant character of our city—bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook. For further information about the school, please visit es-la.com.
Who we’re looking for:
The Manager of Human Resources provides consistent and effective administration of all human resources functions including general operations, recruitment and training, compensation and evaluation, benefits administration, compliance, employee relations and other risk management responsibilities so that the school can fulfill its mission.
Manage day-to-day operations of the human resources functions to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and ESLA policies.
Develop and communicate policies and procedures that support compliance and all HR related functions.
Be readily available to listen and provide counsel for employee questions and concerns.
Maintain personnel files for all employees in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
Maintain appropriate records of benefit plan participation, personnel transactions such as new hires, promotions, performance reviews, terminations and employee statistics.
Prepare and conduct employee onboarding and separation processes.
Review payroll prior to transmission.
Performance Management and Employee Relations:
Ensure legal and effective performance write-ups, including, when necessary, termination processes.
Deliver regular performance management and legal compliance training.
Lead strategic plan initiatives around goal attainment, annual performance evaluation processes, year-round performance management systems, and differentiation of performance evaluation processes for leadership, faculty, admin faculty, and staff.
Collaborate with the leadership team to create successions strategies and plans.
Prepare annual employee contracts and compensation letters.
Ensure accurate and timely payroll.
Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including coordination of Sexual Harassment Prevention training and Child Abuse prevention training for all employees, including coaches.
Assist in the administration, interpretation and application of personnel policies and procedures. Recommend improvements and/or changes.
Update the Employee Handbook on an annual basis.
Lead both internal or external investigations of employee complaints or charges.
Consult with outside legal counsel on employment law matters, as necessary.
Recruitment and Training:
Create, update, and maintain all job descriptions. Recommend job classifications.
Work with supervisors to develop and execute recruitment plans.
Monitor progress towards goals of establishing a diverse faculty and staff; review diversity recruitment strategies.
Implement searches for all positions: post ads, screen resumes, conduct phone/Zoom interviews, schedule in-person interviews, consult with supervisors about leading candidates, check references, perform background checks, issue offer letters, follow up on offers of employment.
Recruit for temporary staffing needs.
Conduct new hire orientations. Ensure that new hire paperwork is completed.
Identify training needs and develop programs to meet the needs of both senior leadership and faculty/staff within Professional Development policy guidelines.
Oversee the employee benefits program and the annual open enrollment. Organize meetings, coordinate and prepare materials. Conduct annual review of benefits offered to faculty and staff and work closely with brokers and benefit providers.
Perform benefits administration, including claims resolution, family status change, and communicating benefit information to employees.
Respond to benefit questions as well as provide assistance and support to employees with special or unusual circumstances.
Manage the processes for workers compensation claims and leaves of absence.
Perform retirement plan administrator duties including overseeing the audit and ERISA filings
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development or related discipline preferred; Master’s a plus
SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR certification desirable; PHR-CA or SPHR-CA a plus.
3-5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources management, sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
Strong working knowledge of human resources practices, procedures, and applicable state and federal laws
Knowledge and experience of the payroll function
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation is competitive with other area independent schools.
Full medical, dental, vision benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after one year of employment.
Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day.
Beyond competitive pay and benefits, staff enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Please send a resume and brief cover letter with the subject line “Human Resources Manager” to email@example.com.
ESLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law.
Serving students in 6-12th grade, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market.