The IDEAL School of Manhattan The IDEAL School of Manhattan is an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.
Title: Manager of Human Resources Reports to: CFO and Head of School
Position Description: This position supports the Head of School and CFO in maintaining fair and equitable hiring, evaluation, and, when necessary, termination practices; cultivating a safe and supportive working environment; and actively fostering a warm and welcoming community where all individuals feel supported in contributing to the success of the students and organization. Additionally, the Director of Human Resources oversees benefits and compliance with the faculty handbook and communicates proactively with staff to ensure they have all they need to be successful, thrive, and support the students and mission of the school within the context of their work. The Director of Human Resources also manages and implements payroll and all benefits.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced human resources generalist who can provide a comprehensive range of HR support to faculty, staff, and administration.
Foster a warm and welcoming community
Ensure all employees have what they need to achieve, to grow in their work, and to support the students and mission of the school
Support the ongoing development of a culture where all individuals can bring their full identity to the table
Act as a primary contact for employees with HR-related questions including, but not limited to, payroll, benefits, and policies
Oversee faculty orientation and the on and off-boarding in coordination with academic leaders and conducts end-of-year and exit interviews
Oversee the annual update of the faculty and staff handbook
Organize the temporary hiring of substitute teachers
Update and educate faculty on the handbook and work with members of the administrative team to see that school policies are implemented in a fair and consistent manner
Administer benefits programs including, but not limited to, health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Supplementary Disability, Life/ADD, FMLA, COBRA, etc.
Ensure compliance with and required training on federal and state statutes and laws, including but not limited to FMLA, PFL, ADA, and, Sexual Harassment
Organize the hiring process; recruit and manage open positions
Administer the payroll process through detailed spreadsheet analysis, including auxiliary programs and the journal entry into our accounting system
Perform background checks, coordinate and/or conduct reference checks, and ensure all personnel are in compliance with the requirements of Article 43
Maintain employee personnel files
At the direction of the Head of School, provide support, including recommendations, on investigation or conflict resolution processes
Coordinate, prepare, and distribute annual faculty and staff contracts
Manage and track time and attendance for faculty and staff
Other duties as assigned
Warmth, approachability, and easy to talk to
Personable and trustworthy
Savvy and possesses a depth of understanding with core benefits and related laws
Able to quickly understand, appreciate, and embrace the culture of the community and to foster its growth
The ability to collaborate as a part of a team
Excellent in written and verbal communication and organizational skills
Strong knowledge of ADP Workforce Now and MS and G Suites
Bachelor’s degree and experience in an appropriate field are required; independent school experience is preferred
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and job applicants and to making all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, caregiver status, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, demotion, discipline, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: http://www.theidealschool.org/about/careers
The IDEAL School is an independent K - 12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Our team-teaching model, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to differentiate instruction based on individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The curriculum challenges students by promoting high academic achievement and social and emotional growth. With an emphasis on creative arts and a unique elective program, we offer enrichment and support through classes such as world languages, chess, musical theater, and media production. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.