The Head of Human Resource is an in-house position that will lead on culture practices and provide expertise and support in the areas of Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Policy and Procedure Development, Performance Management, Hiring and Retention and HR Compliance. This position reports to the Head of School.
He/she will set a professional and inclusive environment tone. They will ensure that an organization runs smoothly and will support the growth and retention of faculty and staff.
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration and teamwork.
Partner with internal stakeholders to implement strategies for employee engagement and retention.
Manage performance appraisal process and assist with goal development.
Collaborate on suggestions for individual training that will enhance growth and development. To include coaching and counseling of employees.
Advise management regarding employee issues and resolutions.
Update the employee handbook, policies and procedures.
Ensure employees follow policies and procedures.
Investigate employee issues and conflicts and brings them to resolution.
In consultation with Head of Finance, create and manage staff recognition and reward programs.
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation.
Ensure adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements, including affirmative action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Advise management on needed actions to remain compliant.
Manage the hiring process, including job posting, recruiting, interviewing, and contract offer and on-boarding. Facilitate and collect all state required background checks.
Manage contract renewals for current staff.
Manage all Family Medical Leave Requests in coordination with the Head of Finance & Operations.
Manage all American Disabilities Accommodation requests.
Ensure job descriptions are up-to-date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.
Administer and coordinate employee promotions, demotions, counseling, adverse actions, and terminations.
Support the administration in the planning for and assignment of educational staff including projected vacancies, transfer actions, long-term substitute teacher assignments.
Assist school administration in analyzing relevant HR data regarding teacher quality, teacher turnover, absenteeism, and other significant levers in improving workforce excellence.
Oversee school wide employee training programs and track completion compliance.
Manage exit process including collection of school materials and conduct exit interviews.
Work with Head of Finance and Operations on any matters that may trigger Employment Liability Claims.
Other duties as may be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), and a minimum of 3 years of HR experience in the above areas.
Thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures, and knowledge of Federal and State regulations, including FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, and EEO laws and regulations.
Familiarity with all aspects of HR, including compensation, recruitment, benefits, training.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to lead meetings and presentations, and ability to interface with all levels of staff with tact and diplomacy.
Must be a collaborative team player, possess a strong customer service orientation, and be a consultative problem-solver.
Ability to advocate for both staff and management.
Highly proactive style of work, with a demonstrated track record of developing innovative approaches.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Experience with analyzing data to guide strategic employment planning.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
Connelly School of the Holy Child Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as a college preparatory school for girls grade 6-12. The school is part of a network of 33 Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe and Africa, which is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly. Holy Child enrolls approximately 300 students every year from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as across the globe. Holy Child creates a personal learning experience with an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio and offers fine arts programs as well as competitive sports teams in soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country lacrosse and more.
Service is part of the Holy Child curriculum and students last year completed 5,000 hours of community service.