The Windward School is currently seeking a Assistant Director of Human Resources to serve all Windward campuses with a home office at the Westchester Lower School. This position will require travel to the Manhattan campus 2 - 3 times per month.
This new position will work with the Director of Human Resources and the team to ensure that the vision and execution of the School’s overall HR practices are aligned with The Windward School’s mission.
Qualified candidates should not only have the experience and expertise listed but also should:
Have a deep understanding of and a passion to support The Windward School’s mission
Display a proven commitment to diversity work and fostering an inclusive culturally competent school environment
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting: running Personnel reports in Paycom depending with specific data based on the request. Formatting data as appropriate for the request. – This area needs to be elevated in terms of running the report and building reports in Paycom that will help us analyze headcount by department, salary information, DEIB hires, etc that can be recurring.
Personnel Changes: Develop and disperse Offer Letters, Annual Employment Letters (union & non union), non probationary letters & Change of Status/Salary Forms.
Payroll: handle all salary Calculations & adjustments for blends, prorated salary adjustments for those who do not work the entire school year, calculations on teacher to Coordinator conversions, entering semi-monthly datasets of additional pays, tracking historical pay rates for various items like curriculum work, SIP, new hire orientation, chaperone duties, etc.
Recruitment: assist with building & update job descriptions, post jobs on Paycom, researching various job boards for diversity and specific functions, posting on those boards and analyzing the amount of qualified candidates from each job board, prescreening of candidates for all roles for any roles below a Director level.
Employee Relations: In conjunction with Director of HR, take on HALF of the employee relations conversations, mediations, one on ones, etc. Documenting all employee relations issues, how they were navigated and following up. Anything with potential legal implications will be handled by Director of HR.
Exit Interviews: In conjunction with the Director of HR, conduct all exit interviews with the exception of Director level and above which Director of HR will conduct. Documenting all feedback, sharing preliminary COBRA information and sorting out the return of Windward property.
Paycom Build Out & Cleanup: Revamp and maintain HR sites within Paycom. Applicant tracking Paycom site needs additional branding, HOS message,. Go through database adding important info that we can report on, removing
School Communications: work with various departments to obtain content on School communications that should be highlighted for faculty/staff. Develop monthly powerpoint slides to display on screens in faculty lounges.
Modernizing the HR office: in conjunction with Director of HR, oversee the transition of paper personnel files to electronic personnel files, transition paper based forms to Microsoft electronic forms in order to apply for leaves, salary changes, request for meetings, etc.
Probationary Evaluations: work with Director of HR to develop and launch a 90 day non union evaluation process that is effective yet simple for supervisors to complete.
Bachelors Degree in Human Resources required
At least 5 years of HR Generalist experience including recruitment, benefits, employee relations, employee engagement, etc.
Advanced excel skills required including vlookups and pivot tables – all candidates will be tested
Experience working with HRIS systems including applicant tracking systems; Paycom experience a plus
Knowledge of ERISA guidelines and prior 401K or 403b experience
Ability to stay abreast federal and state labor laws (NY, CT) to ensure compliance
The Windward School is the preeminent school for the remediation of language-based learning disabilities for students in Grades 1-9. Through a multisensory, direct instruction curriculum, Windward helps students thrive academically, while enabling them to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills.
The Windward School's vision is a world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.
Windward currently employs more than 450 faculty and staff members across four divisions and three campuses, giving employees a small, tight-knit community at their campus while feeling part of a larger organization. Two Westchester campuses are located in White Plains, NY, and the Manhattan campus is located on the Upper East Side.
The Windward School also has two divisions that support its mission — The Windward Teaching Training Program and The Windward Institute.
The Windward Institute offers professional development to all educators, forms partnerships with research and educational institutions, and advocates for students with language-based learning disabilities.
The Windward School truly transforms students' lives, and our faculty and staff all contribute daily to the School's mission. The friendly, hard-working, and collegial Windward community provides a supportive professional environment in which all members are encouraged to develop into outstanding educational professionals.
The School is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to the mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and also shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.