Harvard-Westlake School, one of the nation’s premier independent schools, invites applications and nominations as it embarks upon a search for its next Director of Human Resources.
Harvard-Westlake School is the result of the 1989 merger of two outstanding, single-gender Los Angeles day schools: Harvard School, established in 1900, and Westlake School for Girls, founded in 1904. Full coeducational instruction and programs began in 1991. Harvard-Westlake operates on two stunning campuses, the middle school campus in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and the upper school campus in Studio City. Each campus features remarkable academic resources, visual arts and performing arts spaces, and athletic facilities. Harvard-Westlake enrolls approximately 1,600 students in grades seven through twelve. The school has over 300 full-time employees, plus an even greater number of part-time and seasonal employees, all of whom are bright, caring, passionate colleagues and thought partners.
Reporting to Harvard-Westlake’s Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources develops and leads the strategic direction of the HR department, designing and implementing policies and programs for employees, and collaborating effectively with school leaders and employees to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of HR services.
The major areas of focus for the HR department currently include:
employment facilitation and engagement,
oversight of compensation and benefits programs,
and policy development and administration.
The Director is a member of the 13-person business office, three of whom comprise the HR team for the school. Two HR professionals – an HR Generalist and a Benefits Administrator – report to the Director of HR, together creating a workplace where every employee can thrive. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Work hours will vary and include some evenings and weekends. Harvard-Westlake offers a variety of generous employment benefits and the opportunity to work with a wealth of talented employees who care about the school, its students, and their role as educators.
Harvard-Westlake School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Top tier medical, dental, and vision coverage with zero to low premium contributions
403(b) Retirement with a 10% match and immediate vesting
Cafeteria allowance – lunch is on us!
Professional development support including continuing education
Personal Growth grants
Employee affinity groups
Mental wellness resources and workshops
Partially subsidized employee housing (subject to availability)
Tickets to local sporting and entertainment events
Discount at the school bookstore (get your HW swag!)
Paid Holidays, including time off for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring break plus vacation
The search committee for Harvard-Westlake’s Director of Human Resources will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a resume and a letter of interest. For best consideration, all candidates should submit materials—in confidence—to the following address: H-WDirectorHR@storbecksearch.com.