Garrison Forest School is seeking an experienced, dynamic Director of Human Resources to begin immediately. This position is responsible for administering human resource policies and procedures, balancing employee advocacy and the operating needs of the School. The Director of Human Resources works closely with department and division heads to provide comprehensive HR support including payroll, benefits administration, recruitment/onboarding, employee wellness, and problem solving and dispute resolutions.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Foster an inclusive and equitable human resources strategy in support of the school’s statement of respect
Assists in the ongoing development and implementation of HR policies and procedures
Managing recruiting and onboarding process for all new employees including background checks
Manage and perform all functional areas of human resources including payroll, benefits administration, annual open enrollment, leave of absences, and workers compensation
Be a strategic partner to division and department heads to advise, counsel, and provide coaching and resolution to address personnel challenges
Works closely with employees to provide consultation and guidance to improve work relationships, build moral and increase retention
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legislation and other legal guidelines
Serve as a fiduciary for the school’s 403b retirement plan and manages the annual 403b audit
Garrison Forest School is an independent, nonsectarian college-preparatory girls' day and boarding school in Baltimore County, Maryland with an elementary, middle and high school program, a coed preschool, and a national and international boarding program for girls in grades 8-12. Founded in 1910 and set on a stunning 110-acre campus in suburban Owings Mills, Garrison Forest offers a program with a wealth of opportunities in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Confident, creative and compassionate, GFS students are encouraged to be fully engaged as they develop their passions and their own authentic voices within a spirited and joyful environment.
Candidates should support the Mission, Core Values, and Statement of Respect of Garrison Forest School. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business, finance, management or related field preferred
Minimum 3-5 years of related Human Resources/Benefits experience
Comprehensive understanding of local, state, and federal employment laws
Confidence navigating difficult or sensitive conversations and managing confidential information
A commitment to supporting diversity and multicultural education practices; Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse community and lead in an equitable manner are essential
Excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and ability to execute multiple tasks with changing priorities; proficient in technology
High level of initiative and proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Ability to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences
Independent school and Paycom.com experience preferred
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.