Position Summary: The Director of Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies and activities of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of Far Brook School’s mission and talent strategy.
Consult with, advise, and support senior leadership as well as faculty, staff, and administration in human resources related matters.
Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to DEI, staffing, recruiting, and retention.
Oversee and support onboarding of new employees in all positions including faculty, staff, administration, coaches, substitute teachers, and other casual employees.
Ensure Far Brook’s recruitment efforts seek to attract a rich and diverse pool of qualified applicants.
Plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
Plan and lead employee engagement programs.
Administer human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; terminations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management.
Conduct research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.
Monitor, ensure, and execute the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, diversity, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to the leadership team.
Collaborate with the Director of Finance on developing the annual HR budget.
Provides oversight for Far Brook’s employee evaluation process.
Oversees employee leaves of absence, including timely notices to employees and support for employees throughout leave.
Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for all faculty and staff.
Performs other duties as required.
Recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff in the department.
Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
Must have at least five years of work experience in Human Resources development, including diversity programs, labor relations, employment law compliance, staff training, coaching, employee engagement programs, recruitment, and HR operational efficiency
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP required
Experience working in a non-profit organization or independent/private school preferred