The Human Resources Generalist provides excellent customer service, leadership, and advising pertaining to all of the people functions of the School in accordance with the policies and practices of the School and the laws, regulations, and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities. The incumbent will be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to attract, develop, and retain the best people talent available and to position the School as the Employer of Choice by being aware of policies, practices, and trends in classical Christian education and in education in general. The incumbent will also ensure smooth office efficiencies for the day-to-day operations of the HR and Business Offices by performing a range of fundamental administrative duties, including strategic planning, organization, and support.
While this position is envisioned to be a full-time appointment, the School is able to craft a part-time position consisting of specified items from below and according to a candidate’s experience and availability.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Recruitment and Onboarding – Collaborate with the Executive Office on staffing needs, recruitment strategies, and sources; implement effective recruitment strategies; coordinate schedules and logistics for interviews and/or demo lessons; collaborate on compensation and benefits packages; prepare appointment letters, offer letters, and declinations; coordinate and implement the onboarding process for all new employees to ensure a smooth transition for all parties.
- Employment – Provide stellar customer service and communicate clearly and effectively to School staff, faculty, Board members, and contingents; run payroll on Paychex on a semimonthly basis with the Business Manager to ensure accurate and timely entry of all details; maintain and protect employee personnel files; maintain strict confidentiality pertaining to matters of employment; prepare and collect termination paperwork at the end of employment.
- Compliance – Stay current on local, state, and federal regulations, including new and changing laws, ordinances, rules, and compliance issues; ensure that all employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers have gone through necessary measures of being background-checked before the start of their assignment; stay current on healthcare mandates; update Employee Handbook policies as needed.
- Employee Benefits Management – Administer the School’s benefit plans, including enrollments, changes, and terminations; conduct Open Enrollment annually in the fall/winter; work closely with benefits insurance broker on renewal, rate increases, plan changes, and legal changes; review benefits currently offered to employees and explore options for enhancing benefits and/or reducing costs, with the goal of offering benefits that are attractive and affordable to employees; process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions; provide information and advice to employees regarding their benefits plans and how to maximize their use and minimize out-of-pocket costs.
- Business Office Support – Collaborate with the Business Manager by providing compensation, benefits, deductions, and tax withholding information by deadline dates; prepare and review time sheets; process payroll for review; assist with procurement orders and processing; assist in the Front Office when necessary.
Bachelor’s degree required; HR certification (PHR or SPHR) and experience as an HR generalist in an academic environment preferred.
Critical Skills and Qualifications
Sound decision-making skills; ability to organize time and work independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality pertaining to people and materials; thorough knowledge of and expertise in human resources and general school administration; unqualified commitment to classical Christian education. Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.
High frequency of computer keyboarding; high frequency of viewing a computer monitor; be able to sit for extended periods of time.