The San Francisco Friends School, founded in 2002, is a Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco. An ideal candidate for this position would be compelled by the Friends school mission, which includes an exemplary education supported by a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, collaborative decision-making, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual and silent reflection. For more information about San Francisco Friends School or Quaker education, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org or The Friends Council on Education at www.friendscouncil.org.
Under the direction of the Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO), the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the administration and management of all areas of human resources operational activities for the School. The position will provide support across the full employee life cycle including supporting recruiting/hiring, managing on-board, pay and benefits, performance management through off-boarding. The position requires a highly organized and detail-oriented person, with excellent interpersonal skills and some who exhibits a high degree of confidentiality and discretion. The Director of Human Resources is a member of the Administrative team.
Working closely with the Academic Administrators, support the hiring process by creating strong job descriptions, model employee agreements and hiring documentation. Help identify sources/build an exceptional and diverse candidate pool
Oversee new hire orientation processes including benefits and payroll on boarding
Manage the payroll function including timely collection of documents, record-keeping and providing reports to the Controller/CFOO for tracking and budgetary control. Direct supervisor of Payroll Coordinator
Administer benefits, and updates and changes with support from Payroll Coordinator
Identify and implement upgrades to HR processes and systems to create efficiencies and to better educate staff on available benefits/programs.
Support employee relations by serving as a link between management and employees by handling questions about employment agreements, and helping resolve work-related problems
Administer leaves, requests for accommodations and workers compensation claims
Develop and revise guidelines and policies related to human resource practices and compliance (e.g. employee handbook, and required trainings)
Inform management regarding governmental regulations/laws and compliance issues
Oversee Staff and Administration performance review process and update as needed
Manage personnel records and record retention
Works with CFOO to analyze and recommend compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements
Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment and recommend needed changes that relate to regulations and legal updates around employment and hiring practices
Manage off boarding process, including conducting exit interviews and other exit data for analysis
Manage unemployment claims and process correspondence and documentation.
Partner with Director of Facilities to assure workplace safety compliance according to local, state and federal legislation.
Perform other tasks and analyses as assigned by the CFOO including headcount reports, compensation and benefit analyses, and completing benchmarking surveys
Minimum of five years of experience in Human Resources
Bachelor’s degree and/or PHR/SPHR or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Professional in Human Resources Certification; Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification)
Knowledge of California HR context; knowledge of San Francisco context a plus
High level of discretion, ability to manage confidential information
Self-starter with independent problem-solving skills, resourceful/flexible
Sound business judgement
Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills both one-on-one and group settings
School experience a plus
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Compensation and Benefit summary:
Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Matching 403(b) retirement plan. Generous time off benefits including vacation, holiday and sick leave.
The San Francisco Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law. The school also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities; candidates who need accommodations in order to apply for this position should request an accommodation as part of the submission of interest.
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