Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, and paid time off plus holidays. The typical work week is Monday through Friday. The position may occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holidays
4 Year Degree
Under the direction of the Controller, the HR Manager leads and directs the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department, including hiring and interviewing employees (as requested by the administration), administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing Pasadena Waldorf School (“School”) policies and practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the School’s human resource and talent strategy, particularly concerning current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, diversity strategies, and succession planning.
Provides support and guidance to leadership, line management, and other employees when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise.
Administers and executes routine tasks in delicate circumstances, such as providing reasonable accommodations, facilitating difficult conversations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
Collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for new openings to create effective job descriptions
Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, exempt, and professional roles.
Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the School attracts and retains top talent.
Creates learning and development programs in line with the School’s professional development goals and strategies, providing employees with internal development opportunities.
Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices; reviews policies and procedures to maintain compliance.
Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
Maintains, updates, and serves as the School’s HR information system and talent management systems administrator.
Manage team workloads to meet deadlines and achieve goals
Help attract, hire, and retain team members, including developing and updating job descriptions, posting open supervised administrative positions, vetting, and interviewing potential candidates for employment, and onboarding new hires to ensure job and cultural acclimation
Works with other parties in the School to periodically audit and update the strategies, materials, and policies of the School to promote progress toward our evolving strategic goals of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Ensure diplomatic, timely, and clear communications in all school relationships
Prepare schedules, department reports, and other organizational reports
Develop and effectively manage department budgets and expense reports
Provide necessary training and certifications
Performs other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business, or related field required.
Knowledge of or commitment to understanding the unique philosophy and approach of Waldorf Schools as a mission-driven independent school movement
3+ years of human resource management experience preferred
SPHR or SHRM-SCP credential is highly desired
Previous experience working in a school environment preferred
Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Experience developing and managing budgets
Strong decision-making, action-planning, and prioritization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in MS Office Suite (including Excel and Access), database experience, and other advanced computer skills
Ability to be on-call outside regular working hours