In collaboration with Foundation leaders, provides leadership and management of the human resource functions of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Director of Human Resources will:
- Plan, manage, and strategically integrate all human resource activities, including: recruitment, staffing, orientation/on-boarding, retention, employee benefit programs, training, coaching, community-building, employee relations, employee classification and job descriptions, performance management, compensation, as well as risk management and safety.
- Act as a trusted advisor to Foundation leaders by providing human resources expertise, guidance, and coaching.
- Ensure consistent practices for managing employee relations; provide effective advice related to the Foundation’s policies; proactively manage employee relations with thoughtfulness and responsiveness; and support an environment for effective conflict resolution.
- Collaborate with internal partners to implement a feedback management and professional development process; ensure consistency of the system across the organization.
- Oversee and maintain the employee benefits programs, including compliance with laws and regulations governing employee benefit plans, such as Employee Retirement Income Security Act rules related to retirement.
- Oversee the Foundation’s compliance with Federal and State employment law; ensure a safe and legal workplace while also safeguarding the Foundation’s assets.
- Establish and oversee effective and productive HR vendor relationships
- Advise the operations department of ongoing projects, programs, and potential challenges and opportunities.
- Assess, develop, and implement an integrated training program, including those that are legally mandated.
- Maintain records of organizational policies and procedures, disseminating as needed
- Stay informed on federal and state employment regulations; ensuring compliance by recommending and implementing necessary measures.
- In partnership with Foundation leadership, maintain and foster an environment that nurtures the Foundation’s mission and values.
- Provide direction, supervision, and leadership to the Human Resources Manager.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements
- BA degree or equivalent; Master’s degree or SPHR/PHR certification preferred.
- 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources and administration.
- Ability to understand, communicate, and enhance organizational culture
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to effectively analyze issues, and bring about resolution to employee and organizational needs and challenges
- Demonstrated team player; flexible; able to work well with diverse groups
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Strong judgment, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- While not a requirement, knowledge of the education landscape and key organizations is valuable.
In addition to a generous benefits package, compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range or this position is $120,000 to $130,000/year
Please Note: Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
- The Foundation offers a collaborative, community-building atmosphere grounded in an environment of mutual respect.
- The facility is located in Stanford, California in a quiet pastoral setting near a hiking trail.
- Amenities include a communal kitchen (coffee, tea, and drinks provided), weekly catered lunches, and outdoor eating/gathering areas.
- We also offer on-site yoga classes, free parking, and electric car charging stations.
BENEFITS & PERKS
- Full medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death, disability, and long term care insurance, as well as employer subsidized flexible spending plans
- A retirement savings plan, including employer contributions and the opportunity for your own tax-advantaged savings
- Generous time-off benefits including 15 paid holidays and up to 6 weeks paid parental leave
- Matching Gift program to benefit charitable organizations and Educational Assistance to further your professional development
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