The Stony Brook School seeks a full-time Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the CFO/Director of Operations, this person will be responsible for the human resource functions of the school, including talent management, workforce planning, employment law compliance, and benefits administration.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensure compliance with laws and regulations; Support hiring practices; Help employees with benefits; Update policies and manuals; Provide Administrative support to Leadership.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Personal confession of Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of The Stony Brook School; Well versed in DOL laws and regulations; Administrative skilled; Critical thinker; Ability to multi-task; Detail oriented, Self-motivated; Strong communication skills.
• Work with the Administration to help develop and implement a strategy for the recruitment and retention of a diverse and mission-appropriate workforce at The Stony Brook School.
• Ensure compliance with wage, hour, and benefit laws.
• In partnership with School leadership, establish and maintain effective human resource policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements and current best practices, such as: o Sexual harassment training compliance;
o The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act training;
o Family and Medical Leave Act compliance.
o Fair Labor Standards Act
• Work with the Director of Equity and Inclusion on employee training related to the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Provide support to School leadership in confidential conversations regarding employment/personnel issues.
• Oversee the School’s benefits program by assisting the CFO on negotiating benefits and contracts, hosting open enrollment, providing oversight of all benefits budgets, and making recommendations regarding benefit changes.
• Maintaining policies and manuals and updating them as new protocols are established, including but not limited to:
o Harassment Policy, Sexual Abuse Policy, Document retention policy;
o Faculty, staff, and housing handbooks;
o Consistency in student handbooks and other departmental handbooks.
• Working with the Assistant Head of School, prepare Letter of Agreements and Pay/Benefit letters.
• Pursue appropriate professional development to remain current on human capital trends and employment law.
• Oversee the school’s policy and procedure regarding overtime to assure it is relevant and managed.
• Help train managers in performance reviews and other managerial skills.
• Maintain current benchmark data for salaries and track and store employment data in compliance with record retention best practices.
• Conduct background checks for new employees and transition to fingerprinting as required by law.
• Coordinate the recruitment process for managers, maintaining necessary documentation and communicating with candidates to ensure a positive experience.
• Create, maintain and update a Hiring Checklist and Process.
• Create, maintain and update an Exit Interview Process.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Critical thinking and analytical skills with ability to identify problems and implement or propose creative solutions while utilizing good judgment.
• Administer benefits programs, including those mandated by state and federal law.
• Learning strategies by selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
• Experience supporting the human capital needs of an educational or residential community preferred.
• Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Detail-orientation with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple duties and time sensitive projects simultaneously.
• Ability to remain professional under stress with excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
• Integrity and discretion.
• Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse constituencies.
• Demonstrate collaborative and collegial work habits as well as ability to work independently.
Degree in Human Resources or related field; Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources preferred. Five to ten years of HR experience required; experience in educational field preferred.
Computer Skills: Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, especially word and excel, Google Docs, Databases.
Equal Employment Opportunity: In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Stony Brook School will be based on merit, qualifications, experience, and abilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, genetic predisposition, or any characteristic protected by the law.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Polly Berol at Polly.Berol@sbs.org or c/o The Stony Brook School, 1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook, NY 11790.