Big Back Pack has been retained by St. Anne’s-Belfield School to conduct a national search for a new Human Resources Director. This is an immediate opening.
For more than 100 years St. Anne’s-Belfield School has provided students with a multi-dimensional education experience that encourages them to grow into compassionate, engaged citizens. Each of our students are known well, supported in their unique interests and initiatives, and counted as valued members of a diverse community.
St. Anne’s-Belfield serves 888 boys and girls in grades pre-school through 12, both day and boarding, with 220 teachers, coaches, and staff. The School has a $22.6 million annual operating budget, an endowment of over $58 million, and a physical plant that includes two 25-acre campuses and more than 300,000 square feet of buildings.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO), the HR Director acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates human resources-related needs. Overall, the position formulates partnerships across the organization to deliver value-added service to leadership and employees that reflects the strategic objectives of the School.
The Director of Human Resources originates and leads human resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
Core Qualifications and Credentials
Bachelor's degree in a related field required
Master's degree preferred
Professional certification REQUIRED. (SHRM, HRCI)
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a managerial role (this position supervises an HR Associate)
Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures and practices
Independent school experience preferred
Team builder and leader qualities
Effective communicator at all levels
Strong project management and analytical skills
High degree of business acumen and people acumen
Experience designing, developing, and driving learning and development solutions aligned to strategic priorities
Exceptional written and oral communication and group presentation skills
Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions and activities
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, HR Systems, and Payroll (iSolved)
Key Qualities of a Successful Candidate
Care and concern for all members of the School community and a demonstrated interest in supporting and advocating for the faculty and staff
An open mind and heart, striving to build positive relationships with all
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment -- prepared to anticipate, absorb, and adapt to new ideas and initiatives
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other school constituencies
Ability to self-manage and guide complex projects through to completion
Ability to set priorities, organize, and work independently
Ability to think strategically about both human resources and larger School concerns, while working to balance and prioritize the current needs of the School
Interest in being a life-long professional learner in response to both the changing landscape of independent school education as well as the greater world
Ability to manage and mentor staff, and be a respected, active member of the School and greater Charlottesville community
Understanding and appreciation of the School's history and diverse community
Opportunities for the new Director of Human Resources
Lead in the development and publishing of a faculty manual and a staff manual
Complete a comprehensive salary study with the goal of an updated model
Implement a compliance review on all employment safety related functions
Ensure that there is a complete database of current job descriptions
Examine employee hiring, orientation, and on-boarding programs with a focus towards recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
Lead in examining continuous training and educational opportunities to all current employees to ensure that their skills are up to date with the demands of their jobs
Work with senior leadership to examine the current performance review process including both continuous informal & formal (annual) feedback
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise the staff of the human resources department
Annually review and make recommendations for improvement of the School’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure School’s compliance
Responsible for all payroll administration
Manage the annual 403(b) audit
Work with the Head of School to review, prepare and administer the School’s wage and salary program
Responsible for benefits administration (group health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending plans, 403(b) & 457(b) plans, workers compensation)
Communicate changes in personnel policies/handbooks and procedures and ensure proper compliance is followed
Conduct new employee orientations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefit plans and enrollment provisions
Work with senior administration to create staff training
Manages CPR, First Aid, Medicine Administration training for all employees
Conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate on personnel matters
Work closely with senior administration and leadership on personnel issues
Participate in performance improvement meetings with employees
Perform job analysis and write job descriptions
Develop and maintain the human resource information system
Assist with recruiting for internal positions
Act as liaison between employees and insurance providers to resolve benefit related problems and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations
Administer FMLA and serve as the School’s COBRA administrator
St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance.
As an inclusive community, St. Anne’s-Belfield School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Anne’s-Belfield School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid program, employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate PDF documents the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
A current résumé
A one-page statement of professional philosophy and leadership practice
An annotated list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval). Must include past employers that are immediate supervisors.
Founded in 1910, St. Anne’s-Belfield School offers small class size, a talented and nurturing faculty, and challenging academics typical of the traditional college preparatory curriculum. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, St. Anne's-Belfield School serves approximately 900 boys and girls in Pre-School through Grade 12. A weekly chapel service, a competitive sports program, and fine and performing arts offerings complement the academic experience.