Landmark School is seeking a Director of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to report to the Head of School and participate as a key member of the school’s Management Team. The Director is responsible for overseeing and directly implementing critical aspects of (1) Human Resources functions at Landmark School, including: employee relations; training and development; compensation; compliance policy and procedure development; and, (2) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and programs. The Director will also manage and supervise specific direct reports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Related to Human Resources
Serve as a key member of the School Management Team and community representing employee welfare, including, but not limited to, providing employees with respectful, consistent, and trustworthy Human Resources support. Act as a source of information to faculty, staff, and external contacts on established policies and procedures.
Successfully manage and oversee benefits programs including but not limited to (Health, Dental, Section 125, 401k Retirement Plan, PFML, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D and COBRA) for employees; ensuring that all plans comply with laws and statutes (HIPPA, ERISA, and IRS guidelines); and manage open enrollment for Health, Dental, and supplemental Benefit Plans.
Scheduling and managing Personnel Committee meetings for updates and discussions regarding the above, as well as other matters as they arise.
Stay informed of changes in employment law including changes to state and federal regulations and how they impact Landmark. Coordinate all required statutory reporting on the benefit plans.
Update and distribute the school’s employee handbook as necessary and required.
Establish a standardized performance management process for faculty and staff.
Interpret human resources policies and procedures; educate employees on policy and legal compliance; ensure compliance with federal and state statutes and laws such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment (Title IX), OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, 504, Titles VI and VII, and ERISA.
Manage employee separation process for both voluntary and involuntary terminations, conduct exit interviews or surveys, and work directly with the school attorney on legal matters to ensure compliance. Coordinate any interactions with the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance when applicable.
Oversee and ensure background and reference checks are satisfactory prior to an employment offer, and conduct new hire orientations regarding policies and procedures, as well as employee benefits.
Consult with school managers regarding human resource-related issues, needs, and services; counsel employees on human resource programs, policies and procedures; explain program provisions, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. Complete periodic job description audits and reclassify employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Prepare and maintain faculty grids, salary planning worksheets, and manage and prepare employee agreements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Provide leadership guidance, support, and oversight to improve, maintain, and uphold a culturally inclusive environment across all sections of the School, and work to evaluate and strengthen the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, in conjunction with campus specific and school-wide DEI faculty and teams.
Help to lead diversity-related programs and initiatives, including working with outside vendors, to build an inclusive and culturally engaged community. This includes, but is not limited to:
DEI Leadership training and techniques for students throughout the year
Annual DEI training for all students, faculty, and staff
Addressing challenges and biases that might inhibit student development and their ability to participate equally and fully in the community
Creating an environment that supports difficult dialogue concerning the systemic biases that halt the progress of a wholly inclusive community.
Create and manage school-wide annual budgets for DEI initiatives, and work with the Office of Advancement on outside funding sources and opportunities as appropriate.
Maintain a relationship with the admission office with the committed purpose to identify, attract, and recruit students from historically underrepresented groups of color, especially those of Black and Indigenous backgrounds (BIPOC).
Assist with recruitment, retention, onboarding, and promotion of faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups of color, especially those of Black and Indigenous backgrounds (BIPOC).
Collaborate with the Management and DEI Teams to develop grievance protocols for addressing bias-related incidents and serve as the primary point of contact for any arising cases.
Collaborate with Landmark’s Marketing and Communications Department regarding internal and external DEI communication.
Assure that the school’s commitment is adhered to as outlined in the school’s DEI Mission Statement and communications by the Head of School.
Collect, analyze, and report data with regard to our progress on implementing recommendations for a Diversity Strategic Plan as indicated by an outside DEI consulting firm or NAIS AIM process, and oversee “next steps” in the process.
Build strategic internal and external partnerships to promote diversity and inclusivity work at the school.
Please submit a letter of interest and resume by May 21, 2021 to: