Director of HR
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
Director of Human Resources
ABOUT TABOR ACADEMY
Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.
For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We are seeking an experienced Human Resources director with outstanding people skills to manage our personnel and ensure that our human resources programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. Duties for the HR director will include supervising HR personnel, designing and implementing policies and programs for employees, and collaborating effectively with school leaders and employees to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of HR services. The portfolio of responsibilities include: employment facilitation and engagement, oversight of compensation and benefits programs, compliance, and policy development and administration.
The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, knowledge of labor regulations and HR practices, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The exceptional HR director should improve HR processes, implement strategies that support school growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations between staff and employers, manage job satisfaction, attract the best recruits, and promote the organization’s values.
- Develop and implement human resources policies, in support of strategic objectives.
- Hire staff, negotiate employment agreements, manage performance reviews.
- Identify staff needs and create job descriptions.
- Oversee the administration of the school’s compensation and benefits plans, including leave and accommodations, wellness program, and retirement program.
- Remain current on employment law and work with the school’s legal counsel to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
- Ensure clearances are properly processed and maintained for all employees.
- Develop and communicate policies and procedures through an Employment & Faculty Handbook, revising and updating as needed.
- Oversee employee records management. Administer records and policies in compliance with state, federal and school guidelines.
- Investigate employee-related complaints, make recommendations for resolution to appropriate administrators.
- Maintain oversight of driver files and ensure compliance with DMV regulations.
- As appropriate, direct, oversee, or attend employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
- Coordinate with Administrators as needed on employer-employee relations including performance improvement plans and documentation of warnings and concerns.
- Design and direct employee training programs.
HR Director Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent combination of training and experience
- Knowledge of labor laws and regulations.
- Enjoy collaborating with colleagues.
- Possess excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, listening, speaking), and organizational skills, and exhibit the ability to interact and work effectively with all employees.
- Possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives.
- Budget management experience.
- Computer literacy.
The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the Associate Head for Finance and Operations. They are an accomplished professional in every facet of school life and have a special passion for and demonstrated success in experiences that deliver the important messages and lessons derived from engagement with the employees at Tabor Academy. They must be personable, versatile, empathic, and a proven team player. The Director of Human Resources must have a deep understanding of and support for Tabor Academy’s commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. Additionally, they must be comfortable and direct in dealing with colleagues and outside professionals in matters that are occasionally difficult.
EQUITY & INCLUSION IN HIRING
Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economical backgrounds and fosters students becoming engaged and committed global citizens with a disposition to act in service to the common good.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.