Director of Human Resource

Administrator / Full-Time

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Director of Human Resources


Thayer Academy seeks a full time Human Resources Director. Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, the Human Resources Director is responsible for designing and implementing strategy, oversight and day-to-day management to ensure that Thayer’s mission is upheld in its culture, practices and people. This role has oversight over talent management, employee relations, compensation, benefits, federal and state law compliance, policy and procedure development and advising leadership and employees on a full range of human resource matters.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Supports the mission and culture of Thayer by contributing to the development and strengthening of a diverse, inclusive, positive and supportive learning community.
  • Serves as a leader on campus by developing strong relationships with senior leadership as well as faculty and staff at all organizational levels throughout the campus community.
  • Supports the full-cycle of talent management functions from development of job descriptions, recruitment process/candidate experience, selection and offer and onboarding of new hires.
  • Manages and participates in all hiring and termination processes.
  • Establishes and implements a process to review hiring and retention with a focus on maintaining a diverse workforce.
  • Develops and maintains an onboarding process in cooperation with key departments across campus to ensure a smooth transition for all new hires.
  • Designs and implements a school-wide performance management process in partnership with senior administrators and other key stakeholders.
  • Writes, reviews, implements and maintains personnel policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal law, as well as industry best practices.
  • Works with managers and employees to resolve employee relations matters, investigates issues of potential misconduct, policy violations or other disciplinary matters and makes recommendations to leadership.
  • Serves on committees, work groups and advisory boards as necessary.
  • Provides oversight and supervision to the Benefits Administrator.
  • Performs other human resource related functions as needed.


  • A bachelor’s degree in management, business or related field required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of Human Resources experience, preference for experience in education or related field.
  • Profession in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Profession in Human Resources (SPHR) or similar certification preferred.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • Familiarity and ability to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with great discretion.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy’s mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.

Located next to Braintree’s historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students’ personal growth and academic success.

Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical–students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus–one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths.

When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities.

Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
  • Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Thayer Academy

Braintree, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender