Episcopal Academy
Garrison Forest School - Owings Mills, MD
Human Resource Manager

Garrison Forest School is seeking a Human Resource Manager commencing immediately.  This position is directly responsible for all human resources functions, including but not limited to payroll, benefits, employee relations, onboarding, and employee wellness programs. The Human Resource Manager develops and drives creative human resource initiatives and activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates all human resource activities

  • Oversees semi-monthly payroll processing through ADP Workforce Now

  • Responsible for onboarding newly hired employees to include new hire orientation, employment documents and benefit enrollment

  • Create and maintain complete and confidential files on each employee. Process, verify and maintain documentation relating to personnel activities such as staffing, recruitment, training, grievances and performance evaluations

  • Manage employee wellness program

  • Assists with annual performance evaluation process 

  • Performs benefit administration which includes recommending annual benefit renewals, approving invoices for payment, processing enrollment forms, answering plan questions, open enrollment and organizing an annual benefit fair

  • Assists with recruiting and interviewing staff level positions

  • Write and rewrites job postings and job descriptions as necessary

  •  Administers company 403(b) plan, sends contributions to plan administrator semi-monthly, reconciles the plan on a quarterly basis, and oversees annual audit process

  • Updates and distributes faculty and staff contracts using DocuSign

  • Develop, recommend, and implement personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain Employee Handbook

  • Educate and communicate school personnel policies and procedures to newly hired and current employees

  • Manage FMLA leaves

  • Manage workers’ compensation injury claims. File reports with insurance provider, maintain accident information and monitor progress

  • Respond to various information requests from governmental agencies, such as Unemployment, in a timely manner

  • Answer questions regarding eligibility, salaries, benefits and other pertinent information

  • Works in cooperation with Controller and Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations for all major human resource issues

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.A. or B.S. Degree in related field

  • 5-7 years of proven experience as a Human Resource Generalist or Human Resource Manager 

  • Highly proficient in ADP Workforce Now and Microsoft Excel

  • GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.  Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.


School Overview:

Garrison Forest School is an independent all-girls’ day and boarding school with a co-ed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. The school enrolls 572 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 98% of our students feel challenged to reach their academic potential. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student teacher ratio is 7:1.  Garrison Forest School has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Baltimore Sun for the last four years. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school administered programs. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and co-curricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school’s mission, program and strategic vision, visit (gfs.org). 


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