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Episcopal Academy
St. Mark's School of Texas - Dallas, TX
Director of Human Resources

St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School's charter states that it is "designed to afford its students wellrounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction." The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.

St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.

Position Description

 

The School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Director of Human Resources. This full-time, exempt position is a 12-month annual contract. Primary responsibilities include: facilitating recruiting and staffing, preparing employment contracts and maintaining personnel files, oversight of staff annual performance evaluations, the administration of benefits and compensation, and facilitating employee counseling services when necessary. The Director of Human Resources will report to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Responsibilities 

  • Support a school culture that emphasizes continuous improvement, team-work, high performance and excellence.

  • Ensure organizational conformation with applicable HR-related regulations and statutes as well as organizational procedures and policies.

  • Implement HR programs and policies as needed by the organization.

  • Administer employee benefits, including the annual communication of any benefit changes.

  • Ensure that a job description for every employee position is up-to-date and accurate.

  • Assist with the development of staffing strategies and the implementation of programs and plans. Identify and cultivate effective and appropriate sources for new staff.

  • Facilitate the workflow of performance evaluations with supervisors and their reports, and monitor employee job satisfaction, productivity, and performance outcomes.

  • Assist with relevant stages of the process for recruiting faculty, administration, and staff.

  • Prepare annual employment contracts for all employees and present them to the Headmaster for his review and signature.

  • Maintain and secure confidential human resource related files and records, handling written, oral, and electronic information in a confidential manner.

  • Oversee the employee orientation and onboarding process as well as exit interviews and associated checklist items for those retiring or otherwise leaving their employment with the school.

  • Ensure that every aspect of human resources incorporates the vision, values, and culture of St. Mark’s.

Experience / Qualifications and Skills / Personal Attributes

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources from an accredited university or institution. Relevant HR certification or the education and experience qualifications to obtain these certifications.

  • Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures, and practices as well as an up-todate knowledge of employment law.

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, and the ability to maintain information in a strict confidential manner.

  • The ability to empathize with others, apply common sense, and remain composed in all situations.

  • A person of unquestioned honesty and integrity who keeps commitments and deals with people in a straightforward fashion.

  • One whose high EQ allows him/her to understand the motivations and perspectives of others and to develop genuine and meaningful relationships with a variety of constituents.

  • A servant leader who is self-confident and assured but lacks arrogance or pretension.

  • A proactive, energetic, and innovative professional who is constantly thinking about the best ways to support students, faculty, and staff.

  • A good listener who respects differences of opinion, seeks consensus when appropriate, and is comfortable making difficult decisions.

  • A person who embraces single-sex education, is excited about being in a boys’ school, and has a genuine passion for the mission of St. Mark’s