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Human Resources Leadership Role

  • 09 Oct 2020 8:20 AM
    Message # 9294138
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Silicon Valley International School (SVIS) is a warm and welcoming school that provides a progressive, inquiry-based education, with a strong social-emotional learning component to preschool through high school students. Students of Silicon Valley International School very much reflect what is needed in today’s world: individuals with an international mindset who are compassionate, independent, knowledgeable, balanced, and open-minded.  Through language, and by being immersed every day in our international, multicultural community, our students become bicultural, develop cross-cultural understanding, learn to understand diverse perspectives, and develop into world citizens and international leaders.

     SVIS is seeking a thoughtful leader who is capable of both high-level strategic thinking as well as the detailed day-to-day work of human resources.   Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this role is primarily responsible for growth and retention within the employee body and will lead the School in recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits.

    Essential Functions:

    Benefits, Wellness, & Leaves of Absences

    ·       Annually evaluates, negotiates, recommends, and administers cost-effective, employee serving benefits and wellness programs that will attract and retain top talent.

    ·       Oversees benefits orientation, and creates systems of accountability and reconciliation with insurance broker.

    ·       Coordinates all leave of absence requests and follow up including all PDL/CFRA/FMLA/ADA issues. Guides employees regarding State benefits including State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave.

    ·       Coordinates with CFO to develop, implement and maintain effective compliance with applicable employment regulations, keeping current with all changes to pertinent law.

    Onboarding & Off boarding

    ·       Collaborates with stakeholders to co-create a best-in-class onboarding experience for new team members.

    ·       Evaluates and establishes as needed, systems and processes to ensure proper monitoring, improvement, and cross-functional coordination of onboarding and off boarding activities.

    ·       Primarily responsible for evaluating employment status (non-exempt/exempt and Independent Contractor) and associated clearance requirements.

    ·       Coordinates with Payroll to ensure that exiting employees are paid out in accordance with applicable policies and law.

    Employee Relations

    ·       Collaborates with the CFO to develop and maintain the school’s personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook and personnel forms to ensure they reflect current State and Federal law. 

    ·       Evaluates and redesigns as necessary personnel policies, procedures, and practices.

    ·       Communicates, advises, and trains team members on personnel policies, procedures, and relevant labor and employment laws to ensure proper administration and compliance.

    ·       Consults with and supports administrators and employees to resolve personnel issues.

    ·       Oversees the ADA Interactive Process with employees as needed.

    ·       Assesses and creates procedures for appropriate and timely management of employee personnel and performance issues as they arise, including resolving employee grievances and complaints, and conducting internal investigations, employee disciplinary actions and terminations as necessary.


    Performance Management & Insights

    ·       Administers the performance review and evaluation process.

    ·       Researches, selects, implements, and manages a cost-effective Human Resource Information System (HRIS).

    ·       Leverages network-wide data and observations to glean powerful insights and proactively makes recommendations to inform human capital decisions.

    Compensation, Rewards & Recognition

    • ·       Collaborates with senior administrators to evaluate and revise school’s salary structure and pay policies.

    ·       Monitors all pay practices and systems for effectiveness, equity, and cost containment.

    ·       Conducts market research to establish pay practices that help recruit and retain top talent.

    Law, Policy, Compliance

    ·       Ensures all HR policies, procedures and programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.

    ·       Responsible for oversight of Worker’s Compensation issues; laisses with W/C provider.

    ·       Maintains knowledge of industry trends and relevant, federal, state and local employment legislation and their applicability to SVIS.

    ·       Annually reviews and makes recommendations to leadership for improvement of the organizations policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.

    ·       Manages all details of immigration programs and ensures compliance with legal requirements.

    ·       As Custodian of Records is primarily responsible for the maintenance of secure and confidential human resource related files and records.

    Required Qualifications:

    ·       Bachelor’s degree and/or PHR or SPHR certification and a minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible human resources experience in a generalist capacity.  Successful experience in a leadership role strongly preferred.

    ·       Working knowledge of current human resource principles, procedures, and practices. Commitment to maintaining appropriate professional development is essential.

    ·       Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with people at all levels in the organization to inform, support and build trust.

    ·       A passion for working in an educational environment and ability to extend extreme kindness to all the constituents. Comfortable working with a wide variety of employees as a relationship-builder.

    ·       Strong ability to think and plan strategically and flexibility to adapt to unexpected challenges.

    ·       Must have demonstrated successful experience managing staff.

    ·       Ability to deal effectively and efficiently with multiple priorities, functions, and activities with a bias towards action.

    ·       Ability to operate standard office equipment and navigate various HR software challenges.

    ·       Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

    ·       Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.

    • ·       Occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

    ·       Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

    ·       Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.

    ·       Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand and hear well enough, with or without accommodation, to understand the speech of another person. 

    ·       Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs.

    Apply: Interested and qualified parties may submit a current resume with a cover letter detailing their knowledge, skills and abilities and how they could benefit SVIS.  Email both to in pdf or Word format.  We respectfully ask that you use this email address for all inquiries and do not contact the school directly.

    Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

    Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline and termination

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