Director of Human Resources

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Human Resources is responsible for coordinating the human resources function of the school including the development and administration of employee policies and practices, the development and maintenance of consistent job descriptions,  the monitoring of hiring practices, follow-up on pre-employment testing and background investigations and maintaining the integrity of personnel files. This position works closely with the President and the Board of Trustees to help ensure that policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered and aligned with organizational goals, promote and support a high performance work culture and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws. 

In the spirit of mutual collaboration, this role is focused and guided by the Mission of the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) and Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women.


  • Plans, directs and manages a comprehensive human resources program to include recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations including but not limited to:
    • Formulating and recommending human resources policies
    • Maintaining the employee handbook
    • Determining and recommending employee relations practices necessary to establish positive working conditions
    • Facilitating and coordinating the resolution of all employee relations issues or concerns
    • Protecting confidentiality of information and records
  • Coaches administration, faculty and staff to meet organizational objectives and leads appropriate training and development activities
  • Drives a culture of continuous improvement, acting as a champion for organizational effectiveness through the development of strong relationships with administration, faculty and staff
  • Develops and maintains a professional relationship with President and the Board of Trustees
  • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior in working with all members of the school


  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships
    • Ability to recognize areas of concern relating to human resource issues and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems
    • Ability to coach individuals and teams to meet developmental needs and priorities
    • Ability to facilitate senior level leadership meetings and counsel leadership on personnel and organizational effectiveness matters


            Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Resources or related discipline. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Relevant Human Resources work experience
  • Five (5) years experience in a management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective human resources principles, practices and trends

Other Position Requirements (in accordance with ADA requirements):

  • Physical:  Stamina—Able to push, pull, lift or carry objects up to fifty pounds.  Perform moderately difficult motor skills such as operating computer keyboard.  Frequently walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Sensory:  Able to read fine print in written documents and use visual discrimination in reading documents, including color discrimination.  Distinguish normal sounds with some background noise, as in answering telephones, pagers, etc.  Able to speak clearly and make self-understood while also understanding others using the English language.
  • Reasoning/Cognitive Ability:  Frequent need to understand and communicate concepts behind specific ideas and the theories behind several related concepts.  Must be able to frequently remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others over long periods of time with frequent interruptions.  Must be able to continue work started by another individual.
  • Environmental Conditions:   Functions in a general office environment under normal conditions. 
  • Equipment:  Ability to operate personal computers and standard office equipment.
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and to apply concepts of basic math.
  • Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

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