Open Window School

Director of Human Resources

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Open Window School – Director of Human Resources

Open Window School is currently accepting applications for a Director of Human Resources. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and plays a supportive role to the senior leadership team.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position

  • Degree or professional certification related to human resources
  • At least three years of human resources experience
  • At least one year of payroll processing experience
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office products, HRIS, payroll

The following skills, knowledge, and abilities may enhance an applicant’s candidacy

  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now
  • Experience with HR/Payroll at a non-profit organization or school


  • Maintain cordial, flexible, and professional relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accurately interpret procedures and regulations and appropriate implementation
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently in a service-oriented manner
  • Build and maintain positive and productive working relationships
  • Absolute discretion with confidential employee information
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Benefits and Payroll Administration:

  • Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs (Health, Dental, Section 125, 403(b), STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, COBRA) for employees, including all employee communications and open enrollment
  • Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed
  • Work with Chief Financial Officer and broker to provide a benefits package that meets school budgetary goals and total compensation objectives
  • Prepare/edit Summary Plan Descriptions as needed for plan changes and legal compliance
  • Manage annual retirement plan audit and attend Fiduciary Oversight Committee meetings
  • Complete annual compensation and benefit surveys
  • Ensure benefit plans and payroll comply with applicable county, state, and federal laws and regulations (HIPAA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, Washington leave laws, wage and hour laws, etc.)
  • Complete payroll preparation (i.e. verify timecards accurately reflect hours worked, salary and benefit election updates have been entered, adding new hires and removing terminated staff from payroll)
  • Process monthly payroll using ADP Workforce Now
  • Prepare after-payroll reports for Controller and reconciliation with tax filings submitted by ADP
  • Complete quarterly and annual filings and notices (quarterly L&I, assist with 5500, 1095-C and 1094-C, Notice of Creditable Coverage, Non-Discrimination Testing, etc.)
  • Maintain employee payroll and benefits files

Employee Relations:

  • Maintain employee handbook for the School and recommend changes to Administrative Team
  • Develop/ edit/ update job descriptions and postings to ensure correct FLSA classification, accurately reflects the duties of the position and attract a diverse candidate pool
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws/regulations (ADA, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, etc.)
  • Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary
  • Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations.
  • Manage recruitment lifecycle, including participating in interviews, off-site recruiting at job fairs, and conducting new hire orientation
  • Assist in development and maintenance of salary/compensation scales
  • Work with Director of Diversity & Inclusion on initiatives and programs that intersect HR and diversity (recruiting, interviewing, personnel issues, training) and actively participate in Diversity Counsel
  • Provide formal training and as-needed coaching for leadership/supervisors on various HR topics, including interviewing skills, performance reviews, and employee coaching
  • Coordinate all-staff training during in-service and as needed throughout the year on various topics, including sexual harassment prevention, bloodborne pathogens training, CPR/1st Aid, etc.
  • Verify employees complete all required training and background checks as needed
  • Manage administration and responses to worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance claims
  • Maintain personnel records

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Additional hours may be periodically necessary to complete all job duties/responsibilities

Start Date: July 1, 2019 (sooner, if possible)

Compensation and Benefits:
This is an exempt position that is not eligible for overtime compensation. Compensation is determined based on skills, knowledge, and experience of candidate in coordination with NAIS salary survey data.

This position qualifies for a comprehensive benefits package which includes Open Window paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. In addition, a generous amount of paid leave is provided annually; including: 11 holidays; 12 sick/personal days; and, 6 weeks of vacation. Vacation is to be taken during the school’s regular breaks (spring break, winter break, mid-winter break, and summer).

To Apply:

Visit our Careers page, or HERE, to submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below. Applicants must submit a brief answer (no more than 2 pages) to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions as a single word or pdf document:

  1. Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.
  2. Why are people poor?

Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested.

If you are unable to apply on line, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please call 425-747-2911 and ask to speak with Human Resources.

Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law. We encourage minority applicants and applicants with non-traditional backgrounds to apply.

Job Information
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington, 98006, United States
  • Job ID:
  • Posted:
    June 12, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Director of Human Resources
  • Company Name:
    Open Window School
  • Industry:
    Educational Services
  • Job Function:
    Employee Relations,
    HR Generalist,
  • Entry Level:
  • Job Type:
  • Required Travel:
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