Human Resources Director Salary Range: $120,000 - $140,000
About Bank Street Bank Street College of Education's approach to teaching and learning is widely recognized as the gold standard in progressive education. This progressive approach proudly provides students, educators, and communities with a foundation for transforming our world in large and small ways. Social justice, advocacy, and building an inclusive community are at the core of our work. Every day, we challenge ourselves and our students to grow from the opportunities and hurdles inherent in people working and learning together. In the words of Bank Street founder Lucy Sprague Mitchell, "we see in education the opportunity to build a better society." Located in New York City, Bank Street College is a small, vibrant institution, passionately devoted to improving the education of children. We educate children, the educators who teach them in all settings, parents, school leaders, and those who make policy. The College is a rich source of innovative ideas and practices for all who care about children and their education. Bank Street recently celebrated its Centennial as a leader in progressive education. The College has three divisions: Children's Programs, including the School for Children, the Family Center, Head Start and Liberty LEADS; the Graduate School of Education; and the Education Center, which houses much of Bank Street's public impact work.
About Human Resources Director The Human Resources team leads hiring and labor relations for all divisions of the College. Working closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Human Resources Director (HRD) is a new position and will serve as deputy to the CHRO and manage two members of the Human Resources team. As a leader in the department and organization, the Human Resources Director will work with the CHRO to develop and execute short and long term goals and priorities for the department. The HRD will partner in developing and leading policies and practices concerning recruitment, employee relations, and general management to meet the mission and vision of the College. In addition, the HRD will build upon our current programs and execute updated strategies to identify and attract diverse candidates, collaborate with the human resources team, hiring managers, and division leaders on integrating inclusive hiring practices into our talent acquisition operations, to critically assess talent markets.
Key Responsibilities Leadership - Implement human resources strategies such as recruitment, selection, onboarding, professional and leadership development, evaluation, and retention strategies according to the College's strategic plan. - Develop and implement human resources policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. - Serve as an advisor and thought partner to the Chief HR Officer and Senior Management Team regarding key HR strategies, initiatives, and issues. Employee Relations - Partner with managers on conflict resolution, mediation facilitation, and overall performance management support including but not limited to warnings, performance improvement plans, and other employee communication. - Analyze and report on employee engagement, morale, and other HR indicators, while seeking opportunities to support employees and foster their professional development. Identify potential areas that impact retention and serve as a thought leader for motivating, engaging, developing, and retaining talent throughout the organization. - Manage the human resource information systems database and necessary reports for critical analyses of the College's resources.
Talent Acquisition - Develop talent acquisition strategies and methods in recruiting and internal hiring processes. - Manage candidate lifecycle to ensure a smooth and robust experience throughout sourcing candidates, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding. - Work closely with hiring managers and division heads to understand talent needs and qualifications and develop a recruitment plan to deliver a quality pool of applicants. - Support hiring managers throughout the search process, utilizing a proactive, organized, service-oriented approach to recruitment-related activities. - Develop proactive pipelining of talent using internal and external digital tools, referrals, and networks; create an internal strategy for succession planning. - Improve diversity and inclusion efforts by utilizing innovative recruitment techniques and strategies which position the College for long-term success and ensure the selection of talent is reflective of the community we serve. - Collaborate with CHRO and campus leaders in the development and reporting of the college's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) as well as key initiatives that result from each year's AAP and/or recruitment audits. - Using data, provide recruiting status reports and communications to senior leadership and key business partners. - Manage applicant tracking systems and ensure all pre-employment screening steps are being completed (i.e. application, reference checks, background checks, etc.) in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
Essential Skills - Strong project management skills. - Creative, innovative, and a strategic thinker. - Ability to interpret and analyze data. - Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively before internal and external stakeholders. - Flexibility and the ability to contribute to the College's mission and vision. - A respect for and appreciation of various cultures and languages. - Understanding of conflict resolution and ability to mediate and consult staff through a process to resolution.
Qualifications - Five (5) years of Human Resources experience focused on talent acquisition and management. - Three (3) years of supervisory level experience. - Experience building partnerships with internal leaders and external vendors. - Experience managing and or using a cloud based human resources product and Applicant Tracking System (ATS). - Bachelor's Degree.
Preferred Qualifications - Advanced Degree. - Professional HR certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, HRCI or PHR/SPHR). - Experience in education or non-profit. (Unionized environment is a plus.) - Experience with Oracle Recruiting Cloud (ORC).
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.