Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for planning, leading, directing, developing, and coordinating the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resources (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the school’s mission and personnel strategy.
Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Oversee the daily workflow of the department and supervise the HR Manager
Collaborate with the CFO to develop human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances.
Develop strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to senior administrators; and establishing human resources objectives in line with the school’s objectives
Plan, lead, and implement policies, processes, and initiatives to support the school’s HR needs
Oversee the administration of HR programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and personnel management
Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, personnel management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to senior administrators
Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance
Develop and execute best practices for recruitment and retention in collaboration with senior administrators
In conjunction with senior administrators, plans and facilitates the school’s onboarding and offboarding processes
Identify areas for improved efficiencies and stream-lined processes
Collaborate with senior administrators and outside counsel, as needed, on disciplinary matters, investigation, performance, and personnel management
Ensure that constructive and timely performance evaluations are executed throughout the school
Partner with senior administration in the discipline and termination of employees in accordance with school policy
Actively contribute and participate in the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff and other employees
Engage and support employees of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Other duties and special projects as assigned by the CFO or the Head of School
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency
An interest in and openness to professional development
Commitment to equity and inclusion
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Susanne McNeil Eng
Chief Financial Officer
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
About Brentwood School
Mission & Values
Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth.
We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement.
Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902.
Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.