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Human Resource Director

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: Delano
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Who we are:

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.

The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 2,000 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve over 400 students in grades TK-10 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next two years.

All students have access to technology, from hands-on-STEM learning for younger students in a fully equipped "maker's space" to one-to-one school-provided devices for all students. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. Through a unique partnership with Bakersfield College, our students enroll in college classes starting in 9th grade and complete all their A-G requirements, in addition to their AS Degree requirements over the course of four years. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.

We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.

Job Description

The Role

Under the supervision of the Chief Business Officer, the Director of Human Resources will build and nurture an inclusive environment, coach leaders through difficult situations and advocate for our employee experience, while keeping an eye towards the strategic vision of the HR function. The Director supervises key services, including family engagement, student wellness, compliance, data, and District front office staff.

A Day in the life at Wonderful:

Build best-in-class Human Resources systems across the organization. Anticipate, plan for, prevent, troubleshoot and manage risk around potential Human Resource issues.
Serve as a consultant to management on key organizational and management issues, while also being an employee champion.
Provide guidance to managers and employees on human resources policies and procedures and legal (regulatory) compliance issues in a digestible manner.
Manage the resolution of complex employee relations issues, leading / assisting in the investigation of employee complaints and partnering with legal counsel when needed.
Advise and counsel management regarding appropriate disciplinary actions to create consistency and ensure minimal legal risk.
Maintain 100% compliance with federal, state and local employment, wage and hour compliance, legally mandated training, credentialing, and benefits laws and regulations, including FMLA, PDL, CFRA, Worker's Comp.
Develop and administer various human resources policies and procedures, including ownership of the academy's employee handbook. Maintains an up-to-date and compliant human resource information system; tracks vacation and benefits accrual; conducts open enrollment and administers benefits.
Review, analyze, and execute on legal and compliance mandates, regulations, policies and guidelines, ensuring 100% compliance with all federal, state and local policies.
Create, lead and execute specialized employee engagement programs to support school culture and climate.
Build relationships with management and serve as thought partner on issues ranging from employee retention to engagement plans.
Prepare reports required by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, State Department of Education, US Department of Education, Board of Directors and the Superintendent.
Develop and execute strong HR systems including monitoring teacher credentialing and new hire onboarding.
Assist in the recruitment, selection and employment processes and evaluation of both certificated and classified in keeping with legal requirements and Board Policies.
Assist in the projection of yearly staffing needs and recruitment activities.

Qualifications

Your Contribution to Wonderful:

Minimum 10 years' Human Resources with experience managing and developing a team of two or more employees
Bachelor's degree in a related field, required
Proven competency investigating and resolving complicated employee relations issues
Ability to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment; comfort working in ambiguity
Tech savvy with an understanding of various HR platforms and how they can enhance the organization and experience
Adopts a 'play to win' mentality and acts boldly and nimbly in a fast-moving environment
Fluency in Spanish a plus

Additional Information

WCPA's dedication to you:

Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
Company paid health/vision/dental for self
Voluntary 403b with company match
Most positions are bonus eligible
Subsidized preschool and college scholarships for your children

Quality of Life in the Central Valley:

Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.

Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful College Prep Academy, Delano , Human Resource Director, Executive , Delano, California

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