Human Resource Director
Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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
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,
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
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
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
Fluency in Spanish a plus
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
EEO is the law
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