Human Resources Manager

RSJ Swenson - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)

Curtis School is excited to announce an opportunity to join our unique organization as the Human Resources Manager. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is looking to join a team-oriented, inclusive, and professional learning community as an integral member of our team. Curtis School is a DK-6 elementary school whose mission is “to develop, in every child, a sound mind in a sound body governed by a compassionate heart.” We hope to hear from you if this description resonates with your interests and goals.

Description of Position

The HR Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for personnel and school administration for all matters related to Human Resources including but not limited to staffing, compensation, retirement, workers’ compensation, leave administration, benefits and assisting the accounting department with the processing of payroll. Responsible for maintaining employee files, HRIS systems and mandatory reporting. In addition, will advise and assist school administration in recruitment and onboarding efforts. This position will be a direct report to the Chief Operating and Financial Officer. The following provides additional responsibilities:

Compliance & Audit:
Prepares employment agreements and reports data as required by State and Federal Agencies
Ensures compliance with required legal postings
Responsible for Live Scan

Maintains relationships with recruiting agencies
Develops employee job descriptions, posts job, screens candidates and coordinates interviews
Onboard new hires and provides new employee orientation

Employment Policies and Administration:
Maintains I-9 documents and HRIS system of employee information
Assists support staff with various record-keeping and reporting systems
Files and monitors workers’ compensation claims and assists in light duty job placement

Training and Communications:
Informs employees about internal policies, requirements, and legal prerequisites
Coordinates and ensures compliance with mandatory and supplemental training

Compensation and Benefits:
Responsible with CFO for brokering employee group health insurance options
Enrolls employees and eligible dependents in group health insurance and COBRA coverage
Serves as Administrator for retirement fund, performs informational sessions and enrollment
Prepares salary reports for salary and benefit budgeting
Advises employees regarding medical leave of absences and other protected leaves

The ideal candidate will have the following background and qualities, or comparable experience:

Confidentiality, professionalism, honesty and integrity
Skillfully communicative with strong interpersonal skills
Proactive, detailed, good organizational skills, and strong time management abilities
Knowledge of HR processes and experience with HR databases and HRIS systems
BA/BS degree required. Education focus in HR Management, Business or School Administration, Psychology or related field preferred
5+ years of HR experience required, school experience a plus.

Why Join Curtis?
Curtis School is the leader in education for children because of the exceptional employees that we invite to join our team. We reward our employees with such benefits as 100% paid individual HMO, and significant percentage paid of PPO plans. In addition, we provide 10 days of paid vacation, 7 sick days, and 2 personal days in addition to spring and winter breaks, so employees can maintain a healthy work/life balance. We pride ourselves in caring not just for our students, but also for our employees.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
Curtis School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status or any other legally protected status in its employment practices. Curtis School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

About Curtis School:
Curtis School is an independent, DK-6 coeducational day school, established in 1925. The school is located on a spacious 27-acre campus in the Mulholland Corridor of the Santa Monica Mountains. Curtis School is accredited by both the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school has two DK classrooms, three classrooms in each of Grades K-2, and four classrooms in each of Grades 3-6. Our community consists of 490 students and 68 faculty members. Please visit our website to learn more about us (

RSJ/Swenson is providing screening services for this position.