About Bancroft School Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.
Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Our 400 students from 63 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of different backgrounds that contribute to a unique and diverse learning environment.
In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan,BluePrint125— a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus upgrades to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety. Other major campus enhancements have included the creation of flexible, multi-functional learning spaces in the areas of performing arts, athletics, and technology.
Position Summary Bancroft School is seeking a part-time Human Resources Director to join our dynamic Business Office Team. The Human Resource Director is responsible for leading and implementing human resource initiatives, supporting education objectives, and driving a diverse range of strategic HR efforts including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, retention, employee engagement, and leadership initiative alignment. Overall, the position formulates partnerships across the organization to deliver value-added service to leadership and employees that reflects the strategic objectives of the School. This is an on-campus part-time position, 20-30 hours per week, which reports to the Director of Finance & Operations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Annually review and make recommendations for improvement of the School’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure School’s compliance
Responsible for all payroll administration
Manage the annual 403(b) audit
Work with the Head of School & DFO to review, prepare and administer the School’s wage and salary program
Responsible for benefits administration (group health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending plans, 403(b) plan, workers compensation
Communicate changes in personnel policies/handbooks and procedures and ensure proper compliance is followed
Conduct new employee orientations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefit plans and enrollment provisions
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate on personnel matters
Work closely with senior administration and leadership on personnel issues
Participate in performance improvement meetings with employees
Perform job analysis and write job descriptions
Assist with recruiting for internal positions
Act as liaison between employees and insurance providers to resolve benefit related problems and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations
Core Qualifications & Credentials
Bachelor's degree in a related field required
Professional certification (SHRM, PHR) a plus
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in a managerial role
Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures and practices
Independent school experience preferred
Team builder and leader qualities
Effective communicator at all levels
High degree of business acumen and people acumen
Exceptional written and oral communication and group presentation skills
Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions and activities
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, HR Systems, and Payroll
Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.
Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Bancroft is a PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future and one in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, the School’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood north of downtown Worcester. 400 students come from 63 cities and towns around central Massachusetts and represent a wide variety of different backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the unique and diverse learning environment. The school is committed to cultivating a community that embraces diversity and an inclusive campus in which each individual is safe, known, and valued. Bancroft students and faculty are committed to honoring the dignity of the individual and the celebration of difference.