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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech - Director of Human Resources

    October 2, 2015




    Northampton Location, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060


    Director of Human Resources

    Working Schedule:

    Exempt, 40 hours a week position, Monday through Friday

    Immediate Supervisor:


    Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or a related field. (Masters Degree Preferred). HR Certifications (SPHR, PHR, OD, etc.) highly desired.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience, including expert knowledge of HR management and EEO compliance.
    • In-depth knowledge of Affirmative Action Programs, COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, ADA and related state and federal regulations
    • Proven ability to establish strong partnerships with senior managers and operate successfully at a senior management level.
    • Demonstrate initiative, creative thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective communications skills.
    • Self-starter who can work well independently, but also deliver as a team player
    • Good listening and communication skills; positive, patient, friendly attitude; ability to relate to a wide variety of individuals at all levels of the organization.
    • Relevant industry experience (small/moderate sized mission-driven non-profit) highly desired.

    Job Description:

    • Coordinate and execute day-to-day delivery of a full range of Human Resources services, policies and programs, including recruiting and retention, employee onboarding, compensation and benefits, performance management, training, policy development, wellness, and employee relations.
    • Enhance organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues and opportunities, and contributing information, analysis and recommendations to leadership
    • Support management by providing counsel and developing solutions to routine and complex human relational issues
    • Develop and implement strategies to maximize effective HR coordination and collaboration across Clarke’s multi-location model.
    • Develop and update policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines as needed, including annual review of Employee Handbook.
    • Manage annual performance appraisal process
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation and advising management on needed actions
    • Provide information, support and guidance to Clarke employees seeking assistance in all HR areas.




    Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume noting the job title in the subject line to:


    Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    March 10, 2015          Hire Number 194