Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent preschool-12school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth. CWA is safely operating in an in-person/hybrid education model, prepared to adapt to remote learning for any part of the 2021-22 year that is needed. We have resources available for training and preparation for faculty in best practices in remote teaching and learning.
Charles Wright Mission Statement:To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.
Develops and administers various human resources (HR) functions for all employees. Advises Head of School and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on human resource matters. Plans, organizes, and controls all HR activities, and responsible for developing goals, objectives, and systems for the HR function
Employment Process – Administer procedures for recruitment, orientation, evaluation, and termination
Collaborate with hiring managers on development of recruitment strategy for openings. Compose and place employment ads based on approved job description.
Coordinate applicant correspondence for faculty and staff openings.
Keep records of previous applicant information.
Process background checks and necessary degree and credential verification for new hires and rescreens for all continuing employees as directed.
Conduct new employee orientation sessions and process all payroll/personnel forms. Provide education on personnel policies and all benefit offerings including medical/dental insurance choices, retirement plan options, life/disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains all employee handbooks/manuals.
Consults with leadership on employee relations matters. Assists with the documentation process and communication delivery as requested.
Monitor performance evaluation program for non-exempt staff.
Establish and maintain Human Resource records and reports including employee files hardcopy and digital. Coordinates with Controller to maintain employee/payroll database. Answer inquiries from authorized persons and compile data for reports.
Oversee exit process for all departures and coordinate COBRA notice process, managing TPA
Compensation – Implements and annually updates compensation programs for non-exempt staff.
Maintain current job descriptions for all positions.
Process annual contracts, wage letters, stipends to all employees.
Monitors for compliance with state and federal regulations. Advises leadership as appropriate.
Benefits – Administer employee benefit plans and programs in coordination with various carriers/record-keepers and benefits broker. Current plans include medical/vision, dental, life/AD&D, LTD, EAP, retirement, paid time-off.
Process and maintain all employee benefits records in Enterprise Benefits. Track life status change impacts.
Manage employee retirement plan in compliance with plan documents and ERISA, including all necessary reporting and audit requirements. Participate in the retirement plan oversight committee, preparing and retaining minutes. Ensure employees are informed of and enrolled in voluntary/mandatory retirement plans.
Re-evaluate annually all benefit plans for effectiveness, participate in renewal negotiation.
Facilitate all benefit-related education including annual benefits open enrollment.
Respond promptly to all employee inquiries regarding benefits.
Maintain attendance management process and paid time off benefits for all employees.
Manage employee leaves in compliance with all federal and state regulations, including FMLA, state paid FML, Worker’s Compensation and disability. Manage time off associated and all necessary adjustments to pay.
Monitor compliance with government regulations (e.g., COBRA, ERISA, OSHA, wage & hour, etc.) Educate and effect change when necessary.
Manage Worker’s Compensation program, claims processing and oversee return to work process.
Assist with the school’s Safety Program in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Complete all required reports and postings.
Assist in institutional research for CFO.
Salary is competitive with other independent schools in the Pacific Northwest. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their families designed to provide choice, flexibility, and value. In addition to health (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, and a flexible spending account, we offer participation in the Academy’s 403(b) retirement plan, including a generous employer contribution once eligibility is met, paid time off, tuition remission for immediate dependents, and professional development.
Hours: Full time,12 months per year/8 hours per day/Overtime to be expected.
If you are interested, please send:
1) a resume
2) a letter of interest
No phone calls or inquiries, please.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process.
Charles Wright Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.
Bachelor’s degree required, a master’s degree preferred, preferably in Human Resources, Business, or another related subject.
Minimum 5 years of human resources management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and training.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of employees and Academy information.
· Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently in a multi-task environment.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good rapport with all employees.
Proficient skills with Microsoft Office, Google suite, email, and database programs.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position more than 50% of the time.
Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend stairs to access offices.
Must be able to frequently communicate with staff/faculty regarding inquiries on new hire or employment benefits. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.