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Human Resources Manager

September 9, 2021 - October 25, 2021

Position Overview:

Graland Country Day School is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager to manage all aspects of the Human Resources function. The Human Resources Manager shall lead Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee oriented, high performance culture that promotes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a growth-oriented and adaptable workforce.

 Reports to: Director of Director of Finance & Operations

Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month on-campus position

 Essential Functions:

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures that policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance
  • Defines and manages hiring processes and procedures including: developing job descriptions and postings, coordinating interview schedules, supporting the recruitment process as needed, conducting background check process for final candidates, preparing employment contracts or letters, and overseeing the onboarding process including completion and collection of employment forms
  • Manages Workers Compensation claims and manages safety initiatives
  • Manages unemployment claims, employment verifications, garnishments, FMLA, and attendance
  • Manages and monitors HR best practices with respect to all employee relations; advises senior management on all employee relations matters
    • Employee appeals
    • Conflict resolution
    • Harassment complaints
    • Monitors for EEOC compliance
    • Cultural communication issues
  • Works with senior management to refine and implement compensation programs and assists with annual salary budget to ensure compliance and equity within the organization
  • Administers benefits programs and manages relationships with vendors. Responsible for ensuring programs meet employees needs, complies with legal requirements, and are cost effective. Also performs monthly accounting reconciliations of programs:
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance and cafeteria plans
    • Retirement plans
    • Life and Long Term Disability insurance
    • COBRA
    • Others as may be determined
  • Processes payroll on a semi-monthly basis in coordination with controller and payroll software vendor
  • Communicates key changes in programs and legislation that may affect budget; interprets and explains personnel policies and procedures to department heads, employees and applicants. Assists the Director of Finance & Operations in modifying policies, programs, and cultural and organizational changes
  • Conducts exit interviews and gleans suggestions for improvement of employee experience and practices
  • Implements employee management best practices and minimizes legal risks. Employees include full and part-time faculty and staff, after-school activities personnel, and others as needed
  • Retains personnel files in compliance with state employment requirements for independent schools, including teacher licensing and employee occupational licenses
  • Supports administration in staff development and evaluation
  • Reviews and updates the Employee Handbook in collaboration with Administrative team


           Customer Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance and makes self available to faculty and staff

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect regardless of status or position; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
  • Confidentiality – Maintains confidential information
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Communication – Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures
  • Teamwork - Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Technical Skills – Strives to build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others

 Team Player

Be a collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community who:

  • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
  • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive staff member.
  • Provides a safe environment for students.
  • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
  • Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
  • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
  • Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and is open to feedback and new learning.
  • Offers support during after-hours as needed.
  • Likes to work with people and create solutions.


  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills are required
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of employees
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts
  • Ability to solve practical problems; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Exceptional relationship management, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Individual must be proficient with industry software and technology

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Compensation and Benefitts

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $65,000-$80,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid time off for school holidays and school vacations, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch and access to free on-campus workout facilities.



Please send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] 

About Graland

A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.

 While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.

Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.


Our Mission

Achieve intellectual excellence, build strong character,

enrich learning through the arts and athletics, and prepare our students to be

engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.


Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain