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Human Resources Director

KIPP St. Louis Public Schools
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Human Resources Director | KIPP St. Louis Public Schools 

Every day, great people at KIPP prove the possible. The Director of Human Resources (HR) will play a critical role in supporting a team of superstars so we can achieve ambitious goals for our scholars. The Human Resources Director will execute human resources activities for all school-based and regional staff by leading employee relations and compensation and benefits activities. Additionally, the HR Director will partner with others to conduct regular payroll reviews and support the development of our region’s HR strategy.  

Please apply online today at www.kippstl.org/apply

Position type: Full time, exempt    

We invite you to serve in the following capacities:

HR Strategy Development (Partner)

  • Partner with the Talent Director to develop KIPP St. Louis’ overall talent strategy

  • Research and identify high leverage employee engagement activities

  • Function as a strategic business partner for schools and departments to increase staff success and sustainability

  • Support plan to attract, develop and retain high quality diverse staff 

  • Other duties as assigned

 Employee Relations (Lead) 

  • Counsel School Leaders and Administrators on employee management and retention practices 

  • Lead case management activities and grievance investigation and resolution processes

  • In partnership with Talent, develop performance management systems and supporting tools 

  • Ensure that KIPP St. Louis complies with all labor laws and applicable legal requirements 

  • Responsible for annual review, update, and distribution of Employee Handbook

  • Provide guidance on appropriate practices, interpretations of policies, procedures, and laws

  • Partner with hiring managers on developing and/or transitioning employees as needed

  • Provide exit interviews; summarize themes and create corrective action plans as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Employee Benefits and Compensation (Lead)

  • Recommend compensation placements for all employees and conduct compensation equity audits

  • Conduct annual benefits review to ensure competitive, cost-effective benefit packages for all staff

  • Manage annual open enrollment; ensure all enrollments are completed accurately and on time

  • Serve as point person for KIPP St. Louis staff for all questions and concerns related to benefits

  • Ensure compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA) including end of year tax forms

  • Manage Worker’s Compensation claims from receipt of injury report to close of claim

  • Manage short and long term leave requests for all employees; serve as FMLA Administrator

  • Other duties as assigned

Performance Management System (Create)

  • Build and lead cross-functional team responsible for creating  and implementing a performance management system

  • Identify and leverage best practices to create supporting documents, trainings, and tools

  • Create visual anchors for all KSTL sites that reinforce our mission, vision, and values 

  • Other duties as assigned

Payroll Review (Partner)

  • In partnership with our Finance Department, optimize and document key payroll and benefits processes

  • Along with Payroll Administrator, develop and execute a process to ensure timely and accurate wage payments

  • Ensure PTO is recorded for all leaves of absence, including parental leave, extended sick leave, etc.

  • Document and update employee data to reflect the position and/or salary changes

  • Process stipend agreements and document assignment

  • Other duties as assigned

Human Resources Management Activities (Manage and Build Capacity)

  • Lead and build the capacity of HR Manager; create standard operating procedures for all key HR processes

  • Provide training for people managers; build an accountability system that ensures all staff are being developed

  • Review and verify staff credential and certification verifications for the region

  • Ensure accuracy of all HR compliance, information, and records for the region 

What you should have...

The ideal candidate for this position is culturally competent with sound judgment. You enjoy helping others, maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information, pays close attention to detail, and possess exemplary oral and written communication skills.  You will also have a growth mindset and maintain a professional demeanor while de-escalating difficult situations.  


  • Cultural competence

  • 5 or more years of direct Human Resources experience

  • Prior team management experience

  • Knowledge of Federal and State Labor Laws 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or other related fields

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Proficiency

  • Ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with, motivate, and engage a diverse group of stakeholders

Preferred skills and qualifications include:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or PHR Certification

  • Entrepreneurial spirit; self-motivated and comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources

  • Prior experience with Employee Relations, Grievance Management, Compensation, and Benefits

  • Experience working in non-profit or education sectors with educationally underserved students

  • Comfort with HR information systems and digital/cloud-based HR tools

About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world-class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high-quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond. 

KIPP St. Louis currently serves over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will serve nearly 3,000 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network is comprised of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school:

  • KIPP Inspire Academy, founded in 2009

  • KIPP Victory Academy, founded in 2014

  • KIPP Triumph Academy and KIPP Wisdom Academy, founded in 2015

  • KIPP St. Louis High School, founded in 2017

  • KIPP Wonder Academy, founded in 2019


At KIPP St. Louis we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries, and a full slate of benefits including $0 deductible medical coverage, dental, vision, and life insurance, short term disability and an optional 403b as a supplement to our retirement pension program.We also offer a plethora of professional development opportunities. Benefits are subject to change year to year.

KIPP St. Louis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. KIPP St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.


Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-11-17

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