Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission

The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge.
At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

The Position


The HR Generalist performs day-to-day HR functions in varying degrees of complexity to support employees and ensure that processes, programs, and policies are aligned, maintained, and optimized.

Responsibilities/Expectations:
Process applicant steps, job offers, and new hire onboarding
Review benefits and policies with new employees and conduct orientations
Assist with recruitment, developing job descriptions, posting open positions, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, and preparing employment letters
Respond to benefit questions, process enrollments and changes, monitor various eligibility periods
Develop HR materials and disseminate information
Manage annual benefits fair, data collection, perform processing steps for Open Enrollment
Review/audit semi-monthly payroll
Provide guidance to employees on leaves, process FMLA and short-term disability paperwork
File Notices of Injury with Workers Compensation carrier
Maintain personnel files and other records in compliance with labor laws and regulations, perform employee record audits and maintain proper storage according to retention schedules
Maintain accurate records of plan enrollments, and personnel transactions
Coordinate meetings and trainings; respond to requests for verifications, surveys, and other information
Update new hire and benefit materials, maintain HR webpages, links and mandatory postings
Assist with new HRIS implementations, data entry, internal and benefit plan audits

Other duties may be requested or assigned.

Please note: The School requires immunization against COVID-19 subject to applicable medical or religious exemptions under state and federal law. If an exemption is requested, the School will determine whether reasonable accommodations are available in accordance with applicable law.

Work Hours and Days:
M-F, 40 hours per week, non-exempt position

Qualifications

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years or more relevant experience in Human Resources
SHRM certification preferred
Experience in an independent school preferred

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office required; experience with HRIS systems (ADP) preferred
Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
Ethical mindset and the ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
Ability to exercise discretion and perform work independently
Extensive knowledge and understanding of HR benefits, policies, and applicable state and federal laws
Knowledge of database applications with the ability to query, analyze and summarize data

Physical Demands:
Required to remain stationary for long periods of time
Infrequent light physical effort required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Salaries and Benefits


Park’s wages and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools.

In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:

Tuition Remission
Under current policy, employees who have been at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, employees may apply for aid through the need-based financial assistance program.)

Application Process


Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references via email or post to:

Email: HR@parkschool.net
Mail: 2425 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.