St. Teresa's Academy

HR Director – St. Teresa’s Academy

St. Teresa’s Academy (STA) is a Catholic, accredited, all girls’ college-preparatory high school.  The Academy’s administration, faculty and staff are committed to providing young women with a premier education that includes a rigorous academic curriculum and technology program, award-winning arts and athletics programs, and service and mission opportunities.  STA, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, educates young women to think critically, encourages them through Catholic values to serve others, and empowers them to make a profound impact on the world.

The Academy is seeking a Director of Human Resources to manage all phases of the employment lifecycle. This position reports directly to the President and is a year-round full-time position, which requires schedule flexibility and ability to work as needed outside of core hours.

We offer a terrific benefits package including:

  • Discounted tuition for employees’ daughters attending STA
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • FSA/HSA plans
  • Life & voluntary life
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • Critical illness
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with school match
  • Generous paid time-off benefits including long holidays and seasonal breaks typically enjoyed by schools!


As a sole HR practitioner, the HR Director routinely pivots throughout the day from consultative, strategic business partner to hands-on HR activities.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Handle all talent acquisition activities and processes and new-hire onboarding
  • Handle all employee offboarding activities and processes
  • Create and maintain job descriptions to ensure all are up to date and compliant with all local, state and federal laws
  • Conduct internal investigations into issues and conflicts and facilitate resolutions
  • Provide strategic and consultative support to Administration, Faculty and Staff
  • Ensure the organization is compliant with local, state and federal laws
  • Ensure all HR policies are up-to-date and are interpreted and applied consistently
  • Counsel on performance management issues
  • Partner with the President and Administration to ensure strategic HR goals are aligned with Academy initiatives
  • Maintain HR systems and processes
  • Maintain employment records and organizational charts
  • Partner with the Business Office to administer benefits (renewals, enrollment, employee assistance), Faculty employment agreements, and compensation analyses and adjustments
  • Manage the annual employee engagement survey process


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related area;
  • 7+ years’ Human Resources generalist experience including 4+ years managing the Human Resources function
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including compensation, health & welfare benefits, leaves administration, retirement plan administration, talent acquisition and management, and employee relations; demonstrated ability to apply these strategies and practices in compliance with employment regulations
  • Specialized training and thorough knowledge of local, federal and state employment laws and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive employee and Academy information with a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration and teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal, rapport-building skills across all levels in an organization
  • Exceptional judgment, problem-solving and independent decision-making skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to make effective presentations to the senior leadership team, Board of Directors, and large employee groups
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using data to guide strategic employment planning
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google suites
  • Hands-on experience with Paycom or similar HRIS

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or other relevant Master’s degree
  • HR certification (e.g., HRCI PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP, etc.)
  • HR management experience in an educational organization and/or non-profit environment


  • Good Listener and Critical-Thinker
  • Patient but Recognize Need for Urgency
  • Collaborative and Successful as a Sole-Practitioner
  • Big-Picture Vision with Strong Attention to Small Details
  • Relentless Discretion and Professionalism

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St. Teresa’s Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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