Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.
Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.
Current Job Openings
Human Resources Coordinator
Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a relational and organized professional to serve as our Human Resources Coordinator.
Our 22-acre school is located on our unique and historic land on the banks of the American River in Fair Oaks, CA. It encompasses a 2.5-acre farm, lower school facilities, high school classrooms, several community spaces, athletic fields, and sprawling grounds. Outdoor structures and robust distance learning technology have been installed to enable learning during COVID, and to provide this means of education for years to come.
The mission of Sacramento Waldorf School is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.
We are seeking a Human Resources Coordinator who is eager to be a member of a collaborative community of faculty, staff, and parents in support of our students and our campus. We are seeking an individual with a natural orientation toward supporting and serving employees, combined with flexible thinking and an exceptional ability to track and accomplish multiple workstreams and tasks.
Sacramento Waldorf School is working to create a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we collaborate to support an effective, inclusive workplace and learning environment. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in the nonprofit and education sectors.
Position Summary: The primary responsibility of the Human Resources Coordinator is to support faculty and staff to meet their needs as employees in support of the programs and mission of the School. The Coordinator will achieve these responsibilities by actively offering an “open door” environment and ensuring timely follow-up on all requests. Meanwhile this individual will ensure that all human resources policies, processes, practices, and systems meet the needs of the school and its employees, managing all day-to-day in a hands-on manner to ensure smooth operations of the HR function.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains a professional and supportive rapport with all faculty and staff; answers day-to-day questions and fields concerns, triaging as needed with Administrator to determine path to resolution
- Supports hiring & recruiting processes in support of SWS diversity goals.
- Performs tasks related to new hire onboarding as well as separating employees
- Ensures execution of tasks in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; completes forms and reports as requested by government agencies and others
- Tracks employee participation in mandatory trainings, reminding employees as needed
- Manages processes and systems related to timekeeping and leaves, ensuring compliance with policies and laws
- Manages Worker’s Comp questions and claims, acting as liaison to Worker’s Comp carrier
- Maintains content on employee portal, ensuing that documents and forms are up-to-date and easily available to employees
- Maintains personnel files in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations
- Provides project management and operational support to diversity, equity, and inclusion committee(s) as needed
- Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education and/or Experience – Minimum three years of experience in a human resources position in a non-union environment, with solid experience and demonstrable knowledge in at least two of the following: time and attendance (application of FLSA and related); leave administration; employee health and safety; workers compensation; training coordination; employee relations. High school diploma or equivalent is required; completion of a degree is a plus.
- Language Skills - Fluency in verbal and written English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as employee handbooks, external updates regarding employment law, and training guides for systems such as the timekeeping system. Ability to write clear and compassionate correspondence to communicate sensitive and sometimes complex human resources subject matter. Ability to speak effectively and compassionately with individuals as well as with small groups of employees.
- Ethical Standards – Strong personal commitment to high ethical standards, confidentiality, and discretion.
- Organizational Skills – Strong time management and project management skills. Ability to track tasks and follow up effectively to ensure completion. Ability to coordinate schedules for self and others. Outstanding attention to detail.
- Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Competencies – High empathy combined with an ability to manage boundaries effectively. Ability to provide inclusive support to a group that represents a broad range of styles and identities. Ability to prioritize and foster equity and diversity.
- Mathematical Skills - Ability to compute and accurately verify dates and times for timekeeping and leave.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Employee will sometimes be exposed to outside weather conditions. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time non-exempt position. Sacramento Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package.
Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.