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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Milton Academy

Milton, Massachusetts 02186
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  • Employee Relations
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Milton Academy, established in 1798, is an independent coeducational national and international boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12, on a 125-acre campus eight miles south of Boston.

The Human Resources department seeks an assistant director of human resources to be responsible for the daily operations of the Human Resources Office, including benefits administration, recruitment, hiring, orientation, performance management, and employee relations.  The individual in this position must have a working knowledge of Milton’s payroll system and serves as a primary back up for payroll.  In addition, this position serves as a central liaison for faculty and staff relative to all human resources issues. 

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Administer and manage all employee benefit programs, including but not limited to: retirement, health and dental insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, FMLA, life insurance, long-term care, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, flexible benefits, and COBRA;
  • Coordinate and manage the recruiting function for Milton; serve as central point person within the school for a variety of positions to include: full-time faculty and staff positions, seasonal coaches, tutors, summer employees, contract employees, and volunteers
  • Serve as project manager for the annual 403(b) audit
  • Manage the content of documents, communications and the HR website, consistent with the changes and enhancements to benefits and regulations year to year.
  • Provide orientation to new employees.
  • Chair Milton Academy’s Wellness Committee.
  • Provide a high level of responsiveness and customer service.
  • Serve as primary back up for payroll function, including transmitting payroll.

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of progressive experience in human resources.  Strong budget managing skills are required.  PHR preferred.  Preferred candidates will have some experience in a boarding school environment.   

Other required experience and abilities:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to solve problems independently. Extensive experience using Microsoft Office and Google suite of apps. Must understand issues of confidentiality.

Interested candidates should apply online at


Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural and gender balance of the School community. Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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