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Human Resource Director

Lionsgate Academy

Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
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Job Details

INDUSTRY: Charter School, Education, Non-profit

CORE HOURS: 7:30-4:00 pm M-F, year round
SALARY: $60,000-$75,000 DOQ



The human resource director is a member of the district administrative team and is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with external legal consultant for more complex cases.

  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to administrative team for improvement of the school’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.  Writes, revises, edits and proofreads policies and procedures and related documents, as needed.

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to supervisors (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary action).

  • Acts as a resource to human resource generalists to ensure their understanding with benefits and HR policies and regulations.

  • Plans, directs and supervises all activities relating to the administration and maintenance of payroll and employee benefits programs to ensure cost effectiveness, market competitiveness and internal equity among employees.

  • Manage school’s safety efforts, including development of a safety program and serving on the safety committee.

  • Assists with the preparation of the performance review process , disciplinary action procedures, and processing of terminations,.

  • Assists in completion of the strategic plan initiatives.

  • Coordinates the review, preparation and administration of the school’s compensation program.

  • Processes monthly billings from insurance providers. Reviews invoices for accuracy, codes and submits for payment. Resolves discrepancies with carriers.

  • Coordinates and assists with the ACA benefit reporting requirement.

  • Maintains positive, professional relationships and uses appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written communication with all individuals.

  • Regular, prompt attendance.


  • Participation in Lionsgate Academy committees. Attends monthly Governance and school board meetings outside of regular work day.

  • Completes payroll processing, daily generalist activities, and STAR reporting in lieu of assigned employee, as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

This position has direct supervision responsibilities of human resource generalists and serves as a coach and mentor for other positions in the district.

The human resource position requires on-site availability at all campuses on a rotating basis. All efforts will be made for a consistent schedule at each campus; however, commutes across campuses may be required to complete essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and communicate effectively orally and in written form.


Relationship Management
HR Expertise
Ethical Practice
Leadership and Navigation

Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field
Five years experience in human resources
Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks

SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification
Master’s degree in human resources or related field
Human resource experience in schools or with disability agencies
Three to five years human resource management experience

This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.

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