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University School of Nashville

Human Resources Director

University School of Nashville


Job Summary

Purpose: To administer the day-to-day HR operations in alignment with USN’s mission and with a focus on best practices, continuous improvement, and making USN a great place to work

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Human Resources Management System using USN’s current vendor, including all aspects of the employee life cycle from the prospective employee through the exit process
  • Develop recruitment strategies, showcase USN as an employer of choice, support hiring managers, oversee the creation of appropriate hiring documents, maintain interviewing guidelines, provide needed training to hiring committees, and ensure successful employee orientation and onboarding
  • Manage and optimize payroll and benefits programs and administration, including payroll, time and attendance, wellness initiatives, leave requests, vendor management, compliance, and employee communication, among others
  • Serve as lead for coordination, communication, and administration of Benefits Open Enrollment and for new employee onboarding.
  • Provide support and development on interviewing skills, employee coaching, performance management, training and development resources, and other employee-related topics
  • Train and support supervisors in documentation and follow-up that may be required in situations involving an investigation and/or a Performance Improvement Plan
  • Lead efforts associated with important employment-related policies and practices including those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and standards of employee conduct and maintenance of the employee handbook
  • Build ongoing employee communication including maintenance of the HR Resource portal on the USN’s website
  • Address employee relations issues sensitively, fairly, and clearly; manage employee separation processes as required
  • Maintain USN’s set-up on the Folio Collaborative website, USN’s professional growth and goal-setting platform, ensure the roster is current, and provide training and technical support to all users
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as FMLA and ADA, providing direct support to the employee and guidance to the supervisor for individual circumstances
  • Coach and train other employees who support the human resources function
  • Establish an open, trusting, and welcoming presence with employees and be available to answer questions and help with problem-solving on any issues or concern
  • Serve on the ODCL Hiring and Retention Committee and school renewal committees, attend meetings of the USN Board of Trustees HR Subcommittee, and join other committees as needed and appropriate
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Chief Financial Officer and, in some cases, the Director


  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Five years of relevant experience including 3+ years of human resources experience required; preference will be given to those with education and/or nonprofit experience, as well as those with experience working in inclusive communities
  • Professional certification through HRCI or SHRM required
  • Demonstrated human resources knowledge and experience, with increasing responsibilities over time
  • Experience working with data and analytics to inform human resources strategies

Additional Information


  • Health, Dental, Vision insurance & HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

Please apply here and be prepared to upload your Cover Letter and Resume through USN’s online application. 


  • Date Posted: June 6, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Education