Director of Human Resources - Director of Culture and People Development

    • Job Tracking ID: 512681-797845
    • Job Location: Redmond, WA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 08, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Director of Culture and People Development

Position Type: Non-Faculty, Exempt, Full-time 12 mo.

Reports to: President and Headmaster

Salary:  $90,000 - $100,000 Dependent on Experience

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, and more

Closing Date: When Filled

Start Date: When Filled

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Please see our website, , for additional information.

Job Summary

The Director of People and Culture will lead on developing people and workplace culture, in line with values and strategic objectives. This person will create and nurture networks to recruit talent and develop individual employees. Additionally, this person will provide expertise and support in the areas of Performance Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Policy and Procedure Development, HR Compliance and direct strategic operational initiatives as needed.

Experience and Skills:

Primary Responsibilities

Talent Scouting

  • Network with Best Fit Colleges and professionals to create network of faculty/staff recruits who understand mission
  • Recruit qualified candidates for employment who understand and can execute on mission


  • Streamline and personalize high-quality employee experience from offer acceptance and on-boarding through first year
  • Check-in meetings throughout first year with new employees
  • Create and steward high-quality employee experience from hire through first year


  • Work with Manager with type of employee wanted for open position
  • Work with HRIS to determine best sites for job postings
  • Work on making job postings and benefits, etc. a better selling point (less formal)
  • Manage initial screening of applicants
  • Work with HRIS to manage Predictive Index screening
  • Work with HRIS on Systems and processes

Firing/PIPs and voluntary exits:

  • Work and train managers (academic and admin) when an employee has performance issues
  • Partner to execute proper course of action with least amount of risk to institution

Training and Talent Development

  • Work with managers and senior leadership to develop appropriate training and development
  • Train and develop managers and directors on related topics
  • Identify and Develop Future Administrative Talent and Leadership

Organizational Diagnostics and Design

  • Have the fingers on pulse of current culture vs targeted culture and manage toward target culture
  • Perform exit interviews, surveys, etc.
  • Coach and provide solution concepts to leaders to streamline processes and org functions within org to ensure process is completed on time, on budget and with high quality

Review Process

  • Work with HRIS to develop necessary tools for the review process
  • Train Managers (academic and admin) on providing proper feedback to employees (aligned with Professional Excellence expectations)

Support School Employees

  • Act as a liaison between teachers, staff and school administrators as needed

Expert in employment law state and federal (e.g., FMLA, Discrimination, etc.)

Strategic Operational Initiatives:

  • Lead special strategic operational projects as directed by the President and Headmaster

Leadership Development

  • Identify and Develop Future Administrative Talent and Leadership
  • Create process for yearly check in or organization health (including key talent, succession planning, etc.)

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma and college degree required
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience working in similar professional setting
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite; specifically, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package
  • Team player
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package and online tools as needed
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct

Physical and/or Other Requirements

  • Valid/Current CPR, First Aid, AED certification


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.