Placement within range is based on education and full years of experience and is TBD by employer.
4 Year Degree
Director of Human Resources
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the TK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PNEDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm. PNEDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PNEDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PNEDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Currently, CNCA has six campuses that serve approximately 3,500 students from TK through 12th grade. Our goal is for CNCA graduates to be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers.
Organizational Leadership Capacities
We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.
Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, families and members of the community
Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect
Location: Home Support Office
Supervisor: Vice President of Human Resources
Work Periods: 12 Month
Class: Full Time, Classified, Exempt
Direct Supervision Exercised: Yes
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR), the Director of Human Resources provides support in ensuring that all core HR operations, procedures, and transactions function effectively and efficiently while providing a high level of customer service to CNCA employees, departments, and schools. In this highly visible role, the Director of HR will develop and cultivate relationships with school leaders and through that partnership, provide counsel on a full range of HR functions related to staffing, employee relations, compensation and policy administration.
Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities
Serve as a member of the HR Team, contributing expertise in Human Resources to inform the overall vision and strategy of the HR Team and the Learning Group
Collaborate with the VPHR to establish annual priorities, goals, and operational plans that are aligned with CNCA strategic plan. This includes revising services, programs, processes, policies and standards based on CNCA's long terms goals
Support the research and development of a cohesive plan for the HR Team and, in particular, in the areas of HR Compliance, Compensation and Performance Management
Contribute to the development of systems and structures to ensure effective and efficient HR processes and increase the level of excellence across the HR Team
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations of the HR Department through the use of metrics to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision making
Contribute to the development of structures and processes to increase the level of excellence across all CNCA schools, and specifically as they relate to human resources
Recommend innovation and improvement to policy or procedures that require judgment and discretion on issues of significant dollar, stakeholder-relationship and organizational impact. Drive the development, modification, and execution of CNCA policies
Elevate challenges that arise within HR, particularly in the areas of HR Compliance, Compensation and Performance Management, and work with the VPHR to inform and improve work
Understand and navigate the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve
Teams and Performance Management Responsibilities
Under the direction of the VPHR, successfully lead, manage, and evaluate a team accountable for the performance and results of operations related to human resources
Provide ongoing coaching to and developing of direct reports including annual goal setting processes, periodic step backs and retreats, and consistent coaching meetings
Effectively collaborate with school leaders, teachers, school support team members, and external stakeholders to fulfill the mission and vision of CNCA. Advise Senior Leaders on CNCA issues with high quantifiable impact on the success of the organization
Collaborate with the VPHR to develop and facilitate long-term, substantive, coherent, professional development plans for the HR Team
Collaborate with the VPHR for the organizational design of the human resources department; may also be responsible for multiple complex work groups or departments and for leading the work of a team or teams of individual contributors
Set ambitious personal and professional goals and models’ relentless effort toward these goals.
Compliance and Management Responsibilities
Collaborate with the VPHR to ensure that expenditures for human resources are in line with overall CNCA budget and priorities. Make recommendations for how resources should be allocated
Ensure that all human resources functions and projects are effectively managed, including implementation of all district, state and federal policies as they apply to human resources
Contribute to preparation and presentation of regular status reports for the Executive Leadership Team and/or the Board of Directors related to HR
Represent CNCA to outside organizations; establish relationships with outside agencies related to HR
Ensure the timely development and dissemination of the CNCA Employee Handbook
Develop all job descriptions in alignment with CNCA guidelines and template
Develop systems and efficient structures to ensure all HR paperwork is submitted by the established deadline (performance evaluations, offer letters, contracts, status change forms, etc.)
Develop efficient systems to manage status change process at EOY for all staff members
Administer contracts to new employees and manage the contract renewal process (letters of intent, offer letters, contracts, etc.) for existing salaried staff to ensure all employees have their contracts by the established deadline.
Ensure all sites are NCLB/ESSA compliant and have appropriate credentialing, including sending “right to know” letters by the deadline
Effectively manage credential process including: memos regarding status and deadlines.
Oversee HR data for state reporting (CBEDS report, CALPADS, SARC, CalSAAS, etc.)
Oversee and finalize job offer process (communicate rate based on ranges, generate offer letter, and track process to ensure timely processing)
Manage process for reasonable accommodation
Work with site leaders on the development and approval of employee improvement plans and corrective action steps including documentation and written memos; ensure approval from VPHR for all documentation
Provide training to site leaders on HR policies and procedures, including progressive discipline
Track data on performance management issues and share them with the talent team to inform content for future trainings
Support the VP with the research of comparable benefit and compensation packages
Work with the HR Manager to analyze the number of workers comp claims every year to inform future trainings to help minimize the number of incidents.
Other duties as assigned
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo, Vice President of Human Resources. She can be reached at (213) 417-3410 or by mail at 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Bachelor Degree required; will consider Associate’s Degree/two years of college + two (2) years of related work experience OR four (4) years of related work experience (plus any additional required experience)
At least 5-7 years in an HR related leadership position
Proven success as a leader as evidenced by multiple proof points
Advanced knowledge in human resources competency areas, in addition to operational knowledge of related work groups
Experience building, managing and developing teams as well as working across teams
Knowledge of federal, state, education sector, and human resources compliance policies
Mission, Goals, and History
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy educates students in a college preparatory program to be literate, critical thinkers, and independent problem solvers who are agents of social justice with sensitivity toward the world around them.
By 2022, more than 2,000 Camino Nuevo graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will be accepted to, 80% will attend and 60% will graduate from a four-year college within six years.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy was founded in 1999 by Pueblo Nuevo Development, a nonprofit community development corporation in the MacArthur Park neighborhood west of downtown Los Angeles. The first campus opened its doors to students in August 2000. The MacArthur Park neighborhood is one of the city's most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods. Most of the residents are immigrants from Mexico and Central America. In 1992, Dr. Philip Lance began working with residents of the community to find ways to address the severe economic and social needs in the area. ...Over the next 10 years, several organizations and businesses grew out of this effort, including a thrift store, a worker-owned janitorial company, a non-profit community development corporation, a free clinic and Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. Together, these organizations have transformed the MacArthur Park neighborhood into a safe and healthy place to live and Camino Nuevo schools have provided children with outstanding and enriched educational opportunities.