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Job Req ID:  80176

Director Human Resources

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a nonprofit, dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team?


We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.

We are seeking a CTY Director of Human Resources  who leads the human resources function for the Center and supports the organization to meet its student/family experience, quality, and strategic priorities and enrollment targets.  This role will serve as a member of the Strategic Leadership Group reporting directly to the Center’s Executive Director with dual accountability to central university executive HR leadership. 

The HR Director will be responsible for developing and executing a human resource and human capital management strategy in support of the organization’s overall business plan and strategic direction, specifically in the areas of workforce planning, retention, organizational and performance management, compensation, training and development, succession planning, change management, and leading the corporate culture development including partnership with efforts to achieve the Center’s goal of Anti-racism.

We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working professional with a strong focus on customer service and culture development, along with a desire to work for a fast-paced, evolving organization. In addition to exceptional leadership and analytical skills, you must have a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude.


The ideal candidate will lead all functional HR areas including employee relations, recruitment and onboarding, payroll, performance management and employee engagement activities for the workforce which consists of approximately 190 full time, 1,000 casual Online instructors and 1,800 seasonal temporary staff.   This is a highly collaborative position working closely with stakeholders within CTY as well as with HR Executive leadership within the central University Administration. 


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive the development and implementation of talent acquisition, retention, onboarding and off-boarding, training and development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management and workforce planning programs, ensuring all procedures comply with legal regulations, best practices and University policies and practices
  • Lead the functional HR team for CTY consisting of Casual Talent Acquisition and HR Operations/Services (data/reporting, onboarding/offboarding, compliance and customer service)
  • Build and manage the Human Resources team and serve as strategic partner and advisor to the leadership team, managers and all staff
  • Effectively drive talent acquisition and retention approach
  • Provide framework and lead efforts to develop and implement a data driven workforce planning strategy in support of CTY’s casual workforce needs
  • Develop staffing projections, and succession planning to assist CTY management with headcount budgeting and workforce planning
  • Design and execute an effective and efficient performance management process with focus on strategic results-based goal setting processes
  • Serve as a mentor, coach, and advisor for leadership throughout the organization regarding management, performance issues, opportunities, and recognition
  • Accountability for HR department budget
  • In partnership with the Anti-racism steering group drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy and initiatives for the organization to attract and retain a diverse workplace
  • Ensure that diversity elements and strategies are built into all talent management initiatives and develop metrics which will support program effectiveness
  • Support organizational redesign/change efforts within CTY
  • Serve as the primary subject matter expert to support technology implementations, restructuring efforts, etc. within CTY
  • Partner with Central HR leadership & General Counsel as needed
  • Work in partnership with University compensation to ensure fair, equitable and compliant pay practices within CTY
  • Represent CTY on the Human Resources Leadership Team and participate in Central HR committees and projects as needed
  • Ensure strategy, processes and philosophies within CTY HR reflect and align with overall University strategy
  • Overall responsibility for payroll process control and compliance
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal and compliance requirements related to day-to-day management of team members, reducing legal risk, and ensuring regulatory compliance, conducting internal HR audits as needed for our K-12/camp-based settings
  • Continually analyze the effectiveness of HR operations and policies and look for improvements
  • Effectively identify/anticipate needs and make recommendations to implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues
  • Develop and manage metrics that will provide a clear understanding of progress against talent and organizational objectives such as time to fill, turnover, cost per hire, internal equity, exit interviews and training
  • Provide regular (monthly) LMS and HRIS reports and analysis
  • Participate and assist with additional responsibilities and projects as directed  


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years of progressively responsible hands-on Human Resources and operational management experience
  • Five to eight years’ professional supervisory experience
  • Three to five years’ experience working with a senior executive team recommending and implementing best/new practices and managing change
  • Master's Degree preferred 
  • SPHR, PHR, SHRM – CP or SHRM – SCP certification (s) preferred
  • Experience in an academic K-12 setting is a plus
  • International experience a plus


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
  • Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervise 3-4 direct reports and approximately 15 – 20 indirect reports that are comprised of a full-time and casual staff working in onsite, hybrid and full telecommute settings


Additional Requirements:

  • The professional ability to act as a catalyst for change through positive energy
  • Ability to effectively articulate goals and objectives and help others to clearly understand their value
  • Proficiency in interaction with and influencing senior leaders in a highly matrixed organization
  • Critical and strategic thinking and planning, oral/written communication, organizational and talent development, relationship building and interpersonal skills  
  • Thorough understanding of human resources principles and practices including employment law, ADA, ACA, EEO, FLSA and FMLA compliance
  • Experience with HR technology, design, and functionality and or other human resources computer applications and systems including applicant tracking, performance management and CRM tools
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately with highly sensitive information


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect


Classified Title: Director Human Resources – CTY
Working Title: Director Human Resources
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH 
Starting Salary Range: ​​​​​​​$110,950 – $152,600 annually (commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri/8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Human Resources 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


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