About the role:

The Human Resources Director, directs all components of Human Resources including but is not limited to supporting faculty, staff, directors and managers to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the school and deliver the best talent to the company. This position will nurture relationships with prospective talent and manage on-going professional relationships all while contributing to the growth of the company. This position will also be an onsite point of contact to addressing employee’s dreams and concerns.


  • The Human Resource Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the company’s purpose, values and talent strategy.
  • Oversee and administer leave requests and accommodations requiring specialized attention, particularly those arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and local leave laws, and short-term or long-term disability plans.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organizations human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Oversee the policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to employee relations including development and improving programs related to employee morale and satisfaction.
  • Communicates with employees regarding employee relations concerns; provides guidance and recommendations for resolution of issues.
  • Counsels’ employees on concerns related to applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar federal and state laws.
  • Assists directors, managers and supervisors in understanding and implementing company policies related to performance, discipline, and related topics. Including provide training and professional development.
  • Administers, coordinates and manages the employee compensation and benefits programs.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Spiritual, Lifestyle and Skill Requirements:

  • Belief and faith in God and His Son, Yeshua/Jesus Christ
  • Lives a whole food plant-based/vegan/vegetarian lifestyle
  • Able to lead while having the internal and external qualities of love toward others, integrity, forgiveness, kindness, generosity and patience.
  • Servant leadership and servant hearted
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Discernment
  • Ability to compile, research, and analyze information. Ability to compose and present comprehensive reports.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Amazing Compensation and Benefits!

For full time employees, benefits include: 100% paid medical, vision and dental benefits; paid holidays, paid summer and winter breaks, a PTO plan, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program and professional development opportunities. We also offer a 401K program.  Salary: commensurate with experience and education.

Our Beginning offers the following Perks:

●      A school that celebrates childhood as a priority

●      A school devoted to healthy living and organic meals

●      A school that values parent and faculty voices and engagement

●      A school that values the diversity of culture

●      Teacher led educational model

●      Collaborative team meetings and daily planning times

●      A school committed to deepening its practice in the Reggio Emilia philosophy and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)

●      Training and Professional Development opportunities

●      Beautiful school environment

●      Deep curricular resources

●      Annual calendar that supports a work/life balance

●      Close to major public transportation routes

If interested please send (1) resume (2) cover letter and (3) salary requirements to hr@ourbeginning.com

Position is open until filled.

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About Our Beginning

Our Beginning is an eco-friendly, Reggio Emilia inspired young children's school. To us, being Reggio Emilia inspired means believing each child who comes through the door is capable and competent, and respecting them as such. We believe in the importance of children leading their own learning, and educators partnering with children to build connected networks of knowledge and understanding. We serve children ages 6 weeks - 6 years of age. Our Beginning's is a strong believer in serving whole plant-based foods to young children.

We are located in Seattle, WA in the Fremont neighborhood.

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