The Brearley School seeks an experienced, strategic, and hands-on Director of Human Resources to guide and direct its Human Resources function and to ensure that its policies, and systems that support School community. The Director will help build an organizational culture that reflects our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.  This position will lead recruiting efforts, employee relations, benefits plan design and selection, and participate in change management projects. In addition, the Director will play a key role in ensuring the School’s human resource policies and practices comply with applicable federal and state employment laws, are regularly benchmarked against peer organizations, and are aligned with the School’s mission and vision. This position will lead a significant line of work developing and implementing systems and processes to ensure compliance across all lines of Brearley’s workforce and will play a key role in fostering a culture that helps to create an extraordinary environment in which to teach and learn.


Founded in 1884, The Brearley School is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose:  to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture, and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable and antiracist school community.

Find out more at BREARLEY.org.


HR Strategy, Policies, and Systems:

  • Maintain knowledge of employment practices to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements, and advise management on needed actions, ensuring policies and procedures reflect best practices and compliance with existing laws affecting employees, including employment law.

Talent Management, Employee Relations, and Workforce Planning:

  • Oversee robust recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes that yield a diverse pool of candidates and strong hires.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Oversee annual design of benefit plans, negotiations with benefit carriers, and regular reviews of benefits offered; oversee development and distribution of employee benefits packages, and materials and notices.

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DEI PracticeOur Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.