Learning Sciences International


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“Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities.”— Nelson Mandela

Learning Sciences International (LSI) works with educational partners to eliminate generational poverty through systemic change in K-12 education. Do you see yourself as a change agent of this most urgent priority? Will you join us on this mission?

Learning Sciences International offers 100% EMPLOYER PAID MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE, 401(K) with company match, Three weeks starting PTO, and many more amazing benefits. Plus, we offer an extensive training plan to ensure you are fully prepared to bring your best foot forward!

LSI is a leading provider of professional learning solutions for schools and districts who strive to ensure that all students not only have access to a rich and rigorous, equitable learning environment, but also have the skills and knowledge to ensure the outcomes that provide for their future. The pathway is provided to our partner schools through professional development, coaching, and research-based pedagogy. We do this through the guiding principles of LSI’s Applied Research Center. Our approach is measurable, replicable, and reliable.

Here at LSI, we work as a collaborative and supportive team across all divisions and departments with a spirit of team building, communication, and inclusivity. Everyone here has a voice and only together do we succeed in our mission.

The Human Resources Director originates and leads LSI’s Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performing culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment and the recruitment and ongoing development of the LSI workforce.

The Human Resources Director will coordinate the implementation of Human Resources services, policies and programs that align with LSI’s core mission and values ensuring company compliance with all existing Federal, State, or local employment laws.

The ideal candidate for this role should have outstanding people skills, possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, knowledge of labor regulations and regulatory compliance, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The HR Director should improve HR processes, implement strategies that support LSI’s Business growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations between staff and employers, manage job satisfaction, attract top talent and promote the organization’s values.

Essential Functions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention; Oversee exit interviews with departing employees.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support LSI’s HR compliance and strategy needs.
  • Develop, analyze and update the company’s performance evaluation program.
  • Facilitate the consistent application, implementation and improvement of HR policies, processes and programs (company compensation program, performance and talent management, recognition programs, training & development, employee engagement, OSHA, benefits, productivity, etc.).
  • Provide coaching and guidance to senior leaders, managers and employees around all aspects of performance management including feedback, goal setting, and annual performance reviews.
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management including the writing and posting of job ads.
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organizations human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to update employee handbook and communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Conducts annual salary surveys and develops, implements and manages the company’s salary budget in coordination with the Finance Manager.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Key Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages the staff within the Human Resources department and is responsible for the daily workflow, performance management and hiring of the employees within the department. This position also provides expert knowledge and coaching guidance to all levels of management within Learning Sciences International.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, copier, fax and phones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Longer hours, evenings and weekend work may be necessary on occasion.


This position may require some travel.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters degree preferred.
  • At least 8-10 years of Human Resource Management experience required; Director level experience preferred
  • SPHR, SHRM-CP required; SHRM-SCP preferred
  • Predictive Index Talent Optimization Certification highly preferred
  • Proven experience implementing HR systems and aligning company KPI’s
Other Duties

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.

EEO Statement

Learning Sciences International provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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