Human Resources Manager

Yongsan International School of Seoul

School Info:

Name:Yongsan International School of Seoul


School Background:
Yongsan International School of Seoul is a not-for-profit international school that offers a strong, well-rounded academic and extracurricular program for kindergarten through grade 12 students.
Fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Yongsan International School provides a quality educational program that prepares students to continue their studies at leading universities throughout the world. Students who graduate or earn credits from Yongsan International School have no difficulty having their degrees or units recognized anywhere in the world. YISS is a member of the Network of International Christian Schools, so it is our practice to hire faculty and staff who are practicing Christians.
The school experience of our students is enriched by the rich cultural diversity of our student body. This year, the school has over 1000 students representing more than 55 different countries. The atmosphere created by the various experiences and backgrounds of the student body provides them with unique opportunities to grow relationally and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and service both in their home countries and internationally.
Yongsan International School is located in the heart of the foreign community in Seoul. Constructed in 2006, our campus includes over 60 general and specialized classrooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, an elementary library, a secondary library, a 500-seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, two outdoor playground areas, an indoor swimming pool, a regulation-size artificial turf soccer field and above and below ground parking areas.

Job Summary/Objective:
The Human Resources Manager (HRM) organizes and monitors the day-to-day personnel
functions in the Human Resources office. In addition, the HRM manages, develops, and
maintains personnel processing functions and activities, including recruitment, screening,
credentialing, and position control. The HRM assists with the planning, developing, and
maintaining of a comprehensive personnel record management, storage, and retrieval system. The HRM assists in supervising clerical personnel as applicable and performs other related duties as required.

General Responsibilities:
Human Resources

-Assists with the identification, development, and implementation of the goals and
objectives with regard to personnel management
-Actively involved in staff recruitment/induction/orientation and performance management
-Maintains employee files, a report of licensure needs, continuing education units,
additional degrees attained, teacher appraisals, and professional portfolios
-Assists the CFO by collecting and analyzing comparative personnel data including
statistical and compensation surveys and reports
-Responsible for maintaining health, life, and disability insurance lists and to notify the
CFO when changes are required
-Initiates the planning, organizing, and implementation of the school’s recruitment
program in coordination with the YISS Leadership Team
-Maintains and nurtures a list of potential candidates for YISS
-Assists and guides employees with regard to school policies, regulations, and
-The HR Manager will advise and assist staff, employees, and prospective staff on issues
of service conditions, salaries and benefits and liaise with external agencies, partners
and stakeholders on statutory requirements and other matters of HR management.
-Monitors, assists, and advises staff regarding credentials and informs administrators of
credential changes
-Forms the first line of contact for HR/Personnel issues to include maintenance and
completion of necessary paperwork requirements, as well as address other adjustments
and expectations of moving and living overseas
-Provides counsel, as needed, to classified employees to resolve complaints and other
matters relating to personnel management
-Assists the school in developing an effective exit strategy for departing employees and
full evaluation and reporting of reasons for departure with the goal of enhanced retention
-Assists with the development and monitoring of office routines to insure accuracy and
consistency in compliance with laws and established standards
-Establishes annual goals, objectives, and indicators of job attainment
-Provides timely and effective communications regarding incidents and/or situations that
might impact the school
-Assists with employee transition into the school via orientation to the country and school
once in country
-Coordinates and monitors the schools new teacher onboarding program including clear
credentialing requirements. Facilitates the induction of new employees to the school,
culture, and ethos via a structured plan over the course of the first contractual period
-Assesses the success of the previous years’ induction plan based on staff input
-Is a continued source for information and solutions regarding living overseas as well as
living and working within the YISS environment
-Works with the CFO, housing coordinator, and expatriate faculty and staff on issues
regarding YISS provided housing
-Develops and monitors strategies for providing housing for expatriate faculty
-Development of HR information systems will be a key responsibility, linked to strategies
for individual growth
-Serves as part of the Member Care Team at YISS
-Serves as Crisis Response Team coordinator and point person for emergency
-Oversees the annual staff events such as Christmas dinner and spring picnic
-Fulfills HR functions as needed by the Korean Ministry of Education

-Degree in Human Resources Management, Business or related field
-5 years experience in general HR/Organizational Management including knowledge of
labor laws, immigration laws, and other HR policies/regulations
-Efficiency in computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point) and technical aptitude for other
-Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with the
administration team, to build trust and foster a positive relationship with colleagues
-Experience leading projects that require collaboration with colleagues (inter and
intra-departmental) for school wide initiatives and goals
-Ability to communicate to peers, effectively present information and respond to questions
from groups of teachers or on an individual basis
-Ability to build professional relationships, solve problems, plan collaboratively and
provide feedback effectively
-Strong verbal and written communication skills with English proficiency; ability to
communicate clearly and concisely
-Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
-Flexible and able to work in a demanding environment
-Committed to continuous personal and organizational development

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