Providing students of modest economic means with a college preparatory education aimed at helping young men and women develop the habits of mind and spirit that will enable them to be successful in college, in their careers, and in life.

Providing meaningful opportunities for professionals to interact with and mentor students while making a difference in their lives. Over 100 Cleveland-area businesses, firms, and non-profits have partnered with Saint Martin.

Saint Martin invites students into our school community who are committed to academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth. During the admissions process, Saint Martin reviews academic, disciplinary, and attendance records, as well as teacher recommendations.

While we are serious about preparing students for college and career success, we also believe that school should be fun! Caring for the whole student, we believe that involvement in extracurriculars is essential to continuing to form talented, well-rounded, and interesting individuals.

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Vice President of Human Resources

Full Time / Posted May 15, 2023

Saint Martin de Porres High School is seeking a full-time Vice President of Human Resources to be part of an innovative college-prep and career readiness high school experience.


Saint Martin de Porres High School is part of the Cristo Rey Network of Catholic schools designed exclusively for students of modest means. Our competitive edge is our Corporate Work study program, which allows students to gain real world work experience while receiving a college preparatory education. Eighty percent of our students will be the first in their extended families to go to college. Our rigorous curriculum, which includes students working in a corporate environment, was designed specifically for our school by a committee of prestigious educational leaders.

Saint Martin was founded in 2004, we are chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. Our mission of College and Career Readiness is centered around five pillars: Work, Study, Serve, Lead, and Pray.


Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Human Resources oversees the employee life-cycle and is integral to the success of Saint Martin. With a combination of strategic and administrative responsibilities, this position is the primary contact for employee inquiries. This individual is also responsible for recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, DEIB oversight and performance management. He or she will recommend and implement human resource management programs, policies, and practices while maintaining necessary compliance. The ideal candidate will possess a high-level of tact, a calm disposition, strong organizational and problem-solving skills and be an effective communicator.


This is a general representation of the key duties and responsibilities required of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Serve as a member of senior leadership team, supporting the growth and stability of the community and its mission.
  • Provide trusted advice, support and assistance by interpreting policies and procedures and by counseling school leaders, staff and faculty on personnel matters and procedures.
  • Advise the president on a variety of employment topics and concerns for the purpose of ensuring they are current on relevant concerns.
  • Collaborate with school leaders to determine recruitment needs, staffing objectives and talent management.
  • Develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management including attracting and retaining members of underrepresented groups.
  • Design processes to improve employee retention including professional development.
  • Recommend improvements to HR policies, benefits and training programs, etc.
  • Administer the compensation program; monitor the performance evaluation program and revise as necessary.
  • Work with broker to administer employee benefits programs.
  • Maintain Human Resource Information System records and compile reports and audits as needed including reporting metrics to the Board of Directors and the Cleveland Diocese.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations, including the Ohio Department of Education and the Cleveland Diocese.
  • Determines the HR training needs throughout the school; develop and plan training programs to meet the established needs; coordinate the implementation of both on-going and special interest training programs, including DEI training.
  • Lead and champion the school’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.
  • Hold staff and organization accountable to employing an equity and inclusion lens in our work and professional relationships. Be available for consultation and answer questions raised by staff related to race equity.
  • Collaborate with VP of Finance to annually evaluate compensation and benefits plans.
  • Administer FMLA, unemployment, workers compensation, and all other benefit related programs governed by employment/labor laws.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or Public Administration preferred.
  • HR Credentials (i.e. PHR/SHRM-CP), preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in a HR role including employment, compensation, benefits and employee relations.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience in the educational sector or an equivalent amount of personnel experience in the private sector.
  • Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision and a high respect for confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite.


  • In-depth knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development, compliance, etc.)
  • Comfortable in a setting requiring flexibility and the ability to assume and assist in multiple roles.
  • Strong ethics and reliability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organized with very effective time management skills.
  • Capable of managing several initiatives simultaneously while working in fast paced environment.
  • Proactive approach to tasks and projects.
  • Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with all constituent groups including Board of Trustees, students and colleagues.
  • Strong team player, able to collaborate and work closely with all constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of service excellence to all stakeholders.


1. Understands and completely embraces the Saint Martin de Porres High School mission and the Cristo Rey Network's Ten Standards for Mission Effectiveness.

2. Believes that all learning should be set in meaningful context and related to real world experiences.

3. Utilizes pedagogical approaches that include but are not limited to Habits of the mind, Socratic questioning, adult and peer coaching, adult and peer presentations, problem-based learning, constructionist approach, inquiry methods, appreciative inquiry methods, and other forms of active learning.

4. Strong passion and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

5. Person of faith but not necessarily Catholic.

6. Appreciates that the school is driven by its Catholicity which focuses on the highest level of ethical, moral and social behavior of its students, staff and volunteers.

7. Able and willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it is not directly related to your job description.

8. Strong sense of being a team player.


  • Salary starting at $80,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability and Accident Insurance.
  • Company Paid Life and Long-Term Disability insurance.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan.
  • Eligibility for Student Loan Forgiveness.

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Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Saint Martin de Porres High School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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