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Director of HR Compliance (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Director of Human Resources Compliance

Human Assets


Position overview:

IDEA’s Director of HR Compliance is responsible for ensuring all staff are compliant with their training responsibilities, documentation, and adherence to IDEA policies and procedures.  This is accomplished through maintaining a directory of training requirements by department, role, and for all staff, ensuring there are trackers for data visibility on progress toward completing that training, supporting departments on connecting with resources to create high-quality training, maintaining thorough, easy-to-use Employee Handbooks for each state, and developing systems for maintaining compliance with all required documentation.  Staff compliance is crucial for IDEA’s ongoing ability to serve a growing number of students across multiple states on the path to and through college.  This is an immediate opening for a full-time flexible location position based in Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, Houston, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Tarrant County (Fort Worth), or who are willing to relocate. This position reports to IDEA’s VP of HR and manages 1-4 compliance team members.  Travel expectations include ~10% travel out of region.


Compensation & Benefits:

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $82,000 and $100,900, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.  Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package. You can find more information about our benefits at


In this role you will:

·           Ensure all IDEA staff know their compliance responsibilities and can track their progress toward completion of high-quality compliance training

·           Partner with department leaders to surface and track training requirements by department and role

·           Lead your team to produce comprehensive, easy-to-use Employee Handbooks for each state, updated annually

·           Create and execute a vision for personnel files and document management, including elimination of legacy data systems and streamlining all files/systems into electronic files in Tyler Content Management

·           Ensure all staff are in compliance with work authorization requirements, including I-9 part 2

Required experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Certifications: PHR / SPHR strongly preferred, PMP preferred
  • Years of experience: 7+ years of full-time professional experience in HR or compliance or adult learning
  • Required technology: strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required; proficiency with Power BI preferred



You will be responsible for leading your team to meet the following ambitious goals:

  1. All employees complete all required training on time each year
  2. All staff know their training requirements and can track their progress toward completion
  3. All personnel files are complete
  4. All employees complete I-9 part 2 on time
  5. Employee handbooks for each state are updated annually, compliant with state laws, and disseminated to staff


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff, and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures.  Visit to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.


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