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Compensation, Hiring, and Job Descriptions


The Human Resources Issue: Defining the Challenges Facing Business Officers

The NBOA’s winter 2009 edition of Net Assets deals with such issues as Termination, Health Savings Accounts, Benefits for Multi-Generational employees, and more.

Steps In Creating A Compensation Plan

This document, from Forward Looking Management, outlines steps to consider in creating compensation plans

Sample Benefits Plan
This ISACS document provides a starting point for schools looking to develop a benefits plan.

Administrators Job Descriptions from ISACS

Sample Business Manager Job Description

Head of School – Business Manager Relationship
This NAIS article addresses ways in which heads of school and business managers best collaborate.

Relevant Reading

Best Practices in Staff Benefits Programs for Independent Jewish Day Schools

Comparing Different Compensation Systems

These notes and handouts from two Financial Management Community of Practice calls with ISM’s Terry Moore compare three major types of compensation systems. Salary broad banding, in which faculty are rewarded for professional growth and development is emphasized as an innovative option. Implementation of salary broad banding is discussed.


This NAIS article provides some principles, strategies, and standard policies related to benefits planning.

Health Insurance
The NBOA newsletter “Bottomline” has published articles dealing with efforts to decrease school health insurance costs. Visit the “Bottom Line” home page and search for the latest articles on “Health Benefits”.