Employment Opportunities

Celebrating 60 years, Franklin is consistently recognized as the top performing public high school in our state, and among the best in the nation. 

This is the result of outstanding faculty engaging nearly 1,000 of our city's best students in a rigorous curriculum with a strong, diverse community of learners. The school employs nearly 100 people who make Franklin a great school. 

Human Relations / DEI Director 

Benjamin Franklin High School is seeking applications for a newly redesigned position that combines the traditional functions of a Human Resources office with the critically important work of building a school culture that understands and commits to best practices around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), anti-discrimination, and anti-racism. Among the responsibilities of the Human Relations / DEI Director are: 

● Reviewing and recommending improvements to school’s policies, procedures, and practices in personnel matters, including support for a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non discriminatory / anti-racist school community

● Working with systems to generate payroll, manage benefits, and report data such as Profile of Educational Personnel (PEP) and Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL)

● Facilitating and working with both the faculty and the student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workgroups

● Counseling employees about family leave, retirement, benefits, and other personnel matters

● Conducting investigations into personnel conflicts and legal / policy infractions, with guidance and recommendations for resolution

● Managing the hiring and onboarding process

● Providing individual, small group, and school-wide training in areas that promote the growth of a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and non-discrimination / anti-racism. 

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of related experience, especially in a school setting. This is a 12-month position with a salary in the range of $65,000 with benefits and retirement in the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana. 

To apply, submit via email a résumé, copies of relevant certifications, and contact information for three references to pwidhalm@bfhsla.org. In addition, please submit a cover letter that incorporates the following topics: 

1. Describe how you are a good fit for Benjamin Franklin High School.
2. Describe what a healthy community culture looks like and how you are able to affect it.
3. Describe your experience with human resource systems, such as payroll and reporting.
4. Describe how you are working currently to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review begins May 29, 2020, with applications accepted until position is filled. Employment could begin as early as July 1, 2020, and must begin by August 3, 2020

Franklin, founded in 1957, consistently scores as Louisiana's top performing high school by the Louisiana Department of Education, and as a top high school nationally by various reports.  The curriculum is taught at honors, gifted/talented, and Advance Placement levels. Annually, students take approximately 1,000 AP exams and more than 80% score a 3, 4, or, 5. One hundred percent gain admission to colleges and universities in Louisiana, the United States, and Internationally. The school is selective admissions, and considers its socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity as one of its strengths. To that end, faculty and staff are engaged in work to understand and actualize the potential of each student with a commitment to equity and inclusion.


Benjamin Franklin High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, genetic information, marital status or association with a protected individual. The School offers a competitive salary & benefits package. 

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