About Us:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.

 

At CIS we are committed to cultivating an engaged culture where all are recognized and valued for their contributions. We intentionally build experiences, provide space for individual and group voices across multiple dimensions.  We also hold the following talent beliefs: 

·       Every staff member is passionate and committed to our mission. Our work is grounded in the success of our students.

·       Our decisions and priorities are guided by how we can fulfill our mission and serve kids with quality.

·       As a National Office, we have a duty to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and lead by example.

In turn, we are committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion and shaping business practices and policies that promote equity.

 

About the Role:

Reporting to the Vice-President, Human Resources, the Sr. HR Business Partner will provide consultation and support to assigned department leadership regarding best practices to maximize employee efficiencies, engagement, and effectiveness; while integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 In addition, this role, under the supervision of the Vice-President, Human Resources will direct the day to day operations of the Human Capital Office, including the administration of performance management, benefits and compensation, employee relations, and internal communications. 

 

About You:

The successful candidate will have five to seven years of HR generalist experience and a passion for using one’s expertise to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

·       A minimum of five years of human resource management/generalist experience required.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·        Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

·        Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·        Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

·        Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

·        Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

·        Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

·        Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

·        Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.

·        SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

·       Manages the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, engagement, and change management.

·       Manages internal Human Resource communication initiatives and deadlines to employees in a variety of print, digital, and interpersonal ways; tasks may include creating and publishing company newsletters, calendars, blogs, etc.

·       Provides support and guidance to management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arrive.

·       Manges vendor relationships with PEO/brokers, etc.  Analyzes trends in benefits and supports the Vice-President, HR in researching and implementing best practices in total compensation.

·       Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance and ensure alignment with our DEI goals.  

·       Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

·       Supports the Vice-President, HR in the development and tracking of the budget.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 

 

TRAVEL:

0-10% travel 

Communities In Schools Talent Statement:

At CIS we are committed to cultivating an engaged culture where all are recognized and valued for their contributions. We intentionally build experiences, provide space for individual and group voices across multiple dimensions.  We also hold the following talent beliefs:​

·       Every staff member is passionate and committed to our mission. Our work is grounded in the success of our students. ​

·       Our decisions and priorities are guided by how we can fulfill our mission and serve kids with quality. ​

·       As a National Office, we have a duty to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and lead by example. ​

In turn, we are committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion and shaping business practices and policies that promote

 

What we offer:

·       Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.

·       A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #1 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.

·       Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

·       Generous paid time off benefits.

·       Commuter subsidy benefits.

 

Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories