Human Resources Associate - Helena, AR
About KIPP Delta Public Schools:
The mission of KIPP Delta Public Schools is to create and support schools that empower students from underserved communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity.
We are a growing network of schools offering a free, college-preparatory education to children in the Arkansas Delta. Across our four schools in Helena and Blytheville, we currently serve over 1,120 students and 80 alumni.
The primary responsibility of the Human Resources Associate is to support the Human Resources Director in our efforts towards success in recruiting, supporting, and retaining the talented teams that we will need in order to best serve our Team and Family.
As such, the scope of work for which the HR Associate will be responsible includes tactical support for human capital across our region as defined by the Human Resources Director. This scope of work will include administrative, compliance, and recruitment oriented tasks.
The Human Resources Associate will report directly to the Human Resources Director.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Benefits, Compensation & Payroll
Coordinate employee-facing operations for all health and welfare benefits programs (medical, dental, disability, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), AR Teachers Retirement System and 403b plans) in conjunction with HR Director to ensure employee needs are being met
Cross-train on employee compensation information and be prepared to support the finance team in administration of payroll
Employee Relations & Policies
Support the HR Director in the effort to manage personnel issues and labor relations situations, providing support and counsel to employees and managers, consulting with outside legal and other resources as appropriate
Support the HR Director in the effort to ensure that policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state labor laws and regulations
Maintain and distribute staff handbook and employee policies
Maintain confidential human resources files
Manage the system for tracking employee time-off and leave policies
Recruitment & On-Boarding
Support the HR Director in developing, implementing, and managing talent recruitment strategies for available school and regional positions
Execute on customized recruitment supports for varied skills, needs, and preferences of hiring managers
Draft and publish job descriptions and marketing materials in partnership with HR Director
Manage candidate tracking system
Screen resumes, schedule and coordinate candidate interviews, visits, exercises, and interviewer debriefs
Conduct proactive outreach; cultivate relationships with sourcing organizations, networks, and events
Collaborate with HR Director, hiring managers and other staff to develop and implement onboarding process and programs
Partner with school and regional leaders to identify talent needs, pipelines, and recruitment strategies
Other Talent & Human Resources Systems
Participate in the design, selection, and implementation of an HRIS (Human Resources Information System) and HR intranet site or comparable resource.
Contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of:
Staff Performance Management systems and programs
Professional Development systems and programs
Staff Retention strategies
Teacher qualifications and credentialing process
An HR Associate candidate must possess:
Skills and Experiences
A Bachelor’s degree
Two or more years of professional work experience
Technical experience in managing data/technology systems or strong ability to self-direct new skill acquisition in this area
Strong planning, organization, and project management skills, with the ability to identify numerous dependencies while executing against a shared plan of action
Strong interpersonal skills and track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders
Traits and Qualities
A results-oriented, hands-on mindset and the dedication to get “the job done”
Goal-driven, accountable, and reliable
Impeccable attention to detail and follow through
Humility, self-awareness, and the ability to receive and act upon feedback
Unwavering belief in and passion for the mission of KIPP Delta Public Schools
A commitment to continually developing the character strengths of grit, zest, optimism, self-control, social intelligence, gratitude, and curiosity in all students and one’s self
KIPP Delta - 18 months ago