Human Resources and Accounting Intern
Communities In Schools National - Arlington, VA

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Communities In Schools Overview

Arlington-based Communities In Schools is the nation's leading dropout prevention organization dedicated to surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We serve 1.35 million students in nearly 3,000 schools. By bringing resources, services, parents and volunteers into schools, we create a community of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to succeed.

Communities In Schools has been recognized for its sound business practices and financial transparency, earning the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator - two highly coveted endorsements. We have also been named by named by Philanthropedia, a nonprofit aimed at helping donors give more strategically, as a high-impact organization working with at-risk youth. Communities In Schools has attracted attention and support from many prestigious foundations, corporations and individual philanthropists.

Key Responsibilities of the HR/Accounting Intern

Serve as the primary support for the national office Business Services team; consisting of Human Resources and Accounting and Finance.

Greet and attend to all Communities In Schools visitors, clients and applicants; field and direct all general inquiry calls to the appropriate persons/departments.

Ensure all required applicationmaterials have been submitted by candidates and maintain applicant flow log.

Copy, collate, prepare, and maintain inventory of all needed screening and interview documents, as well as assemble all new hire manuals.

Assist with creating presentation materials for all human resources workshops and events.

Work with human resources team members to create internal position vacancy announcements and input postings into external job site systems for open positions within the Communities In Schools national office.

Research the internet for possible new recruiting job sites and sources to support recruiting efforts of HR department.

Organize and maintain paper and electronic filing system for human resources and finance departments, inputting new files as needed.

Review deposits, expense report and check request documents for accuracy and compliance; enter accounts payable batches and cash receipts into Great Plains database system.

Assist the Finance team members with the preparation of journal entries and other accounting schedules for the month-end close.

Analyze balance sheet and income statement accounts and prepare reconciliations.

Support the Director of Human Resources in the preparation of payroll entry; collate all timesheets.

Assist Office Manager and HR team members with the logistical coordination of all staff-related events (setup, email invitations, etc.).

Maintain front office receptionist area and open and close the front office receptionist area daily.

Essential Competencies of the Successful Candidate

Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail, work independently, and take initiative.

Flexibility in working in a fast-paced and sometimes demanding environment.

Strong technical skills and proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite products and knowledge of emerging social media outlets required.

Strong interest in the human resources industry preferred.

Possession of customer service-oriented attitude and the ability to support team operations while fielding questions from and working well with diverse staff.

Education/Prior Experience

High school diploma required. Current enrollment in a business, human resources management, accounting, or related program of advanced education highly desired.

One to two years prior experience performing data entry or working /interning in an administrative support capacity highly desired. Demonstrated effectiveness meeting deadlines in a role requiring attention to detail in composing, typing and editing materials.

What's Attractive to the Right Candidate?

Communities In Schools is a nonprofit organization which stays true to its mission but does so using the best for-profit practices.

One of Communities In Schools' greatest assets is its staff of dedicated professionals. Our small but diverse and talented staff is committed to moving the needle on the dropout problem.

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 respects and values all persons, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.

Target Hire Date


Interview Process

Face-to-face interview with members of the National Business Center team.


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