Christopher House (CH) is looking for an HR Assistant who is able to maintain a positive employer-employee relationship and promote high level of employee moral by being a liaison between staff and human resources office for recruiting, payroll, benefits, state and federal compliance and regulations, and contractual guidelines/requirements.
The ideal candidate pays great attention to detail, enjoys working in a diverse environment, able to work autonomously, assist in more complex HR duties, like reviewing resumes, conducting phone screens, be payroll backup, and answer inquiries from employees.
With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.
Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.
Children and families thrive when:
Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.
Responsibilities: Assist the Manager of Human Resources and Christopher House supervisors at multiple locations with administration and implementation of duties related to payroll, benefits, HR policies and procedures, recruitment, employee orientation, performance management, Affirmative Action, personnel files, and staff recognition.
Create, revise, and maintain job descriptions. Create job postings and assist with streamlining recruiting and hiring for open positions. Vet applicants for open positions as requested. Attend job fairs at various locations.
Maintain personnel files, including notifications to supervisors of needed documentation such as performance evaluations, orientation documentation, educational contracts, background check clearances, etc and archive files when appropriate. Assist in maintaining an electronic personnel database.
Assist the Manager of Human Resources, as needed, in benefits administration functions, including health insurance, pension, workers compensation, unemployment issues, and benefit reconciliation.
Assist with payroll processing and process payroll in the absence of Manager of Human Resources.
Assist with orientation process ensuring all staff have completed orientation and orientation documentation is complete. Assist with exit interviews.
Qualifications: Background in social service/nonprofit HR setting. Recruitment experience. Proven ability to work in a diverse environment in a professional and courteous manner. Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills and ability to exercise discrete and independent judgment in handling of sensitive and confidential information. Excellent word processing and filing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Ability to be flexible with work hours, including occasional weekend to attend job fairs when needed. Experience with ADP payroll processing preferred.
Education: Associate Degree or equivalent work experience.
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Applications being accepted through September 15, 2018
Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Christopher House
Christopher House was founded in 1906 during the settlement house movement to support immigrants transitioning to life in America. Today, Christopher House is closing the opportunity gap through a continuum of personalized education with immersive family support starting at birth. We provide resources to thousands of low-income children and their families to succeed in school, the workplace, and life. We partner with families, including teenage and single-parent families, to provide the tools for parents to create and foster stable, self-sufficient families. Christopher House’s ultimate vision is to create a national model for helping low-income, at-risk children and their families achieve success.
We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction. Understanding that stand-alone education interventions are not enough, Christopher House utilizes a family-centered approach that engages parents and care givers in the child’s healthy development and provides opportunities for sustained economic self-sufficiency for the whole family. Christopher House values high expectations and an e...ducational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results. These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement.
In the fall of 2013, Christopher House built on its portfolio of early learning schools and expanded this transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school. The school will create unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs. In addition, it will provide foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence.