Human Resources Business Partner

Position:                   Human Resources Business Partner                                                     

Supervisor:              Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

Regular Hours:       Monday – Wednesday - Friday  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                Tuesday and Thursday- 11:00AM to 7PM



·      B.A./B.S. in liberal arts, business, or related field from an accredited University, as well as a minimum of three years performing advanced administrative and customer service related duties. 

·      Human Resources certification a plus.

·      Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

·      Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, attention to detail, ability to perform basic mathematical functions and spreadsheets, well-organized, ability to meet deadlines, team player, honesty, and discretion.


It is also very important that the Human Resources Business Partner possess the following criteria:

·      Human Resource Expertise

·      Interest in becoming an expert in Restorative Practices with Staff

·      Relationship Management

·      Consultation - the ability to provide guidance to the organization and its managers

·      Excellent Communication Skills

·      Global and Cultural Effectiveness

·      Ethical Practice

·      Critical Evaluation - the ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations 

·      The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan.



The Human Resources Business Partner will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:


Human Resources Relationships


·      Promote and implement human resource values by planning and managing all human resources programs and directing staff.

·      Foster a good relationship with staff- staff would have easy access to all Human Resources tools. Assure that all human resource needs are met in a timely manner. 

·      Ensure good Employee Relations

·      Provide internal leadership development

·      Ensure bench strength

·      Must have a general interest in staff Professional Development


Retaining and Maintaining Highly Qualified Employees

·      Advertise for open positions both internally and externally

·      Establish a hiring system review-i.e. develop new sources/ad sites

·      Review and forward prospective candidates’ to hiring manager

·      Recommend appropriate training for personnel

·      Maintain Active Recruitment-Talent development

·      Manage the Performance Evaluation Program


Management of Human Resources Systems


·      Evaluate Ed-Ops contract, adjust as needed

·      Establish role for Business Manager, assisting HR Director

·      Review on a periodic basis Compensation reviews and comparisons

·      Manage current emergency back-up and succession plans

·      Manage on-boarding and exit processes

·      Ensure smooth benefits management, review and present recommendations as needed.

·      Review all job descriptions for consistency and accuracy. Update as needed

·      Administer Payroll Administration-Paychex-Hourly Employee Time Sheet Printing, Updating timesheets, Timeclock Management, review of timesheets/payroll and submission of payroll

·      Ensure accurate paystub balances—retirement, PTO

·      Ensure systems are adequate—Paychex, TalentED

·      Audit invoices associated with employee deduction such as cell phone bills, AFLAC, etc.

·      Ensure Fingerprint Registration, Email Account, Mailbox, ID and Wiki Appt for new staff                 members

·      Request Verification of Documents

·      Create new TIAA accounts; Ensure accurate balances are accurate

·      Manage Building Access Cards, Phones, and MiFi ordering and distribution


Management of Human Resources Compliance/Policies


·      Review and Update HR Strategic Planning

·      Ensure HR legal compliance

·      Review/Manage Employee Policies and Handbook

·      Ensure redundancy, crossing-training documentation


General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

·      Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values

·      Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students

·      Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas

·      Participate actively in regular meetings, including staff meetings, step meetings, and Student Support Team

·      Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.

·      Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision

·      Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies

·      Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook

·      Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies

·      Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area


If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to:, with “Human Resources Business Partner” in the subject line.




Tutor - Day School

Department: Day School

Reports to: Day School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during weekdays


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards earning one)
  • Minimum one year working in an urban school or educational setting
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge GED core content, or High School core content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

Purpose of position

Engaged Tutors are critical to the success of students at The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to tutor, support, and work closely with students who are either close to passing the GED or students who are struggling with content. Next Step tutors will engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As guest members of The Next Step community, Tutors value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software, as needed
  • Display student management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to use data provided by teacher to inform instruction


  • Assists teachers in reinforcing learning objectives and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual student abilities, interests, and learning styles
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning objectives or skills introduced and outlined by teachers
  • Monitor student work and help supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by lead teachers and or substitute teachers
  • Serve as the key source of information and assistance to substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers
  • Notify teachers of any student misbehavior or non-compliance
  • Encourage and sustain student interest in class work; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students when working with them
  • Work with students to reinforce established classroom rules and routines
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively and consult with students regularly to review progress

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a guest member of The Next Step community, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Actively participate in a task-specific or special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This is a contracted, hourly position as needed, and Tutors will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Teachers and Executive Assistant.  No direct supervision or evaluation is necessary. However, the Principal has discretion as to whether or not a Tutor will continue or discontinue working with Next Step Students.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to, with “Paid Tutor – Day School” in the subject line.

Substitute Teachers 

Description: The Next Step PCS is currently hiring substitute teachers. Candidates who are familiar with the GED Test, and/or candidates who are familiar with teaching English to speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply. 

Necessary Experience: Experience working with multicultural learners, ages 16-24 is desired.  Bilingual candidates in English and Spanish are ideal.

To Apply: If you are interested, and fit these qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to, with "Substitute Teacher" in the subject line.