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.