Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Little Scholars Learning Center

Brooklyn, NY 11235
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

Full Job Description

We are in search of a proactive Human Resources (HR) Specialist, to drive our staff management, recruiting and different internal processes.
We need not just an HR, we need a reliable rear, who will be on the same page with us. The professional who will perfectly understand our values and goals and walk with us on the path to their achievement and improvement.

Little Scholars is always an innovative nursery school. Our goal is to provide the highest quality early childhood education using creative and innovative theories derived from the HighScope educational model.
We want Little Scholars to be the first option parents think of when searching for daycare in Brooklyn. Not only because we are well-known, but first of all, because the name Little Scholars is always associated with quality.
We are confident that highly qualified HR will make an important contribution to achieving this goal.

In your day-by-day activities, you will work on:

  • Setting up, standardization and maintenance of all Human Resources processes in a company
  • Ensuring a full recruiting cycle: identifying recruitment needs, writing a job description, drawing up a portrait of a candidate, primary screening, providing feedback and negotiating with candidates;
  • Keeping abreast of the staff mood and climate, timely reaction to changes and respond to internal and external inquiries in accordance with company policy
  • Delegation of problems and tasks coming from employees and external parties to relevant specialists
  • Maintaining a database of employees, both current and former: salary data, personal information, balance of vacations for the current and future periods etc., effective interaction with accounting on these issues
  • Organization and planning of various kinds of events both for employees (trainings, seminars, team buildings) and for parents (tours, assistance in organizing parent-teacher meetings, etc.)
  • Structuring and conducting onboarding/adaptation and offboarding procedures
  • Conducting internal surveys and collecting information regarding the level of satisfaction with working conditions, analyzing and reporting on the results and taking actions for improvement
  • Initiation and participation in performance monitoring and compliance specialists audit
  • Support performance management and compensation processes in alignment with company practices (i.e. calibration, reporting, and performance/pay differentiation)
  • Assist with development, implementation and review of HR initiatives, policies and systems
  • Ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations

We expect from you:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Highly self-organized and time-managed
  • Interest in the field and desire to understand the features of HR processes in preschool education
  • Experience with best practices in HR management and in implementation of company policies and procedures
  • Good understanding of what a leader should be, constant development of these qualities in oneself
  • The ability to listen and hear the interlocutor, identify hidden motives and “read between the lines”
  • Excellent knowledge in recruitment: building a recruitment funnel, resources and tools for finding candidates, the ability to make the right first contact, preparing job offers and negotiating with candidates
  • Perfect written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of USA and New York State labor law
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • Proficiency in PC and Microsoft Office
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field
  • Additional education in Human Resource Management will be a plus

Why working with us is a good idea:

  • Salary: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year
  • Vision\dental and life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Opportunities for professional and personal growth

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    Meryem Cetinkaya
    Meryem Cetinkaya
    HR Director
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