AmeriCorps HR Associate
Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at http://www.readingpartners.org/.
The High Level
Reading Partners’ AmeriCorps HR Associate (ACHR), is part of a growing AmeriCorps team collaborating to act as a catalyst for people to bring their best selves to Reading Partners’ students, communities, and teammates. The AmeriCorps HR Associate’s main role is to contribute to a positive AC member experience by owning, improving, and directing the management of HR systems for the Reading Partners AmeriCorps/VISTA program (AC/V) and its members. This role supports all aspects of AC/V compliance and ACHR functions. The ACHR Associate is tasked with creating, expanding, and streamlining the ACHR functions, including benefits administration, personnel records, background checks, ACHR systems and reporting, payroll, and regulatory compliance for all AC/V members of the organization. This role is an opportunity to foster relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, alongside with the larger AmeriCorps Team. The role is fully dedicated to supporting AC/V members and managers, is savvy at the art of both creating and driving projects, is goal and detail-oriented, and is excited by operational management, strategy, and execution.
What You’ll Do:
On a year round basis, work closely with all regions and the AC team to ensure 100% AC/VISTA grant compliance.
Create sustainable operations systems and processes to drive, manage, and perform all HR Administration functions for AC/VISTA members nationwide.
Lead and own benefits administration for AC/VISTA members.
Support AC/VISTA Member Relations to meet compliance requirements.
Supports additional team functions as needed, including identification and execution of special projects related to departmental priorities and goals.
How You’ll Do It :
Drive for Results: Demonstrated aptitude for creating and completing projects quickly and accurately in the face of challenging environments. Strong ability to prioritize, streamline, and design scalable systems. High degree of comfort and hunger in developing innovative new systems to streamline departmental operations.
Relationship Development: Ability to cultivate and leverage strong relationships both locally and remotely. Proven track record in providing great client service experiences, solving problems and communicating effectively with all internal and external stakeholders. Develop close partnerships with Payroll Manager, all members of AC team, Talent team, and regional stakeholders to provide top tier service for Reading Partners staff and AC/V Members.
Project Management: Strong skill set in effectively leading an initiative with many stakeholders to fruition in a timely manner. Ability to motivate people with competing priorities toward a goal. Ability to take personal initiative and execute on key priorities.
Organization: A passion for details, collaboration and working with others and independently to problem solve. Ability to execute details quickly and to communicate effectively to a wide group of stakeholders. Professional organization and prioritization skills - can take a list of tasks and get them done.
Communication: Strong aptitude for effective communication remotely and in person with internal and external partnerships. Ability to set up successful systems for communication and messaging, tailor communication to audiences, and break down complex topics for a variety of audiences. High competency with written communication.
Approach: Maintains a strong sense of calm during peak periods. Ability to rally others to achieve organizational goals. Strong ability to assess and address sensitive situations. A sense of humor.
You’ll be successful in this role if you:
Bonus points if you:
What we offer:
Reading Partners offers the full package – great benefits, a great place to work and the opportunity to have a glowing and growing career.
The other stuff you need to know:
Travel: This position is based out of Reading Partners’ National Headquarters in Oakland, CA. This position is not geo-flexible.
Typical Physical & Mental Demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with AmeriCorps Members and staff. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
If you’re interested in joining our Reading Partners team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:
At Reading Partners we respect and honor the diversity in our workforce, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.