Human Resources Specialist (Bilingual ENG/SP) - Immediate Opening
$60,000 - $75,000 yearly
Voices College-Bound Language Academies
San Jose, CA, USA
Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say a college degree is important for success in life, fewer than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor’s degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exist to change that.
Founded in 2006 by East San Jose native and National Board Certified Teacher Frances Teso, Voices is a public charter school network with a mission to prepare all students for the challenges of higher education through the context of an academically rigorous dual-language program. With the Voices dual-immersion model, students receive 80% of instruction in Spanish and 20% in English starting in kindergarten. The percentages shift by 10% per year until reaching 50:50 in third grade. As a result, every student, regardless of home language, graduates bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
In 2019-20, Voices will operate four public charter schools: Voices-Franklin McKinley (K-8), Voices-Morgan Hill and Voices-Mt. Pleasant (both Transitional Kindergarten - 5th, growing to Transitional Kindergarten - 8th) and Voices West Contra Costa (Transitional Kindergarten- 3rd). As we expand to serve more traditionally underserved students in Santa Clara County and surrounding counties, Voices seeks additional team members who share a commitment to its mission and believe joyful learning and world-class academic preparation are not mutually exclusive.
Voices’ Human Resources Specialist supports our mission by ensuring Voices is a great place to work. Reporting to the Director of Human Capital, the Human Resources Specialist will be responsible for maintaining the human resource information systems (HRIS), managing employee relations, and maintaining compliance at the network and school level at all times. The ideal candidate will be meticulously organized, be both warm and demanding, and have an unwavering commitment to achieving Voices’ mission.
Ensure prospective teachers and instructional staff fulfill required steps to obtain appropriate credentials or permits before the start of every school year
Prepare and submit applications to County Offices of Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentials
Coordinate and monitor the new teacher induction program (BTSA)
Human Resources Administration
Administer new hire requirements and driving Voices’ new onboarding system aimed at accelerating new hire learning and acculturation
Identify, develop, and implement goals and supporting actions for continual improvement of Voices systems, including management of the HRIS
Support with benefit administration for all Voices employees
Manage process for employee terminations
Provide ongoing guidance to employees with regard to Voices policies and procedures
Train new leaders and supporting school leaders on resolving personnel issues
Collaborate on the annual revision of personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook, board policies and administrative regulations as they relate to human resources
Plan, implement, and administer Voices’ workers’ compensation program, ensure network and school level compliance with state OSHA regulations, and all other federal, state and local laws
Together with the Director of Human Capital, leverage and communicate to coordinate activities, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information with external experts
Attend professional growth sessions for the purpose of keeping one’s professional human resource knowledge current with changing laws and regulations
Support the Technology Manager with ensuring intranet is up to date with key employee information
Provide coaching and guidance, as needed, to employees to resolve complaints and other matters relating to personnel management
Conduct investigations, compile information, and prepare reports of findings for employee complaints, including those of sexual harassment
Provide timely and effective communications to the Director of Human Capital regarding incidents and/or situations that might impact the Voices network or its individual schools
Planning and Reporting:
Monitor the maintenance of records and procedures in regard to transcripts, credentials, professional growth, and salary placement
Assist the Director of Human Capital in collecting and analyzing comparative personnel data to inform program development, including statistical and compensation surveys and reports
Complete internal, state, and federal reports as requested
Culture and Retention
Support with network-wide culture activities such as Core Value Awards
Lead Team Z culture events and activities
Lead the administration and reporting of the annual career interest survey; and plan the follow up leadership dinner
Propose and develop new culture and retention initiatives under the guidance of the Director of Human Capital and in collaboration with the Talent Team
Lead the administration and reporting of other staff surveys
Voices Academies Human Resources Specialist candidates will have the following:
Minimum 2 years of experience in human resources
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with California credentialing requirements
Excellent English and Spanish oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present written materials succinctly and with precision;
Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions
Demonstrated ability to coach others, providing consistent, fair, and policy-based direction
Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities
Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Administration, Personnel/Human Resources or related field
Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Occasional evening and or weekend work
Willingness to be trained as needed
Tolerate high levels of stress
Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final contract:
First Aid/CPR Certification
Clear Criminal Background Check
Valid TB Clearance
Annual Salary Range $60,000-$75,000
Exceptional growth opportunities
Reports directly to Director of Human Capital
Permanent Salaried, Exempt Position
If you have any questions about this position, please contact our hiring team by email at[email protected]. Thank you.
Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer.
It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.
Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say a college degree is important for success in life, less than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor’s degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exist to change that.
These TK (transitional kindergarten)- grade 8 public schools in Santa Clara county and surrounding communities offer students world-class academic preparation that honors their cultural heritage through its dual immersion language program.
Voices College-Bound Language Academies provide a rigorous college-prep K-8 program that teaches students English and Spanish, and builds on core elements of their identity.
Voices was founded by a determined Latina, Frances Teso, whose experiences growing up and later teaching in underserved communities in San Jose catalyzed the Voices model. Today, Frances serves as the CEO of a four-school network (Voices Mount Pleasant, Voices Morgan Hill, Voices West Contra Costa and Voices Franklin McKinley). Communities and families are asking us to build additional Voices schools in their neighborhood, and we are resolved to meet their need.