Human Resources and Benefits Manager
Shared Services

Harlem Village Academies
Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban K-12 school model based on the principles of progressive education. Located in Harlem, HVA is also the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute

The Human Resources & Benefits Manager  will support our teachers and staff so that they in turn can focus on our mission: to provide a progressive, quality education for our students. Our ideal candidate is a hands on, detail-oriented professional who can multi-task and handle the benefits and payroll administration for an organization of over 250 team members.  The key to Harlem Village Academies’ success is its exceptionally talented, committed and capable team.
Working closely with the Shared Services Team, the Human Resources & Benefits Manager   primary responsibility will be to manage and enhance the organization’s benefits and payroll policies, systems, and processes.  The Human Resources & Benefits Manager will be supported by an HR Coordinator who manages both the administrative HR responsibilities as well as providing support to finance and payroll. This is a unique opportunity to help build and influence a highly successful organization that is changing the lives of children every day. 
  • Manage the administrative on-boarding/off-boarding process for all staff, including offer letters, and compensation and benefits discussions
  • Manage benefits plans and strategy (including Health, Dental and Vision Care and 403(b) Retirement Plan)
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll process and reporting
  • Maintain Employee Handbook and other policies
  • Maintain records to meet all compliance requirements
  • Manage the HR Coordinator
The ideal candidate will be a highly intelligent, driven individual with exceptional integrity.
The H.R. & Benefits Manager must be highly  professional and comfortable working across all levels of the organization. He or she will be a genuinely kind individual who thrives as part of a highly motivated, committed team.
 Other qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in relevant field preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of state and federal labor, employment and insurance law
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills and strong team player, with willingness to be hands-on and do whatever it takes to support the success of Harlem Village Academies
All staff members are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Harlem Village Academies, have a positive and professional attitude, exhibit a very strong work ethic and possess an inner drive for personal and professional excellence.  The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.

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