Positions Report to: Deputy Director of Human Resources

Start/End Date: July 1

Compensation: EHTP offers a comprehensive benefits package

FLSA Status: Exempt

Who We Are

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.

About The Opportunity

We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist (HR) to support the daily functions of the HR department for our schools, East Harlem Scholars Academies. The HR Generalist will work closely with campus staff to ensure employees have what they need to be successful. Reporting to the Deputy Director of HR, the HR Generalist oversees the employee experience for over 200 staff members. In partnership with others on the HR team, the HR Generalist will gather and analyze data and findings in order to inform human resource decisions, employee experience, compensation and benefits, and organizational culture. The HR Generalist will assist in the review our HR policies and identify opportunities that will support the organization in creating a working environment that is radically human.

What Qualifies You

  • You have excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • You have excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You have strong customer service-based approach and strong relationship building skills
  • You're a self-starter, able to achieve results through others with little supervision
  • You posses an ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • You posses an ability to work autonomously and excel in an entrepreneurial environment 
  • You have proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management system (TriNet)
  • You're proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • You believe in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values
  • You understand the power of relationship building and collaboration across teams to move the work forward
  • You navigate with integrity maintaining trust and holding teams accountable to a code of ethics
  • You are a powerful listener, radically empathetic teammate, and understand the balance of organizational policies and employee needs
  • You are entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, and resourceful, with the ability to deliver results in a rapidly growing, deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment

Scope of Role

Onboarding, Offboarding, and Compliance

  • Drive the process for onboarding and ensure that all new hires complete necessary paperwork:
    • Collect and process new hire documentation
    • Process clearance and background checks
    • Create employee profiles in the HCM system, TriNet
    • Provide benefits information and contact information to the benefits administration team
  • Own the off-boarding process ensuring staff member departures are smooth
  • Prepare and send exit letters and survey to exiting staff
  • Prepare and send employee stipend stipend agreements
  • Maintain and track employee personnel files and ensure compliance with all pertinent employee laws and auditor requirements (TEACH, SUNY)
  • Partner with the Talent & Operations teams to improve upon our onboarding process for our schools, ensuring new staff members are properly inducted into the organization and our culture and set up for success on day one
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant employment policies and regulations that impact EHTP and ensure compliance with all legal employment regulations

Employee Management

  • Oversee the Human Resource team’s Gmail inbox, respond to requests, and escalate emails as needed
  • Provide employee relations support including assisting in investigations and facilitating mediation meetings
  • Act as primary contact for employee questions on payroll, benefits, PTO, and other matters of EHTP policy
  • Act as liaison to Operations staff on HR related job responsibilities
  • Complete employment verification requests
  • Point of contact for staff leave administration process with benefit administrator at TriNet including creating leave trackers and completing employer forms
  • Point of contact for staff inquiries about their leave


  • Support Deputy Director, HR with annual renewal process including preparing data for trackers and updating templates
  • Support with new technology systems implementation
  • Provide support to the team and directly to staff particularly during heavy periods of off-boarding and open enrollment
  • Point of Contact for unemployment claims including providing exit information and providing necessary documentation
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and seamlessly drive and implement changes
  • Special projects and ad hoc reporting as assigned by Manager (e.g. 990s support, audit support, adhoc HR analysis, etc.)
  • Operate with the utmost degree of professionalism; understand the pulse of the organization establishing oneself as a trusted member at EHTP

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of professional work experience in Human Resources.
  • Employee Relations experience required
  • Spanish proficiency a plus

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