Great Oaks Legacy is seeking an HR/Recruitment Associate to join our HR/Talent team.


Great Oaks Legacy Charter School Overview

The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city of Newark. Our mission is to prepare Newark’s students for success in college and beyond. Currently, the historical college matriculation rate for GOLCS is 79% - nearly twice the national average for economically underrepresented students.

Our model is based on the following guiding principles that guide our work daily –

  1. Creating a COMMUNITY that is built upon genuine and meaningful relationships.
  2. Being surgical in our approach to DIFFERENTIATION OF INSTRUCTION AND SUPPORT of ALL students and team members.
  3. Setting and exceeding HIGH EXPECTATIONS for academic growth and character development for all students, in preparation for success in college and beyond.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Cultivating an environment where all students and staff are known and valued and are provided the support and compassion they need to be successful.
  • Delivering individualized academic support to our students daily, through tutoring provided by AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program.
  • Pairing rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support and high academic expectations for students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate high school. Our alumni receive intensive support from our college counseling team, while in college.

The HR/Recruitment Associate Role Description

The HR/Recruitment Associate is an integral member of the Talent & Finance team and actively contributes to making Great Oaks Legacy a great place to work.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides information by answering communications; referring special communications to the appropriate person.
  • Maintains human resources records by maintaining applications, résumés, and applicant logs.
  • Verify candidates' background by contacting references.
  • On-boards new employees by issuing forms and applications; verifying completion.
  • Helps employees by explaining benefit programs.
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Maintains manager and employee confidence by keeping human resources information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Supporting with the sourcing, marketing, and recruitment of high quality staff members, including instructional and non-instructional staff members.
  • Acting as a primary point of contact for staff candidates throughout the hiring process, ensuring all candidates have a positive experience;
  • Guiding the candidate recruitment process at all stages, including, but not limited to resume screening, phone interviews, in-person interviews and/or demo lessons, school visits, reference checks, and final decisions.
  • Managing candidates through our applicant tracking system, including composing or editing job posts, conducting reporting and analytics, and ensuring broad-reaching outreach efforts.

May perform other duties related to recruiting and human resources as determined by the Chief People Officer or Executive Director.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required; Minimum of 1-2 years of recruiting or human resources experience preferred. Experience working in a charter school or educational setting strongly preferred.
  2. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  3. Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of products, and ability to learn and use computer information systems adeptly.
  4. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. Successfully completes required criminal history proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident status.
  7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and/ or acceptable.



Our students rise to conquer challenges with the help of individualized, whole-person support from the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community including educators, tutors, peers, families  and staff.  Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college.

The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School ensures its students are ready to take on the world, therefore: 

  • We give our students the academic skills and socio-emotional support they need to build upon their own strengths and abilities in order to be ready and able to achieve their dreams.
  • Our employees agree to take responsibility for their part in reversing negative outcomes for students, to work relentlessly to support our efforts to engage each and every student, and to uphold our mission to prepare every student to succeed in college to the extent possible.
  • It is a given that all staff work very hard. Our employees acknowledge that they will do more than just work hard.  Employees agree to seek – through  feedback, professional development, and coaching – to continue to develop and improve their job performance while employed by the School.  At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is considered essential for all staff members.

As Great Oaks Legacy continues its journey towards anti-racism, we can be certain that our school community is ready for the work. As an organization, we are striving to be more intentional and connected to a larger, clearer mission for an educational experience that empowers scholars to be the change they want to see in the world.



GOLCS is committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. Our staff and student population is diverse and culturally rich. We believe that racial justice and equity is critical to our mission of preparing students for success in college and beyond. We strive to be an organization that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and elevates our student voices in preparing them for life and college. 

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including rich health insurance plans, professional development and coaching, and retirement benefits as part of the state pension plan.


Great Oaks Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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