Human Resources and Credentialing Manager
Summit Public Schools is seeking a Human Resources and Credentialing Manager who will play an integral role in achieving our vision and mission through ensuring our faculty are well prepared and exceptionally qualified.
With a strong customer service orientation, this person will work directly with faculty and strategically partner with school leaders to assist their teachers in obtaining and maintaining their certification.
No detail is too small for this person who will ensure we meet all local and state regulations for credentialing and pass important audits without error.
This person is also fiercely efficient. In their work with faculty across 14 schools in 2 states, they will manage our credentialing systems and drive continuous improvement to make the work scalable and sustainable.
As a member of our Home Office this person will collaborate closely with the other teams providing services to schools and report directly to the Director of Human Resources.
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.
Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!
What you’ll do:
- Identify, review, and evaluate the credentialing qualifications required of new teacher candidates and current faculty
- Advise prospective teachers and current faculty of requirements for credentials and permits, including courses for certification, upcoming examination dates, and updates from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
- Manage and maintain records on certificated staff to ensure required credentials and CLAD/BCLAD certifications are held, obtained, and maintained in conformance with regulations of the CTC and OSPI
- Manage credentialing database and prepare information reports for school leaders and local and state officials
- Strategy partner with Director of Human Resources and school leaders to ensure accountability, and legal compliance
- Manage successful and finding-free county, district and state audits
- Collaborate with Recruitment & Selection Team to review applicants’ credentials
- Stay informed on the changes in CA and WA credentialing regulations
- Inform prospective teachers and current faculty on changes in requirements and procedures affecting their credential
- Provide training, maintain credentialing knowledge base and create resources to communicate the credentialing requirements to prospective teachers and current faculty
- Collaborate with Talent team members on projects to attract, develop and retain high quality and diverse employees
- Facilitate new hire orientations and onboarding procedures in conjunction with HR Manager
- Assist with additional human resources tasks as needed
This position is based in Redwood City, CA. This role will require occasional travel throughout the Bay Area, and may require travel to other regions.
What You Need:
- 2 years of experience as a credentialing analyst or similar role in a similarly sized organization
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Demonstrated knowledge and support of Summit Public Schools mission, values, and standards
- Deep commitment to continuous improvement
- Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions, policies, laws, and regulations related to the credential process and requirements
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong customer service orientation
- Positive attitude and friendly demeanor
- Superb computer skills, including GoogleDocs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); most importantly, an intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel
- The ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
- Works well under deadlines and ensures timely completion
- Ability to work with highly confidential and sensitive matters; and ability to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality
- Experience or strong interest in K-12 public education; former teacher or background in public education is a plus
Who You Are:
- You possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with an obsession for details.
- You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
- You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogenous community and closing the achievement gap.
- You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
- You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
- You take initiative and ownership in driving your work to meet personal and team goals.
- You possess strong relationship skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop, and communicate with a diverse group of teachers, leaders, staff members, and community members.
- You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
- You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
What you get:
Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 3 weeks of organizational-wide closure during the year.
Summit is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly intertwined with education. We are ALL better when we are able to bring our whole selves to work and honor each other’s voices across identities, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are members of historically marginalized communities. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to students and parents along with designated compliance coordinators for each school, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California. To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to employees, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California.