Summit Public Schools is seeking a Human Resources and Credentialing Manager who will play an integral role in achieving the vision and goals of Summit Public Schools through ensuring credentialing compliance and supporting human resource requests for our faculty. This person will assure credentialing compliance and provide administrative support to the Human Resources department. The ideal candidate will approach their work with compliance orientation, a focus on strong customer service – and believes that this approach will ensure Summit employees can focus on what they do best to drive toward our collective vision for students and education. You will work directly with the Director of Human Resources.

Who We Are:

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,000 students. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Through the Summit Basecamp Program, we have partnered with over 100 public schools in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia, and are providing over 20,000 students a truly personalized learning experience. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university.

Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. Summit seeks phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!

  • 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
  • Fast Company named Summit Public Schools a top 10 most innovative organization in education
  • Our two flagship schools, Summit Prep and Everest, are named among US News & World Report's Best High Schools of 2015, and also ranked among America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post
  • Summit Sierra, in Seattle, was named one of the most innovative schools in the world

Job Responsibilities:

Oversee the Credentialing Process:

  • Identify, review, maintain and evaluate the proper credentialing qualifications required of new teacher candidates and current faculty
  • Advise candidates 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) or Department of Education (DOE)
  • Manage and maintain records on certificated staff to assure required credentials and CLAD/BCLAD certifications are held, obtained, and maintained in conformance with regulations of the CTC
  • Collaborate with school leaders to complete applications and recertifications
  • Prepare and communicate reports for school leaders and county officials
  • Assure successful and finding-free county and district audits
  • Collaborate with Recruitment Team to review applicants’ credentials
  • Monitor and disseminate changes in CTC regulations
  • Inform candidates and current faculty on policies and procedural changes affecting credentials, certificates, permits, and other relevant changes
  • Assist with new hire orientations and onboarding as necessary
  • Compose letters, forms and other documentation to communicate credentialing requirements to candidates and current faculty

Human Resources Administration:

  • Post jobs on relevant websites
  • Plan, organize and manage the logistics of school visits and interview events for candidates
  • Process new and exiting employees
  • Maintain employee files and maintenance of HRIS system
  • Oversee online compliance training for all employees
  • Collaborate with other Summit teams to complete HR data requests
  • Support with completion of Verifications of Employment, Employee Onboarding, and other special projects as necessary

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.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and support of Summit Public Schools mission, values, and standards
  • The fundamental belief that all children can succeed in college and life
  • Deep commitment to continuous improvement
  • 3 years of experience in human resources field; credential analyst or related experience a plus
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel regularly in California and occasionally to other regions
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • Meet health clearance, and pass the reference, background/criminal checks, per education code
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