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Reading Partners AmeriCorps Human Resource Specialist

Reading Partners
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The HR Specialist coordinates and provides operational support for the national HR department. The HR Specialist’s main focus is capacity building assignments to improve efficiency, ensure documentation of key HR processes, and support org-wide projects that drive our Racial, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) efforts.

Service Activities

Assist with various HR projects and functions from recruitment to onboarding, offboarding, and everything that happens in between.

Assist the internal team with executing on the operational plan for the organization’s commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Own the management of our portion of the internal intranet and lead on the creation of how-to guides and trainings (brief video clips, short “teach me in five” documents with screenshots, etc.) for new hires and staff.

Participate in direct service through tutoring.

Community Need Addressed

Support org-wide projects that drive our Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) efforts.

Position Outcomes

In this role, AmeriCorps members will support relationship development and project management that will impact and touch all levels of our organization.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flex spending accounts, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, 403(b) option, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.

Skills you will gain

project management and relationship development

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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