Human Resources Coordinator

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Immediate opening
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership

Company Description

KIPP Delta is part of the nation-wide KIPP non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP Delta currently serves nearly 1,300 students in Helena and Blytheville, AR.

Job Description

About the Human Resource Coordinator Position:

The primary responsibility of the Human Resources Coordinator is to support the Human Resources Director in our efforts towards success in onboarding, supporting/payroll, and retaining the talented teams that we will need in order to best serve our Team and Family.


As such, the scope of work for which the HR Coordinator will be responsible includes tactical support for human capital across our region as defined by the Human Resources Director. This scope of work will include administrative, compliance, and payroll oriented tasks.


The Human Resources Coordinator will report directly to the Human Resources Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Benefits, Compensation & Attendance:

  • Coordinate operations for all health and welfare benefits programs (not limited to primary medical, dental, disability, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Account (HSA), Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, etc.) in conjunction with HR Director to ensure employee needs are being met

  • Cross-train on employee compensation information and support the finance team in administration of payroll on behalf of Human Resources

  • Manage the Namely system overall from new hire onboarding, employee time off requests, not limited to employee closeout


Employee Relations & Policies:

  • Support the HR Director in the effort to manage personnel issues and labor relations situations, providing support and counsel to employees and managers, consulting with outside legal and other resources as appropriate

  • Support the HR Director in the effort to ensure that policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state labor laws and regulations

  • Create, maintain, and distribute staff handbook and employee policies

  • Maintain confidential human resources files and supports the overseeing of the human resources and finance assistant.

Onboarding, Exiting Process, & Human Resources Systems:

  • Collaborate with HR Director, hiring managers and other staff to develop and implement onboarding, off boarding processes, and programs

  • Coordinate new hire onboarding training and setup for payroll

  • Coordinate staff exit process

  • Coordinate the employee claims process

  • Coordinate open enrollment for health insurances

  • Participate in continued implementation and maintenance of an HRIS (Human Resources Information System) and HR intranet site or comparable resource. The current HRIS is Namely.

  • Ensure training sessions for all staff and hiring managers are setup in SafeSchool

  • Ensure all new hire training session are setup and completed in SafeSchool prior to approving start date

  • Contribute to implementation and maintenance of Staff Performance Management systems and programs

  • Contribute to employees qualifications and credentialing process for offer letters, audits, and Arkansas Qualified Teacher (AQT) files

  • Coordinate staff retention initiatives including but not limited to KIPP Cares week, staff holiday party, and teacher appreciation week gifts.  

  • Coordinate Catapult onsite wellness clinics

  • Coordinate Arkansas Teacher Retirement System counselors’ sessions


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Support student recruitment and enrollment activities as needed. 

  • Others duties as assigned.


Candidate Requirements:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred not required 

  • At least 3 years of successful experience and demonstrable results in a related human resources, employee relations, and employee benefits 

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Judgment; ability to handle sensitive employment information with discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook 

  • Knowledge of human resources best practices and legal/compliance requirements

  • Highly collaborative

  • Resourceful and flexible

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue their professional development individually

  • Character strengths of: zest, grit, self-control, optimism, social intelligence, gratitude, and curiosity

  • Aligned with KIPP Delta’s values, going above and beyond, deep humility and self-awareness

Additional Information

KIPP Delta offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Delta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.


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