Human Resources Manager

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School | Newark, NJ


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Posted Date 1/15/2018
Expiration Date8/01/2018


Great Oaks Legacy Overview

 The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving 1,400 students from Pre-K to 12th grade on four campuses across the city. Our mission is to prepare public school students for success in college. Great Oaks Legacy students aspire to be some of the highest performing students in the country.


We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate. We pair rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and staff. The school’s mission is to prepare our students for college success through several key elements:


  • Small school – Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allow each student to feel known and cared for. Our focus is on a sense of community and relationship building with families and students


  • More time on task – Longer school days than traditional schools. Weekend sessions and summer school for students who are struggling.


  • High expectations – Rigorous, differentiated, college-preparatory coursework from K-12. Advanced Placement and real college courses for all juniors and seniors.


  • Effective Instruction – World-class teachers with clear expectations and the support they need to continuously improve.

The Human Resources Manager Role Description

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

Human Resources Information System:

  • Manages Human Resources information system by adding and updating information, as well as resolving discrepancies with payroll and/or benefits information and/ or documentation (e.g. payroll, benefit provider/s, withholding versus W4, salary status, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring accuracy of employee records.


Payroll System:

  • Coordinates with accounting to maintain the payroll system by updating and maintaining employee records, creating new employee records, making changes as needed, collecting department time sheets, and coordination information with the finance department; collaborates with accounting to ensure data accuracy for the preparation of semi-monthly payroll for the purpose of ensuring the timely and accurate compensation of employees.


Customer Service:

  • Assists with new employee paperwork and orientations; notifies new/existing employees on benefits, health, dental, medical, FMLA, and Workers Compensation; Assists with staff on-boarding and off-boarding, credential/certification tracking, pension enrollment, and on-going employee customer service, ensuring a smooth and effective process.



  • Assist with compliance related activities, including tracking information, updating systems, submitting reports and maintaining records; Ensures receipt of all documents related to school compliance. Communicates and collaborates with appropriate entities on issues related to compliance.

May perform other duties related to human resources, recruiting, payroll, or other administration. 


The HR Manager is a twelve-month employee with salary to be recommended by Executive Director and approved by the board.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required; Minimum of 2-3 years of human resources, accounting, or payroll experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  2. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to assigned work.
  3. Knowledge of employment law, principles, practices, and methods.
  4. Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of products, and ability to learn and use computer information systems adeptly.
  5. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  7. Successfully completes required criminal history proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident status.
  8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and/ or acceptable.



 Our students arrive, on average, significantly behind grade level. Many live in poverty – a higher percentage than most schools in the country. Upon arrival, they are statistically less than 10% likely to graduate with a 4-year degree. Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college.


  1. Employee takes responsibility to reverse negative outcomes of failing students, to make every effort to work proactively and reactively to engage each and every student, such that each is legitimately prepared to succeed in college.
  2. It is a given that all of the faculty work very, very hard. All staff, including the Campus Directors, Admin Teams, CAO, CEO, President, Operations Team and COO and Employee, acknowledge that we will do more than just work hard; we each seek – through formal and informal feedback – to dramatically improve. At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is not considered remedial, it is essential and ongoing for all staff.

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. 


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