Human Resources Specialist


About Communities In Schools of North Carolina:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion — it is our mission. As the State Office for North Carolina, we deliver CIS programs across the state and we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do. At CISNC, we value relationships, collaboration, learning, integrity and commitment.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources and Talent (VPHRT) the Human Resources (HR) Specialist is responsible for providing process and transactional support for HR systems and processes to ensure the efficient operation of the Human Resources (HR) Department. This role will act as liaison between HR and other departments, administering daily functions including recruitment, onboarding, and management of employee files.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, business acumen, exemplary work ethic, be driven, organized, self-motivated and problem solver. Ability to cross cultural boundaries to build and maintain strong working relationships is a plus.


Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants by administering phases of the recruitment process including planning, posting, sourcing, screening, and interviewing.
  • Supports in scheduling interviews, preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Provide exceptional customer service support to internal and external customers.
  • Communicates company and position details to new hires prior to their start date and gathers necessary documentation including Form I-9, tax forms, direct deposit, etc.
  • Collaborate with departments in the administration of the onboarding program.
  • Conduct HR orientation for new employees; onboard new employees in a welcoming way, ensuring new hires receive timely and accurate instruction regarding their employment and benefits.
  • Assist the VPHRT with implementation of employee engagement.
  • Maintains and reviews records of training and development activities, attendance, and assessment results. Documents and ensures compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training requirements.
  • Support data entry and review of related business processes.
  • Organize, maintain and update employee records both physical and digital.
  • Responsible for monitoring various HR inboxes and respond or escalate appropriately.
  • Assist the VPHRT with cataloging IT inventory and the purchase of equipment.
  • Other administrative or project duties as assigned.
  • Some travel at times.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Results Focused
  • Communication
  • Accountability & Dependability
  • Valuing Diversity

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Decision Making & Judgement
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal Skills

Necessary Skills:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Service orientation and strong positive attitude
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Technical fluency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with a diverse team
  • Must be detail-oriented, multi-task capable, well organized and able to work independently and in teams
  • Must possess high initiative, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak
  • Must be able to move about the office
  • Must be able to travel, including overnight, upon occasion to provide event support

Required Education/Experience:

Associate degree and 2 plus years of related experience or a bachelor’s degreeLearn more at, and stay connected with CISNC on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


We offer full time team members outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) and MORE!!! Our team is friendly, fun and collaborative.

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