Human Resource Associate

Newark, NJ
BRICK Empowerment Office Positions
Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids (BRICK) aims to place all children on a positive life trajectory by providing our students with the academic and character skills they need to be college-ready, and by addressing the elements of adversity that impede their academic success so that they can all become successful adults.
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Here is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization that focuses on turning around chronically failing schools and starting high performing schools. We are looking for an individual who will help build an organization from the ground up. If you are interested in being part of success at a greater scale and looking to invest in a theory of change that actually works – then this is your organization.  

Role: The Human Resource Associate will report to the Chief Performance Officer and serve as a critical member of the BRICK Human Resource team. The Human Resource Associate will support in recruitment processes and interviewing and selection efforts for the organization. The HR Associate will also support with staff pension enrollments, benefits, payroll, and serve as a customer service center for staff in the organization. Previous experience working in a school is ideal. Experience working the Newark and/or Bronx communities is required,

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

    • Manage employee benefits program - including enrollment, benefit changes and terminaton
    • Provide customer service to employees, handling day to day questions and helping resolve work-related problems
    • Assist in communicating company policies and procedures
    • Recruit for open positions and perform the full life cycle of recruiting activities including sourcing and screening applicants, maintaining recruiting systems, drafting offer letters, providing follow-through with candidates, supporting the Chief Performance Officer and hiring managers
    • Report out recruitment, selection, and hiring data regularly
    • Draft and update job descriptions as needed
    • Lead employee on-boarding activities, and provide support to employees and managers when new staff enter the organization
    • Thoroughly check all candidates before on-boarded so that criminal background checks are approved, references are checked, and certification (if applicable) is up to date
    • Maintain employee records
    • Coordinate and ensure completion of employee exit interviews
    • Ensure compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations
    • Complete other duties as assigned


    • Deep belief in our mission, serving as a role more for our values
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, communications, or a related field required
    • A demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, lead multiple projects, meet concurrent deadlines, and organize time and priorities.
    • Track record of achieving strong results while building and fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and high-performance culture
    • Excellent relationship building skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people with a wide diversity of demographic and professional experience levels across a decentralized work environment
    • Strong project management skills with significant experience leading change management
    • Making informed, timely decisions and using sound judgment to prioritize actions
Salary, Goals and Employment Period
Salary Range: Competitive compensation package
Full time
Employment Period: Twelve Months
Fringe Benefits: Health, Dental, Tuition Assistance and 401K