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Human Resources Manager

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Under the supervision of the Director of Employee Relations (DER), the Regional HR Manager (RHRM) is responsible for providing HR services for one or more regions at Aspire. As a support to both supervisors and teammates, RHRM serves as a key leader in the region by ensuring the following is implemented, but not limited to: compliance, mitigate/eliminate risk, maintain and enhance work cultural and atmosphere, assisting with policy development and interpretation, performance management, and ensuring the implementation of fair, consistent, and equitable practices throughout the region.
What You Will Do:
Establish and successfully maintains relationships with the Area Superintendent, principals, and teammates within the region.
Successfully manage employee relations issues; conduct investigations and complete associated ER documentation using the appropriate protocols, sound judgment; and tracks issues through to resolution in a timely and thorough manner.
Supports employees with problems, issues or concerns. Serves as a liaison between employees and their managers and/or vice versa.
Coordinate with management to facilitate solutions to department/climate related problems.
Ensure compliance with state/federal HR related regulations, as well as Aspire policies and procedures.
Implement org-wide initiatives within the region.
Facilitate and develop training for performance management and performing learning programs that also enable the understanding of policies, procedures, and systems assists with onboarding of teammates.
Partner with key leaders within the region to provide guidance, and recommendations as it pertains to staffing restructures/ status changes as well as personnel practices, policy and employment law.
Support supervisors with involuntary/voluntary terminations, review separation documents/ documentation prior to separation, conduct exit interviews prior to the employee departing the organization.
Strong knowledge and experience applying organizational HR policies, procedures, and protocols.
Proactively use data, reviews patterns and trends, and proactively share findings with DER to develop and deliver on trainings that informs development of policies/ best practices.
Demonstrate knowledge of and support the Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Lead and own Employee Relations projects within the region.
Establish strong working relationships within organizational teams and works closely with the People Team, including Employee Services, Payroll and Finance.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Knowledge, skills and abilities
Positive, customer service oriented with strong communication, relationship building skills, and professional integrity
High attention to detail, organization and follow-up with a demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently.
Knowledge of Federal and State labor laws, including FLSA and wage and hour.
Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills; good judgment and resourceful
Proficient with MS Word, PowerPoint and technology skills
Confident public speaker
Ability to deal with highly sensitive information
Proactive, with can do attitude
Minimal Education Level
Undergraduate degree with a concentration in Human Resources or related field with advanced degree preferred.
Experience Required
Minimum 5+ years of broad HR knowledge and experience
3 years direct Employee Relations experience
PHR or SPHR certification preferred, but not required
Experience or strong interest in K-12 public education
Compensation:
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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