College Possible Leadership Team
  • 19-Mar-2019 to 30-May-2019 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of $22 million, more than 130 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-19 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges. 

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students. 

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Basic Description

The Human Resources Representative supports payroll, benefits and recruitment for the Human Resources Department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve internal and external customers pertaining to payroll, benefits and recruitment, and manages relationships with external vendors.
  • Process and administer the bi-weekly payroll process
  • Maintain proper personnel files and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) information to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information.
  • Process all payroll documents pertaining to federal, state and local agencies, including setting up new states.
  • Process all benefits and ensures accuracy in benefit programs; manage annual open enrollment process.
  • Prepare human resources reports and requests related to payroll, benefits and recruitment in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the proactive and strategic sourcing of high quality candidates for AmeriCorps and Leadership Team positions.
  • Engage in on-going projects that moves forward the work of the Human Resources Department. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required.

Related Work Experience:

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience required;
  • Benefits administration and/or experience processing payroll strongly preferred;
  • Recruitment or sourcing experience helpful.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Experience with Human Resource Information Systems (ADP preferred).

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable taking initiative to identify and solve problems as they arise;
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with rapid change;
  • Excellent independent decision-making skills and strong resourcefulness;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (i.e., verbal, written, in person and/or over the telephone);
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals;
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

To Apply

Please apply at:  Include a resume and cover letter.

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