College Possible Leadership Team
  • 21-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

Manager, Human Resources

College Possible National Office

About College Possible: As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped more than 80,000 students from under-represented communities get into and through college through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Its pioneering model matches students with a near-peer coach and an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree - all at no cost to students or their families. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds.

College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges through national service. Our AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service as a College Possible coach in communities throughout the country. Many coaches represent the identities of the students they serve, and each brings a commitment to social justice and closing the college equity divide.

Our near-peer coaching 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 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 an annual operating budget of $33 million, more than 200 full-time employees and more than 300 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 24,000 students nationwide. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 24,000 students nationwide.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity 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. To learn more, read our Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible operates: regional sites in Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; College Forward in Austin, TX; and Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee. Learn more at

Equal Opportunity Employer

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings.

Your Role as Manager, Human Resources

The Human Resources Manager works closely with the Director of Human Resources in supporting and developing College Possible's Leadership Team and members in the following areas: Benefits, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, off-boarding, policy implementation and employment compliance. With greater accountability in the areas of DEI, Human Resources service efficiency, and employee engagement.

The Manager, Human Resources is integral to the culture, effectiveness, and impact of College Possible:

  • Serve as a business partner and coach to managers and employees across the organization utilizing Human Resources expertise and strong leadership skills.
  • Serve as a business partner and coach to managers leading AmeriCorps members within the organization in relation to policy administration and implementation.
  • Conduct workplace investigations and manage accountability through policy as needed.
  • Supervise, and administrate employment compliance, reporting and record keeping.
  • Assist in the administration of our Medical and Financial Benefits.
  • Assist with the annual benefits open enrollment process for the organization.
  • Assist with the management of leave of absences and work accommodation requests.
  • Partner with other People and Culture members to identify training and development needs for the organization and implement needed training.
  • Manage and administrate employment status changes per compliance and established process protocols.
  • Manage HR projects as assigned and needed.
  • Manage reporting and data tracking. Ensure employee files are up to date and compliant.
  • Manage worker's compensation claims and first reports of injury.
  • Prepare reports and manage audits.
  • Administrate the Performance Management Processes and support any Organizational Development initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

What You Bring


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • PHR or SPHR helpful.

Related work experience:

  • A minimum of five years of broad-based HR work experience required.
  • Experience with DEI, performance management, benefits and employee relations required.
  • Experience utilizing ADP Workforce Now highly desired.
  • Successful record of influencing and partnering with and responding to questions from employees and managers.

Computer skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office Suite programs as well as experience in spreadsheet and database management.
  • ADP experience highly desired.

Other required skills:

  • Team oriented with ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to drive the HR practice through a committed DEI lens.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires tolerance for ambiguity, good judgement and a strong sense of quality in work.
  • Must possess high integrity, confidentiality and be able to handle sensitive and highly confidential information responsibly.
  • Should have a passion for and commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-pace environment.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to make decisions through data.
  • Highly efficient with reporting and data management.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed.
  • Office environment with limited travel.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day.

What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience (job grade starting at $66,400)
  • Excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance.
  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program.
  • Personalized professional development and growth opportunities.

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

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