Human Resources Partner

Providence Schools
Full Time $84,655 - $86,983 Per year RI East Providence Human Resource, 145 Taunton Ave, East Providence, RI 02914, United States


The Providence Public School District (PPSD) is committed to supporting, developing, and enriching the lives of all children through world-class teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse district. We serve approximately 22,000 students across 37 schools. 

The Human Resources (HR) Partner’s  primary role is to ensure that all hiring and staffing needs are met at the school and department level.  This team will manage the staffing function for both instructional and non-instructional employee groups.  The HR Partners support Senior Business Partners as the first point of contact for principals and department leaders on all hiring and staffing requests and staffing issues including recruitment, selection, hiring, staffing, evaluation, development, and retention.  They are responsible for ensuring principals and department leaders are responded to quickly and for ensuring that the resources and support from other appropriate departments are delivered accurately and within target timelines. HR Partners will utilize data and information to measure, monitor, and identify support to principals and department leaders. 

Under the direction of the Senior HR Partner, this position works closely with school and central office staff to proactively assess HR-related needs and implement actions that effectively develop and leverage organizational talent. The HR Partners will become experts in each school and will attend and participate in routine and strategic meetings at school and/or central office. The HR Partner will also provide support on day-to-day employee related concerns as they arise. 

**Contingent upon funding**


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred

  • SHRM or PHR certification preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years experience serving in human resources or related role

  • Experience working in an urban education setting preferred



  • Support Senior Staffing Partners as principals’ and department heads’ point of contact to provide thoughtful advice and guidance; includes brokering services and making connections between principals and other teams, as necessary, while retaining primary responsibility for ensuring that all needs are addressed and resolved

  • Assist Senior Staffing Partners in supporting principals and department heads in the planning for and assignment of staff, including projected vacancies, displacement and transfer actions, and other HR implications of budgetary and staffing decision-making

  • Monitor, interpret, and provide school and department-level hiring and staffing metrics and data, as well as other significant levers in improving workforce excellence

  • Support hiring manager on staffing efforts by reviewing vacancies, reviewing licensure requirements, and approving new hires

  • Identify inefficiencies in existing processes and make recommendations for improvement Identify and verify budgeted vacancies caused by terminations, leaves, transfers and promotions;

  • Compose correspondence, reports, memorandums, meeting agendas and other documents using GoogleSuite and Microsoft Office software;


  • Develop relationships and maintains regular contact with principals and department leaders through regular, proactive, and responsive communications

  • Manage and oversee the hiring functions for all instructional and non-instructional areas

  • Monitor the reporting and coordination of applicable licensure and certification requirements for staff in coordination with the licensure team

  • Support and collaborate with the recruitment team to hire high quality talent

  • Support Senior Staffing Partners in actively managing vacancies in order to reduce the time it takes to fill each position

  • Guide new hires through the on-boarding process to ensure timely completion which includes all hiring documentation and requirements are met

  • Provide support and management oversight for all staffing policies and procedures for all employees in the district including instructional and non-instructional employees

  • Utilize all HR information technology and adapt to new technologies quickly

  • Implements screening and selection procedures and finalizes candidate eligibility before final processing

  • Utilize data to make informed decisions and support principals in HR management

  • Liaison and collaborate with other teams within Human Resources to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of human resources services to school administrators and department managers

  • Support effective ongoing professional development opportunities to help principals manage hiring and staffing functions, including “just in time” training to principals on hiring and staffing related topics as requested

  • Maintain professional knowledge and experience; build functional and/or technical knowledge and skills necessary; keep up to date with hiring practices, and tools to effectively manage workload

  • Manage hiring and onboarding records and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Maintain impartiality and fairness in orienting new hires to Providence Schools policies and procedures

Additional related duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of research around key human resources areas including recruitment, selection, retention, development, and evaluation

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience

  • Demonstrated success in providing high levels of customer service

  • Strong analytical skills that inform problem solving and decision making capacity

  • Experience working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

  • Bilingual candidates preferred