Human Resources Specialist, Recruitment and Retention

Collaborative for Educational Services

Everyone is a learner!

Job Description

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a well-organized, friendly and energetic full-time HR Specialist to work at its main office located in beautiful Northampton Massachusetts.   If you’re interested in becoming part of an organization committed to reaching and educating learners of all ages, we hope you’ll consider joining us.

Who We Are/Who will you be working with:   A dedicated and collaborative hard-working team who consistently supports employees through the thoughtful and caring provision of human resources services. If you join our team, you’ll be well positioned to more fully develop your skills and continue learning new ones!

We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is central to the work we do, together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work proactively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.

This is you:

  • You are excited about helping people maximize their potential and develop their talent, and you supervise/support others in ways which facilitate professional growth, develop confidence and foster feelings of inclusion.
  • You think creatively and strategically about how building and implementing policies and procedures will allow individuals and the organization to succeed.
  • You know how to cultivate a warm, supportive, and inclusive environment that is also mission driven and results oriented. You love to learn! 
  • You strive to understand HR emerging trends and best practices, diversity Equity and Inclusion, (DEI) and recognize that you don’t know all that can be known about societal oppression and inequities and that being an ally requires an ongoing commitment to getting educated. 

Highlights of What You Will Do:

  • You will have the opportunity to migrate the HR applicant tracking platform to a new vendor with improvements for recruitment, hiring and benefit enrollment.
  • Administer the talent development process, including HRIM system, recruiting/candidate experience, onboarding and retention plans, making sure that we are well positioned to recruit and hire the best talent. 
  • Implement the organization's DEI recruitment plan and recruit candidates of diverse backgrounds for our positions across the commonwealth and support the hiring committee process in accordance with best practices, organizational priorities and SJE initiatives.
  • You will be part of our collective efforts to ensure that our internal culture is one where all staff, in particular those with underrepresented identities, are able to contribute and thrive. 
  • Ensure the effective interface with Employees, timely disseminate information and provide assistance to employees through face to face and electronic, Intranet and video conference support. 
  • Work alongside a group of talented HR colleagues who enjoy their jobs and are proud of the great work done by CES
  • Lead, develop and facilitate onboarding training and develop engaging methods for online and video instruction.  

Compensation: $60,000 to $80,000 - full time 40 hour work week.

Work location: Administrative Office, 97 Hawley Street, Northampton.  This is a hybrid work arrangement with 1 to 2 days onsite and 2-3 days remote scheduling.

Benefits: CES offers a comprehensive package including: Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and voluntary Short Term Disability, enhanced Vision and additional Life Insurance. Health Insurance is offered through Tufts/Harvard Pilgrim and includes two plan options: PPO with a self-funded Health Savings Account, and HMO with a Health Reimbursement Account funded by CES to support a portion of health insurance deductions.  FSA and Dependent Care accounts are available. Eligible for MA State Retirement.

Apply online at Submit a cover letter of interest, resume and references. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.