Human Resources Administrative Assistant

  • Human Resources
  • Washington DC, United States

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Human Resources Administrative Assistant.


Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs almost 600 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Working under the direction of the Associate Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, the Human Resources Administrative Assistant will administer a variety of human resources activities and programs, including those related to staffing, compensation, benefits, training and workplace safety.

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Answers employee questions about human resources matters such as payroll, benefits, retirement plans, hiring procedures and company policy; referrals are made to specialists when necessary.
  • Assists with new hire orientation and enrollment for new employees.
  • Insures that I-9 documentation and procedures are accurately followed.
  • Submits the online investigation requests and assists with new employee background check paperwork.
  • Maintains and updates employee records following security and privacy procedures at all times, including processing of employee changes and paperwork.
  • Assists with recruitment and interview process, including scheduling meetings and interviews as requested by hiring managers.
  • Conducts audits of various payroll, benefits, or other HR programs and recommends any corrective action.
  • Assists with processing terminations.
  • Assists with the preparation of performance reviews.
  • Assists the Chief Human Resources Officer with various research projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or in progress- or equivalent experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must exhibit a positive, "can do" attitude, with an eagerness to learn.
  • Demonstrates excellent teamwork, multitasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ability to work with highly confidential material
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Organized and detail-oriented with excellent follow up skills.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to work in a small, rapidly growing organization.
  • Full-time, nonexempt
  • Excellent benefits package


Based in Washington, DC near the Navy Yard Metro

A resume and cover letter are required for consideration.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.