Job Overview


People Partner


20 hours per week-Virtual

Reports To

Finance and Operations Manager


$35/hour, non-exempt

About the Organization

For over 20 years, Communities In Schools of WA (CISWA) in partnership with our Washington Network comprised of 15 local affiliates (12 independent 501 c3 and 3 emerging) has been striving for equity in educational opportunities. Driven by our core values of collaboration, opportunity, access, and transformation, and in adherence to the CIS National guidelines, CISWA (state office) works to ensure that all affiliates and their Board of Directors have the tools and capacity to provide and sustain strong student programs and services in their local communities as they work directly inside K-12 schools supporting those students who have historically been furthest from educational justice.

CISWA is a small, high-energy office that has a history of strong operations and successful outcomes built upon community partnerships. In addition to supporting state operations, CISWA is incubating three emerging affiliates and is the financial sponsor of these affiliates, supporting each of the Executive Directors and their program staff.

Job Description

CISWA is seeking a dedicated part-time People Partner to support the state office team and three emerging affiliates which are all located in Central and Eastern Washington. This professional who has a passion to serve others would support approximately 40 employees. Reporting to the Finance and Operations Manager, the People Partner will be responsible for providing HR functions to the state agency and its role could evolve into a full-time position as CIS growth continues across Washington State. CISWA and three emerging affiliates, CIS of Blue Mountain Region, CIS of Central WA, CIS of Rural Eastern WA have outlined the People Partner’s role to focus on four areas:

Employee Life Cycle:

  • Manages employee life cycle activities including recruitment efforts, onboarding, training, and exit process.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Maintain and enhance employee benefits programs, including compensation, health insurance, expenses, and vacation packages.

Compliance/Employee Relations:

  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements, conducting investigations, and maintaining records.
  • Assist Finance and Operations Manager with payroll and reimbursement process if needed.

HR Business Partnership

  • Participates in the development and implementation of new policies and practices. Oversee, refine, and execute employee standards and procedures, using and improving HR existing and recommended systems and processes.
  • Identify and recommend areas of improvement to employee engagement, team effectiveness, operating model, and organizational design.
  • Provide guidance, consulting, and leadership to local affiliate executive directors and boards to strengthen HR communications.

Experience & Education

  • Four+ years of relevant human resource expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.


  • Commitment to personal and professional growth to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Comfort in dealing with a variety of personalities, positions, and skill levels.
  • Exceptional relationship skills to foster teamwork aligned with strong leadership qualities to motivate staff and network leaders.
  • Organized, efficient, detail, and process-oriented.
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and professional skills.
  • Competency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite.


Access to reliable transportation. Criminal background check required.

Application Instructions

Requirements: Access to reliable transportation. Criminal background check required.

To Apply: Please submit resume to Formstack.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CISWA is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of age, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We know our organization is successful due to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees. CISWA’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected across our organization. Diversity is more than a commitment; it is the foundation of what we do.