Elevate K-12 is hiring a

People Specialist

Chicago, United States

Who we are:

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools. We bring live high-quality teaching through our platform to schools in zip codes that cannot find a high-quality teacher. Our few main focuses are to give students the highest quality instruction and access to classes they couldn’t have before, getting them ready for the world of the future; and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities from home irrespective of their zip code. We are the new way to the classroom!

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Unlimited PTO & 12 Company Paid Holidays
  • Strong High-Performance Based Culture with High Growth Potential
  • Team Focused Culture – Team Events, Outings, Happy Hours & Recognition
  • Full Benefits – Medical, Dental & Vision / 401k Plan
  • Our Team of Elevaters are: Problem Solvers, Passionate, Motivated, Thirsty for Knowledge & Mission Driven

What you will be doing:

The People Specialist is the cheerleader and ambassador of our growing team of Elevaters. You will be immersed in many different areas of HR while supporting our high-performing passionate Elevaters who seek to bring equity to education. The People Specialist embodies and celebrates our culture of excellence in every interaction with employees and contractors, alike. Doing our jobs effectively means that every team member is successful from day one and every team has the talent and support needed to meet and exceed our ambitious business goals.

We have an incredible mission, team, and brand at Elevate K-12, and we’re getting better every day. We have achieved an extraordinary product/market fit and have entered an exponential growth stage of the company. If all of this sounds exciting to you – We want to hear from you!


  • Support the operations behind our people functions - this includes supporting benefits, compliance, employee engagement, and recognition activities
  • Champion and promote our evolving work culture (including tools, programs, and initiatives to make in-person and remote work successful and fun)
  • Spearhead employee engagement activities including chairing our Elevater social committee, monthly happy hours, team outings, biannual employee awards ceremony, and more!
  • Own employee pre-boarding and offboarding processes to ensure exceptional experiences while keeping a keen eye on compliance and security
  • Act as a contractor and temporary staffing liaison, including recruitment, onboarding and offboarding support, and agreement creation and management
  • Maintain an appropriate level of process, program, and policy knowledge in order to assist internal employees and contractors with a variety of requests
  • Maintain employee records in HRIS System, personnel folders, and our team org chart
  • Coordinate pre-employment screening requirements for new employees and contractors
  • Complete employee verifications
  • Completes Forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation, and maintains I-9 files
  • Administer new hire benefits enrollment and our annual open enrollment processes
  • Assist in the preparation of internal and contractor payroll
  • Think about how to continually improve and scale our People Team work and systems
  • This is a hybrid position, requiring working in our downtown Chicago office 2 days/week

Who you Are:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an HR generalist position
  • Clear, concise, and effective communication and exceptional detail orientation
  • Utmost respect for the confidentiality of employee and company information
  • Systems thinker - you can see a process, identify issues, and deploy corrections
  • A passion for creating equitable people processes that include and serve all employees
  • Appreciate the freedom and accountability that comes with leading your portion of the business
  • Have an ability to identify opportunities, successes, and failures quickly and act upon them in a thoughtful manner
  • Able to adhere to our hybrid working model of both in-office and remote work

What is nice to have:

  • Previous work experiences with a progressive People/Talent/HR function at a SaaS technology company
  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Learning and Development, etc

Why join our story:

Elevate K-12 is tasked with an important mission: change the way K-12 classrooms and teaching work. Our organization is a radically open-minded company that is scaling fast. We are a team focused on high performance, dynamism, and embodying a collaborative culture at all levels. Our teammates are able to have open, honest discussions that drive us toward our mission. Elevate K-12 is in a stage of hyper-growth that will continue to open up new challenges and opportunities for our team.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need assistance or accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

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