Crescent School - Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Coordinator

Position: Human Resources Coordinator
Start: To be discussed
SchoolCrescent School
City: Toronto, Ontario

Posting Date: August 10, 2017

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Founded in 1913, Crescent is an independent school for boys from grades 3 – 12, located on a park-like 30 acre campus in midtown Toronto. Our students are encouraged to strive for excellence, and to develop their talents in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and staff alike model Crescent’s core values of respect, responsibility, compassion and honesty as we foster the development of our graduates to men of character from boys of promise.


You will love it here if you are a glass-half-full, joyful individual who is aching to work with a small team of fun, dedicated HR professionals – all two of us. We will love you if you are a whiz with a spreadsheet, databases and keeping things organized. You need to be an engineer, adept at building strong relationships, a courageous communicator who is savvy to the nuances of conversation and written material, and of course, a dynamic HR professional with knowledge of all the current legislation. You are committed to your own professional growth and that of others. In a nutshell, you will provide administrative support to the People & Culture function at the School and be involved in interesting HR activities such as: assisting with recruitment, selection and hiring; maintaining electronic and paper records and files; producing reports, spreadsheets and presentations; answering inquiries from a fantastic group of colleagues; scheduling meetings and preparing correspondence; assisting with the preparation of job descriptions and policy changes; and being part of a phenomenal team within a great school!


  • Assist with the recruitment process by posting vacancies, scheduling interview committees, screening resumes and applicants, participating in interviews as required and conducting reference checks;
  • Coordinate on and off-boarding activities and maintain employee files;
  • Maintain electronic files and records in a variety of spreadsheets and databases including the HRIS and payroll databases, Education Edge and the benefits carrier databases;
  • Process required documents for benefits through payroll and the benefit providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions for enrolment and changes;
  • Respond to employee enquiries regarding benefits and policies;
  • Provide administrative support to the team by: scheduling meetings;
  • assisting with and preparing correspondence and presentation materials;
  • Participate in projects by gathering and synthesizing information; and
  • Perform other duties in the department and for the School, as assigned.

Competencies & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources management plus 1-3 years relevant experience or equivalent in education and experience;
  • Knowledge of current employment law matters, principles, theories, and techniques related to job classification, job analysis, and job descriptions;
  • Exceptional MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills, including the ability to manipulate data using formulas and other advanced functions;
  • Courageous communicator- clearly conveys and receives messages with courage and respect in order to promote engagement and understanding;
  • Commitment to adopting and infusing a sense of joy and humour with a sense of ownership, accountability and dependability;
  • Dynamic community and effective team member;
  • Innovative, agile and creative mindset and models ethics, integrity and confidentiality;
  • Strong sense of professional judgement, time management and problem solving;
  • Good research, analysis, planning, and organization skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive and able to deliver messages with tact, diplomacy and empathy;
  • Strong written and verbal skills; and
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines while staying grounded and keeping things in perspective.

Crescent School offers an excellent working environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a pension plan. If you exude passion, creativity, commitment, courage and fun, you will make an impact here! Please apply online at by creating a ‘Support’ account and uploading your letter of application and resume by August 27, 2017.

Accommodation for job applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

For further information about Crescent School and employment opportunities please visit our website at . We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We thank all candidates in advance; only those being offered an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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