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HR & Operations Manager

Our fast growing school is looking for a full-time HR & Operations Manager to support our operations.

Job Description

Human Resources (60%)

  • Manage end-to-end recruiting:

o Write and post recruiting ads,

o Preselect applicants,

o Organize applicant interviews with other staff members,

o Prepare, collect, and archive agreements and other paper work

o Conduct onboarding

  • Organize and maintain personnel records
  • Update internal databases (e.g. record sick or maternity leave)
  • Prepare HR templates, such as employment agreements and new hire guides
  • Revise company policies and staff handbook
  • Establish new processes when needed
  • Liaise with external partners, like insurance vendors, and ensure legal compliance
  • Create regular reports and presentations on HR metrics (e.g. turnover rates)
  • Answer employees’ queries about HR-related issues
  • Keep track of staff absences (sick days, time off, etc.)
  • Assist payroll processing by providing relevant employee information (e.g. leaves of absence, sick days and work schedules)
  • Process expense forms
  • Participate in HR projects (e.g. help organize a job fair event)
  • Perform other tasks as required

Operations (40%)

  • Manage all school scheduling for special events, field trips, transportation, maintenance, playgrounds and cleaning
  • Ensure proper student / teacher ratio in classrooms at all times by tracking staff absences and finding replacements
  • Create and apply school safety plan: disaster preparation, fire drills, student, staff and public safety, and student health.
  • Assist with licensing obligations and record keeping as needed
  • Revise and updates handbooks (e.g. parents)
  • Ensure space is clean and tidy by supervising cleaning crew
  • Ensure technology and communication work (phones, computers, printers)
  • Perform other tasks as required such as fire drills, yearbook coordination, etc


  • BS in Human Resources or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as an HR Administrator, HR Administrative Assistant or relevant role
  • Knowledge of labor laws
  • First language English
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize important projects
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong phone, email and in-person communication skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications, in particular)


Full COVID-10 vaccine required

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Healthcare insurance, 401K plan, possible tuition benefits

Amazing, warm friendly staff

Associate Director of Enrollment and Outreach

The Associate Director of Admission and Outreach assists the Deputy Director for Enrollment and Outreach in all areas related to admission,outreach marketing, retention and student recruitment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, along with all members of the office. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Assist in the enrollment data process from inquiry to enrollment. Assist in implementing strategies to assure re enrollment. 
  • Correspond with prospects as they proceed from inquiry to enrollment. Represent the School both on campus and off 
  • Actively participate in outreach by visiting and actively communicating with recruitment partners, and searching for new ones 
  • Conduct tours as directed 
  • Assists in billing 
  • Assists in event planning and outreach events 
  • Distribution of marketing materials locally 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director for Enrollment and Outreach or Head of School 

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Required 

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills 
  • Preference for English native speaker 
  • A clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission ofTessa International School 
  • Knowledge of and ability to use relevant tools for communication and reporting Data entry and followup skills 
  • Well-organized self-starter with strong event management and team-building skills and a demonstrated ability to manage details efficiently 
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines 
  • Outstanding technical skills. Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, databases, and other computer skills is required. 
  • Familiarity or expertise in Enrollment software, such as Ravenna Some weekend and evening work required
  • Proficiency in a language other than English and/or international experience is preferred. 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, or another related field 
  • 3-5 years of experience in an independent or international school admission setting 

Apply by sending your resume to the Head of School, Kathleen Visconti at

Assistant Teachers (Mandarin)

The Assistant teachers assist the Lead Teachers with activities and learning exercises. They help maintain a friendly, safe, and  inclusive atmosphere for all students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  • Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  • Assists Lead Teacher in preparation of classes and additional curriculum
  • Assists with classroom and behavior management
  • Keeps the classroom and the school clean, tidy, and presentable at all times
  • Assists Lead Teacher in a range of tasks as needed
  • Assists in child assessments
  • Assists with pastoral care
  • Participates in meetings and trainings as required by the school management team
  • Leads outdoor play and any field trips
  • Perform diaper changing, feeding and soothing of very young children.
  • Assists in other duties as assigned by Leadership


  • Target language speaker preferred (Mandarin)
  • Previous teaching experience of 2-3 years is preferable in teaching the target language acquisition to very young students
  • Experience with the IB PYP preferred
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Aftercare Teacher

Job Details 

Tessa is looking for an enthusiastic and engaging person to supervise an aftercare class from 3:00  to 7PM, 5 days a week. After-Care involves structured care of the children in English, so that  children are well looked after and having fun until their parents come to collect them any time  between 3:30PM to 7PM. After-Care teacher is responsible of the safety and well-being of the  students in the class. The teacher will have to lead different activities and follow a structured  schedule so that our students can benefit from this extra time at school every day.  

Employee is solely responsible for this portion, including reporting to parents and reporting to the  leadership team. 

Job Type: Part-time 

To be considered for this position, the following criteria is required: 

  • Experience with children ranging from 2 to 8 years old
  • Ability to manage children’s behavior and abilities
  • Ability to provide a nurturing, respectful and caring learning environment
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Tessa International School

Office: (201) 755-5585 | Location: 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030