Administrative Assistant - Human Resources & Development

Position Summary: This Administrative Assistant position will be focused on two key areas of the school (1) Human Resources and (2) Development Office and serve as the primary administrator of two software systems Ascentis (HR) and Donor Connect (Donors). The Human Resources role will use Ascentis to manage all benefits, timekeeper, recruiting, onboarding, and along with recordkeeping of all human resource department policies, procedures, and processes for the School. The HR functions of this role will work closely with the Director of Finance. Next, this role will also provide support to the Development Office by overseeing the donor management system (Donor Connect) to include but not limited to donor contact lists and cultivation initiatives, donation recordkeeping, campaign communication and coordination for efforts and initiatives supporting the School’s fundraising efforts as well as events and gatherings aimed at donors and potential donors. The Development Assistant functions of this role will work closely with the Head of School.

General Expectations: The staff at Denver Christian School are exemplary with respect to the following Denver Christian School Non-Faculty Core Competencies:

Spiritual Life - Denver Christian School employees model an active, vibrant faith life that is especially evident in the performance of their responsibilities and in their interaction with others.

Commitment - Denver Christian School employees demonstrate commitment to the DC mission statement, to a healthy staff climate and culture, to community, and to high quality performance through their work.

Professional Excellence - Denver Christian School employees model professional excellence because they are qualified in their area of expertise, committed to continual improvement, and intentionally engage others with an attitude of customer service.

Manage Objectives - Employees take a proactive approach to the responsibility of managing tasks, completing work as assigned and on time, and to sharing creative ideas and overall adding value to the community.

Leadership - Denver Christian School employees are valuable contributors to the community who build trust within others and display competence and integrity in their work.

Professional Expectations: In addition to the Employee Handbook and the Faculty Procedures Handbook (as applicable), the expectations of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Human Resources Clerk

  • Primary Administrator of the HRIS of the School, called Ascentis.

  • Oversee and process payroll twice per month for all employees

  • Support the compensation process—analysis, market data, surveys

  • Assist in the administration of performance management process

  • Tracking of all reviews, assist in eligibility determination for all benefits, incentive and recognition programs; Productivity and review tracking with appropriate follow-up.

  • Assist the Director of Finance with employment offers and contracts

  • Support the benefit process - Analysis, design and selection of benefits and support open enrollment

  • Employee Engagement - Creation and coordination of programs - wellness committee, birthday recognition, life event recognition and support.

  • On-Boarding/Employee Relations: Create new employee process include new hire letters/promotion letters/transition letters and all applicable on-boarding information; Conduct on-boarding seminar; Counseling and corrective action tracking—drafting performance related warnings and tracking receipt of all warnings.

  • Assist in the creation, coordination, implementation and tracking of Human Resource training - at work- non-harassment/non-discrimination training; CPR and First Aid, any and all compliance training.

Development Office Assistant

  • Oversee and track all gifts to the school including, tracking in donor management system, receipts, thank you cards, donor mailing lists, tracking at development events etc.

  • Assist the Director of Finance with annual audit prep work regarding donation and pledge record keeping

  • Oversee the Deter’s Scholarship paperwork process, provide award letters and tracking.

  • Produce Year End giving letters and produce formal communications to donors per policy and as directed.

  • Administrative Support - Support Director of Finance and Human Resources where and when needed; Tracking information; Filing, research, recordkeeping, etc.

  • Provide support and assistance to the Head of School and/or Development Director for all fundraising campaigns, initiatives, events, mailings, etc.


The position will also proactively maintain positive employee relations and work to ensure worker satisfaction through education of Human Resources policies and by fostering a positive work environment. This position will be highly organized, detail oriented and most importantly personable and approachable.

  • Professional experience in the administration of a non-proft organziation, specifically the Business Office is perferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Perference to a degree in Accounting, Human Resources or related degree.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills including excellent phone etiquette.

  • Superb time management and multi-tasking skills is required.

  • Data Entry accuracy and attention to detail in numbers and written communication.

  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Quickbooks, RenWeb / Donor Connect