HR Specialist, Research & Strategy

--School Group--




HR Specialist, Research & Strategy  


Human Resources 

Reports to  

Senior HR Manager 


About School Group 

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 



Role Overview 

School Group (SG) is seeking an HR Research & Strategy Advisor to develop HR strategies and solutions that support overall organizational goals. In this role you will conduct research and suggest HR strategy on recruitment, HR operations, training & development, and volunteer engagement to help build a high performing organization. You will play an instrumental role in enabling SG deliver on its mission to make quality education accessible around the world 


Essential Functions 

  • Research and suggest HR plans and solutions to achieve strategic initiatives and deliver results. 


  • Develop presentations and research reports presenting your findings and suggesting strategies for implementation 


  • Consult leadership on a variety of different HR topics 


  • Strategize on organizational design, recruitment, HR operations, and training & development. Determine appropriates processes for organization improvement and optimization. 


  • Conduct research on special assignments, including best practices and HR regulations. 


  • Assess volunteer training needs and make recommendations for training. 


  • Provide ongoing support to HR department on related matters, policies and procedures. 



Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 



Key Relationships 


  • Add positions consulted for this role, both internal and external. Also include direct reports, if any, and level of supervision. 





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related field with 3 years of relevant experience. 

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment, selection, training, and personnel information systems. 

  • Good team player and the ability to work harmoniously with others. 

  • Active listening skills: giving full attention to what other people are saying and taking time to understand the points being made. 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite of products. 

  • Ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling and succinct way in written and verbal communications. 

  • Ability to multi-task and handle various projects simultaneously to drive timely results. 

  • A go-getter attitude with a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the work done. 




  • Master’s Degree or MBA in HR preferred. 

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 

  • Strong consulting skills. Assess required information, obtain information from various sources and conduct analysis and interpretation. Evaluate outcomes and follow-up as appropriate. 

  • Experience working in a startup and/or nonprofit organization. 

  • Experience in using data and metrics to determine improvements. 






Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 


  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 


  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 



Other information 


This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.