Human Resources

Director, Human Resources

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is a national leader in the CIS network, breaking new ground in service delivery and programs. Established in 1989, Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is part of the national Communities In Schools network. Its mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools believes the formula for student success is ABC+P: attendance, behavior, coursework and parent/family engagement. Trained Student Support Specialists partner with school leadership to identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes. The national Communities In School network empowers 1.5 million students to stay in school and on the path to graduation each year.

Historically, CISNC provided support services to a federation of independent 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliates. In 2014 CISNC created a parallel system of “embedded sites” to better serve students in resource-challenged parts of the state. Bringing these sites in-house ensures the fidelity of the CIS model in these communities and provides funding that had been difficult for local independent affiliates to raise. CISNC hires and supervises embedded site staff who serve 44 sites across all of our lines of programming. Twenty-one affiliates in the state still operate as independent nonprofits, continue to receive support services from CISNC, and remain a critical part of service delivery. CISNC has expanded the CIS model by initiating programs that are focused on career and college preparedness and on better serving youth in the juvenile justice system. None of these changes has diminished CISNC’s key nonpartisan role in advocating for CIS programs with the Governor, members of the General Assembly and the state’s Department of Public Instruction leadership and staff. The CIS national office supports these changes and considers CISNC a model for CIS programs across the country.

The data-driven CIS model ensures that all students receive the very best that CISNC can offer. Data also provides the proof of program impact that funders are seeking. See how we removed barriers and empowered more than 230,000 students across North Carolina to achieve. Learn more at, and stay connected with CISNC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Role:
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies in support of CISNC’s strategic plan. As an HR shop of one, he/she solely originates and runs HR practices to support an employee-oriented, high performance culture of empowerment, quality, productivity, and goal attainment in order for CISNC to achieve its mission. Will serve as the HR contact for CISNC’s 64 employees and will advise our 20 affiliate CIS organizations across the state. This role will serve as a key contributor and advisor to senior leadership by understanding the HR practices best suited to support the CISNC mission. The Director will serve as liaison between executive and middle management on organizational issues and participate as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). He/she will also serve as the liaison for the HR/Risk Management committee of the Board of Directors.