HR Coordinator

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CommonLit is a nonprofit EdTech organization dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction to low-income students and students of color to prepare them for success in college and careers. We operate a free online reading and writing program,, that is used by millions of teachers and students worldwide each month. We are a quickly growing team of passionate professionals - many of whom are former teachers. Our team is now over 100 full-time employees spread across ~30 states.

The Human Resource Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the larger HR/Ops/Legal team, collaborating directly with the Chief of Staff and Human Resource Manager. In this role, the Human Resource Coordinator will help drive the success of CommonLit’s HR team, with the focus on contractor management, time and leave administration, payroll, HRIS integrity, and overall employee life cycle. You will work closely with the HR/Operations team to support our growing team. The ideal candidate should be excited to join a fast-growing organization and assist with building new systems and processes.

This job is open to remote candidates (CommonLit is a remote team with a headquarters in DC for optional use), but the team begins work at 9AM Eastern Time  and keeps an East Coast schedule, with some exceptions.



Compensation and Benefits

CommonLit is committed to fostering a positive company culture, promoting work-life balance, and supporting employees through life’s changes. We provide the following benefits:

We are a remote-first company, and have employees in 28 states and Washington, D.C. In keeping with our efforts to create a collaborative and constructive workplace, even in a remote environment, we offer many staff engagement opportunities throughout the year. These include monthly remote activities (ie. dumpling making, yoga), a yearly all-staff retreat, and more!

Apply by date: Friday, September 15, 2023 by 5PM ET.  

Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe your prior HR experience and an example of how you have proactively improved an HR process or capacity.

As an equal opportunity employer, CommonLit values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at

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