Theresa Kolas

Theresa Kolas 

802 Pennington Street, 2nd floor Elizabeth, NJ 07202 | C: (908) 248-1158 | E:



Human Resources Generalist who promotes a team-oriented and open-door environment that is conducive to a successful staff. Offering many years of experience and knowledge in training, orientation, customer service, advocacy and administration.



  • Staffing and recruiting professional                                                 New hire orientation

  • Benefits administrator                                                                           Employee relations

  • Training and development                                                                   Personnel records maintenance

  • OSHA inspections                                                                                    Notary

  • Strategic thinker                                                                                       Detail-oriented


  • BA in Human Service Management, University of Phoenix                                   Completed, August, 2015

  • Associates in Human Service Management, , University of Phoenix                    Completed, March, 2013 




Community Access Unlimited                                                                                                                                    11/2001 - Present

Human Resources Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                 Elizabeth, NJ


  • Directly support the Managing Director of Human Resources by Facilitating day to day operations of the HR department.

  • Administer employee benefits including enrollment changes.

  • Conduct criminal history background checks.

  • Ensure accurate screening and tracking of employee background and physical check-ups.

  • Review and maintain all work related employee incidents /accidents.

  • Prepare workers compensation documentation and OSHA reports.

  • Supply employees with any information pertinent to carrying out their job duties satisfactory or with confident knowledge.

  • Interview and Recruit employee opportunities in the absence of the Recruiter.

  • Direct 1st Day Orientation preparation for new employees.

  • Manage employee training scheduling and tracking for both in-house and external trainings.

    • Prepare and submit grant vouchers for agency trainings for the State of New Jersey.

    • Record and collect training attendances of staff and distributes memos of offenses accordingly.

    • Assist in planning, implementation and delivery of training and presentation.

    • Update and maintain HRIS databases



YWCA of Eastern Union County                                                                                                                                06/2013 – Present

Residential Advocate                                                                                                                                                             Elizabeth, NJ


  • Supervise and advocate in providing resources to live in residents.

  • Answer and monitor Domestic Violence hotline switchboard.

  • Communicate daily logs with staff and case notes of residents and hot line callers.

  • Maintain a stable environment within the shelter for residents.

  • Assist hotline callers with appropriate needs; shelter, counseling, legal, etc.

  • Proven ability to remain calm, analyze problems and develop solutions in stressful situations.






Garden State Motor Lodge                                                                                                                              8/2007-8/2008

Front Desk Clerk                                                                                                                                                   8/2009-5/2013


  • Assign and Assist guest with reserved or available occupancy.

  • Cashier and Inventory.

  • Maintain and organize the front desk and housekeeping duties.

  • Assign housekeepers with vacancies.

  • Customer Service.



                   Trainings                                            Skills

Domestic Violence                                                                                            Organized                  

         Preventing Abuse & Neglect                                                                          Human Resources audits

Crisis Intervention                                                                                             ABRA                            

Dynamics of Human Interaction                                                          Training Tracking 

Basic Counseling                                                                                     MS Office/Excel/Outlook

                                                                                                                                  Compensation administration

                                                                                                                           Benefits Enrollment

                                                                                                                                  HR policies and procedures expertise


                                                                                                                            Exceptional interpersonal skills

                                                                                                                                            Licensing Preparation


                                                                                                                                            Customer Service   



  • ID#: 113743
  • Location: Elizabeth, NJ , 07202

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