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Human Resources Manager

Company: PBLWorks
Location: Novato
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Organization Summary PBLWorks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (dba Buck Institute for Education) headquartered in Novato, California, is the industry leader in providing professional development, products, and resources related to Project Based Learning (PBL). PBLWorks creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At PBLWorks, our vision is for all students - no matter where they live or what their background - to have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. Position Summary The HR Manager is a new and key role for this fast growing, mission driven organization. They will lead organizational initiatives critical to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that supports high performing teams. This position requires a passion and for and expertise in the management of day-to-day HR administration and employee relations. This position will contribute to the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives led by the Senior Director of Operations and the wider Leadership Team. This HR generalist will be responsible for developing strong working partnerships across functions, roles, and geography; working closely with all employees; ensuring alignment of staff with human resources policies and procedures; the core values, mission, vision, and advancing racial equity imperative; and promoting a Multicultural Organization. Key Responsibilities: HR Operations Management:

  • Provide hands on administration of policies and procedures, benefits, and compensation structures.
  • Lead a cross-functional team of staff to support culture and ongoing improvements.
  • Manage the sourcing, recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and new hire orientation process; ensure continual improvement in these processes.
  • Manage the annual benefits open enrollment process including communication of plan changes to employees.
  • Oversee the performance management process, including job descriptions, performance standards and performance evaluation tools and tracking.
  • Adeptly handle employment related inquiries from applicants, employees and managers across functions and geographies.
  • Advise managers on employee performance issues and terminations; create performance improvement plans.
  • Working with management and employees, advise and participate in resolving employee relations situations.
  • Provide recruitment support for key hires and oversee external recruiters, as applicable.
  • Develop and assess surveys, gather data, conduct focus groups, exit interviews, and other research to understand the employee experience. Implement changes based on take-aways from this research and analysis.
  • Determine training needs for the organization, and lead training plans, utilizing internal and external trainers to train staff on topics including management and supervision, PBLWorks' culture and values, equity and inclusion, and compliance with federal and state requirements.
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws including EEO, Leave Laws, ADA, and COBRA, for all locations in which PBLWorks has staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to develop and communicate changes in policy, and practice.
  • Manage select HR budget lines.
  • Partner with the payroll provider to assure that record-keeping and coordination with payroll is maintained.
  • Own all administrative work associated with the HR function.
  • Manage, maintain and provide training as needed for multiple HR systems, including HRIS, applicant tracking system, and learning management system.
  • Be the culture champion by planning and facilitating company events and team-building activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. Strategic Support: In partnership with the Senior Director of Operations:
    • Evaluate current practices to identify gaps and drive new practices that align with organizational objectives.
    • Provide strategic consultative support in the areas of workforce planning, team development, and building a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
    • Develop a talent acquisition and growth strategy which ensures attracting, retaining and developing top talent.
    • Develop total rewards strategies, including compensation structures, and benefit/wellness plans.
    • Participate in the activities of the Racial Equity Core Team to move PBLWorks along the path toward becoming a Multicultural Organization . The successful candidate will bring this experience to the role:
      • At least 7 years of progressive responsibility in human resources roles.
      • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters degree preferred.
      • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
      • Experience in a non-profit, educational organization preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with administration of benefits, on-boarding, off-boarding, creating pay ranges and compensation structures, and employee relations.
      • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.- in California and other states.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, gmail and google drive.
      • Proficient with, or the ability to quickly learn, HRIS and talent management systems, and other new technologies and applications.
      • Experience supporting employees at all levels of the organization.
      • Experience implementing culture - building initiatives including those focused on diversity, equity and inclusivity. The successful candidate will possess these skills and abilities:
        • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
        • Strong analytical skills; basic business intuition.
        • Great listener.
        • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
        • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and negotiating skills.
        • Extraordinary organizational skills, with high attention to detail, and exceptional focus on accuracy and accountability.
        • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and prioritize.
        • Data driven with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Adept with systems.
        • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees. The successful candidate will reflect these attributes:
          • Integrity, a positive attitude, and self-direction.
          • Belief in transparency and open communication and the ability for an individual's power to improve and enable those around them.
          • Passionate about addressing racial equity and inclusion in the workplace and in education.
          • The ability to build trust quickly and be seen as an advocate for all employees.
          • A team player who can work effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment.
          • Strong work ethic and a passion for PBLWorks' mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals. Physical Requirements
            • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
            • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times. Location Our headquarters is located in Marin County, California, one hour north of San Francisco, and this role will be based out of that office when in-person work resumes. Travel will be minimal. Compensation The Human Resources Manager role is a full-time position with full health benefits (including medical, vision and dental), 403(b), and life and disability insurance. PBLWorks offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and a generous benefits package. PBLWorks is a dog-friendly working environment. As a company, we celebrate and embrace diversity. We are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates in every hiring process. PBLWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act).

Keywords: PBLWorks, Novato , Human Resources Manager, Human Resources , Novato, California

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