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Human Resources Manager

Company: Social Policy Research Associates
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

This is a great opportunity for a talented Human Resources professional that believes people are the most valuable asset! At SPR (Social Policy Research Associates), employees are our most important asset. As HR Manager you will shape a positive culture, and promote our cultural values to ensure we have a satisfied and productive workplace. We are particularly interested in a candidate with experience in the philanthropic and social services areas. This is a hybrid, full-time role that offers the flexibility to work remotely and onsite out of our Oakland office. The Role: You will help refine and develop new HR procedures, strategies, and systems in collaboration with other managers. You'll also work on projects such as job design, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training & development, and talent management.What we are looking for:

  • Proven working experience as HR Manager
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics a plus
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases a plus
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity, and extensive experience working successfully to support staff that reflect a range of different backgrounds.
  • Preferred: Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Plus: Experience providing HR services for companies in the research or professional services fields
  • Confidentiality: Handling sensitive employee information with care.
  • Critical listening: Discerning what people are saying, but also what they are not saying.
  • Mediation: Gracefully calming a room or a person.
  • Persuasion: Rallying employees behind an idea or initiative.
  • DEI lens and experience: Understanding and embracing diversity, equity and inclusion principles and sensitively imbuing them into policies, procedures, and practices.The Role:
    • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
    • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances, or other issues
    • Manage the recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes
    • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital
    • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics, and procedures across the organization
    • Nurture a positive working environment
    • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
    • Salary surveys to ensure SPR offers competitive compensation
    • In collaboration with division leadership, assess professional development (PD) needs and monitor use of such resources
    • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
    • Oversee SPR company-wide events
    • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource managementThe Company: Many of the clients we serve are non-for-profits. and our high quality research, evaluation, training and technical assistance improves the well-being of diverse groups of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Our projects include social policy, such as supporting our clients with workforce development, employment training, education, philanthropy, youth development, health, and other human service issues. Over the past 30 years, we've earned national recognition for our work in evaluating the role of philanthropic and public-sector investments in policies and programs designed to improve outcomes for diverse populations across the country. Our clients consistently share an appreciation of the analytic lens and technical rigor that we bring to our work, and our ability to engage real-time data to inform continuous learning and iterative strategy improvements. For more information about SPR, please visit our website at www.spra.com. The Location: SPR is conveniently located right on top of the City Center BART station in downtown Oakland. The building plaza has great food options for lunch, and we are just a few blocks away from Chinatown restaurants. Our location in Oakland also allows us to be in close contact with many of the communities we support through our work. Please note that SPR is following all current, applicable state and county health and operating orders, and this position may not have immediate access to the physical SPR office. Other Information: In this role, you can expect to work in an office environment; occasional lifting up to 40 lbs; frequent telephone usage; extensive computer use; use of office machines; heavy keyboarding. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. SPR offers competitive compensation, and excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Keywords: Social Policy Research Associates, Oakland , Human Resources Manager, Human Resources , Oakland, California

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