Redwood Day's K-8 program includes over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff, all learning together on our 4-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other's differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to manage our Human Resources and payroll functions. The Human Resources/Payroll Manager is responsible for the ongoing development, management, and implementation of the HR functions, as well as processing payroll on a semi-monthly basis. This position reports to the Controller and also works closely with the Head of School and Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO).
Essential Job Functions
Support the School’s hiring process; maintain job descriptions
Manage the employee lifecycle, offer letter through separation; maintain personnel records in accordance with federal and state requirements and best practices
Administer the School’s group benefit plans, including reconciling benefit statements
Manage Open Enrollment process
Generate employee compensation memos
Review and update the Employee Handbook; manage related employee acknowledgments
Manage Affordable Care Act compliance and reporting
Prepare and manage employee leave plans (FMLA, CFRA, unpaid, etc.)
Respond to EDD claims, unemployment insurance claims, and complete employment verifications
Ensure School is in compliance with mandatory training requirements (e.g. harassment prevention) and recommend other employee/supervisor trainings as appropriate
Assist Head of School and supervisors with documenting poor performance and violations of School policies and procedures, investigations, and other personnel matters
Ensure the School’s compliance with local, state and federal regulations
Manage timesheet submission and time off reporting, including appropriate internal controls over the process
Process and submit semi-monthly payroll (currently using ADP WorkforceNow); distribute paychecks
Prepare semi-monthly 403(b) employee and employer contributions report (TIAA)
Manage annual Workers’ Compensation payroll and 403(b) audits
Special reporting to outside agencies as needed
Attend staff meetings as required
Assist with other functions of the Business Office as needed
Additional projects or tasks as assigned by the Head of School, CFO/COO, or Controller
Schedule and Hours
This is a full-time, exempt position. Standard hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Redwood Day offers competitive compensation and benefits.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by March 24, 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The listed job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status
As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.
Desired Experience, Qualifications, and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree; HRCI, PHRca, or SHRM certified preferred
Familiarity with California employment and labor laws
Minimum five years HR and payroll processing experience, preferably in a non-profit or educational setting
Proficient in ADP WorkforceNow, MS Office Suite, and Google G-Suite
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Detail-oriented, flexible and organized; demonstrated initiative
Strong collaboration and teamwork skills, while also able to work independently
Ability to adjust priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Deep commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity
Passion for the mission of Redwood Day School
Additional Salary Information: Redwood Day offers competitive compensation and benefits.
About Redwood Day School
3245 Sheffield Ave., Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.