The ideal candidate is ready to advance your career as an HR practitioner, excited to support initiatives in developing a values-driven organization that is steeped in social and racial justice. You have a strong background in human resources basics, including benefits, payroll, recruitment, and employee relations. You are looking for a place to make an impact, bring best practices, and engage in healthy discussions around wellness, equity, professional standards, and talent development. You will, of course, be passionate about our mission to support students from underserved communities, doing your part to increase opportunities in underserved communities.
Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Live our organizational values (integrity, collaboration, accountability, empathy, justice, community) through behaviors, and coach the team members to do the same. Help leadership foster a positive work culture.
Partner with the Chief Operations Director and the DEI Committee to support training, coaching, and safe spaces for this vital discussion.
Oversee and expand our employee wellness programs.
Support the gathering of employee feedback, through pulse surveys and other evaluations; encourage actions to leadership when employee feedback shares relevant issues and/or suggestions
Support the Chief Operations Director should employee issues arise, seeking quick results and thoughtful resolutions.
Learning & Development
Working with senior leadership, elevate our professional development opportunities.
Support people leaders and individual contributors to achieve success in goal-setting and performance evaluations in collaboration with department leaders.
Be the cheerleader for the employee handbook, ensuring compliance, handling issues, and ensuring employee safety.
Recruitment, Hiring and Onboarding
Create a positive experience for potential candidates and for hiring managers. Work with the Chief Operations Director to elevate qualified candidates quickly and arrange interviews. Standardize our job descriptions for quicker postings.
Be an advocate for our organization in terms of recruitment, seeking diverse talent, and elevating our brand as an exceptional place to work. Make recommendations to senior leadership if improvement can be made.
Oversee all onboarding of new hires, delivering an exceptional first-week experience. Ensure people leaders are providing 30/60/90-day coaching for new hires to maximize success. Conduct exit interviews as needed and elevate concerns.
Ensure that our performance evaluation systems align with our organizational values.
Partner with Chief Operations Director to ensure the individual and team goal-setting and evaluation processes are timely, efficient, and effective.
Administrative and Legal
Lead our payroll and benefits functions.
Oversee all HR record keeping, and support the design of new practices as needed
Monitor state labor and employee laws to ensure organization remains in compliance; elevate issues that require senior leadership action in a timely manner. Ensure we are in legal compliance. Conduct investigations as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field
3+ years of experience working in the human resources field
Experience in managing compensation and benefits programs
Experience in handling performance management for an organization
Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
High level of employee relations and listening skills
Strong and timely communication skills, both written and verbal
The highest capacity to maintain discretion and confidentiality
Human resources certification (SHRM-CP or PHR)
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing employee relations practices
Experience with a variety of HR software programs including payroll, benefits, and performance management tools (Paylocity preferred)
A strong interest in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives
Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations (ADA, EEO, FMLA, FLSA) and the ability to appropriately spot employment risk issues
To perform this job, you must be able to carry out all essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the job.
Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Adjusting or moving objects up to 25 pounds.
Must have a valid California driver’s license.
Criminal background check required.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required (digital record).
Part-time (30 hours per week)
Includes medical, dental, and vision insurance. Generous paid time off policy, and most major holidays.
At Communities In Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA), we empower students to break through any personal challenges in their lives so they can define the future they want. No matter what it looks like, every student’s individual success adds up to a movement of change that tears down structural barriers and builds an equitable path to education for future generations. Communities In Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA) currently serves students in thirteen Los Angeles public schools and aims to grow to serve a greater number of students in the very near future.