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Employee Experience Partner

(akin to human resources business partner)
Full-Time Position in Oakland, CA (preferred) or washington, D.c.

Who We Are 

Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work to shift the narrative so that decision-makers and the public understand what’s at stake and what’s possible. 

Specifically, we work to reduce the number of people caught up in harmful legal systems by creating alternatives that are responsive, restorative, fair, and effective; to improve living conditions and life outcomes and safeguard fundamental human rights for the millions of people still subject to mass incarceration; and to expand opportunities for formerly incarcerated and other system-involved people to heal, fully participate in community life, and reach their potential. We operate from the understanding that the struggle for justice takes place in a context of historic, systemic, and pervasive racism.

We are a diverse and allied staff of reformers, transformers, abolitionists, and dreamers who bring a wide range of knowledge, skill, and life experience to the challenging work we undertake together. We’re committed to living our values and to creating the kinds of equitable and inclusive team environments internally that we fight to help create in our broader communities. This includes providing opportunities to all job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, criminal history, disability, or genetics. The organization strongly encourages people of color, individuals who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities, and individuals impacted by the legal system to join the team. A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ.

Position Description

Impact Justice is seeking an Employee Experience Partner (EEP), akin to an HR Business Partner, to join our rapidly growing organization. This position will be the operational lead for Human Resource functions at Impact Justice and the primary resource to create alignment between talent, talent development, and organizational strategy. This position will report to the Director of People & Culture, and will work closely with managers and employees across the organization. The EEP will provide HR expertise and consulting for building organizational capability to achieve current and future business objectives through the development of proactive HR strategies and practices. Acts as the first point of contact and liaison with internal stakeholders to deliver the full scope of HR services including providing guidance to management, aiding in employee selection and onboarding, recordkeeping, payroll support, benefits administration, performance management, and adherence to policies and procedures among other duties. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with managers and employees to provide advice and counsel on a variety of HR and business related issues on both strategic and tactical levels. This is a wonderful opportunity to build out a critical function in a dynamic and growing organization.

What You Will Do 

The anticipated start date for this position is December 5, 2022, though the date is flexible. Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Consult with management on a wide spectrum of HR issues related to guidance on performance management, workforce engagement, total compensation, human resources development and employment. Provides consulting advice and direct service where appropriate on employment law related concerns such as ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII etc.
  • Leads in the design and implementation of special projects and human resource initiatives, either as initiated by the EEP or as assigned by the Director of People & Culture.
  • Maintain compliance with Impact Justice policy & procedures and recommended best practices, including general risk mitigation for the organization and staff.
  • Act as primary owner of Human Resources Information System (HRIS); maintain existing information and build out performance and compensation platform.
  • Manage full cycle HR administration for managers and employees including hiring, onboarding, performance and compensation management, benefits, employee status changes, employee file maintenance and offboarding.
  • Timely and tactful responses to all employee relations issues, seeking counsel from the Director of People & Culture when appropriate.
  • Manages HRIS administration, supports payroll, and acts as liaison with Finance & Accounting on matters related to payroll and benefits.
  • Ensure employee records are accurate, up-to-date and are compliant with Federal, State, and local regulations.
  • Lead and/or participate in organization-wide projects as assigned.
  • Participates in activities related to creating and maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Other duties related to the HR/People functions 

Required Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of professional training/education and/or closely-related experience
  • 2 years experience consulting stakeholders on best practices
  • Knowledge of the core areas of HR, best practices, and related employment law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to independently manage through ambiguity and find creative solutions to meet the organization’s needs
  • Ability to partner effectively and influence across all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • An orientation in the ethos of social justice, racial justice and community
  • Prior experience in building a Human Resource function in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience developing and implementing organizational tools and systems
  • SHRM-CP/PHR or other professional HR designation
  • CPP certification or other professional payroll designation
  • 5 years experience in Human Resources administration including at least 2 years developing and implementing policy

Applying

The position will be paid $95-$105K. The benefits that come with working at Impact Justice include medical, dental, and FSA plans, significant vacation and wellness leave, and immediate vesting in our 401K with a generous match. This is a full-time, salaried position. We would prefer that the candidate be located in Oakland, CA and will work under a hybrid schedule, but are open to candidates located in Washington, D.C. We ARE NOT considering remote staff for this position.

If this all sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a one-page cover letter explaining why you are particularly interested in the role and why we should be particularly interested in you! You can send this to EEP@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for Employee Experience Partner.

We plan on making decisions on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply the better. The rolling application deadline is November 18th, 2022. 

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted within the weeks following the application deadline.  

Hiring Process

Elements of the Impact Justice hiring process may include phone screen interviews, candidate exercises (written or presentations), Zoom interviews, in-person interviews, and reference checks. Candidates are welcome to ask for alternative arrangements in the process if needed (for example, conducting an interview via phone rather than Zoom), Impact Justice will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests. Please communicate any alternative arrangements requested via the hiring email listed above.