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Human Resources Manager

San Francisco Bay Area

At the Eames Institute, we aim to equip everyone with the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames, so that anyone can use design to solve problems. 

Eames Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Human Resources Manager to join our team in the San Francisco Bay Area. You are an ideal candidate if you thrive in a dynamic, startup environment and believe HR should be focused on designing an incredible employee experience. Reporting to the Director of People & Culture, the Human Resources Manager will collaborate to develop, manage, and ensure all aspects of the HR function align with and contribute to the organizational objectives. 

As the Human Resources Manager, you would have the opportunity to be hands-on across a range of HR operations, while integrating the organization’s values in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You will also have ample learning opportunities and mentorship to continue expanding your skillset and perspective as an HR practitioner.

Are you a curious problem solver? Do you love to learn continuously? Do you take your play as seriously as you take your work? If so, we want to hear from you.  

As the Human Resources Manager, you will:

HR Operations and Compliance

  • Oversee the HRIS and Benefits system (Gusto), continuously identifying and implementing new processes, technologies, and workflows to deliver excellent employee experience as the organization grows
  • Review, track, and strategically enhance employee benefits to support a growing and diverse employee population. Manage the annual benefit renewal process 
  • Collaborate with the Director of People & Culture in the annual review of employee handbook policies, recommending revisions and inclusion of new policies to ensure compliance
  • Partner with the Controller to ensure semi-monthly payroll is accurately completed, as well as assist with year-end reporting and compliance measures

Performance Development

  • Collaborate with the Director of People & Culture to lead an annual compensation and performance calibration process ensuring fairness and consistency in how employees are assessed, rewarded, and promoted
  • Co-design and lead efforts across learning and development, including onboarding, management training, and ongoing staff-wide learning about Eamesian lessons
  • Build on and manage feedback process to support employees’ growth, instilling organizational values and priorities of continual feedback and learning

Organization & Culture

  • Serve as a trusted partner to managers and employees and facilitate communication and/or elevate employee relations issues as necessary.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the organization through building relationships with all employees, contribute to the delivery of an annual Engagement & Inclusion survey, and enact changes to help the organizational culture evolve to support the needs of the workforce
  • Take a design-led approach to developing HR practices, ensuring that relevant decision-making is informed by experimentation, gathering feedback, and optimizing inclusive co-creation

Who you might be:

You may have

  • 4-6 years in related HR roles, with prior experience working in talent management, change management, culture, and organization design
  • General knowledge in benefits, payroll, legal HR compliance, and employee relations
  • HR experience working within creative and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Related Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree, and/or advanced certification in HR

You are someone who

  • Passionate about supporting and coaching all members of an organization
  • Brings empathy and enthusiasm to your work
  • Practices clear and consistent communication
  • Fosters collaborative teamwork and enjoys working both independently and with others
  • Values integrity, honesty, and transparency

What you can expect:

  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 6% 401k match, commuting benefits, and parental leave
  • Base salary: $80,000 - $100,000/year
  • Wellness benefit of $600 per year to spend on anything that contributes to your mental and physical wellness
  • Professional development benefit up to $600 per year to support your continued learning and career development
  • Unlimited vacation policy in addition to thirteen paid holidays and end-of-year holiday closure 
  • Sabbatical leave after five years of employment

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our organization strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for individuals who reflect a broad spectrum of identities, including but not limited to gender, racial, ethnic, and social-economic dimensions. We aim to maintain and develop a working environment where individuals are welcomed to express their affiliations, advocacy, associations, and appearance freely. We believe that inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to achieving our long-term vision and mission. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, and you would like to self-identify, you are encouraged to do so in your cover letter or elsewhere in your application. This is optional and not required.