HR Manager – Education Outside

At Education Outside, we’re committed to advancing science in public schools, outdoors. We transform school gardens into lush, living laboratories. Education Outside employs a service corps of emerging leaders who work full-time at 50+ Bay Area public elementary schools to bring nature and science directly into the hands of 20,000+ students.

AmeriCorps is a 10-month service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Education Outside partners with AmeriCorps to provide full-time service opportunities in San Francisco supporting communities’ critical needs in education. Education Outside AmeriCorps members dedicate 1700 hours of volunteer service per term in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend provided by our AmeriCorps grant. For more information, please visit

Education Outside advances science education and environmental literacy by teaching outdoors in public schools. We spark children’s interest in science and connect them to the natural world through hands-on learning in school gardens.

The HR Manager is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the VP of Finance and Operations and works closely with the Finance & Operations Associate, supporting all aspects of human resources and operations. As an integral part of the growing Education Outside staff, the HR Manager works to administer HR functions, lead recruitment of all staff and Education Outside Instructors (EOIs), manage employee relations, and ensure compliance with labor law and federal grants.

HR Administration (30%)
Track, review, and submit payroll information, including employee absences and deductions, benefits administration, and recordkeeping.
Administer employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
Maintain, review, and update policies and procedures, including AmeriCorps and Employee Handbooks.
Implement performance management bi-annually for all staff.
Establish and maintain department records and reports; participate in administrative staff meetings and attend other meetings, such as seminars. Maintain organizational charts and the employee directory.
Work directly with department leaders to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.

Recruitment (40%)
Recruit diverse talent, determine eligibility, and establish pathways to candidacy.
Conduct recruitment effort for all exempt, non-exempt and temporary workers; write and post advertisements; work with department leads to screen and interview candidates; conduct reference checks; extend offers; conduct new-employee orientations; monitor career-path program and employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews.
Enhance staff retention and support EOI progress towards term completion (2 years).
Onboard and enroll new talent; register into benefits and services.
Facilitate status changes, terminations, and transition/succession planning organization wide.
Provide counsel, coaching and training to managers in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and community-building.
Provide a safe and inclusive environment by complying with regulations, policies, and recurrent staff training and professional development.

Compliance (30%)
Ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance for AmeriCorps grant, working closely with program and finance staff.
Manage AmeriCorps member processes in eGrants, including member enrollments, exits, and status changes.
Complete and submit desk audits, file reviews, and other required grant submissions.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws.
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters.

Passionate commitment to Education Outside’s mission and vision
An understanding of the communities Education Outside serves and their needs
A high degree of intercultural competence, and a commitment to building a diverse team
3+ years of experience in a human resources supervisory position
Demonstrated ability to enhance employee morale
Comprehensive understanding of local, state, and federal employment laws
Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related business field

Effective written and verbal communication
Cultural competency
Relationship management
Business acumen
Collaboration and creative problem-solving
Project management
Organizational skills and high attention to detail

This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include a significant budget for professional development, as well as medical, dental, and vision insurance, and optional pre-tax plans for commuting and retirement. Some flexibility in work schedule is possible.

Education Outside is an equal opportunity employer striving to create a diverse workforce. We are seeking a diverse candidate pool and welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

None specified

No requirement


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