Human Resources Specialist | Net Impact

Human Resources Specialist

Tides Foundation

Organization Description:
Tides Advocacy is a team of political, legal, and financial experts that identify, connect, and fuel movements for social justice and the health of our democracy. We leverage our 25 year progressive network, navigate the rules, and solve problems in order to make advocacy.

Tides Advocacy has over 85 partners who represent activists, donors, movement leaders, lawyers, researchers, and journalists who are promoting equity, justice, and dignity for all. They are engaged in ballot, electoral, and legislative campaigns as well as public education and charitable activities.

From funder advised funds to fiscal sponsorship, grants management to risk management and more, Tides Advocacy gives members of the nonprofit and philanthropic community freedom to focus on the change they want to see. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The HR Specialist will provide a range of core HR services in support of the Human Resources department and Tides Advocacy clients. The HR Specialist will administer programs focused on recruiting and onboarding, HRIS maintenance, talent management, benefits, employee and manager coaching and general policy updates. The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the HR department including internal teams and fiscally sponsored clients.

The HR Specialist is an exempt position and not eligible to receive overtime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Develop strong working relationships with assigned employee/client groups, as well as internal colleagues across Tides Advocacy.
· Interpret and apply employee handbook, policies, procedures, practices, and regulations consistently across assigned employee/client groups and assure compliance with applicable federal, state and local labor laws, rules and regulations.
· Onboard all employees including processing job offer letters and other onboarding procedures including answering questions for new hires.
· Coordinate with Tides HRIS team to collect new hire data and create personnel records in ADP Workforce Now.
· Ensure Tides Advocacy projects and managers adhere to best practices for preparing and processing new hires, employee changes, and other related items.
· Partner with the HR manager to run the talent management process for Tides Advocacy; support clients by sharing best practices for performance conversations and reviews.
· Act as primary liaison to the Payroll department for timely and accurate processing of all employee transactions including pay rate changes, job changes including promotions, lateral transfers, terminations, etc.
· Create thorough and client-ready job descriptions with small amounts of information, ensuring proper FLSA classification.
· Post open positions on job boards, scheduling interviews, booking conference rooms and other logistics.
· Field questions on employee benefits, provide guidance and/or direct employees to the Tides Benefits Manager.
· Collaborate with Tides Advocacy clients to help manage and provide recommendations for non-employee groups including independent contractors, canvasser programs and volunteers.
· In collaboration with the HR Manager, conduct investigations and research employee complaints for assigned employee/client groups.
· Manage HR projects and initiatives and perform other duties as assigned by HR Manager.
· Provide training and/or guidance to other team members as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of internal and external clients; strives for high level of client satisfaction.
· Strong ability to cooperate and work collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties.
· Communicates effectively and efficiently in person, by phone and via email. Demonstrated ability to hold information strictly confidential.
· Advanced experience using payroll and human resources software. Proficiency with MS Office suite of products, ADP Workforce Now, Netsuite and/or Salesforce a plus.
· Ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches.
· Experience working in rapid paced, complex, and changing work environments.
· Employee coaching and mentoring skills a plus.
· Enthusiastic team player with a strong commitment to create a positive and engaging work environment.
· A bias for action, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence.
· Consistently exercises sound judgment and superior analytical skills.
· Understanding of local, multi-state and federal employment regulations, laws and best practices.
· Strong project management skills with the ability to balance competing demands and satisfy conflicting needs with tact and diplomacy.
· Attention to detail and demonstrated pride in one’s work products.

Education & Experience:
· Undergraduate degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience.
· 2+ years of HR Administrator or HR Coordinator experience.
· or SHRM-CP certification preferred, but not required.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.