Jun 28, 2019

People Manager (Oakland CA)

  • College Track
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full-time Human Resources

Job Description

About College Track

College Track is a national nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, students access academic, financial, and social-emotional support along with one-on-one coaching, career exposure, and other holistic growth opportunities. Our uniquely seamless, 10-year commitment to students and individualized approach are the keys to our ongoing transformative impact: College Track students graduate from four-year colleges at double the rate of their low-income and first-generation peers; and, five years after graduation, 87% of alumni earn more than their parents.

Over more than 20 years, College Track has grown from a cohort of 25 students in a single East Palo Alto center to a network of 10 College Track centers across California, Colorado, New Orleans, and the D.C. Metro Area that now serve more than 3,200 students. With a disciplined approach to growth, we have increased the number of students we serve and continuously improved the quality and impact of the services we provide. By 2020, College Track will empower more than 3,650 students as they pursue four-year college degrees and celebrate 750 alumni rising in the workforce as models to their families, friends, and communities.

To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

 

Our Values

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.

 

COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.

PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.

JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.

AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.

EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best.

Position Overview


We are seeking a passionate, relational, hands-on and process-oriented People Manager who will manage and implement programs, processes and policies with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including but not limited to employee on-boarding, performance management, compensation and rewards and workforce analytics to strengthen and sustain the company and employee experience.  This role reports to the Director of Employee Experience and will partner with key leaders across the organization to achieve results.  

 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Staff On-boarding

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to update/align on organization onboarding approach and tools to ensure consistent employee experience
  • Coordinate and support implementation of New Hire Orientation and 90 day on-boarding program to new staff.

Compensation and Rewards

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to evolve the company's compensation philosophy and salary administration, structure, and systems
  • Manage our compensation practices around key touch points i.e. new hire offers, promotions, and annual market adjustments and merit increases.
  • Ensure employee recognition programs & events drive engagement and a strong sense of community and belongingness.
  • Maintain organization’s job descriptions and ensure alignment with compensation benchmarking

Performance Management

  • Lead the company’s performance management process, ensure the process is used to effectively manage operations, identify and manage risks, and effect organizational change.  This includes but not limited to goal planning, annual evaluations, talent audits and promotions.

Analytics and Reporting

  • Manage and administer employee engagement survey.
  • Track and utilize data and key performance metrics to identify trends and recommend proactive solutions for employee performance, retention and engagement

Other

  • Create and manage project plans and communications to ensure the successful execution of initiatives.
  • Drive a culture of engagement across all initiatives

Skills & Experience Required

First and foremost, the People Manager must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. S/he must embody and model College Track core values and model a deep commitment to improving education equity.

Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:  

  • 5+ years of related professional experience with 3+ years of progressive Human Resources experience 
  • Strong organization and project management skills with a proven ability to create simple, sustainable and organized processes and systems that have strong adoption post implementation
  • Demonstrated expertise in assessing organization trends and implementing HR programs and solutions
  • Broad knowledge and experience in staff onboarding, performance management, compensation,employee engagement and workforce analytics
  • Experience in the administration of compensation programs and other Human Resources programs
  • Proven ability to influence and drive change with executive teams
  • Must have demonstrated experience in, building high performance teams and fostering a positive employee experience in organizations.
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze large data sets and present actionable plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present across all levels of the organization; must be able to clearly articulate complex ideas both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to build professional relationships with cross-functional teams while facilitating a collaborative environment; ability to influence the execution of programs.
  • Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated creativity when addressing challenging situations with limited resources 
  • Proficient with Microsoft office, including skills with Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree. Master's Degree, PHR/ SPHR certificate or any other advanced education/ training in the HR field preferred.
  • Have experience working in launch, growth and/or transition phases of organizations 

Compensation & Benefits

College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. 


To Apply

We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please. 



College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.


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