Ecology Action
  • 03-Nov-2021 to 02-Dec-2022 (PST)
  • Human Resources
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Fully benefited with PTO, 401K and Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits; Bring your dog to work (when we return to office)

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Ecology Action's mission is to rapidly reduce carbon emissions by transforming the energy use processes and behaviors of businesses, communities, institutions, and governments. We create replicable energy and cost saving solutions which offer an irresistibly easy path for others to follow.

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will provide a broad range of HR services in support of business objectives. You will collaborate with managers, employees, and the HR team to improve organizational capability through the implementation of new HRIS/ATS solutions, drive culture change, and support the continued development of our trust-based workplace culture.

Your Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience in human resources in Generalist, Business Partner, or Specialist role supporting leaders and being an employee champion.
  • Demonstrated HR experience in the following disciplines: talent acquisition, DEI program support, training, HRIS/ATS administration, policy management, employee relations, performance management, benefits, compensation, and change management.
  • Ability to design employee experience programs that position employees for success and support their performance and growth during their tenure.
  • Ability to support business goals and people strategy and recommend new improvements in people practices.
  • Ability to own and drive multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on company and team objectives.
  • Role model for Inclusion and Belonging.
  • Ability to be a strong team player on a small team - willing to wear multiple hats and consider no task too small.
  • Excellent emotional intelligence (EQ) and an empathetic communication style that fosters connection, collaboration, and confidence.
  • Ability to lead efficiently under pressure, drive projects to completion, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work onsite in Santa Cruz, CA approximately one day per week. Our employees are currently working remotely.

Our Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing diversity and inclusion programs and passion for inclusion and diversity.
  • Confident and able to influence others and utilize coaching and facilitation skills to support an inclusive, high performing culture of belonging.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft products including creating PowerPoint presentations, writing policies and documenting processes, creating reports in Excel.
  • Industry experience in non-profit sector.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification or comparable experience and training is preferred.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor.

Work Environment and Location: The work environment is an office setting and is temporarily remote due to COVID. Ecology Action has implemented a hybrid model that includes both in-office and remote work.

Compensation: Ecology Action offers a competitive salary, and a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and flexible spending benefits; a 401k-retirement plan with a 4% match; and group life insurance. Salary determined based on skills and experience of final candidate.

Diversity/EEO: At Ecology Action we are a team of dedicated professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the impact we achieve. We are committed to diversity in our workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQI+ persons are highly encouraged to apply. In addition, Spanish speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Final Notes

  • This position description outlines primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but is not intended to be a comprehensive description of job responsibilities.
  • We expect each employee to offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
  • Ecology Action does not offer a company-paid relocation program.
  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
  • Background check required.
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