Ecology Action
  • 14-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Central Services
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • 96360-116800 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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

Ecology Action's mission is to rapidly reduce carbon emissions by empowering businesses, communities, institutions, and governments to transform and create an irresistibly easy path for others to follow. This is our passion, which we bring every day to our work and our lives. Under the direction of the HR Director, the Human Resources Business Partner will provide a broad range of HR services in support of business objectives of one or more business units. As a vital member of our HR team, you will collaborate with managers, employees, and the HR team to improve organizational capability through day to day HR support, culture change, and support of the continued development of our workplace culture.

In this role, you'll partner on the daily functions of the HR department ensuring efficient operations while providing an outstanding employee experience. This may include ownership or support of full cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee experience management, HRIS/ATS implementation, performance turnaround, and HR compliance. This role will support the implementation of a broad range strategic HR projects and programs.

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. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQI+ persons are highly encouraged to apply. In addition, Spanish speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.

Your Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in human resources in generalist, business partner, or specialist role.
  • 3 years of experience working with California labor law.
  • Demonstrated HR experience in the following disciplines: talent acquisition, HR business partner, HR generalist, training, HRIS/ATS administration, policy management, employee relations, performance management, 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.

Our Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing diversity and inclusion programs and passion for inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience working with Fuse HRIS or similar systems.
  • Coaching orientation and facilitation skills to support an inclusive culture of belonging.
  • Confidence and ability to influence others, facilitate presentations, processes, and coach/advise managers.
  • Industry experience in non-profit sector.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification strongly desired.

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: This is a primarily remote role that will require quarterly travel into our Santa Cruz, CA office. Employees who live within commuting distance are welcome to work in our office on a hybrid or full time basis, as they prefer. Candidates residing in California are preferred.

Compensation: The compensation range for this role is $96360/$116800. 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. Final salary determined based on skills and experience of final candidate

More About Us

Ecology Action is an award-winning non-profit consultancy that provides innovative solutions to the energy, water, and transportation challenges of cities, governments, and utilities across California. We have four decades of experience helping people make simple yet profound changes that have big environmental impact. We believe that when individuals and businesses make simple changes in their behavior they drive large scale changes that benefit people and the planet. This translates into reduced carbon emissions, stronger businesses, healthier communities and a sustainable future for all. Together, we help people, businesses and communities act now.

Ecology Action believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Ecology Action does not offer a company-paid relocation program.

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