Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire was founded in 1974. We are one of the largest non-profit organizations in the North Bay Region encompassing Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Trinity counties.

Our mission is changing lives and strengthening communities through the dignity and power of work. Each year we serve over 2,000 clients in a variety of job training, recovery and life-skills programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

We rely on government funding and revenue generated from our retail stores to help support programs. When you make a donation or shop at Goodwill, feel good knowing you are helping put people to work.  

Our Ideal Candidate
The Human Resources Generalist will join the HR team in providing the expertise necessary to maintain daily Employee Relations needs while providing project support to various areas of the organization. Areas of support include, but are not limited to, performance management, retention strategy, leave management, HR reporting, rewards and recognition, compensation, benefits, employment law, policy interpretation and other HR related duties as assigned.

This is a hands-on position that will be involved in front-line interaction with managers and staff in communications, coaching and relationship building. The HR Generalist will also conduct workplace investigations and field employee concerns in a face to face environment.

If you are someone who…
Thrives working on a fast paced innovative Human Resource team committed to exceptional business results, and creative customer service. Is committed to helping transform people’s lives by supporting over 300 employees a year Loves to work in a fun team/based collaborative hard working environment. Is a motivated, proactive problem-solver who cares about delivering a caring and stellar employee experience…then please apply.

This position has a starting pay of $25.00 per hour

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provides support to employees and managers in the handling of all human resource related activities. Conducts workplace investigations and addresses employee concerns. Interacts with employees and managers to assist with questions and policy clarification; makes on-site visits to programs sites to provide face-to-face HR availability to staff in the work environment. Coaches managers in policy implementation and compliance, performance management, and other HR initiatives. In conjunction with supervisor, develop and maintain Affirmative action pan and timely EEO and 5500 filings. Assists in developing job descriptions, including accurate pay grade classification and pricing. Provides analytical and support to the employee benefit programs including health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, wellness program, retirement and other plans, as needed. Provides support to employees for various HRIS related questions and issues; assists with updates and implementations. Creates standard and custom reports as assigned/requested, new hire and transfer processes, back up payroll position, coordination of openings, development of job descriptions, diversity recruitment strategies and recommendations of retention strategies.  Monitors and provides feedback regarding the use of policies and procedures and propose/draft policies updates as needed. Coordinates and conducts wage surveys and collects wage external and internal data. Makes compensation suggestions as appropriate. Assist in development and maintenance of employee recognition and rewards programs. Assists in developing and conducting various HR related training's and presentations. Other duties as assigned.

High School diploma or equivalent required.  Secondary education desired.
•Minimum 3 years equivalent experience required.
•Human Resources Certificate and/or PHR/SPHR Certification desired.
•Demonstrable knowledge of assigned functional areas, including HRIS
•Ability to work independently
•Ability to effectively organize multiple priorities, and meet agreed-upon deadlines
•Aptitude for providing exceptional customer service to employees, co-workers and vendors while maintaining strict confidentiality
•Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population
•Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to understand, speak and be understood in English. Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.
•Demonstrable Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
•Ability to perform effectively and cooperatively as part of a team
•Skills in observation, assessment, problem solving, and exercising sound judgment and tact
•Ability to independently travel to various worksites, as assigned. If by personal vehicle, must possess valid California drivers’ license, proof of auto insurance and be insurable under agency policy.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Carpeted, tiled, linoleum and concrete walking surfaces. Central Air/Heating with overhead lighting.  Constant exposure to moderate business office noise levels, such as office machines, conversations, foot traffic, and some (less than 1/3rd) exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Standing/sitting intermittently throughout work shift; repetitive finger movements with frequent computer use; limited bending/stooping. Good visual acuity.  Ability to regularly lift and move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Human Resources Manager

Equal Employment Opportunity
Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees.
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Minorities and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Department: Administration
This is a full-time position

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