We're Hiring:
Human Resources Manager

Movement Strategy Center is seeking a dynamic professional to develop and direct operational excellence around all HR processes and organizational training for the Movement Strategy Center (MSC) and its fiscally sponsored project teams. 

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Position Overview

The Human Resources Manager is an exciting recently redefined role responsible for developing and directing operational excellence around all HR processes and organizational training for the Movement Strategy Center (MSC) and its fiscally sponsored project teams. Serving as a key member of the senior leadership team, this role is the guiding force for building and sustaining HR strategies that enhance the employee experience, and implementing HR best practices throughout the organization. The Human Resources Manager leads the development and execution of all of MSC’s people operations and programs. Specifically, this includes talent acquisition, legal, compliance, employment practices and procedures, professional development strategy and execution, compensation strategy, payroll and employee benefits, employee relations, performance management, training, and HR related employee communications. By supporting and mentoring an HR team of three FTE, this role provides the leadership necessary to deliver a broad spectrum of operational and tactical HR support to approximately 150 employees and managers across 30 states. The Human Resources Manager reports to the Chief of Staff.

About Movement Strategy Center  

Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement hub for both housing visionaries and emergent networks, and providing core intermediary functions to advance ecosystem-wide impact: resourcing a robust and maturing ecosystem of leaders, networks, and projects, and offering core infrastructure support through fiscal sponsorship and philanthropic services.

In recent years, MSC’s in-house incubation efforts have focused on cross-sector movement building to cultivate the power necessary to accelerate a just transition from a world of domination, extraction, and violence, where the few live at the expense of the many – to a world of interdependence, liberation, and resilience, where the many govern for the benefit of all. MSC centers on Black, Indigenous, and people of color intergenerational systems leaders and networks that are committed to transformation and boldly leaning into the future and whose communities are most impacted by extraction, domination, and violence.

MSC understands that transformative movements change the way we think, our structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. We recognize that we are whole people, and whole communities, and because the issues and problems we face are interconnected, our systemic solutions and movements must be interconnected as well. The way we achieve our goals and with whom are just as important as our outcomes.

Core Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Staff, recommend and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives

  • In partnership with other leaders and the HR team, implement new ideas and tools to create a learning culture focused on employee engagement and continued professional development

  • Create an HR team reputation for responsiveness, thoroughness, accuracy and thoughtfulness

  • Review and recommend revisions to current HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance and effective implementation of new and changing federal, state, and local requirements

  • Oversee the agency’s compensation philosophy, implementing an up to date and market rate compensation plan that supports equity, and recommend improvements to the benefits program to facilitate employee retention as needed

  • Implement talent acquisition and retention strategies that ensure the organization is competitive and engages appropriate talent to meet the agency’s evolving needs. Mentor managers in hiring best practices and support the implementation of a comprehensive onboarding program with a continuous improvement mindset

  • In partnership with the Chief of Staff, develop and lead a new annual performance review process, providing effective evaluation processes, tools, and training to managers and staff on evaluation tools, techniques, and processes

  • Offer consultation, facilitation, and resolution strategies for workplace issues. Facilitate communications between employees, explaining and clarifying agency policies and procedures, and train supervisors on employee relations best practices and mediation skills

  • Support staff in setting goals and developing work plans, effectively communicating performance expectations and outcomes, creating two-way communication loops, performance monitoring, and skills development and performance enhancement

  • Design and facilitate training opportunities that enable employees, at all levels, to develop, enhance, or improve skills and competencies needed to be successful in their chosen careers or to prepare for new responsibilities. Research and recommend internal programs, vendors, and technology platforms able to provide training, required classes, or development opportunities

  • Provide oversight of the HR team operational budget, suggesting prudent recommendations to the leadership team to improve HR services

  • Serve as the resident Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) champion and provide leadership of DEI opportunity initiatives threading DEI into all employee experiences and culture at the agency

  • Be an active member of local and state HR professional associations in an effort to learn of leading best practices in the HR field; bring these ideas and initiatives to the MSC environment

Please note this job description is meant to be an overview and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of this leader. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • At least 10 years of broad senior level HR leadership experience including design, development, and implementation of effective HR solutions

  • Experience as a Director level or above leading HR Teams and being an advisor to C-Suite level leaders

  • SHRM-SCP (Society for HR Management-Senior Certified Professional) or SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) credential is highly desirable

  • Strong computer skills: Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, payroll systems (Paycom preferred) ATS systems and other HRIS/HRMS tools

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Comfort with building relationships, facilitating frequent interaction, influence, and decision-making to gather information, collaborate on initiatives, and advance MSC’s mission and values

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects

  • Ability to exercise the utmost confidentiality and discretion when handling sensitive material and situations

  • Experience in philanthropy/non-profit sector a plus; prior fiscal sponsorship experience desirable

Location

This is a hybrid role, with 1-2 days onsite in our Oakland office.

Supervisory Responsibility

This leadership position supervises the Human Resources Team consisting of two Generalists, and a Payroll Specialist. As a supervisor of the Human Resources Team, you will ensure that the Team works collaboratively and strategically across all other departments in the organization.

Expected Hours of Work

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame both EST and PST and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.

Travel

No significant travel expected.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type and Compensation 

  • Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position. Annual compensation is offered between $120-135K.

  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

    • 20 vacation days leave accrual per year (15 days in the first year of employment due to a mandatory 3 month waiting period before accrual begins)

    • 13 standard holidays, and 2 personal days per year (Personal days are designated as your birthday and hire date anniversary, and need to be used on these dates as required by CA time off laws)

    • 12 sick days leave accrual per year

    • 1-week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service (to be integrated with available state benefits); an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks.

    • Medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance coverage for employees and their dependents (the enrollment eligible date is first of the month following 30 days of employment). Employee contribution is required and further details will be provided upon hire o Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits

    • Opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored 403b retirement plan

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Based in Oakland, CA

Pay: $110,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year

Apply here.


We're Hiring:
Executive Assistant

Movement Strategy Center is seeking a dynamic professional to provide administrative support to MSC’s Executive Director (ED), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive leadership team along with support for special projects that the ED focuses on to advance the organizational mission and work.

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Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the primary role of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support to MSC’s Executive Director (ED), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive leadership team along with support for special projects that the ED focuses on to advance organizational mission and work.

Core Responsibilities

Executive Assistance (50%)

  • Support for ED, COO and Board of Directors Committees
  • Manage calendars, scheduling & executing meetings from start to finish; selecting a date, inviting appropriate attendees, supporting agenda clarification and follow-ups and next steps
  • Serve as principal administrative contact for ED and COO; answer and route: phone calls/phone messages, mail and email messages, and handle wide-range information dissemination
  • Special projects & project management as needed (e.g. Organizational Development projects)
  • Partner with Chief Advancement Officer and Advancement team to support executive voice, communications, development and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support MSC Executive Teams’ partnerships cultivation including initiating meetings and responding to requests from key partners
  • Scheduling and implementing the logistics for Board of Director meetings including Committee meetings
  • Support preparation of ED presentations and content for executive team and staff meetings
  • Manage and reconcile expense accounts for ED and COO
  • Schedule and book travel accommodations for the ED and COO
  • Provide file management for the ED and COO
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Agency-wide Administrative Support (35%)

  • Under the direction of the COO, work in collaboration with MSC’s administrative team members to support agency-wide logistics, operational needs and other administrative duties as may be assigned

Organizational Change Initiatives, Community Stewardship & Emergent Projects (15%)

  • Support organizational change management initiatives and special projects at the direction of the ED and COO
  • Support Organizational Culture and Community Stewardship activities such as coordinating staff meetings, leadership team meetings, board meetings, retreats, and community building activities that may interface between staff, board members, the larger community and stakeholders in MSC’s network
  • Provide project management support to emergent projects that may arise from the Board Executive Committee and Executive Leadership Team

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Expected hours of work

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.

Travel

No significant travel expected.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in working with and supporting non-profit social justice organizations and leaders focused on transformative change to make the world more equitable and just;
  • Minimum of five years demonstrated experience with executive assistant or special assistant to C-Suite roles, and/or equivalent positions;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to switch between detail-intensive data processing and relationship-based interaction with ease;
  • Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in supporting change management and organizational development;
  • Ability to handle diverse challenges with a calm demeanor and positive outlook with service excellence;
  • Ability to hold confidentiality and discretion re: sensitive information to support Executive Team’s work;
  • Highly skilled in managing competing priorities;
  • Highly motivated and proficient problem solver who anticipates needs and proactively creates solutions in a timely manner in a fast-paced, emergent environment;
  • An orientation towards learning and development; willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and know how to properly give feedback to others;
  • Ability to communicate and take initiative in asking for help and clarity, and to propose solutions/options. Adaptability and comfort with emergence (i.e. ideas and systems not yet fully developed that responds to dynamic situations) — to partner and pinch hit on emergent projects that arise for the Executive and Leadership Teams;
  • Proficiency and excellent computer skills in utilizing Apple and Mac operating systems and products, as well as virtual communication and meeting platforms, database management systems, expense reconciliation systems and other software applications including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Canva and other design platforms; and
  • Experience with online services such as Egnyte, Docusign, Paycom, Airtable and Asana is preferred but not required

Position Type and Compensation

  • Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position. Annual compensation is offered between $70-90K
  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:
  • 20 vacation days leave accrual per year (15 days in the first year of employment due to a mandatory 3 month waiting period before accrual begins)
  • 12 standard holidays, and 2 personal days per year (Personal days are designated as your birthday and hire date anniversary, and need to be used on these dates as required by CA time off laws)
  • 12 sick days leave accrual per year
  • 1-week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service (to be integrated with available state benefits); an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks
  • Medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance coverage for employees and their dependents (the enrollment eligible date is first of the month following 30 days of employment)

Employee contribution is required and further details will be provided upon hire

  • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits
  • Opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored 403b retirement plan

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Based in Oakland, CA

Pay: $70,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

Apply here.