Director of Human Resources

This is a full-time, onsite opportunity, reporting to the Green Dot California home office location in downtown Los Angeles.

As Director of Human Resources, you are responsible for developing and managing the overall human resources strategy for Green Dot Public Schools California, with a focus on human resources operations, compliance, policies and employee relations. You work closely with Green Dot California’s leadership team to meet the human resources needs of a 1,000+ person organization across 19 schools and one regional office. You collaborate closely with the Human Capital team (which leads sourcing and hiring, learning and development and more). You oversee a department of approximately 5 team members and inspire a culture of high-quality results and continuous improvement. You will build and lead a team of problem-solvers who are committed to ensuring every employee receives the human resources services they need so they can focus on executing Green Dot California’s mission. You are a thoughtful collaborator who is mission-oriented, self-driven and has the ability to develop team members. You have a high-level of personal accountability and can balance competing priorities at once, while bringing joy to the work.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as determined by their manager:

Team Leadership/Vision
-Refine and implement the vision for the human resources function at Green Dot California. Build and lead the team to ensure a culture of high expectations, excellent customer service, and continual improvement. Set and monitor metrics for quality of human resources service delivery.
-Recruit, mentor and support a diverse and exceptional team of professionals.
-Actively engage with employees at all levels across the organization to promote positive and constructive employee relations.
-Coach and develop HR team members in their areas of speciality

New Hires & Onboarding
-Partner with the Human Capital Department to connect talent strategy with seamless Human Resources operations (e.g. hiring, onboarding, job changes, exits, etc.) that ensures programs, policies, and services meet the needs of staff with all legal, government, and benefits reporting requirements.
-Oversee the administration and compliance of hiring and ongoing employment requirements such as background and TB clearances, mandatory training, and credential compliance.
-Compensation, Benefits and Leaves Administration
-Oversee the development, administration and compliance of Green Dot’s health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and employee assistance program including negotiating contracts with carriers and vendors, overseeing all wellness initiatives, and managing the collaborative, productive relationship(s) with benefits brokers.
-Oversee the administration and compliance of leaves of absences and worker’s compensation. Design and implement scalable systems to ensure the proper administration of all leaves of absence including FMLA, maternity, disability, and unpaid leave.
-Deliver training & development to Green Dot Managers to ensure consistency of policies and practices and provide updates on newly updated laws
-Partner with Green Dot’s Collective Bargaining teams to strategize and execute on HR related contract language , including devising the compensation and recognition strategies for bargaining agreements.

Operations & Compliance
-Ensure that Green Dot CA is in compliance with federal/state labor laws, training, certification, health clearance, various reporting requirements.
-Work with Finance & Accounting Department to ensure timely and accurate pay and benefits-related deductions
-Work with Finance & Accounting Department to ensure accurate implementation of state and private retirement plans
-Manage or assist with the development, preparation, and analysis of ongoing and ad-hoc reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data collection.
-Continuous improvement of the HRIS system (Workday) to automate HR processes, increase employee self-service, and ensure accurate employee data and timely reports for payroll processing and compliance reporting.

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Working at Green Dot means that you will have:

-Access to health care when you need it most. Whether it be medical, vision, dental, disability or life insurance, we’ve got you covered and offer a bevy of benefits to ensure that you and your family are taken care of during these uncertain times.
-Support to plan for your future. Team members have the option to participate in a 401K retirement plan.
-A community of learners. We are a community of learners who are dedicated to reflection and continual improvement. We are passionate about our content, committed to refining our practice, and incorporate curiosity and a love for learning in our classrooms.
-A competitive compensation package. The salary range for this position is between $115,000- $125,000 and is based on experience.

Of course, Green Dot is an equal opportunity employer providing for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.

-You are values aligned. You truly believe that every student, whatever their circumstances, holds the innate potential to achieve their goals and succeed in college, leadership, and life.
-You are service-oriented. You have a service mindset. You have had experience with customer service in the past, whether in a professional setting or a volunteer capacity. You have built up a skill set in addressing people’s needs and asks, and managing expectations as well as timelines. You are known for your “can-do” attitude and for always being graciously helpful.
-You are a strong, intentional relationship builder and collaborative teammate. ​You thrive on bringing different stakeholders together around a common goal. You seek to understand different contributors’ motivations and enjoy finding creative ways of meeting multiple objectives. You shape relationships with an ethos of reciprocity. You have time-tested strategies in your toolkit to support effective decision making processes related to human resources work, and have developed proven internal management systems that drive consistent results.

-10+ years of work experience, including at least 3 years in strategic HR management
-4+ years managing and developing people with a proven track record in effectively managing and developing staff talent
-Experience in education, especially in public K-12 strongly preferred
-Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with an emphasis in human resources, business or a related field or equivalent professional certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) highly preferred.

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