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People Operations Manager

Company: Alder Graduate School of Education
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

The mission of Alder Graduate School of Education (Alder) is to create opportunity and to cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teachers and leaders who reflect our schools' communities. -
Alder GSE is an innovative graduate school of education and a powerful, community-based professional workforce development pathway. Through a one-year program Alder GSE engages and supports community members in traditionally underserved communities across California to earn a Master's and teaching credential through a teacher residency model. Twelve years into our work, Alder GSE has prepared over 665 teachers across California and data show that our graduates are more effective as teachers, stay in the profession longer, and their demographics more closely mirror those of their TK-12 students. We are growing and building on excellent results with a remarkable team.
The People Operations Manager is a newly created, hands-on role that provides exceptional employee customer support as the representative for day-to-day HR/People inquiries. This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer and is ideal for someone who is looking for broad exposure to human resources, people operations, and wants to grow with a scaling organization. You'll support Alder's mission to develop significantly more great teachers and leaders, and contribute to the ongoing evolution of the Alder team by serving as the main administrative point of contact for areas such as onboarding, employee support/inquiries such as benefits, hiring, payroll inquiries, and leaves of absence while ensuring ongoing compliance. You will also support our company culture initiatives, including supporting Alderwide events and communications to build connections and celebrate Alder's staff in a growing & distributed workforce. -ResponsibilitiesPeople Operations

  • Be a go-to team member by providing day-to-day support for employees for all HR/benefits/payroll related inquiries and requests in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Manage Alder's HRIS system to maintain employee files with accuracy and confidentiality
  • Support bi-weekly payroll administration including collection and tracking of relevant documentation -
  • Complete HR related paperwork such as verifications of employment and draft documentation to support employment status changes (ex. PANs, COLA letters)
  • Support leaves of absence including calculation of coordinated benefits, advising employees, and completing all required paperwork
  • Coordinate with COO and Alder's benefits firm to administer benefits, answer employee questions, and support annual open enrollment
  • Manage 403(b) employee enrollment and contributions -
  • Suggest new procedures, technologies, and policies to continually improve efficiencies of the People/HR department
    Human Resources Policy, Compliance, and Reporting
    • Proactively identify relevant legislation and policy and guide Alder through implementation
    • Ensure Alder is in compliance with all local, state, and federal HR laws
    • Advise on employment classification and related topics -
    • Ensure Employee Handbook is up to date and compliant with all laws
    • Manage implementation of required HR trainings and ensure completion across all employees
    • Support HR data collection and reporting in collaboration with Alder's data team -
      Staff Hiring, Onboarding, and Talent Development
      • Support Alder managers in sourcing, tracking, interviewing, and hiring candidates for full time positions; ensure fidelity with Alder's hiring policies in collaboration with COO and CDEIO
      • Manage the onboarding process including offer letters, background checks, new hire paperwork, enrollment in benefits and retirement, and required trainings; track completion in Alder's HRIS
      • Partner with IT for onboarding employees/manages equipment details when needed
      • Coordinate onboarding and orientation across teams to ensure a warm welcome for teammates at Alder -
      • Track temporary employee end dates and ensure offboarded in all systems -
      • Support processing of terminations, offboarding, and complete exit interviews as needed -
        Faculty Hiring
        • Manage the HR onboarding process for temporary faculty hires including background checks, new hire paperwork, and required trainings; track completion in Alder's HRIS
        • Draft offer letters and offer letter addendums for temporary faculty -
          Employee Culture and DEI
          • Support the CDEIO with DEI programming and key initiatives such as Alder-wide Affinity Groups, Alder Orientation, and reporting of Alder DEI Metrics
          • Support the development of content for Alder's website to integrate and elevate DEI themes in addition to ensuring compliance with all regulations


          • Qualifications
            • B.A. Degree required, preferably in Human Resources or related field
            • PHR or SHRM-CP credential preferred
            • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in an HR administration, People Operations, or similar role preferably in a growing organization, with an eagerness to grow and develop HR and People Operations expertise
            • Strong knowledge of California state and federal employment practices, policies, and guidelines a plus
            • Experience working with K-12 or higher education, teaching, school leadership, and or serving diverse students, staff and or faculty.

Keywords: Alder Graduate School of Education, Redwood City , People Operations Manager, Executive , Redwood City, California

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