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Employment Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Sierra Club

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2018

Posted on

Mar 22,2018

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Deputy HR Director, Employee Relations Duties: Ensure effective, impactful service and solutions to all client groups. Establish and maintain a collaborative, service oriented team to deliver efficient, professional, and compassionate HR results. Makes hiring, salary, promotion and termination decisions. Assigns work and establishes standards and priorities. Ensures development and training of staff. Prepares and conducts performance reviews. Oversees the following programs and duties, carried out by members of the HR Partner Team: Job authorization and hiring process, including recommendations on compensation and job grades. Communication channels between HR Partners and HR Coordinators with organization, including email response management. Leaves of absence and ADA process. HR Partner team to ensure proactive and impactful Employee Relations support. Administrative new hire onboarding procedures. Processing job changes, promotions, terminations and all other employee changes within HRIS system. HRIS data entry and record management. Directs and coordinates the Employee Relations function, stepping in on highly sensitive, complex, or confidential issues including conducting investigations, EEOC claims, and grievances. Works with Labor Relations Deputy to ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations. Develop and deliver training content in support of inclusive and equitable HR practices. Oversee ongoing management training plan for all Sierra Club managers including ongoing learning. Primary owner of policy and handbook revisions and updates to ensure accurate, effective practices. Act as HR advocate for equity, inclusion, and justice. Take lead role in building and maintaining a culture that reflects the Sierra Club’s core values. Conflict Resolution and Employee Relations oversight: Responsible for complex conflict management and employee support associated with change management and workplace investigations (approx. 10%) Engage in complex conflict resolution to mediate or resolve disputes or on-going concerns while applying our Equity, Inclusion and Justice values. Identify and escalate critical matters to Director of Human Resources. Serve as back-up support for other members of HR leadership team. Coordinate special projects, as assigned by Director of Human Resources.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate degree (MBA or JD Degree), a plus. 10+ years' (progressive in nature) of work experience in the Human Resources field that includes managing HR professionals. PHR or SPHR certification preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex employee relations issues and workplace investigations; experience with labor relations a plus Demonstrated ability to provide strategic guidance on building organizational effectiveness, talent development and performance management. Demonstrated experience managing staff and/or a team of staff. Demonstrated track record of developing effective relationships across all levels of the organization and with diverse client groups. Prior experience building HR Partner function/capacity within an organization preferred. Displays strong leadership capabilities, sees the big picture, and operates with perspective. Must be able to work autonomously with high-level direction. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, pushing to meet deadlines; must remain cool and calm under pressure. Ability to diagnose and successfully handle organizational development issues. Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be an articulate and persuasive communicator to all levels Knowledge of current CA and Federal employment laws, and record keeping requirements. Knowledge of HRIS systems employment record keeping requirements. Detail-oriented, proactive, excellent organization and time management skills, good collaborator. Strong commitment to creating a workplace culture grounded in the values of equity, inclusion and justice. A good sense of humor.

Additional info

Job Code: 241-18

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sierra Club
2101 Webster St
Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612