As the Equity & People Systems Manager, you will contribute to the organization’s success through your demonstrated experience in a broad range of human resources practices and team leadership with a focus on HRIS, Benefits, Compensation, and Payroll. You will consistently apply a strong equity analysis to policies, practices, and systems in your teams’ purview and across the organization. You demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and integrity, as well as the ability to build strong relationships so that you are positioned to coach and advise staff at all levels of organizational hierarchy regarding the interpretation and application of human resources policy. You also have a strong detail orientation, extensive employee relations best practices, and demonstrated knowledge and experience incorporating an equity lens to HR practice.
Provide oversight, direction and apply expertise to Human Resources practice and policy at Oregon Food Bank with a specific focus with compensation administration, HRIS, benefits and payroll administration.
Provides support and guidance to HR generalists, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of policy violations, and recommending resolution.
Manage and lead a team who administers the human resources activities for the organization including compensation, benefits, leave administration, HRIS systems and reporting, and enhancement of HR tools. Provides support with administering recruitment, selection, on-boarding and off-boarding activities.
Leads technology upgrades and enhancements to HRIS systems and technology projects. Provides recommendations for new compensation programs, policies, procedures in order to be responsive to OFB’s goals and practices. Provides guidance to managers, supervisors, and employees through interpretation of employee compensation and benefits programs.
Prepares reports and analyses as necessary. Responsible for internal management to ensure that internal reporting needs are being met by creating a schedule of organization reporting needs
Works closely with insurance brokers and consultants on annual renewals and benefits administration. Oversees and administers all activities for employees, including open enrollment, employee changes, and activities related to new hires and terminations.
Ensures policies regarding Leaves of Absence remain current and compliant, and that procedures regarding leaves and benefit continuation are consistently applied and effectively communicated.
Participates in compensation surveys conducted by other companies. Researches published surveys to gather data on positions. Analyzes published surveys to determine OFB's competitive position.
Administers and strengthens human resources systems, practices, policies to assure effectiveness, compliance, efficiencies, and organizational values alignment.
Embed organizational equity initiatives in all human resources practices and systems; analyze and report results, and refine practices and systems as needed.
Coach and advise managers and employees regarding interpretation and application of HR policy, guidelines, and practices.
Assists team with compliance with federal, state, and payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
Supports Associate Directors for all high-level employee relations issues that arise.
Supervise a team of human resources professionals through a strength based approach and an equity and racial justice lens following organizational standards.
Manages the compensation, benefits and HRIS areas of work and collaborates with the HR team in recruitment, selection and onboarding activities.
Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good. Provides leadership and examples of professional communication and behaviors to OFB standards.
In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
work culture activities and programming
advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
Assists with developing policy, practices, processes, and evaluations for the organization effectively translating HR practices into tangible resources for staff including but not limited to coaching documentation.
Leads efforts to assess and improve team performance.
Identifying, assessing, and reporting on compliance standards and meaningful metrics as part of internal accountability structures.
Other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes through an equity and racial justice lens.
Minimum three years of demonstrated human resources experience with progressive responsibility. Additional education may be substituted for experience, and educational qualifications may be waived depending on work history.
Proficiency in payroll, HRIS and applicant tracking systems. Experience with ADP is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage staff or volunteers in a team environment including managing work planning, cross-team collaboration, and professional development.
Honed skill in coaching, managing and motivating staff through an equity lens and the ability to foster team cohesiveness and effectiveness while effectively organizing and delegating work.
Creative, analytical, strategic, and detailed thinker with ability to remain and inspire calm while moving through stressful situations; ability to course correct as necessary.
Ability to, both independently and collaboratively, solve problems, manage multiple priorities, and move complex projects forward while paying attention to details and deliverables.
Capacity to navigate and guide others with a great diversity of professional and personal maturity, communication, conflict and learning styles through complex processes.
Aptitude for understanding organizational dynamics and vision, demonstrating the ability to lead others through ambiguity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including effective presentation/training skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially.
Interest and deep understanding of the implications of the intersection of social service delivery and economic justice and/or personal lived experience of inequity and systemic /oppression.
Ability to apply HR knowledge, equity principles and power analysis to advise on organization activities and intuit when to seek legal counsel and advice as needed.
Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.
Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
Self – directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.
Experience operationalizing equity and racial justice principles through the functions of human resources.
Experience developing mission-driven staff; developing staff with expertise and best practices in human resources and equity work.
Experience working for a food bank or non-profit.
HR credential preferred, such as WorldatWork CCP, CEBS, PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP or SCP, graduate level coursework in Human Resources or similar.
Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.
Integration is defined as being able to move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.
Benefits summary can be found at the bottom of URL page provided:
oregonfoodbank.org and select "careers"
Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.
We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.
Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.