Los Angeles or San Francisco
The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s vision is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $2.09 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. The Foundation ended 2020 with more than $3 billion in assets and provided $109 million in grants. We have about 60 staff across our San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency.
This new position, reporting to the Director of Talent, will administer the daily functions of the Talent department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and communicating and accountability reporting for company policies and practices. As an HR Generalist, you will provide orientation, coaching, and technical assistance regarding our Talent Advancement Program. Irvine has a progressive Work Location Policy and offers generous retirement, leave, and benefit plans. The position is ideal for a current generalist or someone with a staffing background who is looking to become a generalist. We offer a competency based professional development model supported with budget, time, and an expectation of continual learning as part of Irvine’s culture.
Your first year in this new role will be spent focusing on recruitment and onboarding of new employees as Irvine undergoes a significant expansion in its workforce. We expect to employ about 80 staff by the end of 2022 across both offices. This will include direct recruitment, liaising with outside recruitment firms, and managing staffing agencies for temporary employees. Over the coming years, this position will develop into a full generalist role, partnering with all departments on all human resources related areas.
Irvine is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In 2020 we committed to expanding our knowledge and understanding of race across the institution, and awarded $20 million of grantmaking over 18 months to specifically address anti-Black racism and racial equity more broadly. The HR Generalist will be a key partner in the development of racial equity competencies and collaboratively work with colleagues as we look to operationalize racial equity within our talent processes and operations in 2022.
This retained search is managed by Mary Law of Mary Law Executive Search. We specialize in placing professionals across all sectors of the San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit world.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter directly to:
Mary Law Executive Search
Reports to: Director of Talent
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled