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Part-Time HR Manager ( Bilingual )

Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, The Ecology Center ( TEC ) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and involve people in the stewardship of Southern California’s environment. To fulfill this mission, we highlight empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to the way we live our lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.

Opportunity Summary:

We are currently recruiting for a part-time, bilingual ( English / Spanish ) Human Resources Manager. In this role, the Manager will administer Human Resources’ daily activity and employee personnel transactions. Responsibilities include for the development and design of Human Resources related policies, processes, and programs, liaison between staff and management to assist and advise department heads with all HR related issues, managing all recruiting efforts, performance management, safety programs, employee relations, compensation program and ensure a competitive benefits program. Responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with federal and state labor laws.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall Human Resources administration, acting as an HR liaison between employees and management. Create communication channels and platforms for facilitation and efficiency.
  • Develop and design HR related policies, processes, and organization-wide programs.
    Manage/upkeep TEC’s Employee Handbook and related policies.
  • Direct all recruiting efforts to recruit top talent in the most cost-efficient manner.
  • Administer performance management programs, org dev training, and compensation metrics.
  • Create and track job descriptions and upkeep employee files.
  • Manage company safety program, implement OSHA compliance, and help disseminate/manage all Risk Management policies.
  • Manage payroll, benefits programs, WC related processes and issues, vacation / sick policies, and procedures.
  • Investigate employee issues and conflicts, bringing them to resolution.
  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with state, local and federal regulations.
  • Adhere to company and/or Sponsor SOPs.
  • Represent company’s service commitment of integrity, integration, initiative, and intelligence on a consistent basis with all interactions encountered.
  • Uphold The Ecology Center’s unique and collaborative organizational culture.
  • Participate in Risk Management Committee meetings as required.
  • Participate in meetings, programs, and other functions as needed for the health of TEC’s culture and the organization as a whole.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred and/or equivalent experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Human Resources.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish. Ability to write and read in both languages at the level required for a highly functioning bilingual HR department.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, emphasizing Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience writing policies and writing procedures and programs for Human Resources.
  • Knowledge of multi-State and Federal labor laws.
    Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy with proven ability to review, organize, interpret and summarize data.
  • Strong commitment to quality.Must be customer-oriented and flexible.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work well with others in high-pressure situations.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills and ability to multi-task projects for timely completion.

Compensation:

The target range is $25.00 – $30.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. The target weekly hour range is 24 hours per week.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.

Apply:

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio (link or PDF), and cover letter to [email protected] , subject: Application for HR Manager opportunity.

IT / Communications Contractor

Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, The Ecology Center ( TEC ) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and involve people in the stewardship of Southern California’s environment. To fulfill this mission, we highlight empowering and cutting edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to the way we live our lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.

Opportunity Summary:

TEC seeks an Information Technology and Communications systems contractor/consultant to help design and service the IT and telecommunication needs of our expanding operations. This is an Independent Contractor or Service Provider offering and will consist of both “as-needed” and project-based opportunities.

Key Projects / Areas of Support:

The contractor/consultant may be asked to help design and/or implement the following:

  • A long-term holistic operational plan for both IT and telecommunications
  • Ongoing audits/reviews of current systems, accommodating growth needs and opportunities
  • Implementation of systems, processes, hardware, and software to facilitate the long-term design
  • Scheduled preventative maintenance
  • On-call maintenance support
  • Consult on and with various sub-contractors required to facilitate long-term design
  • Areas of need, including but not limited to:
    • Internal / external telecommunications
    • Internal IT configuration / network
    • Systems integration
    • Data security
    • Community data collection opportunities ( both onsite and online )
    • Management software/dashboards

Core Requirements:

  • 10+ years of IT and Communications industry experience.
    Strong fluency in problem-solving skills with technical systems, and an ability to communicate identified problems, suggestions, and solutions, to existing staff in laymen’s terms.
  • An ability to proactively familiarize oneself with TEC’s existing IT / telecom systems: iMac computer workstations, network, and backup setups, telephone hardware, Revel Point of Sale software and hardware, internal CRM software, and various other internal and web-based systems.
  • Possessing the necessary experience to identify opportunities for more seamlessly integrating systems, making recommendations for new systems when needed, and executing implementations with minimal downtimes.
  • You will be working closely with TEC’s Director of Operations, and alongside a full-time staff of 60+, so the ability to work in a team environment is a necessity.
    During this growth phase, we anticipate needing technical advice, constructive input, and active implementation, on expanding our existing systems to be able to reach and connect different and distant sections of the property. So strategic planning capabilities are required.
  • Familiarity with G-suite, Google Apps, and cloud backup systems.
  • General resiliency, flexibility, and levity, in the day-to-day and on-call nature of providing IT support for a diverse staff and dynamic environment.

Compensation:

Commensurate with contractor/consultant’s experience and market rates. This will be a collaborative discussion at the time of contracting and will take into consideration TEC’s requirements, timeframes, and reflect current fair market rates for services requested.

Apply:

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio (link or PDF), and cover letter to [email protected] , subject: Application for IT / Communications opportunity.