Senior HR Generalist and Compensation/EEO Analyst

Posting Number: #1220

Position Title: Senior HR Generalist and Compensation/EEO Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

Under direction from the Director Human Resources, this position provides human resources support to the organization. Primary responsibilities include compensation analysis and Affirmative Action and EEO Compliance; additional duties will include performance management, employee relations, HR file maintenance, recruiting support, learning and development, and other HR duties as assigned.

This position is currently remote. Candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area are preferred, but candidates from other regions in the United States will be considered. The position is expected to work during core business hours for the Pacific time zone.

Pay: $77,939 to $96,566 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $77,939 to $96,566. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs compensation analysis and administration, including conducting job evaluations, approving and classifying job descriptions, completing and analyzing salary surveys, updating salary structures.
  • Performs special projects for compensation, such as pay equity studies to ensure OFCCP compliance, researching compensation trends, and updating compensation policies and procedures.
  • Serves as the backup for the Senior HR Generalist & Compensation Specialist in performing other compensation related duties in their absence.
  • Periodically, presents trainings on compensation and EEO/AA topics to employees.
  • EEO/AA: Along with the Deputy Director of HR, works on the regular review, administration, and equity of the EEO/AA plans for all PHI offices.  Assists in preparing annual EEO/AA plans, ensuring compliance with OFCCP and federal standards.  Assists with the gathering, compiling, analyzing, reporting, and interpretation of requisite data around hiring, terminations, promotions, disciplinary actions, salaries, applicant flows, and transfers; utilizes appropriate systems/software/tools to measure and monitor equal opportunity, documents, and records affirmative action plan compliance (and corrective actions, if any).
  • Works closely with legal in data collection, addressing EEO/AA inquiries and related documentation of processes; works closely with recruitment to support efforts regarding equity in hiring, identification of partner programs for candidate pipelines, and reports out on current EEO/AA compliance.
  • Performance Management: Provides guidance to managers regarding performance management; reviews performance evaluations; coordinates the annual performance evaluation process for the Central Admin department; provides analysis and recommendations to update PHI’s performance management process and forms.
  • Employee Relations:  Along with other HR Generalists, participates in the resolution of employee relations issues, including counseling employees and managers, problem resolution, conflict management, and conducting thorough and objective investigations. Provides guidance to managers and supervisors regarding employee relations topics.
  • Learning and Development: Serves as the moderator for the monthly PHI management training workshops, and may serve as backup for the HR Generalists in conducting those workshops.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve HR procedures and implements workflow and automation as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and various state employment regulations.
  • Participates in other special HR projects and other assignments as needed; serve as backup support for other HR staff as directed.
  • Participates in routine meetings with senior HR management and with other Generalists.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of experience in professional human resources positions, including at least two years’ experience performing compensation analysis and administration required.
  • Experience with pay equity studies, conducting job evaluations, approving and classifying job descriptions, and/or completing and analyzing salary surveys.
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional four years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Some experience with EEO/AA compliance/nondiscrimination (two or more years preferred) and an understanding of OFCCP (federal contractor) regulations highly preferred; ability to facilitate affirmative action plans.
  • Experience in a wide variety of human resources generalist functions highly preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment laws, especially in California, and ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good consulting skills to consult with managers regarding HR issues.
  • Ability to be a strategic business partner with managers and other HR staff to assess and anticipate HR related needs and offer support.
  • Strong listening and counseling skills to handle employee relations issues; ability to empathize with individuals at all levels and to problem-solve for difficult situations.
  • Good presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to lead HR projects with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills for compensation analysis; good Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills.
  • Good understanding of business and operational processes.
  • Prior experience with PeopleSoft a plus.
  • Human Resources certification preferred (CCP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP).



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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ADA Statement:

The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at


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