Sr. Learning & Development Specialist/HR Generalist
Posting Number: #1074
Position Title: Sr. Learning & Development Specialist/HR Generalist
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Oakland, CA (Remote)
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.
Under direction from the Deputy Director Human Resources, this position provides human resources support to the organization. Primary responsibilities include: learning and development, performance management, and employee relations.
This position is currently remote. The position is expected to return to a hybrid model with a combination of remote days and in person days in the office in the Oakland area in 2022.
The salary range for this position is $76,038 to $112,382.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Conducts needs assessments to identify training needs and opportunities that support employees’ professional development.
- Develops training programs and creates learning content to meet specific needs, utilizing a variety of training media, tools, and techniques.
- Organizes logistics of trainings and delivers/facilitates both online and in person trainings.
- Completes training assessments after delivering training courses to evaluate and improve the courses.
- Administers the PHI Learning Management System, including adding and terminating users, organizing and creating custom content, assigning courses, running analytical reports, and following up with staff on course completions.
- Participates in the design and development of the organization’s Fellowship programs in order to provide professional development opportunities and create a pipeline of public health professionals.
- Develops and administers the organization training certificate programs, such as the Management Training Certificate Program.
- Partners with the recruitment team to design an engaging employee orientation program and onboarding processes.
- Provides guidance to managers regarding performance management. Assists managers with writing warning letters and performance improvement plans.
- Participates in 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.
- Participates in the development and implementation of employee policies and updates to the Employee Handbook.
- Identifies opportunities to improve HR procedures and implements work flow and automation as needed.
- Ensures compliance with federal and various state employment regulations.
- Participates in other special HR projects and other assignments as needed.
- Minimum five years of experience in professional human resources positions, including at least three years of experience in designing and delivering training programs, including management training.
- Knowledge of learning and development theories and techniques such as adult learning theory, instructional design theory, and how to utilize various training mediums.
- Good knowledge of management/leadership competencies and theories in order to develop leadership training programs.
- Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
- Experience in a wide variety of generalist functions, which should include several of the following areas: performance management, compensation, learning and development, consulting with managers on HR issues, employee relations, writing HR policies, leaves of absence management.
- Excellent knowledge of employment laws, especially in California, and ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policy.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Good consulting skills to consult with managers regarding HR issues.
- Good counseling skills to handle employee relations issues and ability to empathize with individuals at all levels.
- Good interpersonal skills, including conflict management.
- Ability to lead HR projects with minimal supervision.
- Good Microsoft Office skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Ability to travel to other office locations a few times per year to deliver training programs.
- Experience administering learning management systems preferred.
- Knowledge of non-profit organizations is helpful.
- Bachelor’s degree or additional four years of related experience required.
- Human Resources or training certification preferred (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP, APTD, CPTD).
- All PHI employees are required to receive full COVID-19 vaccinations in order to access PHI worksites and/or engage in in-person work activities, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.
- This position is currently remote. The position is expected to return to a hybrid model with a combination of remote days and in person days in the office in the Oakland area in 2022.
- The salary range for this position is $76,038 to $112,382.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS
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.
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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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 Recruitment@phi.org.
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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.