Location: Remote, with occasional (limited) travel to SFS HQ in Beverly, MA.
Position Summary: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for supporting an inclusive and welcoming organizational culture. The Manager oversees recruitment, onboarding, and benefits administration for U.S.-based staff and international field staff, and supports personnel development and management.
SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals and institutions committed to responsible environmental stewardship. Institutional Position on Diversity and Inclusion:
SFS was founded with the belief that stewardship of our planet is the responsibility of people all around the world. Addressing complex global issues requires the active inclusion of stakeholders with varying perspectives and identities. We recognize that to successfully address threats to our natural world, we must look beyond social constructs designed to divide us. Just as we value biodiversity in all of its forms, we value and engage with a multitude of diverse perspectives and people in the countries where we work and the students and staff we serve.
Human Resources Manager Responsibilities:
Post job announcements on SFS website and appropriate external job sites and work with Marketing Manager to post on social media
Actively seek out networks and new recruitment channels to promote SFS positions, with special emphasis on attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Maintain online resume database and track applicants on SFS’s internal job tracking system
Conduct preliminary screening, collect references, background checks, and driving record checks, as needed
HR Administration & Compliance
Coordinate the onboarding and offboarding processes
Maintain HR records database and organizational charts
Collect, monitor, and submit monthly headcount reports
Manage HR annual budget
Ensure I9 compliance
Revamp and maintain US Employee Handbook, and advise on Employee Handbooks for SFS’s international entities
Oversee annual performance evaluation process
Conduct compensation reviews and make recommendations to senior management
Collaborate with Operations to review hiring practices and labor laws
Work with broker to annually shop for competitive pricing on benefits and present to senior management
Manage benefits including health insurance, HSA, dental insurance, short and long-term disability plans, life and AD&D plans, retirement plan, FMLA, workers compensation, unemployment and COBRA
Receive employee support requests and assist with facilitation and documentation
Partner with supervisors on performance improvement plans, as needed
Investigate employment discrimination and harassment claims per SFS policy and legal requirements
Organizational Culture & Training
Assist senior management in promoting a positive and inclusive remote work/hybrid/multi-time zone culture
Identify training needs within the organization and external consultants to deliver training as needed i.e. JEDI, HIPAA compliance, harassment, conflict mediation, etc.
U.S. work authorization required
2 years relevant experience in HR management
Experience with recruitment and benefits administration
Detail-oriented with effective communication and customer service skills
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to travel abroad to address HR matters at SFS centers or lead trainings (estimated travel is at approximately one trip annually, and as needed for HR matters)
Experience working cross-culturally
Non-profit HR experience strongly preferred
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
Compensation and Benefits
SFS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vison insurance plans with domestic partner coverage, paid vacation and sick time, 11 federal holidays as well as an additional week during the December holidays, flexible schedule, health savings accounts with employer contributions, retirement plan with employer match, employer paid short-term/long-term disability, life/AD&D insurances, employer paid international travel insurance, and an employee assistance program.