Full Job Description
Upstream USA is a fast-growing, national nonprofit working to expand opportunity by reducing unplanned pregnancy across the U.S. Upstream partners with states to provide training and technical assistance to health centers, increasing equitable access to the full range of contraceptive options. Our transformative approach empowers patients to decide when and if they want to become pregnant, a critical step towards improving outcomes for parents and children.
Upstream is growing rapidly and is on track to achieve nationwide impact. After launching our first statewide initiative in Delaware in 2014, we have since launched projects in Washington state, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. By 2023, Upstream will have partnered with health centers that serve over one million women of reproductive age annually across these states.
Upstream is funded primarily through philanthropic individuals and foundations, and does not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies. Upstream's budget has grown from $1.7 million just four years ago to approximately $48 million in 2020. Upstream's work has also garnered attention from many leading publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Vox, Forbes, and Marie Claire.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Director of Human Resources.
You will join our growing Human Resources team that serves as consultative partners to our employees and leaders in driving productivity, engagement and improving organizational effectiveness. You will provide both day-to-day partnership to State and Headquarters teams and lead in the development, coordination, and implementation of HR initiatives to drive organizational outcomes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Drive leader and manager capability building at all levels within the organization through individual (i.e coaching and feedback) and group solutions (i.e training programs)
Provide day-to-day performance management guidance and partnership to mid-level and senior leaders (i.e. feedback, coaching and counseling, performance improvement plan
Learning and Development
Support Leadership, Manager and Staff Development Curriculum for Upstream
Identify opportunities for job-related and career path learning and development for all staff
Generalist and Employee Relations:
In Partnership with Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, lead implementation and support for organizational and people-related initiatives
Lead Compensation and Benefits analysis and design
Conduct workplace investigations and advise managers and staff through performance management and corrective actions
Partner and/or lead in the implementation of critical organizational development initiatives, such as change management, culture building, team effectiveness, employee engagement, rewards and recognition, compensation framework during a period of rapid growth
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Our ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate aptitude in the specified areas below.
At least 7 years of HR Partner or Generalist experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related degree or comparable practical work experience
A true leader with strong communication, coaching, who wants to have a real impact on the future direction of our growing organization.
Experience driving a variety of people programs and processes (annual performance reviews cycles, calibration facilitation, compensation planning, promotions, employee relations / conflict resolution, organization design, etc.)
Ability to establish relationships at all levels and geographies throughout the organization and cross-functionally; ability to support teams in multiple locations with travel as required.
Effective analytical and problem solving skills; ability to organize and analyze data using HRIS systems for reporting
Comfortable tackling new, unique or complex situations, and can apply critical thinking to make thoughtful decisions
Experience working in fast-paced, high-growth company
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations/laws/statutes impacting employees in the work environment
Strong internal and external customer service orientation, including prompt, professional, high-quality verbal and written communications
Agility to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
Extremely well organized, detail-oriented and analytical
Ability to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately
Confident and proactive self-starter who is skilled in taking initiative and working well independently
Possesses excellent interpersonal skills.
Builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with colleagues
Excitement to jump from strategic to tactical with humility
A team player attitude
Sense of humor
At Upstream, we embrace diversity. We nurture it and we thrive on it because it benefits our organization, our partners, and our community. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Upstream is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Learn more about working at Upstream, our values, and our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Upstream is an E-Verify employer.
Upstream Headquarters: 426 17th St, Suite 200, Oakland CA, 94612 www.upstream.org
No phone calls please.