HR Manager

Human Resources · San Francisco, California
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation DOE


For more than 45 years, Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities. Our more than 120 team members help families navigate their child care and preschool options and secure financial assistance to pay for it. We provide home-based child care businesses with the training and resources to succeed. Through a wide range of free programs and workshops, we support parents and caregivers as they build child development skills. As the city’s second-largest nonprofit contractor, with an annual budget of over $100 million, we are a major stakeholder in the child care system. We educate the public and advocate for increased investment in early education at the local and state level. If you are a child care champion, we want you on our team.  



The Human Resource Manager plays an active and key role in overseeing the administration, work flow processes, and benefits for Children’s Council.  Reporting to the Director of Training, your responsibilities will be (but are not limited to), the oversight of payroll operations, reporting, and administration of our medical, dental, vision, life, and disability programs. Specifically, s/he/they will navigate through, and lead the implementation and enrollment of our benefits programs, policies, compliance protocols.


Supervising the HR Generalist, you will serve as a thought partner to all Managers in exploring ways HR can streamline workflows, recruitment processes and ensure connections and compliance protocols are integrated across all programs.



  • Manage the vendor and benefits broker relationships for the full of suite health and benefit services; Coordinate with the CHRO to lead the open enrollment processes for all staff. This includes the coordination of the communication plan to staff, and the distribution of all compliance and plan descriptions.
  • Oversee and manage benefits administration and compliance audits. This includes troubleshooting claims, premium adjustments and managing resolution/changes.
  • Oversee and monitor employee data for accuracy across all HRIS systems including employee status and benefits changes, supervision/title/program changes.
  • Work closely with the Finance team and the HR Generalist on processing payroll; manage to completion any reconciliations and changes for the bi-weekly payroll.
  • Prepare, review, and submit annual employment and compliance reports (e.g. IRS Form 5500, EEOC, ERISA, ACA, and annual audit preparation) as needed.
  • Manage, coordinate, and advise all staff on the processes pertaining to FMLA, PFL, or any other personal leaves of absence.
  • Lend thought partnership when collaborating with Director and CHRO on recruitment strategies to ensure a diverse and qualified candidate pool during recruitment. Work with Director of Training to streamline and fine tune our onboarding processes; ensure post Covid protocols are followed; engaging and consulting with all Managers to ensure new staff are appropriately supported.
  • Remain current on SF employment compliance changes (e.g. laws, ordinances, policies, procedures), and will update the staff handbook and other written materials accordingly.
  • Will perform other duties as required.



  • 3+ years’ experience as HR Generalist, preferably in a non profit setting.
  • Solid proficiency with ADP (Workforce Now V12 or higher).
  • Experience submitting annual reports (e.g. ACA and EEOC).
  • Experience with benefits administration and managing Leave of Absences
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills with a service-oriented work style.
  • Extremely strong project and time management skills.
  • Background clearance is required



  • Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Dexterity to use office equipment; the ability to sit and work at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to speak, hear, and understand speech at normal room levels. 
  • Physical agility to bend, stoop, walk, climb four flights of stairs if required.


Children's Council of SF is committed to building a staff that is rich with cultural, social and experiential diversity. Candidates who want to join us on this journey and who can uniquely contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.  


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Children's Council of SF operates in a hybrid model. Applicants should be comfortable with both the remote and in office scenarios.  


Benefits, and Perks:  

We offer great benefits! Medical, dental, vision, Long-term disability, Life & Pet Insurance / Employer 401K Matching Program / Tuition Reimbursement Program/ FSA, HSA & Transit Commuter Benefits / Generous, graduated tiered PTO accrual - starting with over 4 1/2 weeks annually, plus 12 paid holidays + FH for Birthday / Lunch-n-Learn Training Program   


Applications will be considered as they are submitted. Our positions remain opened until filled. 


Equal Opportunity & Equity Statement 


Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community. We comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Our practices are in alignment with our commitment to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We foster a work environment where our current and future staff feel welcomed without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Human Resources
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  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation