Human Resource Generalist

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ClimateWorks Foundation

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

Department Summary

ClimateWorks’ HR Department is responsible for providing quality HR services that support our employees and promote a healthy organizational culture. Our goal is to ensure that we have the type of HR programs, policies, processes, and practices in place that would aid us in attracting, developing, and retaining a high caliber workforce.

Job Summary

If you’re a people person looking to make an impact in the exciting world of HR, this is the best place to dive in. We’re on a hunt for qualified and resourceful HR Generalist to support our HR department. The HR Generalist will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, helping the company to plan and administer important functions in HR administration, training & development, and recruitment.

The HR Generalist will play an important part in building a strong employer brand for ClimateWorks Foundation and will support our efforts in attracting, developing, and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce.

Essential Tasks

HR Administration

  • Support routine HR tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to record management, compensation administration, benefits administration, leave administration, occupational health and safety, and employee morale and recognition.
  • Supports the annual employee goal setting and performance assessment process.
  • Support the annual equity review process.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Coordinates payroll processing with HR Specialist and Accounting, reviews payroll reports and HR systems to ensure accuracy and timely processing.
  • Support the HR team with employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the HR Director.
  • Ensure that all personnel actions (pay administration, leave administration, performance management, training and development, recruitment, etc.) are equitable and fair.

Training & Development

  • Work with Senior HR Director and supervisors in evaluating individual and organizational developmental needs.
  • Create and execute learning strategies and programs to address staff and supervisor developmental needs for a hybrid work environment.
  • Implement organization wide learning methods (e.g., coaching, job-shadowing, online training).
  • Assess the success of professional development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities.
  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training. This includes safety training and anti-harassment training.
  • Help managers develop their team members through career pathing.


  • Facilitate all phases of the recruitment process in accordance with ClimateWorks’ hiring framework. Work closely with Recruitment Specialist and other members of the HR team.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify and draft detailed, accurate and inclusive job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • In collaboration with others in the HR department identify and implement efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the position criteria, organizational needs, and DEI standards (includes job postings, sourcing of passive candidates, and working with external search firms).
  • Implement recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.
  • Work closely with our global PEO in onboarding and finalizing contracts for international hires.
  • Determine applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants, analyzing responses, and comparing qualifications to job requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.


  • 7 to 10 years of experience working as a Generalist with at least 5+ years of experience in recruitment and training & development.
  • Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization. High degree of service orientation.
  • Prior experience working with a PEO.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related or PHR or SPHR certification a plus or relevant work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Capacity to apply discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision.
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).


ClimateWorks is a hybrid organization with a global employee base. This position will be based in San Francisco.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at ClimateWorks Foundation and as such we are committed to creating a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment.

ClimateWorks Foundation is committed to complying with all laws protecting qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as employees’ religious beliefs and practices. This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment. ClimateWorks Foundation will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual and/or employees’ religious beliefs and practices, as required by law.

If you require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources. Once ClimateWorks Foundation is aware of the need for an accommodation, it will engage in an interactive process to identify possible accommodations.

Application Process

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.



ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

Healthcare Plans:

Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

  • HMO - 100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • POS - Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents

Fertility Benefit

  • Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.

Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)


  • 20 days (1st year)
  • 25 days (2nd - 8th year)
  • 30 days (9th year)


  • 11 Observed and 2 floating

401k Plan

  • After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
  • After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*