HR Manager

Administration · San Mateo, California
Department Administration
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE


Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to:  Executive Director

Schedule of Hours:  M-F, 9:00AM-5:30PM

Position Remote Eligible: No

Mandated Reporter: No


Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), is the only agency in San Mateo County providing crisis intervention and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, seeks an Human Resources Manager to both support the growth of the organization and to ensure supporters are actively engaged in the mission of CORA.


Reporting Executive Director, the Human Resources Manager will develop and implement HR processes, procedures, and systems for employment practices that align with compliance and business objectives. This position will drive the evaluation and implementation of standard operating procedures and systems needed to build infrastructure. This position is also responsible for the full cycle employee administration, HR compliance/policies and daily operations of the HR department. This position is an ideal opportunity for an HR professional to grow into a Senior Leadership role.


  • Responsible for timely, tactful, and responsive management of all high-level employee relations issues, seeking legal or outside counsel as needed. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leadership to review and evaluate current HR systems and processes, as well as develop, implement and integrate new or updated HR processes and systems to ensure essential aspects of employee administration is executed on time, accurately and efficiently.
  •  Manage full cycle employee administration to include: recruitment onboarding, employee status changes, employee file maintenance and offboarding.
  • Create, maintain and update HR policies and Employee Handbook bi-annually.
  • Administer and Collaborate across units for company-wide training opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain HR Dashboard & Analytics in order to support better decision making as well as ongoing and future programs and initiatives.
  • Act as liaison and partner with Accounting on HR related matters including payroll, benefits, HRIS system implementation and configuration, etc.
  • Manage and oversee Leave of Absence program.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and local rules, laws and regulations with respect to maintaining employee personnel records.
  • Participate in global and local projects and initiatives to support the HR function.
  • Stay current on industry best practices and innovative trends as well as ensure the HR department stays ahead of the curve on these practices/trends.
  • Propose changes to existing policies & practices and introduce new policies to improve HR systems, and functions.


  • BS/BA in Management, Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years HR experience.
  • Professional HR Certification (SHRM CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR).
  • Nonprofit human resource experience .
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook).
  • Broad HR knowledge in key areas such as talent acquisition, employee relations, total rewards, HR policies and best practices.
  • Ability to listen openly, think strategically and influence across all levels of an organization.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, promoting mutual accountability and inspiring trust and confidence from HR colleagues and business leaders alike in addition to being able to influence key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience identifying and leading change and building this capability in others.
  • Strong project-management skills, from concept to planning to implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements, policies and practices related to the functional area.
  • Attention to detail.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This position is not subject to mandated reporting under California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).  Such a report, including sharing information with another employee who is a mandated reporter position without following "release of confidential information" policies is a breach of confidentiality is a violation of state and federal law and can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

CORA History and Overview

CORA has provided services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for nearly 40 years. Our programs include Crisis Intervention Services, including a 24-hour hotline, collaboration with law enforcement, emergency shelter options, and supportive counseling. Family Support Services provides mental health therapy, supportive/transitional housing, and a children’s program. CORA has robust legal services for survivors of domestic violence and provides educational workshops about the dynamics of domestic violence and healthy relationship skills.

CORA is strengths-based, collaborative, accessible, and client-centered. CORA believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect in their intimate relationships.  We provide safety, support and healing to individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship and educate the community to break the cycle of domestic violence. Regardless of a survivor’s race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or culture, we save lives and provide an opportunity to begin again.

CORA inspires work of the highest caliber by fostering staff engagement through transparency and inclusion in agency decisions wherever possible. We strive to ensure our policies and communications reflect an appreciation of the impact of social inequities, historical and current, and actively promote healthy relationships amongst staff by demonstrating mutual respect in all our communications.

CORA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek diversity with respect to race, color, age, sex, (including breastfeeding and medical conditions related to breastfeeding), religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic characteristics and information, ancestry, marital status, family status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), medical condition, military, or veteran status or any other category or status protected by Federal, State or other applicable laws.

All applicants are welcome. Individuals who are bilingual, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and/or survivors of domestic violence are strongly encouraged to apply.  The position will remain open until filled.

No phone calls please.


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  • Location
    San Mateo, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation