Title: talent and hr manager Term: full-time Location : remote at least through january 2022, with ability to work from cambridge, ma office post-pandemic Overview : Solstice is an award-winning clean energy company working to put affordable renewables in the hands of every household, including low-income populations and communities of colorClimate change is a top concern for many, and solstice is poised to experience fast growth as demand for climate solutions surges from governments, businesses, and nonprofits. The best part about working at solstice is our collaborative, supportive, and mission-driven team, and we are committed to cultivating a healthy and high-functioning work environment as we scaleIt takes the right person to build a thriving culture and recruit, hire, develop, and retain committed a-playersWe’re seeking a passionate, gregarious, self-starting, high-performing, and detail-oriented hr and recruiting professional to lead our rapidly expanding people operationsYou’ll manage the end-to-end recruitment process, curate a comprehensive and engaging onboarding experience, organize events and initiatives to build organizational culture, develop hr policies and provide guidance on compensation planning, spearhead performance evaluation and promotion processes, and lead professional development opportunities, all while working closely with solstice’s co-founders and senior managersThis position will report to the coo. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator that is excited to own organizational excellence and create an environment that enables employees to thriveThey demonstrate good judgment and discretion, and they are approachable, highly organized, and efficientThey are passionate about continuous improvement, particularly around diversity, equity, and inclusionThey have a proven track record of managing an organization’s hr and recruitment efforts, and they have experience leading employee relations and resolving conflicts. About solstice: climate change mitigation requires massive clean energy expansion, yet 77 percent of american households cannot install rooftop solar power due to rented housing, the structure of their rooftop, the upfront cost, or access to financingSolstice connects households and community organizations to “community solar”—shared solar farms that are installed in a centralized location where local residents can enroll in a portion for free, without any home installations, and enjoy guaranteed savings on their monthly utility bill. One of the only companies in the solar industry co-founded and led by women of color, solstice has generated demand for over 120mw of clean energy across 32 community renewable projects in multiple states, with the total clean energy capacity from enrolled households, small businesses, and nonprofits representing the environmental equivalent of not burning 37 million pounds of coalIn addition, solstice’s software manages the end-to-end customer experience for the life of the 20-year renewable energy project on behalf of developers and financiers, from customer enrollment to billing/crediting to ongoing customer engagement. Requirements Responsibilities : develop, implement, support, and review all hr department initiatives, policies, procedures, and systems Hiring & recruitment Post job descriptions across various recruitment channels Proactively source talent through social networks like linkedin and other talent databases Focus on dei initiatives to ensure that solstice sources, attracts, and retains the best talent from a diverse fieldYou’ll mitigate implicit and explicit bias and ensure fair hiring practices and an inclusive workplace Screen new candidates through phone/video callsYou’ll be the face of solstice to new candidates, as you are the first point of contact in the process Coordinate with hiring managers to move candidates through the interview process by scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, and following up, including new employee/contractor paperwork Coordinate and oversee the onboarding process, continuously seeking to improve the experience for our new hires by taking into account new hire feedback and identifying opportunities to refresh content as our organization evolves Design and implement additional employee trainings as needed Retention & development Serve as the primary point of contact for any hr-related issues on the team Assess and plan training or professional development opportunities for employees, in coordination with management Assist interested employees with career pathing Coordinate the preparation and processing of employee performance reviews and evaluations Manage and resolve employee relations issues Develop and conduct “stay” interviews towards the goal of strengthening employee retention strategies Conduct offboarding processes, including interviews with departing employees, tracking reasons for voluntary terminations to inform future recruitment and retention strategies Assist in development of compensation plans, in collaboration with senior management and department heads Maintain employee handbook; reinforce the company policies, rules, and procedures Maintain hr records in accordance with company best practices and legal and regulatory protocols Oversee employee labor laws and regulations to assure compliance Culture & feedback Organize team events to facilitate culture and community building Recommend, develop, and implement cultural practices to foster a positive employer-employee relationship Solicit feedback from employees, give actionable insights to improve employee experience, and close feedback loops Benefits administration Process company-wide benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations in a timely manner and with accuracy Use hr software to manage payroll and employee benefits, including administration of bonuses, leaves, and absences Talent communications Draft public-facing content (blog, social media blurb) describing the work environment at solstice Other people operations projects as needed Qualifications At least 3-5 years of experience in human resources and recruiting/hiring, with experience in training, benefits, labor compliance, and compensation planning preferred Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and application of hr concepts, practices, and appropriate employment laws (eeo, ada, fmla, etc.) Ability to analyze and diagnose issues, potential risks to the organization, develop alternative solutions, and recommend and implement an effective course of action while exercising good judgment and commitment to fairness and honesty Mature, professional, and judicious demeanor with complete respect for confidentiality of sensitive data Track record of producing results in a fast-paced environment Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; self-identified “people person” Extraordinary attention to detail, highly organized, and efficient; ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. Proactive self-starter, team-oriented, and empathetic, with the ability to maintain objectivity when conflicts arise Adept at cultural translation and code-switching: you can have an in-depth conversation with a software engineer, nonprofit executive, and a marketing whiz all in one day Proficient at ms office and google docs; understanding of workable and gusto a bonus Shrm-cp or phr certification a bonus Benefits As a talent and hr manager, you will gain: Leadership experience and significant responsibility at an award-winning company in the climate/cleantech industry, one of the fastest growing segments of the us economy Ability to shape and positively impact company culture via its people A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly growing community solar industry Knowledge that you are positively contributing to environmental and social impact every day in your work: getting clean energy savings to households, deploying more solar projects in the world, and working to create a more just and equitable energy industry Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in americaWe are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organizationWe seek always to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy. Solstice is an equal opportunity employerWe hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us unique perspective and capacities. We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individualsWe’ve fostered an inclusive and fun culture through regular socials and even solar farm field tripsApply today and get to know us!