Human Resources Manager
Join the Swing Education Team as an HR Manager and make a difference in K-12 education. We are based in San Francisco and we are mostly a remote team and although this role is also remote, we do prefer candidates based in CA. You will report to the HR Director and will help support our rapid acceleration and growth. Most of your time and energy will be spent on strategy, process, systems, and people. Oh yes, and as expected, you will also be involved in the other stuff like benefits, comp, LOAs, company policies and practices. This is an ever-changing role as we grow so you must have a willingness and ability to change and adapt. Bonus points if you have a passion for improving K-12 education. If you are ready to jump in and join us, let’s go!!!
Improve, create, and implement a best-in-class employee engagement, performance management, career development, succession planning, retention, and recruiting and onboarding processes. We are building!
Collaborate with leaders to identify future skill/talent needs. We are one team – Recruiting and HR!
Formulate cross-functional partnerships to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect and align the business objectives of the organization
Analyze and identify trends in benefits and compensation
Identify employee and leadership learning and development needs and opportunities
Identify and implement solutions to organizational opportunities and challenges as we scale. Lots of opportunity to make an impact as we grow
Ensure an engaged and productive employee culture; proactively implement interventions on teams that may be struggling. Sometimes teams and leaders need a little help from us…
Assist or lead employee investigations if appropriate
Ensure compliance with all Federal and State employment laws, especially California
What You’ll Bring:
5+ years of related experience
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or professional experience
Proven ability to be strategic and in the weeds simultaneously; an ability to communicate and collaborate with leadership and employees
Business mindset – a laser focus on business ROI and positive impact with everything HR. Identify and implement HR programs, initiatives, and interventions to accelerate the business and ensure that objectives are exceeded. Change management skills are critical. HR helps the business scale successfully.
Talent acquisition and employee retention mindset; an ability to help position Swing Education as a company known for a positive culture and a best place to work. We have our sights on winning a “Best Places to Work” award because we are!
Sense of urgency and roll-up-your sleeves philosophy. Identify key areas that will have a significant positive impact – get it done quickly, accurately, and efficiently
Coaching ability to help develop leaders throughout the company
An ability to see around the corner. As we scale, we need to be constantly building the HR foundation to support our next tier of growth
Experience working in a high-tech rapidly scaling company; comfortable with chaos and lots of change. Did you count how many time we mentioned “change”?
Experience in US and State employment laws and regulations, especially California.
Our preference is for candidates who live within a 90-minute drive of San Fran to enable occasional in-person get-togethers as an HR Team to discuss HR goals and challenges. We enjoy working remote but we also like in-person get-togethers to be able to see each other in 3D.
Who We Are:
On average, U.S. students are with substitute teachers for 5% of the typical school year. That means our students have substitute teachers for more than six months of their K-12 school career. The problem? We're suffering from a national shortage of substitute teachers.
Swing Education is focused on tackling the substitute teacher shortage. Our online platform makes it easy for great schools and quality subs to find each other. We help schools access more subs and offload tedious work associated with managing a pool of substitute teachers (recruiting, screening, payroll, etc.). Our network provides subs with a wider range of work opportunities to gain experience and build their professional network.
After more than 6 years in operation we are working with over 4000 schools in 7 states and have filled over 300k teacher absence days. We're a post-series B company with about 50 employees currently and our lead investors include GV (aka Google Ventures), Owl Ventures, and Social Capital. We also have a strong commitment to diversity and our employees are 60% people of color (30% underrepresented minorities) and over 50% female. Our board of directors is also 75% female and 75% people of color.
We’re a diverse and inclusive team. We find it easy to get up in the morning and work for teachers, schools, and students.
Salary is commensurate on experience and is adjusted for cost of living standards dependent on position location. Swing Education offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following perks:
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.