Human Resources Manager

Full-Time Position Available 

Human Resources Manager



The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 85 year-old student-governed and operated, non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  Our mission is to provide quality, low-cost, cooperative housing to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a university education.  The BSC houses 1260 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes (ranging in size from 17 to 259 students).  We provide numerous leadership opportunities to students, who perform the majority of the day-to-day functions, working alongside a professional staff of 25, to operate the organization.  To learn more about the BSC please visit our website at  



The Human Resources Manager is responsible for providing support to the Executive Director in the execution of all Human Resources functions for the BSC.  These duties will include a wide variety of professional-level human resources functions, including, but not limited to:  Employee recruitment/hiring, overseeing employee orientation and on-boarding, training and professional development programs, researching and making recommendations regarding benefits plans/programs, administering benefits and compensation programs and policies, personnel records management, managing workers compensation claims and leaves of absence, performance management and evaluation programs, assisting with the resolution of employee relations issues, and advising staff members, supervisors, and managers in regards to human resources policies and laws.  The Human Resources Manager also works in conjunction with the BSC Safety Director, participating in the development, improvement, and execution of the safety program including corresponding trainings and education.  The Human Resources Manager will provide regular reports and recommendations to management, and perform other projects as assigned by the Executive Director. 



Applicants must have a four-year college degree and a minimum of four years (FTE) experience in human resources, personnel administration, and/or labor law compliance.  Significant experience developing and providing individual and group professional development opportunities and training for staff is also required.  An undergraduate degree and/or continuing education in HR Management and significant experience in performance management strategies are preferred.  Previous involvement in one or more cooperative organizations is a plus. 

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of labor law and best practices in personnel management; expertise in benefit plan options, design, and administration; excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; the ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality; excellent attention to detail; the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple deadlines in a fast-paced office environment; excellent problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills; the ability to analyze problems, gather and evaluate data and develop recommendations for improvement; and the desire and ability to work with a diverse array of employees and students.

Qualified candidates must also have intermediate skill in using and managing the effective use by others of computer applications to achieve business results (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google Suite, business database programs, online business applications, etc.) and previous experience with online HRIS database systems, benefits management systems, as well as payroll management software.  Previous experience with online training and education platforms is preferred.



This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary based on prior experience and skill level.  The BSC also offers an outstanding benefits package, which provides for annual cost-of-living pay increases, annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses, paid health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, paid long-term disability and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a generous retirement benefits (after two years).


TO APPLY:        

You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded below.  Applications must be received by Monday, November 18, 2019.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or via email.  For more information, please contact Kim Benson, Executive Director, at by email only please.  



HiCom (Chair),
Jul 13, 2019, 11:03 AM