Human Resources Manager (Full-Time)

About Burke’s
Burke's is an independent K-8 gender-inclusive all girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 112-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher-level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor and joyful learning. 

The role of the manager is to provide Human Resources and Payroll Management Support to Burke’s.
Human Resources: The position will keep up to date on Local, State, and Federal laws and policies. The manager will assist with benefits administration as well as Wellness Programs. The manager will maintain personnel files, I-9s, and background checks records and be the primary contact for employment verifications. The manager will support recruiting, coordinate new hire orientation, manage the termination process and maintain and update the employee handbook. They will also assist with coordinating training as needed. The manager will work with student transportation and on-campus food service vendors to support Burke’s students’ needs.
Payroll: The manager will maintain the Paycom payroll database, track timesheets, and process and transmit bi-weekly payroll for Burke’s 100 employees.
Leave Management: The manager is the initial point of contact for anything related to Leave of Absences and Worker’s Compensation. The manager will track and manage all documentation and communication relating to Leave of Absences and Worker’s Compensation. This individual will play an instrumental role in improving the Leave of Absence processes as well as providing guidance for effective administration of our programs, policies, and procedures.
All of the duties and responsibilities outlined below are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other non-related tasks as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and will regularly be reviewed.
Human Resources
  • Coordinate and conduct new hire orientation;
  • Compile exit packet; ensure exit interview completion;
  • Assist with recruiting;
  • Maintain personnel files;
  • Issue annual employment contracts;
  • Assist in writing and updating job descriptions;
  • Maintain the HRIS system; process changes including but not limited to new hires, change of status and terminations;
  • Update and maintain the employee handbook, and
  • Assist with Federal and State compliance programs and training.
Benefits Administration
  • Understand the benefit programs and serve as the administrative point of contact for benefit related questions;
  • Coordinate benefit fairs, and
  • Serve as wellness program coordinator.
  • Payroll
  • Maintain the Paycom payroll database with employee payroll changes;
  • Work directly with employees and supervisors to assure timesheets for non-exempt employees are completed and approved on time for bi-weekly payroll;
  • Serve as primary contact for Paycom payroll vendor; and
  • Input, and transmit bi-weekly payroll.
  • Recommend and coordinate training programs for employees
  • Support employee Professional Development (PD) days.
  • Leave Management/Worker’s Compensation
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the leave of absence and workers' compensation programs in accordance with the applicable federal and state employment laws;
  • Research, create, and maintain leave of absence, workers’ compensation and compliance-related documents
  • Act as liaison between team member, employer, and third-party administrator and ensure that paperwork is completed by team member and third-party administrator
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred;
4+ years' experience working in Human Resources 4+ years' experience in Leave of Absence and Benefits administration Experience administering FMLA, CFRA, military, pregnancy disability, parental and personal leaves and workers compensation in the State of California;
Demonstrated understanding of California State and Federal laws;
Demonstrated experience identifying, researching, and implementing human resource solutions in the workplace;
Support and maintain high standards in work quality and the work environment;
Demonstrated awareness, experience, and competence in working with a diverse, multi-racial, multicultural, and socio-economic client population;
Comfortable developing skills in growth areas;
Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task;
Ability to work independently and in teams, with general and direct supervision;
Conscientious in aligning tasks, projects and procedures with the goal of providing Burke’s school and business partners with exceptional service;
Ability to take responsibility for own work, establish trust, and be receptive to feedback;
Build genuine relationships. Be respectful and inclusive; work well with others regardless of level, background or opinions; maintain positive and professional relationships;
Ability to handle sensitive employment information and records with discretion;
Strong facilitation and documentation skills;
Effectively convey information both verbally and through email, and
Ability to learn and become proficient in computer and online programs, and databases. This includes Google products and software, video software, and MS Office. Database experience is required, with Blackbaud and various payroll systems a plus.
Physical Requirements
  • Frequently is required to talk and hear; walk, reach with hands and arms;
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods;
  • Ability to cross campus multiple times per day;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus;
  • Must be able to do extended periods of work at a computer;
  • Must be able to assist with events, which include lifting up to 35 lbs; and
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Burke’s is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
Burke's has free street parking and a daily catered lunch. Employee covered medical plan, family dental plan, a supplemental medical plan, long-term disability, life insurance, and a TIAA retirement plan for our employees.
To Apply
Apply for this role at  No telephone calls, please.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.


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7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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