El Dorado Hills, California
Compensation $90,000-$140,000 DOE
SchoolStatus is a high-growth educational technology company that has grown from 30 to over 200 global employees in 2022 after a private-equity acquisition. SchoolStatus and its four recently acquired companies provide communication, evaluation, training, and compliance tools for K-12 public schools to help students stay and thrive in school. We are moving fast and building a PeopleOps Team to support employee success and build a unified culture.
The SchoolStatus PeopleOps Business Partner (POBP) is primarily responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management for a new acquisition (75 remote employees) in the Sacramento, CA area. While this is a remote role, a local presence is desired. The POBP will oversee operations at our newly acquired company (SI&A) and will also contribute to programs for the larger entity of SchoolStatus. The position requires knowledge and experience in working in an M&A environment with a focus on integration with a new and larger company, change management, retooling, and helping employees understand and embrace their new environment. This is both a hands-on and strategic role. A deep understanding and experience with California employment law is a critical piece for the POBP.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of (primarily) CA-based employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the PeopleOps head/counsel as needed/required.
Helps develop and leads a change management program to assist employees post-acquisition
Works closely with team members on automating process and getting employee base comfortable with new tools
Oversees and/or conducts hiring, onboarding, and terminations with assistance from resources at HQ.
Works closely with payroll and benefits to ensure employee data is correct
Works hand-in-hand with PeopleOps team to leverage shared services, take ownership of particular areas of expertise that can be used company-wide
Conducts check-in meetings with local business unit heads.
Consults with local line management, providing guidance when appropriate.
Analyzes local trends and metrics in partnership with the PeopleOps team to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Provides policy guidance and interpretation.
Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions, and transfers.
Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies as they relate to employment.
A solid foundation using, optimizing, and training on state-of-the-art HR tools (ADP WFN, BambooHR, Pingboard, etc)
Knowledge of best practices in compensation and retention.
Strong quantitative skills along with a high EQ
Ability to navigate cross-functionally at a time of high-growth
A love of learning, improving, and problem solving
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong office tech skills (Excel, PP)
Education and Experience:
Minimum of 5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues preferably in private-equity backed companies in a time of flux.
Working knowledge of multiple PeopleOps disciplines, including federal and state respective employment laws. compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, exempt and non-exempt employee relations, diversity, and performance management.