HR Services Consultant-Kiwi Partners

About Kiwi Partners / Arabella Advisors 

Our firm helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact, achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, we are also a certified B Corporation.   

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Kiwi / Arabella and read our official DEI statement. 


HR Services Consultant, Kiwi Lines of Business – HR Services (Remote) 

The Manager of HR Services will deliver exceptional advisory services to our growing community while expanding existing client engagements and identifying new business opportunities. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

Client Advisory 

Lead client engagements to deliver HR Advisory Services that exemplify Kiwi’s excellence standards and exceed clients’ expectations. 

Lead projects and set up clients with high-level oversight from Head of HR Services and Senior Director of HR Services. 

Serve as the client’s main point of contact and lead the client engagement. 

Organize team members, clients, and vendors to achieve HR ongoing and project purpose. 

Responsible for client budgets and following services as stated in engagement letters. 

Exhibit thought leadership and proactive approach to delivering services to clients.  

Conduct client services check-ins, seek feedback, and follow-up with team.  

Monitor and analyze business goals and trends to assist in the design of HR programs that drive desired outcomes and strategic initiatives. 

Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to HR matters. 

Maintain professionalism and demonstrate excellent customer service skills with all clients of Kiwi Partners.  

Research, recommend, and implement HR standard documents and processes at clients. 

Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements to clients’ and HR Business’ operations.  

Facilitate discussions, develop content, and lead training sessions as necessary.  

Stay up to date with compliance and implement regulatory changes in a timely manner, communicating changes to the rest of the team. 

Business Development 

Identify new business development opportunities for existing and prospective clients; design and deliver pitches. 

Actively participate in internal meetings and HR initiatives; lead goal-setting process, and support HR team in completing annual HR team goals.  

Supervisor Responsibilities 

Recruits, selects, mentors, coaches, and supervises assigned staff. 

Allocate tasks and delegate duties to the proper team member. 

Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need: 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of experience (9 years of experience without a Bachelor’s degree) 

Minimum 5-7+ years of professional experience including: 

6+ years of experience in HR. 

3+ years of experience in a professional services consulting firm or as a self-employed professional services consultant, including 3 or more years business development experience. 

4+ years HR leadership experience within a startup or small, unstructured environment.   

Experience modeling organizational values to build a supportive, compassionate, dedicated, and trust-based team culture.   

Strategic knowledge and hands-on experience with multiple HR functions including recruiting, benefits, payroll, leaves of absence, compliance, and organizational development.   

Experience mentoring, supervising, and developing staff.  

Exceptional organization, time management, and project management skills.   

Prior experience with project management. 

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration. 

Experience with one or more of the following: 

Working in multiple work environments.   

Balancing the needs of several clients.   

Working independently as well as collaboratively.     

Excellent and consistent client relationship management skills. 

Excellent organization and time management skills. 

Comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively  

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Ability to identify inefficiencies, think strategically, and create processes for complex systems 

Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience and Key Characteristics  

Prior experience with:  

Compensation analysis, training and facilitation, and HRIS implementation.  

Diversity and inclusivity initiatives.  

HRCI or SHRM certification. 

Working with Us  

This position is open to candidates who wish to be based out of our office locations in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Durham, and San Francisco. We are also open to permanently remote workers based in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Please note that all our five offices have reopened, and we work in a hybrid environment.   

We reopened our offices in Summer of 2022 and work with a hybrid workplace strategy to ensure continued flexibility for our staff, while deepening our strong culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. We expect that after your initial onboarding, you will have the choice of two hybrid schedules. Our hybrid schedule options include Flex, with 1-2 days per week in the office, or Office-based, with 3+ days per week in the office (or more if preferred) and the remaining days working at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.  

Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)   

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our compensation ranges are based on salary ranges for similar sized organizations in the professional services sector and adjusted for local labor market rates and differentiated by geography. 

Durham range $92,000-$105,000

Chicago range $96,000-$108,000

DC range $102,000-$115,000

NY range $111,000-$125,000

SF range $111,000-$125,000

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:  

Health insurance - On average we pay 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium 

Paid time off - 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave 

401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day 1 

Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness  

Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking 

Bonus incentive opportunities  

Access to professional development opportunities 




Click here for more information or to apply. How to Apply 

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work for us and why you’re qualified for this specific job.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.  

While we are open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position. 

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. 

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    published this page in Job Board 2023-04-07 17:48:51 -0400