Human Resources Manager

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs; healthy and safe neighborhoods; and quality health care services.


The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.


Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment, and safety.


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The Human Resources Manager is a newly created role that will focus on talent and development and will partner closely with organizational leaders to align talent initiatives and organizational priorities.  This position will bring added capacity to the team to support our culture, be a key resource to the Sr. Director of Human Resources and accelerate initiatives of the team.  


The HR Manager will have primary responsibility for our talent acquisition, performance and professional development, staff DEI initiatives, and other activities.  They will be key player in our employee relations and employee experience.  The position will be a go-to resource for staff and managers on matters such as performance, professional development, culture and more. 


The person who steps into this role will have the benefit of existing HR practices, as well as opportunities to reimagine what we do and how we do it.  We’re looking for someone to bring their fresh ideas, energy, smarts and a track record of success.  The ideal candidate will be ab exceptional team player who will work collaboratively across the team and ensure no issues slip between the cracks. 


This is an independent contributor role, and it is also a leadership role.  It will be a key support the Sr. Director of HR, who reports directly to the President/CEO and sits on the Executive Management Committee (EMC).  This role will collaborate closely with leaders throughout the organization.  It will support presentations and preparation of materials for the), EMC and Board of Directors. They will use their expertise and influence to positively impact our organizational culture.  






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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-06-27 16:43:30 -0400