HR Manager

    Join us in protecting the most important relationship in the world! Everyday CALM’s dedicated and talented staff make a difference in the lives of children and families throughout Santa Barbara County. We’re looking for a highly effective Human Resources Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have strong HR skills, work well with others and the ability to manage projects and juggle priorities . The Human Resources Manager, under the direction of the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the functional areas of Human Resources, including recruitment, benefits, employee relations, retirement, training, workers compensation, compensation and safety for CALM’s three sites in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria.


    • Manages, tracks and recruits for all open positions.
    • Manages the interviewing and hiring process by screening all resumes and applications, performing background and reference checks, verifying employment eligibility.
    • Participates in as many initial applicant interviews as possible.
    • Prepares payroll authorizations and other hiring documentation.
    • Maintains all employee records.
    • Maintains all employee postings.
    • Develops and maintains compensation and benefits programs for CALM employees.
    • Prepares compensation analysis for market value of jobs and internal equity.
    • Participates in compensation surveys as needed.
    • Manages the employee benefits programs including medical, dental, retirement plans.
    • Administers Workers Compensation, including filing and managing claims, advising supervisors on their role with injured employees and maintaining records.
    • Manages all unemployment claims and reporting.
    • Evaluates, analyzes and make recommendations for any changes in benefit structure, specific plans or providers.
    • Acts as a liaison between the benefits providers (insurance companies, etc) and the employees.
    • Evaluates, revises and implements performance evaluation system as necessary; and provides training to supervisors.
    • Plans, develops and implements personnel training/development opportunities for staff as requested and/or needed.
    • Keeps current on Federal and State employment laws and related human resource practices.
    • Advises supervisors on performance and disciplinary matters and issues.
    • Creates and reviews job descriptions in consultation with manager/supervisors.
    • Ensure compliance with ACA regulations, including 1094 and 1095 reporting, and other benefits related regulations.
    • Ensures that the personnel policies are kept current. Reviews the Employee Handbook and makes recommendations for updates.
    • Develops procedures and appropriate forms for personnel related practices.
    • Performs internal investigations of harassment charges and other such complaints and keep confidential records of same.
    • Manage Leaves of Absence in accordance with State and Federal Laws.
    • Oversees all staff separations. Coordinates or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
    • Maintains knowledge of industry trends by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining networks, and participating in professional organizations.
    • Completes other human resource related projects and duties as assigned.

    Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Human Resources or related field from a four-year accredited college or university required. HR Certification preferred. Must have at least three to five years experience working in human resources; experience or familiarity with non-profit setting preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management including current Federal and State employment law. Must have a valid California drivers license, clean DMV, and criminal record clearance from DOJ.

    Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time and a matching 403(b) plan.

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Please put HR Manager in the subject line of the email.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CALM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. CALM policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), legally-protected medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful. CALM is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of CALM and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of CALM, including supervisors and co-workers. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CALM will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result. Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should discuss their needs with their supervisor and request such an accommodation. The individual with the disability should specify what accommodation he or she needs to perform the job. CALM then will conduct an investigation to identify the barriers that make it difficult for the applicant or employee to have an equal opportunity to perform his or her job. CALM will identify possible accommodations, if any, that will help eliminate the limitation. If CALM determines that an accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, CALM will make an accommodation. If you believe you have been subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination, provide a written complaint to your supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer. Your complaint should be specific and should include the names of the individuals involved and the names of any witnesses. CALM will promptly undertake a thorough and objective investigation and attempt to resolve the situation. If CALM determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken commensurate with the severity of the offense. Appropriate action also will be taken to deter any future discrimination. CALM will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint, participating in an investigation, or supporting a complaint of unlawful discrimination, and will not knowingly permit such retaliation by management employees or your co-workers. If you believe you have been subjected to such retaliation, report it immediately to your supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.