Director of Human Resources

TITLE: Director of Human Resources

LOCATION: Hybrid - San Rafael, CA

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial & Operations Officer

STATUS: Permanent Full-time, Exempt


10,000 Degrees is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California. Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world. We envision a world where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background will have the full range of educational opportunities, support, and resources to realize their potential. Accepting a role at 10,000 Degrees implies personal commitment to this mission. 


  •  $120,000 annually
  • Excellent healthcare benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; check out our full benefit options HERE
  • 15 days paid vacation + holidays and paid sick leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Professional development including conferences, seminars, webinars, and directed career advice


To perform the essential functions of this position, employees may be required to: 

? Sit, stand, talk, hear, reach, stoop, kneel and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone, and keyboard.

? Have close-vision ability due to computer work.

? Engage in moderate, occasional lifting.

? Have a reliable means of transportation to attend regular work as well as other off-site business functions. 

Note: Due to the nature and conditions of our work, applicants must submit to fingerprinting and provide a clear tuberculosis (TB) test as part of the background check. 


10,000 Degrees is an equal opportunity employer offering a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another as well as the students, families, and communities we support. We recruit, hire, employ, train, promote, and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities. 


For immediate consideration, please submit both a cover letter and resume.



As the Director of Human Resources, the successful candidate will work alongside leadership and across departments to develop and implement the recruiting and retention strategy for a growing organization, spread across several counties in Northern California. This position will be responsible for all parts of the employee life cycle, employee relations, and regulatory compliance. 


  • Lead the HR Department, and oversee Benefit Manager
  • Recruitment Strategy, and Hiring
  • Compensation & Benefit Analysis and Strategy
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Policy Review, Development, and Implementation
  • Regulatory Compliance & Training
  • Professional Development in cooperation with Chief Deputy Program Officer & Director of People & Culture
  • Manage safety programs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience, with increasing responsibilities
  • Empathy
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and database products
  • High level of professionalism
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong presentation & training skills
  • Strong administrative & organizational skills
  • Ability to lead a team, be part of a team, and work independently

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