Manager, People Operations

at 
Solstice
Posted on 
18 Nov
JOB CATEGORY

Overview:

Solstice is an award-winning clean energy company working to put affordable renewable energy in the hands of every household, including low-income populations and communities of color. The clean energy revolution is happening now; Solstice is working to ensure this transition is equitable and widespread by making it simpler and more affordable than ever for homeowners, businesses, and even renters to go solar.

With surging demand for renewable energy, Solstice is poised for significant scale. As a result, we are seeking a passionate, gregarious, self-starting, high-performing, and detail-oriented HR generalist and recruiting professional to lead our people operations. You’ll manage the end-to-end recruitment process, curate a comprehensive and engaging onboarding experience, develop and ensure compliance with HR policies, coordinate open enrollment and manage benefits packages, spearhead performance evaluation and promotion processes, and lead professional development opportunities. This position will report to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:
- Hiring & Recruitment
- Post job descriptions across various recruitment channels
- Proactively source talent through social networks like LinkedIn Recruiter and other talent databases
- Focus on DEI initiatives to ensure that Solstice attracts, supports, and retains the best talent from a diverse field. You’ll mitigate implicit and explicit bias and ensure fair hiring practices and an inclusive workplace.
- Screen new candidates through phone/video calls. You’ll be the face of Solstice to new candidates, as you are the first point of contact in the process.
- Coordinate with hiring managers to move candidates through the interview process efficiently by scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, and following up, including new employee/contractor paperwork
- Manage and oversee the onboarding process, continuously seeking to improve the experience for our new hires by taking into account new hire feedback and identifying opportunities to refresh content as our organization evolves
- Design and implement additional employee trainings as needed
- Retention & Development
- Serve as the primary point of contact for any HR-related issues on the team
- Assess and plan training or professional development opportunities for employees, in coordination with management
- Assist interested employees with career pathing
- Coordinate the preparation and processing of employee performance reviews
- Manage and resolve employee relations issues
- Develop and conduct “stay” interviews towards the goal of strengthening employee retention strategies
- Conduct offboarding processes, including interviews with departing employees and tracking reasons for voluntary terminations to inform future recruitment and retention strategies
- Assist in development of compensation plans, in collaboration with senior management and department heads
- Maintain Employee Handbook; reinforce the company policies, rules, and procedures
- Maintain HR records in accordance with company best practices and legal and regulatory protocols
- Oversee employee labor laws and regulations to assure compliance
- Culture & Feedback
- Recommend, develop, and implement cultural and communication practices to foster a positive and productive internal community
- Solicit feedback from employees, give actionable insights to improve employee experience, and close feedback loops
- Benefits Administration
- Process company-wide benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations in a timely manner and with accuracy
- Use HR software to manage payroll and employee benefits, including administration of bonuses, leaves, and absences
- Talent Communications
- Coordinate with Marketing to draft and post social media content to attract candidates
- Other people operations projects as needed

Requirements
- At least 3-5 years of experience in human resources and recruiting/hiring, with experience in training, benefits, labor compliance, and compensation planning preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and application of HR concepts, practices, and appropriate employment laws (EEO, ADA, FMLA, etc.)
- Ability to analyze and diagnose issues, potential risks to the organization, develop alternative solutions, and recommend and implement an effective course of action while exercising good judgment and commitment to fairness and honesty
- Mature, professional, and judicious demeanor with complete respect for confidentiality of sensitive data
- Track record of scaling teams in a growth environment
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; self-identified “people person”
- Extraordinary attention to detail, highly organized, and efficient; ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
- Proactive self-starter, team-oriented, and empathetic, with the ability to maintain objectivity when conflicts arise
- Adept at cultural translation and code-switching: you can have an in-depth conversation with a software engineer, nonprofit executive, and a marketing whiz all in one day
- Proficient at MS Office and Google Docs; understanding of Workable and Gusto a bonus
- SHRM-CP or PHR certification a bonus

Benefits
As a People Operations Senior Coordinator, you will gain:
- Leadership experience and significant responsibility at an award-winning company in the climate/cleantech industry, one of the fastest growing segments of the US economy
- Ability to shape and positively impact company culture via its people
- A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly growing community solar industry
- Knowledge that you are positively contributing to environmental and social impact every day in your work: getting clean energy savings to households, deploying more solar projects in the world, and working to create a more just and equitable energy industry

Additionally, every Solstice Power Technologies employee enjoys:
- Competitive salary, dental coverage, and inclusive healthcare, including expense reimbursement for out-of-state reproductive care
- 401k with matching
- Professional development annual stipend
- Gender-neutral paid parental leave policy
- Five weeks of PTO a year, including when we close the office for ~1.5 weeks in late December each year
- Flexible personal time to allow employees to run errands and go to doctor’s appointments without taking PTO
- Ability to work remotely from within the United States
- A team of passionate, collaborative, dedicated, and empathetic employees

About Solstice:

Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We always seek to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy.

Solstice is an equal-opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us a unique perspective and capacities.
We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. We’ve fostered an inclusive and fun culture through monthly outings, solar farm field trips, and all-team strategy retreats throughout the year. Apply today and get to know us!

Job Description

Overview:

Solstice is an award-winning clean energy company working to put affordable renewable energy in the hands of every household, including low-income populations and communities of color. The clean energy revolution is happening now; Solstice is working to ensure this transition is equitable and widespread by making it simpler and more affordable than ever for homeowners, businesses, and even renters to go solar.

With surging demand for renewable energy, Solstice is poised for significant scale. As a result, we are seeking a passionate, gregarious, self-starting, high-performing, and detail-oriented HR generalist and recruiting professional to lead our people operations. You’ll manage the end-to-end recruitment process, curate a comprehensive and engaging onboarding experience, develop and ensure compliance with HR policies, coordinate open enrollment and manage benefits packages, spearhead performance evaluation and promotion processes, and lead professional development opportunities. This position will report to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:
- Hiring & Recruitment
- Post job descriptions across various recruitment channels
- Proactively source talent through social networks like LinkedIn Recruiter and other talent databases
- Focus on DEI initiatives to ensure that Solstice attracts, supports, and retains the best talent from a diverse field. You’ll mitigate implicit and explicit bias and ensure fair hiring practices and an inclusive workplace.
- Screen new candidates through phone/video calls. You’ll be the face of Solstice to new candidates, as you are the first point of contact in the process.
- Coordinate with hiring managers to move candidates through the interview process efficiently by scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, and following up, including new employee/contractor paperwork
- Manage and oversee the onboarding process, continuously seeking to improve the experience for our new hires by taking into account new hire feedback and identifying opportunities to refresh content as our organization evolves
- Design and implement additional employee trainings as needed
- Retention & Development
- Serve as the primary point of contact for any HR-related issues on the team
- Assess and plan training or professional development opportunities for employees, in coordination with management
- Assist interested employees with career pathing
- Coordinate the preparation and processing of employee performance reviews
- Manage and resolve employee relations issues
- Develop and conduct “stay” interviews towards the goal of strengthening employee retention strategies
- Conduct offboarding processes, including interviews with departing employees and tracking reasons for voluntary terminations to inform future recruitment and retention strategies
- Assist in development of compensation plans, in collaboration with senior management and department heads
- Maintain Employee Handbook; reinforce the company policies, rules, and procedures
- Maintain HR records in accordance with company best practices and legal and regulatory protocols
- Oversee employee labor laws and regulations to assure compliance
- Culture & Feedback
- Recommend, develop, and implement cultural and communication practices to foster a positive and productive internal community
- Solicit feedback from employees, give actionable insights to improve employee experience, and close feedback loops
- Benefits Administration
- Process company-wide benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations in a timely manner and with accuracy
- Use HR software to manage payroll and employee benefits, including administration of bonuses, leaves, and absences
- Talent Communications
- Coordinate with Marketing to draft and post social media content to attract candidates
- Other people operations projects as needed

Requirements
- At least 3-5 years of experience in human resources and recruiting/hiring, with experience in training, benefits, labor compliance, and compensation planning preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and application of HR concepts, practices, and appropriate employment laws (EEO, ADA, FMLA, etc.)
- Ability to analyze and diagnose issues, potential risks to the organization, develop alternative solutions, and recommend and implement an effective course of action while exercising good judgment and commitment to fairness and honesty
- Mature, professional, and judicious demeanor with complete respect for confidentiality of sensitive data
- Track record of scaling teams in a growth environment
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; self-identified “people person”
- Extraordinary attention to detail, highly organized, and efficient; ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
- Proactive self-starter, team-oriented, and empathetic, with the ability to maintain objectivity when conflicts arise
- Adept at cultural translation and code-switching: you can have an in-depth conversation with a software engineer, nonprofit executive, and a marketing whiz all in one day
- Proficient at MS Office and Google Docs; understanding of Workable and Gusto a bonus
- SHRM-CP or PHR certification a bonus

Benefits
As a People Operations Senior Coordinator, you will gain:
- Leadership experience and significant responsibility at an award-winning company in the climate/cleantech industry, one of the fastest growing segments of the US economy
- Ability to shape and positively impact company culture via its people
- A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly growing community solar industry
- Knowledge that you are positively contributing to environmental and social impact every day in your work: getting clean energy savings to households, deploying more solar projects in the world, and working to create a more just and equitable energy industry

Additionally, every Solstice Power Technologies employee enjoys:
- Competitive salary, dental coverage, and inclusive healthcare, including expense reimbursement for out-of-state reproductive care
- 401k with matching
- Professional development annual stipend
- Gender-neutral paid parental leave policy
- Five weeks of PTO a year, including when we close the office for ~1.5 weeks in late December each year
- Flexible personal time to allow employees to run errands and go to doctor’s appointments without taking PTO
- Ability to work remotely from within the United States
- A team of passionate, collaborative, dedicated, and empathetic employees

About Solstice:

Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We always seek to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy.

Solstice is an equal-opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us a unique perspective and capacities.
We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. We’ve fostered an inclusive and fun culture through monthly outings, solar farm field trips, and all-team strategy retreats throughout the year. Apply today and get to know us!

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