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March 11, 2019
HR Manager
Human Resources Manager
This is an English language position; Chinese language proficiency desired but not required.
Full-time, Exempt Position
Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School and be part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.The Human Resources Manager is a vital member of our Business Office, working directly for the Director of Finance and Operations. The Human Resources Manager maintains employer HR compliance while supporting administration and faculty of the school in HR matters as well as in the execution of strategic
objectives. The Human Resources Manager is a member of the
Retirement Plan Review Committee, supervises the Health Aides, and collaborates with the Controller in the running of the Business Office. Additionally, this position also works closely with the Head of School to advise on HR matters.
● Manage all HR administration
● Develop, recommend, implement, maintain HR policy
● Establish trustful communication and relationships with
employees of all levels
● Oversee development of staff training in required areas
BENEFITS The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place to work which provides a benefits package including:
● Salary scale benchmarked to the Bay Area’s competitive
● Robust opportunities for professional development, support,
and growth
● Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of
premiums for individual employee)
● Numerous opportunities to participate in international travel
● Down payment assistance
● Parking space
Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
● Manage processes from recruiting, selection, hiring, benefit
administration through termination
● Manage and coordinate the implementation and coordination
of school policies, procedures, rules, and practices; EEO
compliance; compensation administration; recruiting and
hiring process; safety and policy training; performance
evaluation process; leave of absences; benefits program;
terminations; HRIS program; and management of employment clearances and personnel records
● Manage employee relation issues in regards to workers
compensation and EDD claims, harassment and discrimination
complaints and investigations
● Ensure legal compliance in all areas including EEO
regulations, Title VII, FMLA, ADA, FSLA, HIPPA, Workers
Compensation, labor law postings, and all federal, state, and
local employment laws
● Assist supervisors with employee performance issues
improvement methods, including guiding supervisors through
progressive discipline and terminations of individual employees
● Support employee relations through interventions with
employees and supervisors confidentially and fairly
● Provide coaching and counseling to supervisors to enhance
individual HR awareness and employment law knowledge.
● Develop, support, and communicate policies and procedures
while ensuring current legal compliance
● Provide policy interpretation while ensuring accurate and
consistent application of policies, procedures, and practices
● Manage benefits program in conjunction with third party
benefit broker and carriers, including open enrollment
meetings, enrollment elections, and cancellations.
● Maintain USCIS work authorization compliance and work with
immigration attorney for visa and green card applications
● Manage faculty employment contracts and wage changes
● Support payroll by providing information on new hires,
terminations, deduction changes, compensation changes, etc.
● Work closely with employment attorney(s) in regards to
employment based claims and terminations as needed
● Reporting to this position:
● Health Aides
● Indirect assistance provided from members of the
Business Office Team
● 4+ years of work experience in the human resources field.
● Familiarity and knowledge of federal, state, and local
We value, but do not require, the following attributes:
● Bachelor’s degree or PHR certification
● Bilingual in Mandarin desired
● Familiarity with a wide range of computer software
(Microsoft Office, Google, and HRIS programs)
● Experience implementing policies and procedures
● Experience coaching and mediating in regards to employee
relations and performance
● Track record of building strong, trusting relationships with
all levels of employees
● Strong problem-solving and communication skills, with the
ability to maintain confidentiality
● Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation
● Ability to think ahead and plan over a one- to three-year
time span
● Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
ABOUT CAIS As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. At CAIS we value honest self assessment, thoughtful self reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and in recent years we have introduced and implemented a number of significant initiatives in the areas of overseas programing, student support services, systematic assessment in Chinese, reading and writing workshop across languages, educational technology, integrated curriculum units across subjects and languages, the arts, diversity equity and
inclusion, and daily scheduled team collaboration time as a part of a professional learning community, to name a few.

Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more. For more information, visit
TO APPLY CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Email cover letter, resume, and list of references to [email protected]
In subject line please indicate “HR Manager.” Please no calls.

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