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Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Our client is a vertically integrated operator, owner, developer, and real estate partner to the innovation economy. They currently employ approximately 150 employees in corporate offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC, and New York as well as numerous property management locations across the United States. Since its inception, they’ve had a longstanding history of investing primarily in properties that serve the innovation markets of the economy, seeking to capitalize on their extensive network of relationships within the markets for which the company has served over the last 25+ years. The client’s real estate portfolio currently includes existing and development properties consisting of office, R&D, lab, industrial, retail, and multifamily.

Founded on the values of Integrity, Transparency, Expertise, and Innovation. Our team is constantly looking to improve themselves both personally and professionally, and are deeply committed to thinking outside of the box and bringing solutions to every challenge. As a whole, the company works synergetically to find win-wins, and to provide optimal returns not only to investors but also to its most important asset: its people.

Supporting its affiliate, a highly regarded national real estate lending company with approximately 55 employees with offices in Greenwich, CT (headquarters), and small satellite offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, LA, and Orange County.

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist will run the daily functions of the company’s Human Resources administration including administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. He/ She will also assist with hiring and interviewing staff.


  • Oversee all payroll duties

  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise

  • Oversee compensation studies and salary reports to support hiring and recruiting efforts

  • Support the Chief People Officer in research and development of compensation and benefits plans

  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace

  • Assist in the development and implementation of human resource policies

  • Assist the Chief People Officer in talent acquisition, recruitment and onboarding as needed

  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates

  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form

  • Enhance job satisfaction by applying new perks and benefits that are competitive with the marketplace

  • Ensure compliance with labor regulations

Detailed Duties:

  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.

  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; dispute and investigations; occupational health and safety; and training and development.

  • Support the CPO with disciplinary matters, performance, and talent management as needed.

  • Attend and participate in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.

  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, and employment law.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

  • Proficiency in and ability to implement an HRIS and talent management system.

  • Knowledge of employment/ labor laws.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

  • 3-5 years of human resource management experience preferred.

  • SHRM-CP a plus.