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Human Resource Specialist 

at ScholarMatch


ScholarMatch is seeking an outstanding candidate to join their dynamic team as a Human Resource Specialist in San Francisco with regular travel (once a month) to their Los Angeles office. This position reports to the Executive Director and will manage key human resource functions for the organization, including: recruitment, benefits, compliance, employee relations, and policies. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned HR professional who is skilled in project management and works well in a fast-paced environment.


Founded in 2010, ScholarMatch is dedicated to supporting first-generation and low-income students in their journey to and through college. ScholarMatch focuses focus on what students need most: hands-on help applying to college, financial assistance that removes barriers to graduation, and a support system through college. With a unique, community-centered approach, ScholarMatch programs change the trajectory of students’ lives by matching them with volunteers, resources, and a community that cares. ScholarMatch has teams based in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.



Fundraising Strategy & Vision:

  • Serve as a thought partner for the strategic planning as it pertains to HR implementation.

  • Oversee all core aspects of HR for a team of approximately 30 people based in two home offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

  • Schedule regular travel to maintain a presence in LA office.

  • Develop and implement staff policies and procedures; maintain and update the staff handbook.

  • Provides oversight for organizational growth and hiring, with contractor support for recruitment, hiring, and onboarding.

  • Maintain HR databases and systems ensuring data is accurate and up-to-date.

  • Manage benefits administration, including processing enrollments, claims, and policy renewals.

  • Serve as the point of contact for employee relations and respond to questions about staff policies, benefits, or concerns. Support resolution of questions and concerns.

  • Support employee evaluation processes with oversight, implementation and scheduling.

  • Support new employee orientation to ensure employees understand all organization benefits and policies.

  • Maintain current knowledge of compliance requirements and oversee systems to ensure compliance for organization and government policies.

  • Support organizational goals for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as it pertains to HR operations.

  • Prepare, review, and submit annual employment and compliance reports (e.g. IRS Form 5500) as needed.

  • Run payroll and benefits payments.



  • Participate in team and department meetings as assigned

  • Participate in team offsite retreats as scheduled

  • Attend organizational events as appropriate

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 5-7 years experience in leading HR in similar-sized company or larger

  • High degree of professionalism and outstanding communication skills

  • Experience with and excitement for building out systems

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment with a rapidly growing team

  • Passion for our mission and drive to help students reach their full potential

  • Strong work ethic and be willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done

  • Sense of humor



The salary for this position is consistent with that of small grassroots non-profit organizations, and commensurate with relevant experience and expertise ($85,000-$105,000 DOE). ScholarMatch offers a robust and competitive benefits package including generous PTO, health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), 401k with company match, transit benefits, professional development and wellbeing support, and a paid sabbatical after 5 years on. This is a full-time, exempt position.


• Hours: traditional business hours with occasional evening and weekend events. Occasional travel required.

This position is open until filled.



Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to with the subject line "ScholarMatch – Human Resource Specialist"


Please do not contact the client directly.   BroderickHaight Consulting is retained by ScholarMatch to support this Human Resources Specialist search.

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