May 09, 2021

Human Resources Business Partner

  • Rocketship Public School
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
Full-time Human Resources Education School Support

Job Description

Human Resources Business Partner 

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential. 

The Position: 

As a champion of Rocketship's mission, culture and values, the HRBP partners with managers to promote a culture of high performance, retention, and inclusion. The service-oriented HRBP represents the strategic interests of the regions and schools they serve while ensuring fair and equitable support for every employee. 

Essential Functions: 

Effective and Timely Support of School and Regional Leaders 

  • Provide advice and counsel to managers regarding, performance management, employment practices, policies and employment laws 
  • Strategic and respected point of contact for leaders on all HR issues including leaves, disciplinary actions, benefits, compensation, compliance, and employee development
  • Identify managerial skill development needs and deliver individual and small-group trainings to enhance managerial competence and understanding of organizational policies and procedures 
  • Coach managers to a more productive engagement with disagreement 
  • Lead monthly meetings with school leaders discussing variety of Talent related topics
  • Recommend process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, and/or policy changes to enhance HR service delivery and effectiveness 

Employee Relations Resolution 

  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues 
  • Conduct effective, thorough and objective employee misconduct investigations and determine necessary level of progressive discipline 
  • Manage the termination processes under the guidance of the Director, HRBPs
  • Mediate entrenched conflicts to allow relationships to improve and work to move forward
  • Ensure HR policies including progressive discipline and performance management policies are applied equitably across all staff

Employment Law and HR Compliance 

  • Act as primary regional resource for staff and managers on all internal policies and direct them to appropriate resources 
  • Ensure managerial compliance and understanding of all applicable regional labor laws and internal policies, procedures, and practices 
  • Ensure fair and equitable treatment in pay, performance management, benefits, etc. for all employees 
  • Maintain confidentiality of information. Take steps to ensure documents, files and information are kept secure and employee-related information is not shared outside of a “business need” context 
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and updates and communicates HR policies accordingly 
  • Work closely with the Talent Operations team to ensure the organization complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to employees 

Collaboration and Relationship building 

  • Build strong relationships within the Talent team, Managers, and cross-functionally across schools/departments in order to communicate and align HR strategy to meet business needs 
  • Support other Talent teams with, the hiring, promotion, transfer processes ,including approving offer letters 
  • Keep a pulse on all employees to ensure we are delivering excellence in the employee experience 

Non-Essential Functions: 

  • Recommend process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, and/or policy changes to enhance HR service delivery and effectiveness 
  • Participate in developing annual department goals/objectives, and assist in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals
  • Leverage all systems, tools, and resources to support completion of HR projects
  • Initiate, manage, or participate in special projects in support of organizational initiatives, including all HR-related events 
  • Assist in training new users on HR programs and systems 
  • Help establish and maintain HR metrics 
  • Perform some data entry and employee file maintenance, as needed ● Other HR duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Irreproachable personal integrity 
  • Ability to build trusting relationships, resolve conflicts and influence, including in cases without direct authority
  • Commitment to deliver excellent support manager and staff needs including timely resolution of issues 
  • Excellent decision making and strategic problem solving skills, especially regarding risk management 
  • Strong technical understanding of HR functions, including but not limited to employment law (familiarity with California preferred), performance management, and compensation.
  • Results-oriented problem solver 
  • Excellent communication skills including listening and probing for understanding and tailoring communications to varied audiences 
  • Presence and self-awareness to serve as a cultural leader for a diverse staff, setting the tone for an inclusive, and welcoming workplace 

Work Location: 

  • This role can be primarily based out of one of our CA offices (i.e. Walnut Creek, San Jose, or Redwood City, CA). 
  • The role requires your own independent transportation to and around the Bay Area.
  • Travel to WI may be required 

Physical Demands: 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

○ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position for sustained periods; talk; hear; and interact with others. 

○ This position requires the constant operation of a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as calculators, copy machines, and printers. ○ Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. 

○ The employee must have the ability to independently travel between school sites multiple days each week to attend meetings and conduct investigations. 


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), flexible work location/schedule, and generous paid time off. 

How to apply: 

To apply for this position, please visit our website at: 

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and

local laws governing non-discrimination in employmentin every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to allterms and conditions of employment, including, but notlimited to, hiring, placement, promotion,termination, layoff, recall,transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely nottolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Email: Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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