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Extraordinary Families Published: September 8, 2021
Los Angeles, United States
Job Type


Job Title: HR Generalist

Reports to: Director of Operations

Summary of the Organization

Extraordinary Families (ExtraFam) is a leading child welfare organization whose mission is to help children and youth in foster care to have the childhoods and futures they rightfully deserve. Our vision is that every child, youth, and family involved in child welfare will have the ability to achieve their hopes, fulfill their dreams, and thrive. Rooted in our values of empathy, integrity, collaboration, justice, and dedication, our philosophy is to put children at the center of our work, considering their desires, values, and culture to achieve the best outcome. Since 1994, we have joined thousands of children, youth, and families in safe and loving homes either temporarily while they are in foster care, or permanently through adoption. Our work consists of four primary efforts along a continuum of care: 1) recruit, train, and support resource (foster) parents to care for children in the child welfare system, 2) join children with forever families through adoption, 3) support young adults with trauma and child welfare system histories as they transition to adulthood, and 4) advocacy and public policy work. We take tremendous pride in our model to reduce childhood trauma, encourage safety and stability, and empower children and youth to thrive. Join our dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in foster care!


Job Purpose

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for the daily human resources functions of Extraordinary Families, including recruitment of staff, onboarding (forms completion and agency overviews), administering pay, benefits, and enforcing company policies and practices. This position supports the Director of Finance and Operations in all aspects of managing daily HR duties including designing, planning, implementing, and maintaining human resources programs, policies, and procedures. The HR Generalist is an employee advocate, maintaining good communication and a positive relationship with salaried and hourly team members to promote employee satisfaction.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Reviews and tracks compliance with mandatory and nonmandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, antiharassment training, and certifications. Works in collaboration with Director of Finance and Operations and QA Specialist to identify training requirements.
  • Develops and updates training materials, tracks staff participation in training, provides training resources, and arranges required trainings. Tracks and monitors all trainings requirements.
  • Develops and executes recruitment plans to fill open positions in a timely manner. Identifies sources – job sites, list serves, alumni programs, networks, etc. – to secure a pool of qualified candidates. Assists hiring managers with job interviews. Facilitates the hiring of qualified job applications. Collaborates with supervisors to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Manages new employee and independent contractor onboarding. Conducts background checks, verifies eligibility, checks references, and ensures training and certification standards are met.
  • Works with supervisors implementing new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.

Benefits & Compensation--

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits (such as health, dental, 401K, etc.), and leave; disputes and investigations; performance and management, including maintaining confidential employee files; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations and Staff Accountant with payroll processing, ensuring staff allocations are correct and updated in the system in a timely manner.
  • Reports and handles Workers Compensation claims with carrier and provides managers with claim information regarding restrictions and return to work.

Best Practices--

  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, employee management, and employment law.
  • May assist with constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Advises managers and supervisors regarding appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Assists managers and supervisors with ensuring compliance with FMLA, ADA, FLSA and other applicable areas of employment law.
  • Partners with our Safety Committee operations leadership to promote and ensure a safe work environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least three years of human resources experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines; strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Health screening and Live Scan background check; satisfactory TB test.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Mostly sedentary indoor work in an office environment
  • Prolonged periods of sitting
  • Extensive work on the computer
  • Frequent deadlines


Required Training

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Other training as required by licensing and regulatory bodies


Employment Classification

  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000 per year
  • Work Schedule: Full-time


Extraordinary Families is an equal opportunity employer; reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals.


Office location: Extraordinary Families 221 N. Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004


To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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