28 days old

HR Generalist

American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, California 94108
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

POSITION DESCRIPTION: In collaboration with the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Generalist is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources services, policies, and programs. The HR Generalist also works closely with the Finance department and is the primary liaison with Payroll.



With the HR Director, manage the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of new employees

  • Meet with hiring managers to ensure hiring requests are completed, job descriptions are created/updated and postings are created and posted.
  • Manage the flow of applicants to hiring managers and maintain applicant records.            
  • Assist the hiring manager as needed with the interview and selection process of new employees.
  • Ensure offer letters are generated and pre-employment screening is complete as necessary – including background and reference checks.
  • Ensure on-boarding and all new hire paperwork is completed.
  • Manage all correspondance with applicants regarding the status of their application.


Manage the Theater benefit plans and services

  • Working with the Human Resources Director and brokers, determine the best investment of benefit dollars.
  • Manage and implement annual open enrollment, including informational and/or help sessions.
  • Liaison with the Accounting Department to ensure that benefit deductions are reflected correctly each payroll.
  • Reconcile all benefits billing.
  • Assist new employees in enrolling in plans; assist continuing employees in making changes to plan participation as needed.
  • Responsible for processing paperwork related to workers compensation, unemployment, and disability claims.
  • Follow up with providers regarding employee issues, billing issues, and other questions or concerns.
  • Conduct all benefits orientations with new employees educating them on their benefit choices.


Manage the HRIS

  • Serve as point person for management of the HRIS system, including implementation of new modules, maintenance of system and acting as liaison with HRIS system vendor.
  • Enter new hire, change, and termination data in timely manner.
  • Maintain security, user accounts, and perform other basic system maintenance.
  • Train and provide support to employees using the employee facing functions of the HRIS.
  • Create and maintain queries and reports.
  • Complete internal and external reports, including EEO1, OSHA 300A, salary surveys, retirement plan audits, etc.
  • Provide various survey data to external partners and respond to other information requests as necessary.


Administer the annual performance review process

  • Ensure the systems, forms, procedures, processes are up to date and communicated
  • Follow up with department managers as necessary to ensure performance reviews are conducted in a timely manner
  • Track the completion of performance reviews.

Other HR administrative duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 3+ years HR Generalist experience including benefits, HRIS and recruitment functions.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Extremely effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong technology skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employment law as well as FMLA, CFRA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, and other state and federal regulations. Familiartiy with CA labor laws and San Francisco ordinances a plus.
  • Ability to work well independently; self starter, resourceful problem solver.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population and a variety of work styles.
  • Interest in the arts strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances which present challenging and provocative subject matter.


Cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to hr@act-sf.org, subject line: HR Generalist.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Diversity makes us stronger. ACT is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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HR Generalist

American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, California 94108

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