Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Consultant

EdSource is seeking an experienced human resource consultant, ideally with nonprofit administration experience. The successful candidate will help be a thought partner to oversee the selection, implementation and integration of new retirement and benefit policies, procedures, tools and to help build a scalable HR system that will endure and grow as the organization evolves.

All eligible EdSource employees get a percentage of their annual compensation in the form of a “benefit bank” to be spent on a menu of benefits and the human resource consultant will partner with leadership to evaluate the system. The consultant will work closely with the director of operations and executive director, with a deep understanding of benefits, retirement and payroll administration. They will be strategic thinkers and problem-solvers with excellent communication skills.

Founded in 1977, EdSource is a leading nonprofit journalism organization reporting on education in California. While EdSource maintains its headquarters in Oakland, California, this contract position may work remotely.


  • Evaluate employee compensation and benefits, including the 403(b) and health savings account
  • Conduct market research and recommend retirement and other benefit plans;
  • Support the negotiation of favorable arrangements with benefit providers;
  • Help establish control systems for benefit and retirement compliance with business methods and HR practices;
  • Assist in the development, integration, knowledge management of new benefit policies;
  • Serve as a thought partner to recommend HR technology solutions and lead successful implementation of suitable Human Resource Information Technology (HRIS);
  • Provide advice on HR policies, procedures, and tools.


  • Proven experience as nonprofit human resource consultant;
  • Experience in project management, preferably HR related;
  • Full understanding of HR legislation, compensation and benefits, retirement policies, and procedures;
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or similar;
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with payroll and HR management software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and provide contact information for three references to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line.

EdSource is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds, all races, colors, origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and marital statuses are strongly encouraged to apply.

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