HR Generalist

Company: RSF Social Finance

Location: remote, All

Job Function: Human Resources


ABOUT RSF Social Finance:
RSF Social Finance seeks to revolutionize how people relate to and work with money. We’re a financial services organization that has formed a growing community of motivated, values-driven investors, donors, and entrepreneurs. Together, we are committed to transforming an unjust and extractive economy to one that brings healing and regeneration.

RSF envisions an economy rooted in equity, healing, and interconnectedness.

Our mission is to catalyze transformation by circulating capital to social enterprises for a more just, regenerative, and compassionate world.

Our values: Be Collaborative, Be Accountable, Make a Difference.

Social finance uses financial resources in service to innovative, values-driven economic initiatives. The focus is on building direct relationships between the transaction participants so they may understand and work together to meet everyone’s needs.

For over 38 years, RSF has focused on relationships over transactions, integration over fragmentation, and mutual support over competition. When you join RSF, you become part of a highly engaged team that lives these values with each other and their clients.

We are growing to meet the needs of our community! We are looking for staff who are ready for a career with a mission-driven organization, want to be valued, have diverse experience and skills, and want to have fun! If this sounds like you, we would love to have you join our team!


Reporting to the COO, the HR Generalist will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources function. Working closely with the Finance department and external vendors, your focus will be on ensuring that all HR activities align with regulatory requirements, with an emphasis on the timely and accurate administration of the functions.

The role is pivotal to shaping and implementing HR practices and objectives, with a strong dedication to fostering an employee-oriented and high-performance culture. You’ll perform key HR functions, including recruitment and staffing processes, performance cycle management, compliance with employment regulations, and the documentation of HR policies and procedures.

Additionally, facilitating company-wide communication, handling compensation, benefits, and payroll processing, addressing employee welfare concerns and administering the talent development program.

The position requires the ability to work independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. The person occupying the position must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be exceedingly well organized, be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously, possess basic accounting and payroll processing skills, hold the ability to work well with all levels of RSF’s workforce, and enjoy the challenges of supporting a small mostly remote working workforce with diverse professionals and a collaborative culture.



Human Resources Operations (60%):

  • Recruitment, Hiring, and Onboarding: serve as the organization’s primary facilitator for all recruitment and hiring efforts and create policies and procedures, as needed. This may include but is not limited to the following:
    • Job Announcements and Documentation: create job announcements, job descriptions, and hiring documents. Post and update hosted job announcement content.
    • Recruitment Coordination: coordinate with recruiters and other job acquisition representative(s). Create and manage recruitment ad campaigns.
  • Applicant Tracking and Onboarding: manage the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) implementation and operations, administering data metrics and hiring analytics. Conduct training for hiring managers on recruiting tools, screen candidates, and facilitate onboarding plans.
  • Benefit Administration: facilitate annual open enrollment and all regular benefit administration for the organization. Partner with leadership team to ensure benefit offerings are robust and market competitive and cost effective.
  • Professional Development: coordinate the training program at RSF and support supervisors in maintaining individual development plans using the HR system (Culture Amp).
  • Performance Management: facilitate the annual performance review process for the organization. Collaborate with managers on the use of the Culture Amp system to facilitate 90 day, semi-annual and annual reviews, provide the tools, trainings and resources.
  • Engagement: plan and implement employee engagement events and initiatives, including the annual engagement survey and twice a year staff retreats.
  • Separation of Employment: manage employment separations, ensuring legal compliance through attorney collaboration, exit letter preparation, direct deposit coordination, exit meetings, and completion of termination checklists.

Payroll Processing (30%):

  • Responsible for full cycle of payroll processing duties on semi-monthly schedule.
  • Calculate and process employee salaries based on hours worked, overtime, and any other relevant factors.
  • Manage and apply deductions, withholdings, and taxes accurately to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain accurate payroll records, including employee information, hours worked, and any changes in pay rates or deductions.
  • Ensure compliance with payroll-related regulations and laws, and generate reports for internal and external purposes, such as tax filings.
  • Use the Paychex HRIS to process semi-monthly payroll for RSF. Communicate with VP of Finance for payroll support.
  • Facilitate and implement move to new payroll system within first year, if identified as a priority by COO and VP of Finance. This may involve vendor selection, data transfer, and set up of new system.

Other Duties (10%):

  • Oversee HR compliance efforts, including staying abreast of industry trends and employment legislation, ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements.
  • Annually update the Employee Handbook and collect acknowledgements.
  • Consistently adhere to organizational procedures and compliance standards to ensure the highest level of operational efficiency, accuracy, and regulatory compliance.
  • Actively participate in various meetings, offering valuable insights and contributing to productive discussions that drive collaboration and informed decision-making across the organization.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.



  • 2-3 years of HR experience required
  • 1 year of payroll processing and reporting required
  • Proof of progression in work history in building HR skills
  • Project and data management skills to implement new HR and payroll processing efforts
  • Prior not-for-profit experience preferred but not required
  • Prior HRIS or data management skills in HR systems preferred but not required
  • Prior experience in benefits and leave administration preferred but not required
  • Solid proficiency with office management systems, including the MS Office suite and various other technology tools. Familiarity with online and cloud-based data systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to think proactively and prioritize work; flexibility to juggle multiple priorities at once
  • Detail focused with ability to maintain accurate records in varying systems
  • Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive organization information
  • Ability to learn new concepts and systems quickly and efficiently
  • HR credentials encouraged but not required
  • Must be able to work remotely during RSF’s Pacific Standard Time work hours
  • Must be available to occasionally work outside of regular office hours when needed

RSF Social Finance is a proud equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity; candidates representing a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

RSF Social Finance is committed to providing a robust benefits package to complement compensation.

Our package includes:

  • Very competitive compensation package commensurate with equivalent positions in the nonprofit finance sector
  • 12 annual paid full day holidays; 5 paid half day holidays
  • Very generous vacation accruals that increase with tenure. Equates to 19 days of vacation accrual in first year, increasing to 29 days accrual by the 5th year of employment. 10 days of paid sick leave is front loaded at hire
  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance for employees and dependents with choice of plans, some buy-up options for a small fee
  • 100% employer-paid Dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • 100% employer-paid Vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • 100% employer-paid Life and Long-term Disability insurance for employees
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts – medical and dependent care
  • A 403B savings account with annual employer contribution
  • Commuter Programs – pre-tax parking and transit coverage
  • An Employee Assistance Program

Medical benefit eligibility begins at 30 hours weekly. Eligibility begins first of the month following date of hire.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume directly to the posting found here: along with a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are interested in the mission/values/activities of RSF Social Finance and why you are qualified for this position. No phone calls please.

Note: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.