Human Resources Director

Location: 6333 Telegraph Ave. Oakland CA


Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected nonprofit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of $7.5 million. It was founded in 1971. BHI is also a social rehabilitation agency providing a full range of Medi-Cal services to adults with co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders. Bonita House, Inc.


Agency Values:

Compassion: Committed to caring, dignity, and kindness

Respect: Honor each individual and provide highly ethical services

Progress: Leading the way in creating opportunities to change for the better

Resilience: Channeling hope, building strengths to successfully recover, adapt and grow

Embracing Differences: Honor and celebrate our diverse communities and individual uniqueness


Position Summary:

This position provides HR direction and support for the agency. Plans and develops programs to support the agency’s culture and values, ensuring the agency is able to attract and retain team members. Is responsible for ensuring the agency is in compliance with all applicable federal, state and other regulatory agencies’ laws, rules and regulations.  This position operates under the general direction of the Executive Director, and must be capable of handling the full scope of HR, from recruiting and onboarding, to compensation, benefits and training.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management and/or HR-related certifications
  • 5+ years of progressive Human Resources experience; experience with a small company or non-profit agency and licensed community a plus
  • Proficient in all areas of Human Resources, including recruiting, staffing, employee relations, HRIS, compensation and benefits administration; organization development experience a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of Federal and California employment laws and practices
  • Proficient knowledge of the California Workers' Compensation and applicable regulations
  • Proficient knowledge of EDD and State Disability Insurance programs and applicable benefits laws
  • Knowledge and administration of FMLA, CFRA, PDL and other Federal and State leave provisions
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of integrity in handling confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint (Microsoft Information Protection a plus)
  • Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently and multi-task


Essential Functions/Skills:

  • Plan and implement human resources programs for areas including recruiting, staffing, compensation, benefits, performance management and employee relations. Coordinate with other administrative functions, including Finance and IT.
  • Provide advice and counsel for problem-solving and issue resolution.
  • Develop and implement HR policies and procedures including the Employee Handbook, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Manage recruitment and onboarding processing, including sourcing, job postings, screening candidates, coordinating interviews, offer letters, background checks, on-boarding paperwork, E-Verify, orientation, and training programs.
  • Manage employee relations by providing high-quality customer service when responding to employee requests and questions; identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner; gathering and analyzing information and determining the best course of action.
  • Lead and manage benefits enrollment for eligible employees and annual open enrollment process; educate employees about benefit plans and plan changes. Serve as a liaison between employees and benefits providers to resolve benefit-related problems and ensure positive employee relations. Also includes management of terminations, claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating one-on-one with employees regarding their employee benefits.
  • Navigate, coordinate and manage legal compliance of all medical, disability, and leave of absence issues, FMLA leaves, and ADA.
  • Direct the workers' compensation claims process; coordinating return to work between employee, supervisor, and insurance carrier.
  • Manage employee HRIS system from recruitment and on-boarding, to termination and coordinating all HR reporting.
  • Maintain employee online records and files of documents relating to new-hire, personnel, payroll, benefits, workers compensation, leaves of absence and on-going employment requirements.
  • Generate COBRA packets and tracks timeline of COBRA payments.
  • Manage performance management program, providing manager training as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  


EOE AA M/F/V/Disability:


BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Status”).   

How to Apply:

• Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to: 

Bonita House Inc. 
Attention: HR Department 
6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102 
Oakland, CA 94609 

Email: resumes@ (please include a resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted. 

• Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.