HR Specialist: People and Culture

Santa Barbara
Full Time
Santa Barbara Zoo

Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time

Compensation: $23.10 – $25.20/hour, DOE

Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, with Sunday/Monday off, any time between 8:00 AM and 5:30PM



Under the direction of the Director of HR,  as our HR Specialist: People and Culture, you will be responsible for coordinating and engaging in many aspects of the HR function, including: attracting and recruiting candidates, onboarding and training new hires, building and maintaining a positive organizational culture, coordinating employee benefits and wellness programs, ensuring all related HR administrative duties are completed accurately and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, managing uniform inventory and distribution, coordinating some Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion  (DEAI) initiatives, acting as an HR partner with managers, connecting staff to the organization’s mission, and providing HR administrative and coordination support for some employee lifecycle activities and HR initiatives in general.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following

  • Develop and execute selection, recruiting and outreach strategies to attract and hire qualified candidates
  • Responsible for the orientation program for new hires
  • Assist with planning, and coordinate and participate in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
  • Provide employee benefits education, coordinate and conduct Open Enrollment in collaboration with Insurance Broker. Assist employees with benefits-related inquiries
  • In collaboration with Director of HR, ensure compliance with applicable Federal & CA laws and regulations regarding onboarding paperwork.
  • Manage uniform inventory and distribution, including coordinating laundering services and processing name tags


  • B.A. or B.S. with course work in business administration, psychology, HR/personnel management, or 4+ years of hands-on paid experience in a related field. SHRM certification or HR Certificate a plus.
  • Minimum two years of professional experience in administrative or event coordinator capacity, recruiting and onboarding, or learning and development roles preferred
  • Successful completion of a Department of Justice background check


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