Human Resources Business Partner / Recruiter

Company Name: 

Oakland Museum of California


1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Job Description: 

Oakland Museum of California

Req No 2022-1412
Category Human Resources and Executive Offices
Type Regular Full-Time
Closing Date
Targeted Job Start Date


The Human Resources Business Partner is the primary recruiter and supports OMCA's full cycle hiring goals. This position helps facilitate exceptional recruitment panels while simultaneously maintaining an unparalleled candidate experience. In addition this position helps create robust pipelines through active sourcing of multiple channels, screening resumes, interviewing and closing candidates, all while working with hiring managers to improve processes.



The following reflects OMCA's definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.



  • Support the Museum's mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement



Employment Lifecycle




  • Primary recruiter and manages full cycle recruiting process for multiple positions across the organization
  • Coordinates exit surveys and off-boarding
  • Aggressively builds a diverse pipeline of top talent by sourcing across multiple and creative channels
  • Interviews and qualifies potential candidates ensuring alignment with OMCA's requirements for skills, culture fit and understanding of Mission and values
  • Adds value to the candidate experience by going beyond the job description during candidate communication providing deeper insight into how the position fits within the candidate's respective skill set as well as OMCA as a whole
  • Ensures a great candidate experience by keeping candidates continually informed with quality communications throughout the hiring process
  • Builds strong relationships and collaborates with OMCA's hiring managers to understand their unique hiring needs and goals, and evaluates candidates with focus
  • Drives offer process, including offer approvals, extensions, negotiations, and closings
  • Represents OMCA's mission, vision, and values with integrity and professionalism
  • Creates and maintains measurement systems to evaluate effectiveness across all talent acquisition functions
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with recruitment laws as a Federal contractor including diversity postings
  • Responsible for temporary agency administration, including maintaining contracts. Serves as the primary HR liaison
  • Partners with Senior Director of People to manage institutional internship program as needed






  • Responsible for coordination of annual job description review process in compliance with Federal guidelines






  • Manages and tracks leaves throughout the organization and corresponds with staff as needed
    • EDD administration
  • Responsible for workers compensation administration
  • Maintains applicant tracking system and recruitment site memberships
  • Assists Senior Director of People with new initiatives as needed


Employee Relations




  • Act as a back-up HR liaison, to Senior Director of People, for any employee relations issues







  • Ability to display and encourage visitor and internal customer service, take and share responsibility and treat others with respect
  • 2-3 years related experience
  • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form


  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint required, and applicant tracking software, required
  • Basic knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • Ability to interface and work well with all levels of management and staff, while maintaining confidentiality and using sound judgment, required
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with varying priorities and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Flexibility and excellent organizational skills
  • An ambitious self-starter with exceptional communication skills



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment may include:



  • Museum environment involves both indoor and outdoor working conditions
  • Ability to travel between OMCA locations, and other travel as required by position responsibilities



The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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