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HR Coordinator

Equity and our Mission

10,000 Degrees is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California. Since 1981, we’ve helped more than 20,000 students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college dreams, and today, we reach more than 12,000 students and families each year.

Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.

Never has this mission been more critical. The pandemic has multiplied the obstacles and uncertainty our students face. The opportunity gap has not narrowed but grown. Educational inequities and racial injustices continue to prevail. The demand for our support and resources has never been greater.

Through it all, our commitment to our students has never wavered. 10,000 Degrees won’t stop until all of our students get the support and resources they need to realize their full potential, and earn their degree.

Join us on our mission to achieve educational equity. Apply to work with our passionate team to make a difference and give back to your community.

You’re joining at an exciting time, as we just launched our five-year Strategic Plan, and we are growing our talented team!

Our Core Values

At 10,000 Degrees, our core values guide everything we do, from the way we deliver student support to how we structure our organizational systems to be mission-aligned.

We believe:

  • In the great potential of all students.
  • Every student should have equitable opportunities to a quality education and to graduate from college.
  • All our students and alumni are changemakers.
  • Students and their families, schools and communities each play a critical role in educating our youth and strengthening our communities’ economic and social health.
  • Educating all students to achieve their full potential is an urgent moral, social and economic imperative.
  • Education is the foundation of a just and equitable society.

The Opportunity & How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

The 10,000 Degrees HR Coordinator position is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively impact their communities and the world. At 10,000 Degrees, we believe that education is the foundation of a just and equitable society. Students and their families as well as schools and local leaders each play a critical role in educating the next generation and strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities. The students we serve are 100% from low income communities; 89% Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of Color; and 85% first generation students.

We are looking for a Human Resources Coordinator to join 10,000 Degrees. In this position, you will help organize, coordinate and carry out HR projects and processes. You will work directly with and assist the Human Resources Director to fulfill a variety of HR tasks. Strong computer and administrative skills are a must. You will also help maintain positive employee relations and work to ensure staff’s satisfaction through education of HR policies and by fostering a positive work environment.


  • Assists with recruitment and interview process. Post jobs, tracks status of candidates and responds with follow-up letters at the end of the recruiting process. Reviews applications of internal and external applicants and recommends applicants for interviews based on qualifications as set forth by the job description of the position.
  • Make sure all job descriptions are received, reviewed, standardized and uploaded into our drive.
  • Tracks and maintains current documentation and certifications for background checks, I-9, COVID vaccination cards, Harassment Prevention, etc.
  • Processes new hire input, status changes, terminations, and any other changes to employees’ data in a timely manner. Coordinates all changes with management and employees.
  • Maintains digital employee files. Scans employee paperwork and ensures documents are filed in the appropriate places.
  • Audits timecards for submission, approval, and possible errors. Works with managers to resolve discrepancies or problems.
  • Assists with the preparation of the performance review process.
  • Assists with development and implementation of safety and injury prevention plan. Trains employees.
  • Responds to employee inquiries and concerns and provides direction as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


All 10,000 Degrees employees must embrace our vision of a world where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background will have the full range of educational opportunities, support, and resources to realize their full potential.

For this position, we believe that you will be the most successful if you have the following:

Professional Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience working in an HR position.
  • HRIS / database experience required.

Skills & Characteristics

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ensures data confidentiality and integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong technology skills, including HRIS / database, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace.
  • Working understanding of HR principles, practices, and procedures.


This position is currently a hybrid role and you will be expected to have in-person presence in San Rafael, CA.

Our Culture and Investment in You

We want you to feel proud being a part of the 10,000 Degrees team, because of the work that you do and the community we strive to be.

At 10,000 Degrees we are creating a more equitable, inclusive, anti-racist organization and a community where everyone belongs. We provide a comprehensive and generous benefits package, work schedule flexibility and a culture of care to promote job satisfaction, professional growth, and wellbeing. We are a collaborative, team-oriented and transparent organization that listens to our employees. 10,000 Degrees also supports you on your career journey by providing ongoing professional development opportunities, and giving you a clear path toward leadership pathways and advancement.

Compensation Package

  • This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week. $25-$30 per hour
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits, Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company-sponsored Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program through Concern Health
  • 15 days paid vacation and generous paid sick leave
  • 11 Holidays, in addition 10,000 Degrees is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
  • Professional development, including conferences, seminars, webinars, and trainings


For immediate consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@10000degrees.org.

Note: all applicants are required to submit a clear TB test and fingerprints as part of the background check, and Employment with 10,000 Degrees requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.