Temp HR Assistant

San Francisco, California, United States · People Operations


About Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment our beans. Our business is built upon trust and partnership, and now we’re looking for a temporary HR Assistant to maintain the same high standard of trust, care, and camaraderie within our internal team.

About the Job

You’ll be filling in for our HR Administrator while she is on maternity leave this summer and ensuring that our benefits, payroll, safety initiatives, and employee programs are in tip-top shape when she returns. I sometimes joke that HR's real job is to be a professional nagger since most of the time you’re asking busy managers to complete their team's food safety certification, online preventative sexual harassment training, or to finish their annual reviews when they have a thousand other things fighting for their attention. Our goal is for team members to smile when they receive our compliance & 4o1k emails since they know we sincerely have their best interests at heart. Even though we’re persistent as heck, we also appreciate that some of this compliance stuff can be archaic and tedious. No matter what the government throws at us, we are extraordinarily buttoned-up and our HR systems run like clockwork. Bring it on!

About Us

Almost everything you'll be doing is documented with step-by-step instructions (though of course stuff always goes wrong!) so this is a great way for a prospective college graduate, office manager, or recruiter to gain exposure to the HR world which can be tough to crack into.

As the Head of People Operations, I take joy in getting the details right and making sure that each time we run payroll, audit 401ks, or distribute W-2 forms, we make incremental improvements so it’s just a little bit better and easier next year. Even when we’ve finished the weekly checklist, we ask ourselves -- is this the right checklist, is this documentation still up-to-date, what’s going to break next year, what more could we do? Nothing is ever routine otherwise it wouldn’t be fun! The team knows that this organization is built on a solid foundation and even though they don’t always see the particulars, they know that we don’t miss much and that we shun the drama that traditionally accompanies HR. A zero-toxicity, positive culture doesn’t happen by mere good intentions -- it takes strategic, proactive care through thoughtful recruiting, buttoned-up compliance, and continuous team education.



How to Apply

You will stand out from the crowd if your resume is accompanied with a few sentences about your favorite organizational system (e.g. alphabetized spice rack, training manual, travel checklist, etc). We look forward to hearing from you!n

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