17 days old

HR Manager

Equity Residential
San Francisco, California 94107

Working for Equity Residential (EQR), an industry leading multi-family REIT headquartered in downtown Chicago, means being part of a community and striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in the ways we work together. Our portfolio of high-quality properties in growth markets – New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to name a few – provides homes where people most want to live. We've got the best people in the business, and our experience shows in our dedication to residents and in how much we value each other as colleagues. That’s why our employees say they are proud to work at Equity, a company that knows how to Live Remarkably.

We are currently seeking a motivated, experienced, business savvy Human Resources professional to join our West Coast team as an HR Manager based in San Francisco. Under the direction of the West Coast HR Director, you will be responsible for the management and execution of Human Resources functions for our Northern CA portfolio. Your interpersonal and organizational skills will enable you to assist in identifying HR needs for assigned business partner groups while maintaining ongoing involvement in a wide variety of responsibilities for field and corporate employees. Your days will be full, fast-paced, and challenging, with your primary activities including include advisement of employee relations, interpreting and consistently applying HR policies, retention and employee engagement, administration of Equity’s performance management and compensation processes, frequent HR data analysis and related strategic planning, and the development, facilitation and dissemination of HR-related training.


  • A Strong Communicator. Your writing and speaking skills are clear and effective, helping you to not only connect well with others, but to also facilitate HR related training in an articulate and engaging manner.

  • A Team Player. You are united with HR teammates in delivering the best experience to internal customers and business partners.  

  • Organized. You are flexible and able to multitask appointments and personal interactions with teammates and employees smoothly.  

  • Analytical and Creative. You like thinking outside the box to come up with smart solutions to new challenges, and you embrace the opportunity to live in the gray.

  • Caring. You put yourself in others’ shoes and strive for positive outcomes.  

  • Motivated. You invest extra energy to reach your goals.

  • Solution-Oriented. You follow through on commitments, letting employees and business partners know that they matter.  


  • Serve as an HR leader to field and corporate groups in your region to help determine their HR needs and coordinate timely and efficient customer service.

  • Act as a resource for the interpretation of Human Resource policies.  Serve as liaison to the Chicago Corporate Human Resources Department during the development of new and/or changes to existing policies/programs.

  • Handle employee relations.  Provide guidance to supervisors regarding confidential and impartial counseling to employees.  Counsel and advise management of legal implications of employment and termination decisions. Assist supervisors in the composition of documentation for progressive discipline.

  • Offer support for HR operations activities within assigned employee population inclusive of (but not limited to): the facilitation of Day One, onboarding; employment processing; coaching and counseling; electronic and hard copy records management; and administration of Equity’s performance management and compensation processes.

  • Coordinate HR data processing for corporate and property personnel.

  • Guide, facilitate, and train managers throughout the annual performance review process.

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and facilitation of Human Resource related training programs.





  • College degree and 7 to 10 years of experience as Human Resources generalist.

  • Demonstrated experience managing highly confidential information, a positive attitude, initiative and  business acumen. Ability to present professional image necessary.

  • Integrity, initiative, good business sense, ability to deal with a multitude of personalities, strong problem solving skills, and excellent communication & organizational skills required.

  • Computer literacy required with previous experience in HRIS database preferred.  

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desired.



  • Professional HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP).

  • If relevant to market, experience in labor relations, including administering and negotiating union contracts and grievances.



We recognize everyone has different needs outside of work. That’s why, in addition to a competitive benefits package (medical, dental, vision and paid time off), we offer many unique options to employees, like adoption benefits and paid time off for community service projects. To learn more, view our Total Wellbeing page here.



Jobs Rated Reports for Human Resources Manager

Posted: 2019-01-04 Expires: 2019-02-04

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

HR Manager

Equity Residential
San Francisco, California 94107

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Human Resources Manager
22nd2018 - Human Resources Manager
Overall Rating: 22/220
Median Salary: $110,120

Work Environment
Very Good
Powered ByCareerCast