People & Culture Coordinator

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Human Resources/Equity, Diversity & Affirmative Action

Job Description


Job #: G862

Posted Date: November 5, 2019

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: People & Culture Coordinator

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Human Resources

The Human Resources department strives to create a working environment for all members of the Salk community that inspires innovation, encourages collaboration and mutual respect, and promotes scientific excellence. We aim to provide high standards of service that anticipate and meet the diverse needs of the Salk community. Through collaboration and partnership, we work to develop programs and systems and identify solutions that are flexible, efficient, and add value.

Position Description:

Incumbent is expected to be a creative yet highly detailed administrative expert who can effectively juggle competing priorities, many of which are deadline-driven. In addition to the logistics, this individual will regularly and proactively identify Salk sponsored events that allow opportunities for the Salk community to gather, celebrate, and build our community. Identify all opportunities for showcasing Community & Culture initiatives which includes collaborating with the Postdoc Office (PDO), Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI), the Office of the Chief Science Officer (CSO), External Events and Human Resources (HR). This person is responsible for the development of timely and creative communications strategically designed to drive engagement. This includes but is not limited to the Intranet, Salk this Week entries, all-campus emails, videos, etc. Incumbent will coordinate with the Communications Department to ensure these conform to Institute standards and are timely released.

Provides extensive communication for the planning, advertising and execution of programming to our population in alignment with approved recommendations.

Contributes ideas and input with regard to communication avenues that are not currently in place or regularly in place which may enhance internal communication.

In addition to the Internal engagement focus, the incumbent will also be responsible for engagement of candidates that are in the Recruitment process. This includes timely and accurate responses, ensuring external candidates are informed and moving through the recruitment process as quickly as possible. Communicates with hiring managers, recruitment staff, HR Partners and HR Coordinators with status updates, concerns, etc.



  • Undergraduate degree in events management, hospitality management, human resources, office administration or a field related to the requirements of the position or equivalent combination of education and work experience.



  • Experience working with committees, volunteers, candidates for employment and/or other similar constituent groups.
  • Program/process management experience.
  • Experience working in a position with multiple areas of responsibility that may only overlap in terms of transferrable skill sets and the fact that there is extensive interfacing with a variety of individuals at most times.
  • Strong writing and editing experience.
  • Experience with multiple avenues of communication to stimulate employee participation and engagement.
  • Excellent analytical and proactive problem-solving abilities.
  • Detailed oriented, highly organized, ability to work independently and within a team.


  • Experience in engagement and recruitment processing.
  • Experience working toward deliverables through direct and indirect supervisory channels.
  • Experience writing content for internal communication materials.
  • Experience preparing, disseminating and collecting responses from brief, targeted surveys using available surveys.
  • Experiencing preparing and managing program budgets.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed. Some overtime and occasional weekend work may be required
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, reading, reasoning, writing and working in confined areas and inside.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled