The Los Angeles Sparks are seeking a People Operations, Manager to manage HR duties including talent recruiting, employee onboarding, payroll/benefits operations, talent development, management of employee intranet site and daily HR operations. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Finance and Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee all job postings and the recruiting/hiring/onboarding process of new employees

  • Manage employee benefits and administer payroll on a bi-weekly basis for Business and Basketball Operations

  • Manage and facilitate employee offboarding

  • Ensure compliance with all workforce & employment laws

  • Manage the annual performance review process for all staff

  • Manage and update the employee handbook as necessary

  • Oversee content of the employee intranet site

  • Liaison with WNBA in Human Resources related matters

  • Track and file Employee personnel files

  • Handle all EDD, Workers Compensation and Family Leave claims

  • Manage audits on Workers Compensation and Benefit plans

  • Manage and execute the annual internship program


  • Minimum 4 years experience in Human Resources operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field

  • Strong knowledge of Federal and California employments laws

  • Experience working for a professional sports franchise is a plus but not required

  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

  • Must be able to work in Sparks Corporate Headquarters (located in El Segundo, CA) a minimum of 4 days a week

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multi-task

California Compensation Range: $85,000-$95,000, DOE

We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.