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People Partner


Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Industry: Consumer & Hardware
  • Post Date: 11/20/2023
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  • Company Address: 1145 W 5th St, Austin, TX, 78703

About Literati

Literati delivers fantastically curated books to kids, families and schools. Through our kids book clubs and school book fairs, we are committed to helping kids become confident and excited readers.

Job Description

Think of your favorite book from childhood. Got it? Great. Now, that warm, joyful feeling you have right now—that’s what we do. Literati is a modern children’s book company focused on building reading skills so kids can grow to be their best selves. We make it easy to find books kids love through school book fairs and book clubs using a unique mix of expert curation and data science. We’re on a mission to help parents ignite a love of learning and a love of life.
Reporting to the VP of People, this role functions as the primary owner for benefits, payroll, and strategic support on all people-related matters for our non-exempt employees. This includes partnering with Operations leadership on employee relations, performance management, and handling sensitive employee matters. You'll be essential to creating a supportive environment for our organization, developing training opportunities, ensuring our employees get paid on time, and building great benefits packages. Confidentiality, consistent communication, proactive problem-solving, and organization are critical skills for this role. You also love working with our warehouse employees and are comfortable with monthly travel to our sites in Austin, TX; Arlington, TX; Redlands, CA; and Elgin, IL. 
You are comfortable with HRIS systems and other HR tools - we use Rippling and Lattice
You know your way around a spreadsheet and consider yourself an Excel pro
Confidentiality is your middle name
You operate with a high level of integrity
Strong communication skills-  both written and verbal
Ability to travel monthly to our fulfillment centers in TX, IL, and CA
Have experience working with and supporting non-exempt employees; warehouse/fulfillment support is a big plus
Comprehensive knowledge of employment, benefits, and payroll laws & regulations
Resourceful and proactively seek solutions to challenges 
You know the ins and outs of state regulations and have processed multi-state payrolls. You have experience paying out commissions 
Administer all of our benefits, including but not limited to open enrollment, 401k, all types of employee leaves
Be the main HR point of contact and support for all warehouse operations employees.
On-site presence in our warehouses, the role includes monthly travel 
Utilize People data & analytics to identify broader trends and partner with Ops management on action planning 
Proactively support general warehouse personnel issues, including but not limited to employee engagement and experience, investigations, performance management, training and development, and succession planning
Have a comprehensive understanding of employment law, compliance, and legal requirements such as OSHA, EEOC, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc. 
Partner with the People Operations Coordinator on onboarding and offboarding administrative processes
Partner with team members and leadership on all Worker’s Compensation matters
At Literati, our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to create a culture that empowers, inspires, and supports them in achieving their full potential. As an employee of Literati, you will:
Be part of a mission-driven company that is making a real difference in children’s lives by igniting a love of learning and a love of life.
Work alongside some of the brightest, most creative, and most empathetic minds in the industry who are passionate about solving interesting challenges every day.
Access ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
Enjoy a flexible and supportive work environment that encourages work-life balance and fosters a sense of community and collaboration.
Receive competitive compensation and benefits packages, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off, to ensure that you and your family are cared for.
Literati was recently named Inc. magazine’s 7th fastest growing company in Texas, the 77th fastest in the United States, and included in Built In Austin’s 2022 & 2023 Best Places to Work. Jessica Ewing, Literati’s Founder, and CEO, was named one of “Google’s Top 12 Most Innovative Minds” by Fast Company. We’ve raised over $60M in venture capital to date, with key investors including Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Felicis,01A, and Stephen Curry’s SC30.
We offer competitive salaries, company equity, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k, short-term disability insurance, parental leave, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and untracked time off.
We are dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness that sees, reflects, welcomes, and celebrates the innovation and talent of a diverse array of people. We seek people with drive and a touch of alchemy. We also recognize that some people — particularly underrepresented groups, women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc. — may not be comfortable applying to a position unless they meet 100% of the qualifications. Even if your experience isn’t a precise match for the role, we highly encourage you to apply. And if your career has taken you to some spectacular — or spectacularly strange — places, we love a good story.


  • $80K – $90K • Offers Equity

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