Sarah C.A. Schulman, SPHR, SHRM-CP 

Human Resources Experience

Since 2005 I have owned a consulting firm specializing in the areas of human resources  and management for nonprofit organizations. I have been doing human resource work for more than twenty years and still find it both interesting and rewarding. During my career I have had responsibility for all aspects of human resources, including being a Director of Finance and Operations and a one-person HR department. I am certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). I also have a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management. I am a graduate of Hofstra Law School. 

Prior Employment Experience

From 2001-2005, I held the position of Director of Finance and Operations at the California Historical Society. Previously I held the positions of Director of Administration and Finance at the public-interest law firm, Public Advocates, and the same position at the public-interest law firm, The Public Interest Law Offices. In those positions, I had responsibility for all operations, HR and financial areas of the organizations. My financial responsibilities included: monthly financial statements, creation of annual budget, grants administration, yearly audit, business planning, tax filings, investments, endowments, general accounting, payroll, supervision of accounting staff, and leadership in all other day-to-day financial matters.

Professional Associations

  • Current Member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), A group for human resources professionals
  • Current Member of CompassPoint Peer Networks, A group for nonprofit HR and finance professionals
  • Current Member of HR.com (Formerly Northern California Human Resources Association), A group for human resources professionals
  • Member of Board of Directors,
    International Institute of the East Bay, Oakland, California 2003-2007
  • Member of Board of Directors,
    Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service, Berkeley, California 2001-2003
  • Member of Board of Directors,
    Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland, California 1999-2001

Education

  • Certified SHRM-SCP, (Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional), 2016-current.
  • Certified SPHR, (Senior Professional in Human Resources), 2012-current.
  • Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management, 2022
  • Hofstra University, School of Law, Hempstead, New York, 1994; J.D.
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1991; B.A. in Philosophy.


Long-Term Volunteer Work

  • English-In-Action, www.ywca-berkeley.org
  • Upwardly Global, www.upwardlyglobal.org