Director of Human Resources

Friends Of Youth
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that Friends of Youth recruits, trains and retains highly qualified and excellent staff, to ensure our ability to meet our mission and vision. Human Resources management entails oversight and organization of employment-related activities, policies, procedures, benefits and compensation, training, problem solving and data related to Friends of Youth employees. The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic business partner and is responsible for the overall management of the human resources systems and practices for the organization, providing counsel on organizational development, procedure and policy interpretation, recruiting and retention strategies and employee relations issues, and federal, state and local employment laws. They operate with sufficient independence to ensure objectivity and fairness for employees while supporting the organization's mission, vision, and values. Responsibilities A. Organizational Development / Department Operations 1. Collaborates on the development of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align personnel with the strategic goals of the agency. 2. Prepares a wide variety of complex written materials (eg plans, budgets, funding requests, investigative reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions. 3. Guides management and employee actions by developing writing and updating company policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines and communication and enforcing organizations values in compliance with all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures. 4. Consults and advises senior leadership on a wide variety of sensitive personnel issues (eg discipline, hiring, promotions, return to work, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing all relevant policies, procedures and regulations. 5. Administers a wide variety of personnel policies, relevant laws, contracts and agreements. 6. Provides leadership as a key collaborator on with the development and administration of organizational initiatives related to staff engagement/ appreciation, cultural competency, safety, and others. 7. Manages Human Resources department staff. Ensures that HR processes such as records management, leave of absences, benefit and salary administration processes and procedures are developed and performed in compliance with all legal and organizational requirement, standards, and procedures. B. Employee Relations 1. Manages employee relations practices necessary to maintain a positive employee-employer relationship and a high level of employee commitment and satisfaction. 2. Oversees Friends of Youth's employee engagement initiatives and with executive leadership creates programs to positively impact individual and corporate results. 3. Manages the design, administration, and ongoing evaluation of all compensation and benefits programs. Review audits and approve salary transactions according to applicable procedures. Counsels and advises management regarding salary planning/compensation and regards to the internal equity, promotions, reclassifications, transfers. 4. Addresses and resolves employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while complying with applicable laws and policies. Applies an understanding of key legal precedents, policies, and practices to protect the interest of Friends of Youth. Keeps senior management informed of any potential escalating HR issues to ensure appropriate follow-through. 5. Supports the Performance Assessment, employee development, planning and evaluation processes for staff; ensure that performance reviews and evaluations are in place, timely and in compliance. C. Recruitment and Hiring 1. Oversees recruitment and selection practices to ensure the greatest number of highly qualified candidates referred for each open position, ensures interview and selection techniques are in compliance with organization policy and procedures, as well as applicable laws and regulations. 2. Monitors a variety of processes for the purpose of ensuring efficient processing of applicants and employees in addressing position requirements and complying with licensing, legal and/or administrative requirements. D. Human Resources Management 1. Maintain and update agency employment procedures and the employee handbook. 2. Represent agency in unemployment insurance claim disputes. 3. Process Washington State Department of Labor and Industry claims. 4. Ensure that all background clearances are completed and updated as required. 5. Ensure that all new employees receive a standard, well organized orientation to Friends of Youth that is customized for each category of employee. 6. Organize agency wide new employee orientations. 7. Actively encourage a diverse work force and support cultural competency and tolerance for diversity among all employees. 8. Participate and support PQI. 9. Other duties as assigned. E. Benefits Administration 1. In coordination with the COO, evaluate and recommend to the CEO the agency's employee benefits package including, health insurance, dental insurance, and long term disability insurance. 2. Administer eligibility and enrollment in benefit programs for employees and their dependents. 3. Administer COBRA. 4. Develop and coordinate the communication of information on benefits to current and prospective employees. 5. Monitor industry trends related to employee benefits and communicate important developments to the CEO and CFO. F. Personnel Data 1. Maintain and update agency personnel files to be consistent with COA and industry standards and with those of funding sources, regulators, and other accrediting agencies. 2. Maintain agency employee database and provide reports as required. 3. Maintain human resources related employee data in outsources payroll system. 1. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar field. 2. Minimum of 10 years HR experience and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible Human Resources experience preferably with non-profit organizations. Must have understanding of and prior experience implementing HR department's role in organizational development. 3. Broad knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws, practices and procedures, and current best practice pertaining to personnel administration and development. 4. Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations. Ability to investigate complex human resource management problems. 5. Must demonstrate excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 6. Must demonstrate leadership abilities and have previous experience working independently and managing multiple tasks and deadlines. 7. Ability to establish and build effecting working relationships with leadership, co-workers, and the general public. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices. 8. Strong proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, and experience using HR databases preferable Sage HR Management. 9. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth. B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Knowledge of basic supervision and management theory. 2. Ability to communicate verbally and in written form. 3. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance and Quality Improvement process. 4. Able to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner. 5. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity. $80 - 92K DOE Send cover letter and resume to Marla Rennie at

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