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Position Title

    Director of Human Resources


    The Director of Human Resources will ensure a highly engaged workforce which
    supports retention, advancement and high performance for all employees. This
    position serves as the strategic leader for all agency HR needs and responsibilities
    is responsible for developing and executing our human resource strategy,
    specifically in the areas of talent management, training, staff development,
    performance management and compensation. Responsible for articulation our HR
    needs and plans to the executive management team, they ensure that Friends of
    Youth recruits, trains and retains highly qualified and excellent staff, to meet our
    mission and vision. This is an engaged, hands-on leadership role managing the
    day-to-day HR needs of the organization while leading the key employee
    engagement and HR visions for the organization. Serves as a strategic partner on
    the Executive Leadership Team and actively contributes to the vision, mission, and
    values of Friends of Youth.


    Essential Functions:

        ▪ Develops and nurtures relationships across the organization that influence and
        are supportive of the culture developed by all employees.
        ▪ Demonstrates problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team
        building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement
        of goals.
        ▪ Communicates respectfully with people regardless of age, race, gender,
        religion, color, national origin, marital status, the presence of any physical,
        sensory, or mental disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, gender
        identity, military status, genetic information, or any other expression of diversity.
        ▪ Leads Human Resources staff to provide consultative services and serves as
        a primary contact and principal resource regarding human resources issues.
        ▪ Innovates and directs employee recruitment and retention strategies that fit
        the current market, trends and needs of high performing employees.
        ▪ Oversees development and implementation of Friends of Youth’s workplace
        excellence program.
        ▪ Works with Executive Leadership Team and HR staff to develop and implement
        a supervisor and manager training program that incorporates necessary
        components for continued supervisor and manager development including:
            o HR and Employment Law training
            o Friends of Youth’s Core Competencies and Manager Competencies
            o Friends of Youth Culture
        ▪ Evaluates organizational practices for compliance with laws, rules and policies.
        As necessary, develops human resources practice recommendations that comply
        with regulatory requirements while meeting or maintaining operational needs.
        ▪ In conjunction with Finance Director and CFO, oversees and reviews employee
        benefits programs including medical, dental, 401(k) plans, etc. for legal
        compliance, cost efficiency, and competitiveness to market. Provides
        recommendations for change as appropriate.
        ▪ Provides information to employees regarding complaint resolution options.
        Provides guidance to managers and supervisors responding to employee
        ▪ Conducts, or assists managers with investigations to resolve allegations and
        work with parties towards resolution of employee concerns.
        ▪ Manages and produces annual budget for HR and monitors monthly expenses
        to stay within assigned budget.
        ▪ Provides consultative advice and educates managers and supervisors
        regarding performance management and corrective actions. Ensures that
        performance evaluations occur in compliance with agency policies, practices
        and procedures.
        ▪ Review market data and trends related to compensation programs and
        recommends compensation policies and practices.
        ▪ Oversees exit interviews and entrance interviews, analyzes data, and makes
        recommendations to management for continuous improvement.
        ▪ Develops and manages agency training and development programs in
        coordination with Executive Leadership Team.
        ▪ Conducts and/or coordinates formal and informal training sessions regarding
        a variety of human resources topics.
        ▪ Participates in committees and task forces and leadership team meetings
        as requested. May provide leadership for special projects.
        ▪ Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients,
        vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Friends of
        Youth Standards of Conduct.
        ▪ Regular attendance and punctuality is essential to our business and to this

    Other Duties:
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all of the activities,
        duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job title. Duties,
        responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    ▪ Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related field with
    a minimum of ten years of progressive HR experience and a minimum of ten years
    of managerial experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience,
    and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
    ▪ Relevant Professional Human Resources Certification, SPHR, PHR, GHR, etc.
    ▪ Experience with Word, Excel, and database management programs.

    Preferred Qualifications:
        ▪ Solid generalist background with broad knowledge of all areas of Human
        ▪ Strong management and conflict resolution skills, detail oriented, flexible, able
        to prioritize multiple projects.
        ▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        ▪ Strong leadership and analytical skills.
        ▪ Demonstrated experience and ability to interpret complex policies, and laws
        including FMLA, etc.
        ▪ Outstanding working knowledge of current Federal, State and local laws as
        related to employment.
        ▪ ADP experience preferred
        ▪ Ability to apply knowledge of good management practices, performance
        management, employment law, conflict resolution and compensation principles.
        ▪ Strong commitment to Friends of Youth’s mission.
        ▪ Excellent interpersonal skills.
        ▪ Must be pro-active and willing to seek out new projects independently.
        ▪ Must be highly organized and be able to multi-task.
        ▪ Team oriented.
        ▪ Able to train others in Human Resources techniques, methods and
        employment laws.
        ▪ Willing to expand scope of knowledge through assigned tasks.
        ▪ Able and willing to travel to multiple local sites.
        ▪ Ability to work well with staff at all levels and across all departments of the
        ▪ Actively participates and contributes as a member of Friends of Youth’s
        Executive Leadership Team.
        ▪ Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance
        and Quality Improvement process.
        ▪ 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(s)
        on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies
        with the requirements of Friends of Youth.


    Full Time


    $88 - 92K DOE

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Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Marla Rennie at  

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