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The Human Resources Director is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources function, including employee relations, full-cycle recruiting, benefits administration, policy/procedure development, and onboarding/training. As part of the organization Leadership Team, the Human Resources Director will provide general management support as needed, along with organizational oversight and strategic HR analysis and guidance. The Human Resources Director will ensure organization compliance with all applicable employment law regulations and legislation, and organization policies, procedures and practices.

Manages organization full-cycle recruitment efforts

  • Posts open positions, utilizing internal notification methods and external job posting boards
    Tracks applicants, reviews resumes and performs initial screens of candidates
    Assists with interviewing and selection process, ensuring legally-defensible practices
    Manages all pre-hire activities, including background checks, drug and TB testing and reference checks, for all employment candidates and interns
    Onboards new staff and ensures completion of all state/federal/organization required forms and documents
    Works with trainers to ensure new hires completing all required training
    Researches, recommends and implements new methods of active and passive candidate recruitment
    Conducts exit interviews with employees leaving the organization to assess overall success of employment relationship and opportunities for improvement
    Monitors and analyzes turnover to recommend, develop and implement strategies to improve employee retention
    Effectively implements, leads and tracks outcome of equal employment opportunity and diversity initiative

Policy and Procedure Development/Administration

  • Establishes and maintains basic and confidential personnel files, in accordance with all applicable laws, standards and regulations
    Remains current on all Employment law and legislation, advises Executive Director of possible compliance issues
    Develops and implements policies relating to the Human Resources function, updates existing policies as necessary
    Audits policy compliance within the organization
    Creates, maintains, and updates the Employee Handbook

Employee relations management

  • Collaborates with supervisors on complex matters, including performance management, mediation and separation; advises on the appropriate corresponding paperwork/documentation
    Responds to sensitive employee relation issues such as harassment allegations and civil rights complaints
    Conducts employee relations investigations when appropriate, and may assist in preparing responses to legal charges and complaints
    Oversees the employee drug testing program
    Manages the Staff Appreciation program, including preparing employee awards and recognition and planning staff events

Benefits and Compensation administration

  • Procures medical/dental/life/LTD group insurance through meeting and bid participation
    Serves as liaison to organization insurance broker
    Enrolls/dis-enrolls employees in group insurance timely; serves as point-of-contact for employees with insurance questions/issues
    Ensures compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), assists with the tracking and documentation of variable hour employees
    Notifies new/current employees of insurance eligibility changes
    Oversees Workers Compensation program, including procurement of insurance and policy management
    Responds to ADA requests for accommodation and participates in the interactive process to identify employment options, with or without accommodation, for employees
    Works with Executive Director and Accounting Director to develop compensation plan; conducts salary surveys bi-annually

Training and Organizational Development

  • Develops and conducts training for employees, supervisors and directors regarding human resources matters
    Maintains employee training records and monitors mandatory training completion for staff; notifies supervisors of deficiencies
    Works with Admin Team to identify and develop staff leadership and succession planning efforts
    Conducts periodic surveys to assess employee satisfaction; makes recommendations on organization culture initiatives


Creates, updates, and manages employee electronic database records
Participates in organization Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Responds to and supports organization’s position in unemployment claims
Attends staff, team, leadership and board meetings as requested
Other duties/projects as requested. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of leadership, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to objectively coach employees and supervisors through complex, difficult and emotional issues
Demonstrates an appropriate balance between organization and employee advocacy
Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues using judgment that is consistent with standards, policies, procedures, regulation and/or government law
Knowledge of appropriate legislation pertaining to employment, compensation and benefits and other related human resources functions
Ability to interface with all levels of the organization
Effective leadership capabilities; able to mentor and coach team in area of responsibility and the achievement of organization goals
Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position
Ability to operationalize strategic goals into action plans
Ability to provide oversight of compliance and regulatory requirements pertaining to position
Possesses effective analytical skills
Ability to manage intense stress with multiple competing priorities
Possesses effective negotiation skills
Ability to effectively use organization’s computer systems
Skilled in verbal and written communications
Possesses integrity and compliance – can be relied upon to act ethically
Demonstrates cultural and linguistic competence
Exhibits professional work habits and dress

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required
    Must have a minimum of five (5) years of human resources generalist experience
    Must have a minimum of one (1) year of recruiting experience (organization or corporate)
    Demonstrated experience with employee benefits administration
    Must meet personnel requirements as outlined by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standards for General Residency Operations
    Have a valid driver’s license and less than 2 moving violations and/or 1 accident within the past 3 years
    Must have and maintain current auto liability insurance

Preferred Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field
    Two (2) or more years of experience as a Human Resources Manager/Director
    Experience managing the Employee Relations function
    Experience with payroll systems
    Experience supervising staff
    Experience developing and conducting employee development training
    PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification

Essential Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Office environment. Must be able to lift and/or exert up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Position frequently involves walking, standing, sitting, stooping, lifting, speaking and repetitive motion. Position may occasionally involve reaching, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Must have close visual acuity (corrected or uncorrected) so as to prepare and analyze data and figures; perform extensive reading and transcription; operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to hear so as to receive detailed information through oral communication; receive information through electronic, telephone and/or radio frequency.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Diversity creates a healthier environment: equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination during recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, or any other condition of employment, on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, age, past, present, or prospective military service, medical history or genetic information, socio-economic circumstance or any other characteristics protected by law. We maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.


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

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