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Sr. Human Resources Manager

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Date Posted: 06-14-2017
The Senior Human Resources Manager is responsible for recruitment, onboarding and off boarding, benefits, employee relations, retention, leadership development, organizational development,  and performance management and for assigned departments/locations.  In cooperation with the Human Resources Director, administers personnel policies and oversees the performance and morale of staff.   This position serves as a strategic partner to leadership and line management on a broad range of issues.

This position can also be located in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Recruits new staff members, including drafting and editing job descriptions, posting and advertising jobs, screening and interviewing candidates, reference checking and job offers. Coaches hiring managers throughout the process.
  • Assist with labor market review to ensure market competitiveness, advise on internal and external salary considerations as appropriate
  • Implements advanced sourcing strategies to identify and outreach to qualified candidates.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with key associations, foundations and universities for internships and fellowship programs
  • Identifies the need for outsourced recruitment support and manages the contract and relationship throughout the search process.
  • Facilitates onboarding of new staff – HR paperwork as well as compressive new hire onboarding planning
Consultation, Coaching & Performance Management 
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Attend staff meetings in assigned departments, to act as an HR informational resource.
  • Coaches managers and participates in action planning on general management concerns, as needed.
  • Assists leadership in identifying candidates for promotion and in recommending employee compensation
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues and interpersonal conflicts.
  • Provide direct counsel to Managers regarding performance improvement activities and disciplinary actions.
  • Provide coaching to managers regarding communication and delivery of sensitive information to employees.
  • Facilitates the process when staff terminate employment (entering termination in HR system, coordinating with staff and management, replacement planning, exit interviews)
  • Partner with management to support the organization through periods of change such as growth, restructuring and new program implementation.
  • Participates in organization-wide organizational development efforts and work teams (e.g. Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, workforce planning, annual awards, training planning, etc.)
HR Process Improvement
  • Assist efforts for the update or creation of organizational policies and procedures to help align HR policy with organizational practice, business needs and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Supports departmental process improvement efforts including but not limited to researching best practices, convening and facilitation cross-functional work groups, general project management, and implementation. Can also include HRIS database optimization efforts or other systems.
  • Provide counsel in the design and implementation of new organizational structures and processes to help increase overall effectiveness and staff engagement in collaboration with the HR team
  • Identify issues of concern and work with the HR team and other organizational leadership to develop action plans and/or programs to address those concerns, if appropriate.
  • Participate in the evaluation of HR metrics and related action planning.
  • Facilitate  training modules for HR initiatives, policy and compliance topic areas
  • Works with HR team on relevant internal communications efforts (e-mails, intranet, talking points for directors,  etc.)
General HR Duties
  • Regularly updates the HR database and administers paperwork for personnel changes (Supervisor changes, new hires, benefits,  terminations, etc.) Ensures that all appropriate HR documentation is up to date.
  • Coordinates the performance appraisal, annual salary increase and open enrollment processes in conjunction with Director of HR and HR team.
  • Answers or directs staff as appropriate on benefits, payroll and staffing questions from any staff member as needed in resolving day-to-day or emerging issues.
  • Assists employees in identifying resources and obtaining assistance during times of personal crisis.
  • Acts as coordinator for staff and management for all human resources related needs, including the management of workers compensation claims, leaves of absence, unemployment, employee benefits, etc.
  • May be assigned Subject Matter Expert on an HR area of expertise
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.  Works with legal on independent contractor reviews.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. HR Certificate a plus.
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in a professional human resources role. Recruiting experience required. Candidates with direct experience in diversity initiatives and proactive recruitment sourcing techniques strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Experience managing complex employee relations issues and associated investigations required
  • Experience with process improvement and team facilitation strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with others including different functional areas within the region as well as national departments.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, promptness, and dependability.
  • Able to work with a high degree of self-direction and flexibility, especially with respect to taking initiative, prioritizing multiple tasks, and using good judgment to resolve problems.
  • Able to provide information and guidance to other employees in a compassionate, discreet way.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Willing to travel- up to 30% | Conserving Nature Near You
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