United States of America: Manager of Human Resources

Organization: Upwardly Global
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 28 Dec 2016

About the Organization

Today there are more than 1.8 million immigrants in the U.S. who are college-educated but are unemployed or significantly underemployed. Upwardly Global (“UpGlo”) creates employer partnerships that benefit from access to this talent pool. We also provide customized training and support for these new Americans to give them an equal opportunity to find and secure skill appropriate opportunities and achieve their full economic potential in the U.S. The outcome is global talent for employers, culturally competent service providers for diverse communities, and family sustaining incomes for those who were previously unemployed or underemployed.

UpGlo is a national organization of approximately seventy employees in three major US markets (New York City, Chicago, San Francisco) with employees operating remotely in other states across the US.

Job Description

The Manager of Human Resources provides strategic and tactical human resources guidance and support to the organization’s executive leadership team and employees. This individual serves as the lead on all issues related to human resources including: talent acquisition and management, total rewards, organizational development, employee relations, training and development, and HRIS issues. This position works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) to ensure accurate, comprehensive, high-quality and strategic human resources support across the national organization. He/she takes a lead role in developing strategic human resources goals, objectives, and systems on behalf of the organization, in cooperation with the COO and executive leadership team.

This individual also assists in the development and evaluation of company-wide programs, service offerings and new initiatives and recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiencies and services performed. The Manager of Human Resources works closely with managers and supervisors to provide support and guidance to support and develop staff and to position UpGlo as an employer of choice in the market.

This is a national role and monthly travel is required as part of the position. Core duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Leads and manages various human resources plans and programs for the national organization; develops and manages the implementation of HR policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbooks and policies and procedures manuals as needed to ensure compliance with various federal, state, and local requirements.

  2. Leads and manages full cycle recruiting for vacancies including internships and temporary placements; writes and places advertisements; conducts new-employee onboarding and orientations; monitors career pathing and other employment related programs.

  3. Leads and manages benefits program including cost containment, benefits design, administration and communications strategy development. On a daily basis, provides support towards employee inquiries, concerns, enrollment and coverage changes in an accurate and timely manner.

  4. In partnership with the COO and outside compensation consultant (as applicable), manages overall reward and compensation programs; monitors and administers performance evaluation programs and recommends change and/or improvements as directed by the COO.

  5. Leads and manages the implementation and maintenance of client HRIS systems and records and compiles reports from database. Supports the national grants team in compiling relevant HR data for funders and stakeholders. Also regularly updates staff intranets with forms and other communication as needed and directed by COO.

  6. In cooperation with COO and organizational leaders, effectively manages employee relations coaching and counseling. Identifies trends in terminating employee feedback and recommends improvements to human resources programs where appropriate.

  7. Develop, design, and deliver robust and integrated training and development program for managers and staff including the coverage of required training such as sexual harassment training, annual whistleblower training, and other trainings targeted at manager and leadership development.

  8. Develops and maintains organization’s compliance with federal, state and local law. Works in partnership with clients’ legal counsel to ensure adherence to applicable regulations including FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ADA, EEO, OSHA, etc. Maintains records, reports, and logs in accordance with applicable laws.

  9. Participates in relevant management and operational team meetings as directed.

Operational Support

  1. Actively participates in monthly staff meetings and scheduled strategic planning activities.

  2. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately.)

§ A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of 5-7 years of Human Resources Management experience, OR a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and four (4) years of experience in the HR management.

§ PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification required.

§ Demonstrated expertise in principles and practices of human resources management for a national organization

§ Outstanding customer service orientation to include a demonstrated understanding of the nonprofit sector. Experience working in the nonprofit sector strongly preferred.

§ Knowledge of workforce development system, human resources, or career development programs preferred.

§ Ability to work cross-culturally in a diverse environment.

§ Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including ability to communicate orally, write effectively, and present effectively and concisely to a wide variety of audiences including C-suite executives, management, staff, and the boards of directors as applicable.

§ Detail-orientation and strong project management skills with an ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.

§ Demonstrated proficiency with all office applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, ADP, and experience with HRIS.

§ Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

· This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10lbs. Requires the ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally; travel less than 40%.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hrcoopjobs@nonprofithr.com with “Manager of Human Resources” in the subject line.

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