Director of Human Resources

Position Hours: 
Full Time
Reports to: 
Chief Operating Officer
Expected Schedule: 
37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Annual Salary: 
The starting salary for this position is $55,000 per year, commensurate with a candidate’s experience.
Additional Compensation Notes: 
Full time benefits include Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, generous PTO and holidays, life insurance/STD/LTD, and a 401k match.
Please send cover letter and resume to: 

Jon Hoffmann, Chief Operating Officer, at by January 25th, 2019.

Functional Definition: 

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for managing the day to day Human Resources functions of CHS and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. This includes employee relations; compensation and benefit management; facilitation of the hiring, separation, and appraisal processes; policy and staff development; maintenance of personnel files; and help with special projects. Together, these responsibilities contribute to making CHS a great place to work for all employees.

The role of the Director of Human Resources requires exceptional communication skills, moderate computer skills, sound analytical and organizational ability, fluid professional demeanor and the use of independent judgment. It requires handling multiple tasks and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team. This position works with confidential information and requires a high degree of professionalism. The Director of Human Resources will embrace and embody the core values of CHS in all of their work: Quality, Advocacy, Relevance, Respect and Equity.


Responsibilities and Duties: 

Employee Relations:
1. Maintains a positive attitude and leads by example.
2. Provides guidance to supervisors for any and all human resources issues, including but not limited to benefits, leave, performance concerns, hiring, and separations.
3. Works with the CEO and COO to create and update personnel policies as needed.
4. Maintains the Employee Handbook and acts as resource to staff and answers handbook/policy questions.
5. Provides support and training to staff on professional communication and other topics as needed.
6. Facilitates annual performance development cycle, including ensuring supervisors meet deadlines for completion.

Compensation and Benefit Management:
1. Develop and maintain a salary structure for the organization that compensates employees fairly and competitively.
2. Manages all aspects of the agency’s benefit package, including health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD, and worker’s compensation insurance products, retirement plans, and paid time off. These responsibilities include bidding, enrollment, interfacing with brokers and administrators, payment of invoices, problem solving, and answering employee questions.
3. Updates census spreadsheets for health care and pension.
4. Proposes changes to benefits package to ensure CHS is competitive and meets employees’ needs.

Hire/Separation/Appraisal Processes:
1. Assists supervisors in hiring, including placing employment ads and internal job postings, assisting with interviews when needed, and performing and tracking background checks and clearances.
2. Provides orientation to new staff, including completion of new hire paperwork and introduction to the employee handbook and policies and procedures.
3. Reviews hire packets for completion and data entry of new employee records.
4. Assists supervisors in staff separations, including conducting exit interviews as needed, processing separation packets, and sending COBRA letters.
5. Manages all aspects of the unemployment compensation process, including filing appeals, scheduling and attending hearings, and coaching supervisors.
Records and Compliance:
1. Maintains personnel files and performs data entry for electronic records.
2. Creates and updates processes and forms as needed.
3. Assures compliance with all State and Federal labor regulations, including but not limited to wage and hour, benefits, leave, health and safety, and equity.
4. Advises Officer Team on risk management and compliance issues, including not only labor regulations but also staffing, safety, and legal issues.
5. Researches industry standards and best practices in human resources.


Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Equivalent work, education, and life experience typically gained with a Master’s Degree and 5+ years of experience in the human resources field.
2. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Knowledge of State and Federal Labor Regulations.
4. Positive and respectful style of leadership.
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365.
6. Ability to work with confidential information and exercise discretion.
7. Any equivalent experience and/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as approved by Allegheny County DHS, the CEO Director and the Board of Directors.


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