Human Resources Manager
HCS Head Start, Inc. is a federally funded, non-profit Early Childhood Education program funded through State and Federal grant dollars. The Agency provides services to over 1,000 children and families, and employees approximately 340 staff in various positions. The candidate for this position must have experience in administration of employee benefit plans, workers’ compensation, FMLA, and other areas within the Human Resources field. This position also requires working knowledge of Human Resources practices, procedures, laws and regulations in order to provide support, management, leadership, and expertise in the Human Resources area, as well as a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
The Human Resources Manager will also oversee staff recruitment, management of volunteers and interns, onboarding new staff to the program, staff health and safety, disaster preparedness, and will oversee the collection of staff data for federal and state reporting systems and grants.
- Work with other service areas to provide overall guidance and support in the hiring process to ensure that staff and/or consultants have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to perform assigned functions. Assist with ensuring that candidates with proper qualifications and requirements are hired.
- Conduct pre-employment background checks of prospective candidates for employment.
- Administer agency’s benefit plans. Assist in evaluating and analyzing benefit plans and hiring procedures to make effective recommendations to Directors.
- Assist Director in providing annual review of personnel policies and procedures, including making necessary revisions to Personnel Handbook, job descriptions, wage and salary surveys, and obtaining Policy Council approval.
- Provide training to staff on modifications and new policies.
- Provide personnel reports as requested to Board of Directors, Policy Council, Management Team and service areas.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
- Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills.
- Ability to design and run queries to pull workforce-related data for grant reporting.
- Ability to design and implement workflows and standard operating procedures to increase departmental efficiencies – a systems-improvement orientation.
- Ability to serve as a change agent, while respecting the family-oriented, collaborative culture within the organization.
- “Can-do” attitude – ability to jump in to help where needed, to do what it takes to get the job done.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field; master’s degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years HR Management experience. SPHR or PHR Certification preferred.
- Working knowledge of human resources practices and procedures, rules and regulations.
- 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
- Computer Literacy: Strong word processing and database skills, including knowledge of Human Resources and Payroll software.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
- Effective communication skills, verbally and in writing, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a diverse workplace.
- A passion for helping others, and sensitivity to the needs of lower income, culturally diverse, at-risk families.
- A strong commitment to quality child care programs.
- Bilingual and/or bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.