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Thank you for your interest in employment with Friends of the Children. We have a strong commitment to provide a workplace free of alcohol and illegal drugs. It is our intention to provide a healthy and safe workplace for all of our employees as well as maintaining an environment conducive to excellent service to our many constituencies: children, their families, coworkers, community partners, donors and vendors. In keeping with this commitment, we have a policy prohibiting illegal drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

A condition of employment with Friends of the Children is successful completion of drug testing performed on samples of urine provided by the candidate. These samples are tested for the presence of drugs that may be illegal or adversely affect job performance.

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Friends of the Children – Portland has a rare and exciting opportunity for one special HR professional. Our mission is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community. We put children first; build relationships on love; commit to empowerment; pursue goals relentlessly; and demand equity. We are seeking candidates who share our values.

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and managing all aspects of Friends of the Children – Portland’s human resources policies, practices, and operations. The role is both strategic and tactical. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to the Executive Director and serving as a trusted advisor to the entire leadership team, the Human Resources Manager ensures a culture of performance excellence, equity and learning where all employees flourish in support of the mission and exemplify our core values.  This position enhances organizational effectiveness by acting as an internal consultant and coach to all employees and managers on an individual, team, and/or organization-wide basis.

If you have a passion for human resources and giving back to our community, then we invite you to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager at Friends of the Children ( Your time will be divided between our Morris Street and Rockwood locations.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Lead the development of policies, practices and culture that support positive employee relations and performance that advance the organization’s commitment to employees and equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide advice and counsel managers and staff on Human Resources policies and procedures, employee relations, coaching and discipline, promotions, terminations, hiring practices and other personnel actions.
  • Maintain and update the employee manual and other policy manuals, ensuring the organization’s compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations, and work with other managers and staff to develop policies to meet organizational needs.
  • Ensure that human resources policies, direction, and standards are established and clearly communicated across the organization. 
  • Manage all unemployment, workers compensation, BOLI or other legal claims or actions, and oversee the administration of leaves of absence, ensuring compliance with internal policy and external laws and regulations.
  • Review and approve bi-monthly payroll.
  • Provide employee relations consulting, management and oversight.
  • Assist managers in setting clear expectations, coaching, performance evaluation, corrective action, and employment termination.
  • Review employee complaints and other personnel-related situations.
  • Conduct investigations, make recommendations for action(s), and ensure appropriate resolution and follow-up.
  • Direct all activities related to compensation plans, salary administration, and implementation of the organization’s compensation structure.
  • Negotiate benefits coverages, services, and costs with carriers and brokers. Work to ensure the organization’s benefits coverage is competitive while balancing cost, risk and need for administrative ease.
  • Ensure that benefits programs comply with all regulatory/legal requirements.
  • Manage all activities related to employee benefits and 401(k) plan.
  • Provide updates on 401(k) enrollment and termination activity to the COO and 401(k) Advisory Committee.
  • Develop and implement a diverse set of recruitment processes, tools, and strategies that support the sourcing, attraction, and retention of high-caliber, diverse candidates (including referral generation, internal promotions, external sourcing, ad placement, networking, university relations and recruitment, internships, and collaboration with select external third parties).
  • Build the infrastructure to attract, hire, nurture, and reward employees, and cultivate a culture that helps to retain and leverage existing talent.
  • Manage all recruiting related regulatory and legal compliance, and other staffing related administration.

To be successful, you must bring:

  • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or related field; or, bachelor’s degree and professional HR Certification.
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in human resources, two of which must be in a leadership or management capacity.
  • Experience as a Human Resources Generalist covering all areas of Human Resources, including experience with the development, implementation, and administration of HR policies, practices, and programs.
  • Experience applying an equity lens to the administration of human resources as well as championing diversity and inclusionary practices.

Additionally, you must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter explaining how and why you are the best candidate for this critical role.

Full time, FLSA Exempt

Besides the opportunity to enhance your career and make a real difference in the lives of our most vulnerable youth, we offer a starting salary range of $68,092 - $85,000 in addition to a rich collection of comprehensive benefits. We pay the full cost for our employees’ portion of benefits. We also offer a 401(k) with match. 

Location: Portland, OR
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