HR Manager 122017

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Friends of the Children - Portland is looking for an extraordinary HR professional to join our team. Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of HR responsibilities? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search? Are you centered in racial equity? We may have the perfect career for you.

Organizational Overview

Friends of the Children’s goal is to break the cycle of generational poverty for the highest priority youth in our community through a 12 ½ year program that emphasizes development of socioemotional assets and the skills to succeed in postsecondary programs and sustainable careers. We are seeking a talented HR Manager to join our diverse team of dedicated and passionate professionals.

Friends of the Children is at an exciting point in our trajectory. We have completed a year-long racial equity initiative, in partnership with the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and are poised to transform our organization through the development and implementation of a staff-driven equity action plan. Additionally, we have just launched a five-year strategic plan that sharpens our programmatic focus on supporting long-term self-sufficiency for our program graduates.

Friends of the Children offers our employees an excellent work environment that includes:

  • Respect for work-life balance, with flexibility in managing your daily schedule.
  • An emphasis on collaboration and shared leadership, where all staff are expected to participate in developing and furthering key organizational goals.
  • Generous benefits package.

Position Overview

The Manager of Human Resources provides leadership and strategic planning for Human Resources for Friends of the Children – Portland. Reporting to the CFO, this position is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organization's Human Resources policies, objectives, and initiatives, and ensures that human resources programs support the organization's stated values, help achieve its goals, and comply with applicable labor laws and regulations. The Manager of Human Resources must understand and support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and principles and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function. 

Essential Functions

Member of Management Team. Actively participate as a member of the management team in leading the organization, participating in strategic planning and budgeting, and making, implementing, communicating, and upholding HR-related decisions and policies. Serve on the HR Committee and interface and communicate with the Board of Directors on HR-related matters. Perform various additional duties as assigned.

Member of Equity Team.  Actively participate as a member of the organizational Equity Team to develop and implement equity action plan objectives.

Organizational Development. Provide a critical focus on organizational development needs and drive related initiatives. Actively facilitate appropriate organizational changes, act as a strategic partner by providing internal consulting to department management in organizational development, conduct organizational assessments, and facilitate succession planning and employee and leadership development.

Human Resources Operations. Effectively design, develop, implement and administer Human Resources strategies, programs, processes, and policies to serve and strengthen the organization’s diverse workforce.

Employee Relations. Ensure a timely response to staff and management requests for employee relations and other human resource services. Provide employee relations consulting, management, and oversight to the organization.

Performance Appraisal. Maintain and administer the performance management system. Lead the development and/or revision of performance appraisal instruments and processes as required. Develop and conduct training for managers about how to conduct performance reviews.

Compensation/Salary Administration. Direct all activities related to compensation plans and systems. Ensure that compensation philosophy, policy, strategies, programs and processes are aligned with the organization’s philosophies and in place to support the accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives. 

Benefits. Manage all activities related to employee benefits and 401(k) plan. Ensure that programs are developed, implemented, communicated, and administered to maximize program effectiveness, ensure compliance with regulatory/legal requirements, and manage cost and risk. Serve on the 401(k) Advisory Committee. 

Training. Working with management, define and implement an organization-wide learning strategy supported by specific training and development initiatives. Identify knowledge and capability gaps in the organization and implement strategies to reach desired level of performance. Identify and coordinate appropriate training offerings or curriculum, and track and report on training/development metrics.

Recruitment and Staffing. Manage the organization’s staffing efforts to hire and retain a diverse workforce able to most effectively meet the needs of the organization and the youth we serve.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise of HR functions and strong knowledge (gained from experience) of annual and on-going HR processes and implementation requirements, including employee relations, staffing, compensation/salary administration, benefits, payroll processing, performance management, and leadership/management development.
  • Extensive knowledge of current HR information and practices, including comprehensive current knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Proven leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively as a strategic partner, and a customer-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation and benefits (including 401k) principles and practices including program design, implementation and communication, and related laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a management team serving a diverse organization.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries, confidentiality, and effective working relationships.
  • Excellent assessment, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Proven ability to exercise good judgment under all conditions and in all circumstances.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and listening), including group facilitation, training, and presentation, and the ability to influence, persuade, and provide guidance.
  • Ability to manage several issues/tasks concurrently, and make and meet commitments.
  • Strong skills in the areas of project management, strategic planning, budgeting, time management, and organization, delegation, and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to work effectively in, diverse work environments. A commitment to equity and inclusiveness as a strength, and experience building and retaining a diverse work force.
  •  Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relationships with staff, leadership team, Board members and community partners which are necessary to achieve HR goals and organizational success.
  • Competency in MS Office, applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or related field required; or, bachelor’s degree and SPHR Certification.
  • Five+ years progressively responsible experience in human resources field, two of which must be in a leadership or management capacity. Experience as a Human Resources Generalist in all areas of Human Resources, including experience with the development, implementation, and administration of HR policies, practices, and programs.
  • Experience applying a racial equity lens preferred.

Salary range: $60,000 - 70,000

Friends of the Children is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity and equity in our workplace.


Location: Portland, OR
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