Director of Human Resources

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 7/9/22
  • Job Type Details: Full Time Director Position

Position Summary:

 As a Human Resources (HR) professional, you already make a positive difference in the lives of others. Take that difference-making ability to the next level by working for an organization that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!  Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is a fast-paced, non-profit organization always evolving to help Girl Scout members (including adults!) to unlock their full potential.   

The GSWISE Director of Human Resources is a valued business partner who is responsible for building, maintaining, and enhancing HR-related processes that (1) enable continuous improvement of GSWISE as a great place to work, (2) engage people of all backgrounds who want to be an employee of GSWISE, and (3) support a strong and diverse team of mission-focused employees.

The Director of Human Resources role is varied and requires the ability to be flexible from day to day. Daily work ranges from strategic partnership with the senior leadership team and participating on the GSWISE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee to completing HR-related compliance and administrative tasks.  Your role will include supervising a part-time HR      assistant and supporting other supervisors with their HR-related needs. Additionally, the camp season is a unique aspect of the HR role for Girl Scouts, as GSWISE staffing of 55 to 65 employees generally doubles in size during summers.   

Major Accountabilities:

 Plans and monitors staffing activities, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, retention, performance management, disciplinary actions, and continuing education initiatives to promote a high performing council staff, including seasonal and temporary employees.

  1. Coordinates all health and welfare benefits; salary administration; employee relations; personnel policy interpretation and administration.
  2. Strengthens the organization by providing coaching and development to GSWISE supervisors related to their role in HR activities.
  3. In support of the council’s strategic plan, and in conjunction with the senior leadership team, determines staffing needs and develops various approaches to meet those needs.
  4. Stays abreast of policy developments and best practices in the field; recommends new and updated HR policies to the CEO for approval by the council’s Board of Directors.
  5. Provides strategic support around workplace culture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices (DEI).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and/or conducts recruiting and comprehensive onboarding efforts for all council staff, including seasonal, temporary, and interns.
  2. Administers the council’s performance management program; trains staff in coaching and feedback techniques and in conducting formal performance appraisals.
  3. Guides supervisory staff in the appropriate process for dealing with performance issues, documenting such situations and dismissals.
  4. Plans and coordinates professional development, across various mediums, for staff based on council needs, career pathing, succession planning, changing structure, etc.
  5. Supervise HR staff to include hiring, performance management, providing direction that results in maximized productivity and excellent customer service, and coaching and training opportunities that result in improved job satisfaction and professional growth.
  6. Administers all benefit plans and maintains appropriate relationships with vendors.
  7. Ensures all activities are in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.
  8. Plays an active role on the senior leadership team to provide strategic direction for the council.
  9. Participates on the GSWISE DEI committee. Promotes DEI across the council. Analyzes the impact of HR systems and programs on under-represented or BIPOC groups.
  10. Oversees the human resource department and benefits budget, and verifies and approves related invoices for payment.
  11. Maintains oversight of all personnel records and their confidentiality

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, business, or related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience of direct human resources management.
  • Experience coordinating and managing comprehensive benefit plans, including FMLA/WFMLA and COBRA.
  • Experience in conducting new employee recruiting and hiring, and providing onboarding support to new staff.
  • Experience overseeing performance management systems.
  • Experience supporting DEI initiatives.
  • Comfortable working within an HRIS system to support all HR processes within the employee lifecycle.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the Human Resources function including but not limited to FLSA, ADA, Civil Rights Act of 1964, WFEA and FMLA/WFMLA. 
  • Ability to understand, apply, interpret and promote personnel policies and standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to supervise personnel and work effectively with staff members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and successfully resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to mentor, develop, and train the supervisory talent.
  • Experience in preparing budgets and applicable management reports.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout Program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.
  • Have daily access to dependable transportation, valid driver’s license, compliance with the council’s policy of automobile insurance limits, and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage of the council’s business auto insurance carrier.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is required to sit at a computer work station for extended periods of time, occasionally required to stand for long periods, and operate office equipment manually.  The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Full range of body motion is required, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Perks and Benefits: (exempt employee)

  • Work with a dynamic mission driven team passionate about making a difference
  • Hybrid remote work may be an option after training period
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Short- and Long- Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual starts 30-45 days after hire, accrue total of 23 days/year
  • Life Insurance 1x salary (additional coverage available)
  • 403b Thrift Plan (after 1 year of employment and 1,000 hours worked – 3% employer base contributions + up to 3% additional matching)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Holidays observed with pay: Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday after), and any business days from December 24 through January 1

To apply for this exciting and rewarding position, please proceed to the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast via this link.

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