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TreePeople is recruiting for a hardworking, organized, detail-oriented and effective Senior Human Resources Generalist to complete the day-to-day human resource, payroll, benefits, employee relations, policies and administrative functions for a fast growing and complex nonprofit organization and its affiliate land trust.
Only serious candidates that meet or exceed all the qualifications, submit a complete application, provide a sample of a written policy they wrote, can work Monday through Friday starting no later than 8 a.m., and can participate in evening, travel and weekend work as job duties may demand will be considered. Salary requirements must be included.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Effectively perform all day-to-day human resources functions, including but not limited to:
Organize and maintain personnel records for all employees;
Administer bi-weekly payroll (Paylocity), time allocations for billing, and benefits programs, including conducting analysis, ensuring compliance, and serving as primary contract with providers, including group health and voluntary benefits, workers' compensation, and volunteer, liability and auto insurances;
Administer all business insurance programs (including D&O, liability and property coverage, workers’ compensation insurance and volunteer accident insurance) and maintain relationships with various insurance brokers and carriers;
Mediate and work diligently to resolve sensitive employee relations issues;
Maintain and update policies, procedures and Employee Handbook as well as Injury and Illness Prevention Program/Emergency Action Plan Handbook and COVID-19 Policies and Procedures;
Ensure job descriptions are updated (in process) and written for each job position;
Administer recruitment process to include: expanding recruitment postings, screening resumes, conducting all interviews, checking references, making recommendations to hiring managers, negotiating salary and issuing offer letters;
Employee Benefits: Review employee benefits, make annual recommendations on new benefit plans to the CEO and CFO, hold open enrollment annually and answer employees’ benefits questions throughout the plan year. Maintain relationships with various insurance brokers;
Administer all workers compensation benefits, reporting to agency and ensuring that employees are medically treated as necessary;
Facilitate new employee orientation/on-boarding program;
Conduct exit interviews;
Responsible for all COBRA administration;
Maintain responsibility for organization compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to all personnel matters; including responsibility to evaluate, implement and manage human resources policies and programs in the areas of employment, employee relations, discrimination and equal opportunity employment in compliance with government laws and regulations and TreePeople goals;
Develop, annually review and make recommendations to the CEO for improvement and implementation of TreePeople’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters, including professional development, management training, performance evaluation metrics, emergency response, discrimination training, and injury and prevention;
In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, assist the CEO in the annual review, preparation and administration of the organization's wage and salary program. Work to ensure that salaries and benefits remain competitive with similar environmental organizations;
Develop, manage and implement TreePeople’s wellness and workplace incentives programs;
Manage organization's safety efforts, including overseeing and serving on the safety committee and working to prevent workplace injuries;
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel or other matters;
Evaluate, develop, and maintain a thoroughly-organized human resource information system that meets industry standards and TreePeople personnel information needs;
Partner with the CEO to develop and implement effective short and long term strategies to attain a superb work ethic, a highly-motivating work environment, purposeful performance metrics, a results-driven culture and other organizational objectives needed to grow TreePeople’s impact and implement its mission;
Evaluate, modernize and reorganize the Human Resources processes for maximum efficiency, legal compliance and effectiveness in recruitment, hiring and support of a high-functioning team of at least 75 employees who also manage interns and thousands of community volunteers;
Train, support and work directly with the CEO, Chief Financial Officer, directors and managers to assist them in properly managing, motivating, evaluating and effectively carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters;
Participate in board meetings, board committees, internal and external working committees and special projects as assigned by the CEO.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
Understands, believes in and can effectively communicate TreePeople’s mission.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a CEO, Chief Financial Officer and directors on a high-achievement trajectory.
Must be highly-organized with a strong work ethic and have the ability to provide strong leadership in a changing and growing organization.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Communications, or Nonprofit Management, plus 7 years of related training experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience as a human resource professional is required.
Must have a Professional Human Resource designation (PHR, SPHR or other) or be in the process or meet the qualifications of obtaining the designation.
Expert knowledge in federal, state and local employment laws.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, leadership abilities, management experience, nonprofit business acumen, and detail-oriented approach with the ability to establish credibility, trust and rapport with employees and other partners.
Experience coaching and influencing senior executives, managing complex employee relations issues, managing organizational change, developing methods to inspire a strong work ethic and excellent performance, and comfort with the Human Resource system are all a must.
Excellent facilitation and/or mediation skills.
Experience with and commitment to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse workforce.