Human Resources Director - Temporarily Remote
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families
by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope,
courage, and the skills to soar. A not-for-profit
neurodevelopmental center, we have provided comprehensive services
for children with special needs and their families since 1962.
Kindering is dedicated to maintaining a highly trained and
supported, licensed and certified team of professionals. Current
services include comprehensive developmental assessments, physical
and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special
education, family counseling, nutrition and feeding team, childcare
consultation, parenting education, and family resource
Kindering's vision for equity is: I BELONG. Eradicate systemic
racial and oppressive barriers so everyone succeeds. Kindering
values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We aim to seek
out people from systemically oppressed marginalized backgrounds to
apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities,
veterans, LGBTQ, immigrants, and refugees.
At Kindering, people are the heart of our organization. We have
routinely been voted as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal's
Best Places to Work and we are passionate about hiring and
retaining remarkable individuals that demonstrate our values and
bring our mission to life. We are recruiting our first Director of
Human Resources who will be responsible for designing and
implementing people strategies, programs, and policies focused on
retaining, attracting, engaging, and developing, a workforce that
is diverse, matching the diversity of our children, families, and
community. Our organization is at a pivotal place in reimagining a
race equity culture and this is a dynamic opportunity to partner
across all departments to participate in creating an even stronger
organizational culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and
belonging (DEI & B). The Director of Human Resources will lead a
department of three staff (HR Manager, HR Generalist/Recruiter, and
HR Coordinator, with direct supervision of the manager), and will
support staff across our King County's Eastside campuses (Bellevue,
Renton, Redmond, and Bothell) and a small Seattle satellite
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the senior leadership to understand the
organization's strategy and goals and develop and implement an
aligned people strategy and goals.
Responsible for strategizing, designing, and implementing
leading-edge employee life cycle end-to-end programs, policies, and
processes that align with Kindering's vision for equity. The
employee life cycle includes talent attraction, compensation,
benefits, career development, employee and leadership development,
engagement, talent review, workforce planning, succession planning,
retention, AA/EEO compliance, and separation.
Lead a Human Resources team that is equitable, focused, fair,
innovative, and delivers quality and timely results. Develop and
mentor Human Resources staff.
Oversee the organization's recruitment process and strategy
ensuring compliance with hiring policies and processes and legal
Design and implement a competitive Total Rewards Strategy (TRS).
The TRS elements are compensation, benefits, well-being, career
development, and recognition.
Update and maintain a market-competitive job pay structure.
Administer compensation policies, programs, and practices,
including conducting periodic position market analysis and internal
Partner with the Equity & Inclusion Officer on Kindering's equal
employment opportunities program and initiatives to include
managing the organization's ongoing Affirmative Action Plan
Negotiate and manage the employee benefits program including group
medical, dental, life, disability, and other health-related plans.
Oversee employee occupational safety and workers' compensation.
Establish and deliver a learning and development program focused on
building capabilities of employees, management, leadership, and the
organization as a whole.
Design and implement employee recognition programs to support the
organization's mission, vision for equity, values, strategy, and
goals, and employee engagement.
Work with external HR consultants and legal counsel to address
employment matters as needed.
Coach employees, managers, and executives on employee relations,
employment laws, performance management, and equitable practices to
cultivate a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of
Keep abreast of employee and HR trends, best practices, employment
laws, DEI&B practices, and HR technologies and apply knowledge
to Kindering's HR policies, programs, practices, and systems.
Conduct research and analysis of internal organizational and
employee trends, create executive-level reporting and facilitate
action planning to drive improved year-over-year organizational
results in alignment with DEI&B strategy.
Monitor and ensure the organization's compliance with city, state,
and federal employment laws and government contractor regulations.
Communicate and train managers on legal requirements to ensure
Oversee compliance with contractual requirements from state and
local governments related to Human Resources (ex: routine
background checks, training requirements, etc.)
Create and manage the HR budget and other financial
Performs other duties as required.
Desired Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business or related degree
or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 10 years designing and implementing HR strategies for
organizations that promote positive, compassionate, and effective
cultures with a diverse workforce delivering year-over-year
improved employee and organizational results.
Proven success as an HR leader developing and implementing full
employee life cycle programs from attraction, hiring, onboarding,
engaging, developing, retaining, and separation.
Proven success working effectively with populations from
traditionally marginalized/oppressed identities of ability, race,
class, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class is
Experience managing recruiting efforts achieving organizational
hiring, diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
Proven success developing and implementing total rewards programs
covering compensation, benefits, career paths and development,
well-being, recognition, and succession plans.
Experience designing and implementing engagement surveys and tools
and performance management systems.
Experience developing and delivering employee, management, and
leadership training programs.
Proven success leading organizational change and helping others
succeed in a constantly changing environment.
Demonstrated success in coaching and counseling managers and
employees across a wide spectrum of Human Resources matters,
including employee performance and talent management.
Proven success collaborating within and across teams and building
strong relationships with staff at all levels to obtain successful
Demonstrated solid communication (verbal and written) and
Demonstrated success applying analytics and providing meaningful
Proven effective project management, time management, and execution
Strong knowledge of the city, state, and federal employment-related
government regulations and Affirmative Action Plan
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, HRIS, and other HR technology
solutions and tools.
Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history and background check
and FBI fingerprint check
Have employment authorization that enables to work for Kindering
for an indefinite period of time without Kindering needing to act
as an H-1B visa sponsor.
Proficient in MS Office suite.
Pass tuberculosis test.
Ability to show proof of current immunizations, including COVID-19
and MMR vaccine or titer test*
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The information described below represents the physical activities
and surroundings one may encounter when performing the duties of
this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk,
hear, stand, and walk. The employee is occasionally required to
stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with
hands and arms. The incumbent may be required to carry children and
materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
The work is typically performed in an office environment, with a
moderate noise level. Occasional travel to other areas of the
facility may be required, where the noise level is moderate to loud
and environmental conditions may include slippery surfaces, crowded
areas, or working near moving parts (e.g. exercise equipment).
Local travel may be required.
Kindering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. * Kindering is subject
to multiple executive orders requiring all employees to be
vaccinated or apply and be approved for a sincerely held religious
belief or medical exemption. As of October 19th, we will require
those supervising and providing in-person services to children to
be vaccinated and are unable to accommodate any exceptions. For
other positions that can be accommodated, employees must apply and
be approved for a sincerely held religious belief or medical
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