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Human Resources Director - Temporarily Remote

Company: Kindering
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Kindering
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 coordination.

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 office.

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 requirements.
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 equity analysis.
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 requirements.
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 belonging.
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 compliance.
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 requirements.
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 essential.
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 organizational outcomes.
Demonstrated solid communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
Demonstrated success applying analytics and providing meaningful management reporting.
Proven effective project management, time management, and execution skills.
Strong knowledge of the city, state, and federal employment-related government regulations and Affirmative Action Plan requirements.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, HRIS, and other HR technology solutions and tools.

Minimum Prerequisites
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 functions.
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 exemption.

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