Seeking an experienced HR Director with outstanding people skills to manage our personnel and ensure that our human resources programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall organization’s objectives. Duties for the HR Director will include supervising HR personnel, compassionately addressing employee grievances and feedback, supporting employee development, enhancing job satisfaction, designing onboarding procedures, implementing HR strategies that support organizational objectives, forecasting staffing needs, recruiting, maintaining personnel records, managing budgets, designing accountability mechanisms, and overseeing overall personnel needs.
The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, effective and compassionate communication skills, knowledge of labor regulations and HR practices, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The exceptional HR Director should improve HR processes, implement strategies that support business growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations among all team members, manage job satisfaction, attract the best recruits, and promote the organization’s values.
HR Director Responsibilities:
- Developing and implementing human resources policies.
- Supporting strategic objectives.
- Recruiting and onboarding new team members.
- Implementing contracts and agreements.
- Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
- Managing staff wellness and performance reviews.
- Motivating and supporting current staff.
- Maintaining personnel records.
- Handling employee benefits. (Future goal)
- Identifying staffing needs and creating job descriptions.
- Designing and directing training programs.
HR Director Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Highly organized.
- Superior interpersonal skills.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Budget management experience.
- Strong people skills.
- Knowledge of labor laws and regulations.
- Computer literacy. (Microsoft office is helpful)
Message from current HR Director, Ashley Sanchez:
Several months after leaving my HR career of almost 15 years to be a stay at home mom (SAHM), I was starting to miss something to call my own (besides playing superheroes and doing laundry!). A good friend of mine, who served on the Board of Directors for The Avalon Foundation (TAF), introduced me to the organization and Deb Ayres, President. After speaking with Deb and hearing more about TAF, I knew without a doubt this was something I wanted to be a part of. Not only could I be involved with a philanthropic organization, I could also keep my HR skills current. And, as my young boys (ages 5 and 7) grew older, then they could become involved too!
One of the best parts of being a SAHM and being involved with TAF is the flexibility. Almost all of my time spent on TAF responsibilities was when I didn’t have mom-responsibilities. And, Deb is incredibly understanding! She told me from the beginning to be honest about my commitment level and workload. Sometimes, I didn’t meet deadlines… but I always kept her in the loop and we could then work something else out. I was able to make the HR Director role exactly what I wanted it to be, with direction and guidance from Deb.
As TAF navigated through the pandemic and shifted our goals, we did a skills and interest assessment of current Board members to ensure the right people were involved with aligning responsibilities. As recruitment needs arose, I worked to formalize job descriptions and help wanted ads. I also worked to create standard operating procedures related to HR.
Unfortunately, my husband’s career is forcing my family to relocate to the Cleveland area. With this change, I have decided to step out of the HR Director role but still stay involved with TAF as the Board Secretary. Being involved with TAF has been rewarding, exciting and also challenging (in a good way). I look forward to continuing my relationship with this incredible organization.
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One of the best parts of being a stay-at-home-mom and being involved with TAF is the flexibility. Almost all of my time spent on TAF responsibilities was when I didn’t have mom-responsibilities. And, Deb is incredibly understanding! She told me from the beginning to be honest about my commitment level and workload. Sometimes, I didn’t meet deadlines… but I always kept her in the loop and we could then work something else out. I was able to make the HR Director role exactly what I wanted it to be, with direction and guidance from Deb.