Chief Human Resources Officer





Diversity Recruiters has been retained to help YouthCare find its next Chief Human Resources Officer.


Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director, the Human Resources Officer serves as a strategic business partner and is responsible for the overall management of the human resource systems and practices for the organization. This includes providing counsel on organizational development, procedure and policy interpretation, development of recruiting and retention strategies, proactive management of employee relations issues, and as well as understanding of federal, state and local employment laws. This individual is expected to operate with sufficient independence to ensure objectivity and fairness for employees while supporting the organization’s mission, vision, and values.






Organizational Development / Department Operations:

Collaborates on the development of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align personnel with the strategic goals of the agency.


Prepares a wide variety of complex written materials related specifically to the human resources division (e.g. plans, budgets, funding requests, investigative reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions.


Guides management and employee actions by developing writing and updating company policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines and communication and enforcing organization values in compliance with all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures.


Consults and advises senior leadership on a wide variety of sensitive personnel issues (e.g. discipline, hiring, promotions, return to work, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing all relevant policies, procedures and regulations.


Administers a wide variety of personnel policies, processes and employment agreements (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, compensation schedule, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to agency policies, relevant laws, contracts and agreements.


Provides leadership as a key collaborator on with the development and administration of organizational initiatives related to staff engagement/appreciation, cultural competency, safety, and others.


Manages Human Resources department staff. Ensures that HR processes such as records management, leave of absences, benefit and salary administration processes and procedures are developed and performed in compliance with all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures.


Employee Relations


Manages employee relations practices necessary to maintain a positive employee-employer relationship and a high level of employee commitment and satisfaction.


Oversees YouthCare’s employee engagement initiatives and with executive leadership create programs to positively impact individual and corporate results.


Manages the design, administration and ongoing evaluation of all compensation and benefits programs. Review audits and approve salary transactions according to applicable procedures. Counsels and advises management regarding salary planning/compensation and regards to internal equity, promotions, reclassifications, transfers.


Addresses and resolves employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while complying with applicable laws and policies. Applies an understanding of key legal precedents, policies, and practices to protect the interest of YouthCare. Keeps senior management informed of any potential escalating HR issues to ensure appropriate follow-through.


Supports the Performance Assessment, employee development, planning and evaluation processes for staff; ensure that performance reviews and evaluations are in place, timely and in compliance.


Recruitment and Hiring


Oversees recruitment and selection practices to ensure the greatest number of highly qualified candidates referred for each open position, ensures interview and selection techniques are in compliance with organization policy and procedures, as well as applicable laws and regulations.


Monitors a variety of processes for the purpose of ensuring efficient processing of applicants and employees in addressing position requirements and complying with licensing, legal and/or administrative requirements.



B.A Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar field.

Minimum of 10 years HR experience and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible Human Resources experience preferably with non-profit organizations.

Broad knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws, practices and procedures, and current best practice pertaining to personnel administration and development.

Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations. Ability to investigate complex human resources management problems.

Must demonstrate excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must demonstrate leadership abilities, and have previous experience working independently and managing multiple tasks and deadlines.

Ability to establish and build effective working relationships with leadership, co-workers, and the general public. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.

Strong proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, and experience using HR databases, preferably Sage HR Management.

Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements including but not limited to DSHS background check and must be at least 21 years of age.


This description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.







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