Director of Human Resources

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER AND THE FINGER LAKES
CAREER OPPORTUNITY

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SUMMARY
The Director of Human Resources provides leadership and guidance to United Way and the Human
Resources department. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for setting, administering, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, practices, and identifying and implementing strategic talent management goals. This position is responsible for leading a positive culture to ensure employee satisfaction and to ensure employees live the values to serve United Way’s great mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

As a member of the Leadership Team, help to define and execute the strategic plan and goals; identify ways to support the organization through talent management
Strategize, plan, and direct the activities of the Human Resources department including; foster retention and development of employees, employee engagement, staff recruitment and selection to identify new talent to support growth, compensation, leave management, employee life cycle and employee relations etc.
Identify, create and implement opportunities to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Staff and support the Board Executive Committee
Provide leadership and guidance to the HR Generalist who assists with the day to day operations of Human Resources

Oversight of compliance for employment records, handbook, benefits, insurance, safety, local, state and federal laws, regulations, requirements, and risk management as it pertains to Human
Resources. Monitor and ensure compliance with United Way’s legal obligation to employment laws.
Develop and maintain competitive compensation packages including payroll and benefits
Develop and oversee the HR department budget and manage expenses
Collaborate with all departments and employees as it pertains to Human Resources needs
Provide conflict resolution, mediation and is responsible for investigations if needed
Responsible for maintaining Human Resources records
Serve as a member of internal, cross-departmental committees
Lead performance appraisal tools and resources
Consistently demonstrate the values of United Way. Ensure that the organization’s values are reflected in decision making across the organization.
Perform other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Deep knowledge of broad-based HR functions
Values diversity, equity and inclusion, possesses cultural humility
Business acumen
Strong leadership skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Expert knowledge of Federal and NYS employment-related laws and regulations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

REPORTS TO: President & Chief Executive Officer

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position has supervisory responsibility

TRAVEL
Local travel may be required but is rare

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ Degree in a related field with at least five years of human resources and supervisory/leadership experience or equivalent education and/or experience. SHRM or HRCI certification preferred.

JOIN THE TEAM!
United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes is a dynamic and collaborative work environment comprised of dedicated professionals who are driven to make our community a better place. Join our team and make an impact serving our region with your time and talent.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to unite the goodwill and resources of our community so that everyone can thrive. That means that our team is committed to working with local donors, businesses, not-for-profit program partners, municipalities and individuals to make this region stronger and more vibrant together.

OUR VALUES
Our core values define who we are and how we serve our community. United Way and our team members are caring, collaborative, equity-driven, innovative, respectful, results-oriented and trustworthy. United Way strives to ensure employees and external partners always feel valued, connected and empowered.

WHAT WE OFFER

Competitive financial and wellness benefits
Generous paid time off, retirement plan, and other fringe benefits
Hybrid working arrangements
Opportunities to give back to the community in life-changing ways
Paid professional development
Team events and internal committees for connection opportunities and fun!

In support of the ADA, this job description lists only the responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. This policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

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