Human Resources Manager
WHO WE ARE
The de Beaumont Foundation advances policy, builds partnerships, and strengthens public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health. Our work centers around three main priority areas:
- Policy: We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders.
- Partnerships: We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can make decisions that achieve their shared goal of creating healthier communities.
- People: We create practical solution that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier.
de Beaumont strongly believes that the spirit in which we do our work is as important as the work itself. We pride ourselves on excellence, innovation, fostering collaboration between groups that might not otherwise interact, and a willingness to have fun with our work.
POSITION OVERVIEW – WHAT YOU’LL DO
Your job will be to support all human resource activities at the de Beaumont Foundation including performance management; recruiting and hiring; organizational policies and procedures; employment laws and regulations; benefits administration; and professional development and training. Reporting to the COO, you will work collaboratively with the program support and executive teams to set priorities for organizational improvement and develop and implement training, professional development, and talent retention activities. The driving purpose of all your work is to engage, align, inform, and inspire employees in support of the Foundation’s strengths-based culture and strategic priorities.
Your day-to-day work will include activities like:
- Organizational Improvement: Collect, analyze, and maintain data gathered to inform organizational improvements (including the administration of the annual Great Place to Work survey). Develop and implement annual organizational improvement plan based on staff feedback. Work with the COO to support de Beaumont Culture Committee and strengths-based culture initiatives.
- Personnel Recruitment: Manage all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process (develop and post specs; prescreen applicants; manage interview process; conduct reference checks; negotiate offers). Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.
- Onboarding and Orientation: Work with supervisors and program support staff to manage the onboarding process for new hires. Orient new employees to the de Beaumont culture (including strengths-based assessment and training) and ensure a consistent and positive experience for all personnel. Develop and implement a consistent offboarding process for departing employees.
- Benefits Administration: Manage all benefits administration including health and group insurance, retirement accounts, flexible spending accounts, travel and phone reimbursements, gym memberships, etc. Track employee leave and manage the Foundation’s wellness program.
- Performance Management: Work with the COO to develop and implement a performance management system, including performance evaluations, performance development plans, and performance improvement plans. Develop and maintain job descriptions, standards of performance, and performance evaluation instruments to ensure a transparent and effective performance review process. Develop and oversee employee reward and recognition activities.
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI): Work with the executive team and JEDI Working Group to develop and implement activities to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Foundation (at both the programmatic and administrative levels). Work to ensure the Foundation promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices in our philanthropy, leadership, and management practices.
- Training and Professional Development: Identify what training is needed throughout the organization (at both the individual and team levels). Research and assist in the development of training programs that focus on creating consistency and efficiency in personnel matters. Provide ongoing education and guidance to managers and leadership about the holistic view of talent management including learning, career development, succession planning, retention, and the strengths-based perspective.
- Employee Relations: Serve as a trusted liaison and advisor providing technical expertise on HR issues to staff, managers, and the executive team. Serve as the lead communicator with staff on all HR policy matters. Monitor staff needs and capacity and proactively address any potential areas of concern. Resolve employee relations issues in a timely manner; work with COO to provide coaching to all parties and recommend appropriate actions (this includes interpreting and administering policies and conducting investigations). Report findings to executive leadership and consult with them on the appropriate course of action.
- Policies and Procedures: Work with the COO to develop, revise, recommend, and ensure compliance with personnel policies and procedures (including trainings and regular refresher presentations to staff). Maintain and update the Foundation’s Employee Handbook as required. Ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. Develop and maintain the employee resource team site and drive traffic to ensure staff engagement with both content and tools.
- Internship Program: Manage the Foundation’s internship program. Assess internal needs; recruit and review applicants; manage intern orientation and reporting requirements; monitor performance; and conduct periodic reviews.
- General Operations: Take on special projects and perform other duties as needed by the program support team or as requested by the executive staff.
WHO YOU ARE
The ideal candidate will have experience in a range of talent development and retention activities—including HR administration and legal compliance; performance management; organizational improvement; and culture development. He or she will have experience juggling multiple priorities, will take initiative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. He or she will be able to think and work independently but collaborate well with others and recognize that sometimes work has to happen outside of routine business hours. The strongest candidate will also have knowledge and experience with best practices in the field of Human Resources and federal and state labor laws.
To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
- Effective Communicator: You clearly express ideas, information, and concerns both verbally and in written format in both positive and negative situations. You actively listen, offer full attention when others speak, give verbal and nonverbal cues of interest, ask questions for clarification, and paraphrase to ensure understanding. You actively seek and disseminate information from and to a variety of sources, accept responsibility for ensuring that people have the current and accurate information needed for success, and ask questions to open channels of communication.
- Relationship Builder: You build and maintain relationships that incorporate cooperation, trust, and respect by devoting the appropriate time and energy to facilitate interactions. You relate to others while building credibility and rapport, communicate in an honest and straightforward manner, and maintain networks.
- Adaptable: You utilize a flexible approach or method to best match the environment, situation, or person. You manage competing demands and can adapt quickly and positively to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
- Organized: You plan, organize, and effectively manage to maximize efficiency and productivity. You set goals and objectives; prioritize and plan work activities; identify specific action steps and resources; anticipate problems; and develop contingency plans. You complete work in a thorough and precise manner, provide detailed information, and keep accurate/thorough records.
- Problem Solver: You identify problems and solve them. You show good judgment by isolating causes from symptoms; gathering information from a variety of sources; involving others as appropriate; readily committing to action; and making decisions in a timely manner. You work well in-group problem solving situations, understand consequences of potential decisions, and support and explain your reasoning for decisions.
- Professional: You uphold organizational values, work with integrity and ethically in all situations, and treat others with respect and consideration at all times regardless of their status or position. You accept responsibility for actions, react well under pressure, follow through on commitments, and demonstrate consistency between words and actions.
- Ownership: You care deeply about doing what it takes to achieve results and can manage your own projects (or pieces of larger ones). You drive work forward with a sense of urgency, anticipate problems, and course-correct when needed, with limited oversight. You care about results and know how to define and measure them.
- Composed: You focus on solving conflict by confronting negative behavior, encouraging the expression of differing viewpoints, identifying and discussing underlying issues, developing win-win solutions, and maintaining confidentiality.
- Client-Oriented: You anticipate and meet employee needs, solicit feedback to improve service, respond promptly, and effectively manage difficult or emotional situations.
- At least 5+ years of broad HR experience including talent management and performance management.
- Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for management positions.
- Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics, and relationship management.
- Current SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field strongly preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
This position is full-time and based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. There is an opportunity for some telework.
Limited travel is required and is typically known well in advance.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial work environment. The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience.
Candidates should send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Human Resources Manager.”
The de Beaumont Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
Publication date: January 4, 2022