Position title
Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director (HRD) is accountable for overseeing all aspects of the HR function and day-to-day operation to ensure that all HR needs of the company are carried out smoothly, effectively, and align with all business objectives. The HRD oversees the development of HR strategies and collaboratively provide sound advice to senior management on all HR related matters.  The HRD directly supervises the HR Manager and helps supports the management of the HR Manager’s direct reports. The HRD is responsible for maintaining an effective level of leadership for a strong, cohesive HR team.

The goal is to promote organizational values to enable organizational success through human resources management, to include job design, recruitment, performance management, training & development, employment cycle changes, and talent management. The HRD works with other agency directors on personnel matters, salary strategies, recruitment, and employee separations to ensure all employee related functions are addressed with informed equity. The HRD contributes to the community well-being of the agency by shepherding the Diversity Equity Inclusion initiative, the Wellness-at-Work program, and the development of other employee support systems.

  • Leads company’s compliance with all existing government and labor legal requirements including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Department of Labor, workers’ compensation, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Maintains the ongoing development of company policies/procedures and HR guidelines
  • Mentors/coaches HR staff to attain their individual career goals. Takes a collaborative approach and seeks the views and contributions of others in the HR team when required
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are consistently and equitably applied
  • Works with the executive team and management to ensure that appropriate legal and compliance requirements are met while providing a proactive, positive feedback and supervision for employee relations issues
  • Provide support for managers in personnel matters using the principles of cultural humility and supportive supervision
  • Develop and replenish mechanisms to boost and maintain employee morale
  • Conduct exit interviews, and utilizes data to recognize trends and create action plans to address retention issues
  • Oversight for all recruitment in cooperation with hiring managers and HR team which includes but is not limited to creating job descriptions, posting job announcements, conducting background checks, requesting work station resources
  • Updates annual all staff compensation report and inform on salary comps and ranges
  • Provides support for annual and ensure timely filing of certain federal, state, county and city tax forms and applications including HCSO audit
  • Administers Injury & Illness Prevention program and serve as chair of organization’s safety committee
  • Supports HR operations as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, human development, or related field required; master’s preferred
  • HR professional certification (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-SCP)
  • Eight years of direct HR experience with two to three years of Director-level experience in a (150+ employee, non-profit organization) required
  • Some translatable military experience and skills may be alternatively substituted
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation strategies, organizational planning, employee relations, safety, training and development
  • Valid driver's license and access to vehicle preferred
  • Employee must be able to perform all essential job requirements and responsibilities within what would be considered reasonable accommodation
  • Current and in-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices, and federal and state employment laws
  • Strong analytical abilities, interpersonal skills, and management skill
  • Proven track record of successfully building and managing relationships with employees ranging from senior management to individual contributors from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Mastery of interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to balance appropriate costs controls within organization development
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and learning new software applications; experience with HRIS, Kronos a plus
Job Benefits

Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:

  • Excellent medical and dental packages
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • 17 vacation days in the first year
  • 12 holidays every year
  • Wellness program
Date posted
February 26, 2019
Valid through
December 31, 2019

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications.

Employment Type
Full-time, exempt
Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Working Hours
The HRD reports to the CFO and maintains regular office hours with occasional evening or weekend duties.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to [email protected]

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Position: Human Resources Director

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