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Human Resources Manager

Posted: 10/06/2019

Unique opportunity to join a mission-based organization and phenomenal team in a new role as the HR Manager! CCVI works to prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.
This individual must have strong interpersonal skills and an intuitive understanding of the needs of an organization, and understand that Human Resources is not just about policies, procedures and textbook change efforts but part of a continually-functioning and evolving system.
The successful candidate will bring both strategic and hands-on leadership experience to the organization and Human Resources functions in service of developing talent acquisition, performance management, retention, leadership development, and compensation and benefits programs. The HR Manager will establish the strategic vision for HR and continually communicate those priorities to the wider team and prospective employees.
This position will work with management and staff members to build a sense of team while enhancing the organization’s culture and increasing employee satisfaction within the agency.
Human Resources Manager
PURPOSE:
The position serves as an advisor to management on human resource-related issues, is an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, communicates them proactively with management, and works collaboratively in developing integrated solutions while forming partnerships across the agency to deliver aligned value-added services to management and staff that reflects the objectives of the agency. The HR Manager maintains an effective level of literacy about CCVI’s strategic objectives, financial position, its culture and its external partners.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Function as an advisor to leadership to establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support CCVI’s vision and strategic priorities.
  • Work in partnership with team leads regarding organizational and management issues, including HR policy development and implementation, ensuring HR best practices are implemented.
  • Lead employee relations counseling and handling of personnel matters in partnership with supervisors.
  • Supports supervisor development through appropriate training, team building and assessment tools.
  • Acts as a key resource for managers on all matters related to internal and external recruitment initiatives designed to ensure that CCVI recruits the best candidates for available positions. Coordinates talent sourcing and recruitment activities throughout the selection process and manage processes to include but not limited to job postings, applicant screening, assessment and interviewing, advises hiring managers on reference checking and ensures new hires have requisite credentials, background checks and sign appropriate CCVI agreements.
  • Ensure on-boarding processes are effectively managed and partner with hiring managers to create and conduct new employee orientation.
  • Coordinate employee performance appraisal systems including introductory and annual reviews providing assistance and training to managers where necessary.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefit plans that are competitive and fiscally responsible for the organization.
  • Manage and advise the organization's senior management on personnel matters as related to compliance with state and federal regulations and provide guidance for employees.
  • Implement and direct the collection, approval, and delivery of employee changes to payroll staff.
  • Manage, develop, and oversee the budget of the HR department.
  • Conducts employee surveys and exit interviews and reports findings to assist management in addressing employee concerns and identifying and implementing retention strategies.
  • Executes strong customer service, both internally and externally, with tact and diplomacy.  
  • Maintains compliant recordkeeping practices for the HR function, ensuring employee records are kept current with legal requirements. Responsible for preparing human resources-related correspondence and maintaining appropriate files.
  • Assist on other special projects as needed.
Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and 5+ years of relative human resources experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting; degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Ability to collaborate and advocate for positive outcomes, using excellent interpersonal skills in multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic professional teams.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Sound understanding of human resources management practices in the areas of recruitment, fostering positive workplace culture, employee relations, staffing, and performance management.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to quickly establish rapport and build trust.
  • Proven flexibility and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented while meeting all deadlines.
  • Proficiency in candidate tracking software, payroll, and performance management software. Aptitude to build out and manage the HRIS system.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to confidentiality required.
  • Effective and clear communications skills.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment regulations.
  • SHRM or HRCI certification preferred.
  • Willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities.
  • A positive attitude and a dedicated interest in providing effective customer service to CCVI’s staff members and senior leadership.
  • Understanding of and experience with the current employment and labor relations legislation.
 
The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired is located in mid-town Kansas City, Missouri at 31st and Main Streets and serves children birth through preschool in both center-based and natural environments. CCVI provides team support and offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, life & disability insurance; 403 (b) retirement plan with employer match after first year; paid sick and vacation leave.) CCVI is an equal opportunity employer.
 
If interested please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: HRConsulting@lockton.com

Job Type: Full Time