Human Resources Director (or Director of People & Culture)
Location: Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $70,000.00 - $90,000.00
4 Year Degree
This is a full-time, salaried position, reporting to CEO and playing a key role on senior management team for 50-staff, non-profit organization operating within the fields of agronomy, crop science, and soil science.
This position will work with CEO, CFO, senior team, and professional staff to establish, lead, and coordinate talent development, benefit administration, and other components associated with human resources and organizational culture.
Establishes, leads, and recommends systems and processes for talent acquisition and employee retention, including new employee on-boarding for a staff of approximately 50.
Leads programs and initiatives to enhance and perpetuate a positive work environment, providing coaching and counsel to personnel related to talent development, career paths, goal-setting, and other elements that cultivate a high-performing culture.
Serves as expert on issues related to social justice and DEI and their integration with organizational systems and processes.
Ensures organizational compliance with established H.R. best practices and applicable, prevailing employment law.
Works with CEO and CFO to establish, manage, and benchmark employee compensation and benefits packages and ensure its alignment with relevant marketplace peers.
Manages organizational payroll process and accompanying time-allocation system within ADP Workforce Now.
Develops and/or adapts H.R. policies, overseeing employee manual and synchronizing its content with the realities of an increasingly remote workforce, all to align with best practices and organizational needs.
Leads or participates in programs and services focused on wellness, employee work-life balance, and other programs and services associated with a modern, high-functioning organizational workforce's.
Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience as an H.R. generalist, with industry certification considered a plus
A clear passion for working with people
Comfort, talent, and experience working as a professional coach
Applied knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration, ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with peers and employees at all levels, ability to present information and make recommendations effectively orally and in writing.
Experience managing or leading DEI and social justice initiatives
The position requires a minimum of one week of travel per year to the Societies’ annual meeting; in some years there may be travel to split meetings or specialized conferences. Additional travel may be required to participate in board meetings and other programming.
Ability to listen and respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective presentations to staff and volunteer boards on human resources issues and other related assignments.
Preference is for position to be located in Madison, Wisconsin, but alternative arrangements for the ideal candidate will be considered.