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National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum: Director of People and Culture

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People & HR
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum: Director of People and Culture




$125,000 - $145,000 / Yearly


National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum


Misc. Senior Management

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Please apply via the following URL: https://nationalasianpacificamericanwomensforum.applytojob.com/apply/Mh4DvXQ31j/Director-Of-People-And-Culture?source=freeportal

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Job Description

- Sets and oversees the execution of the people strategy and daily operations which includes:
- Employee Relations
- Policy Development & Administration and Legal Compliance
- Compensation Strategy and Planning
- Benefits Administration
- Payroll Administration
- Employee Engagement
- Provides leadership and hands-on solutions in response to human resources needs throughout the organization.
- Works with the leadership team to ensure that HR’s priorities fit together seamlessly to meet organizational needs and departmental goals and that HR practices and internal cultures are aligned with and reflect the organization’s core values, mission and strategic priorities.
- Assists management and leadership in resolving employee relation issues, conducting effective investigations, mitigating risk, recommending action for sensitive and complex situations and makes recommendations around employment decisions; partners with Employment Counsel on all legal matters.
- Gathers feedback on employee wellness and productivity and proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and designing and implementing solutions across all HR areas in order to build engagement and employee satisfaction.
- Provides consulting and coaching to leadership and advises on complex people and organizational matters; ensures that there is alignment between people management strategies and the existing organizational policies and procedures.
- Maintains human resource information system records and leverages the use of people analytics software to manage talent and to inform HR strategy and business decisions.
- Oversees and audit Payroll processing and designated quarterly and annual compliance audits.
- Maintains current salary/compensation benchmarking data and stays updated with current compensation trends and movements in the market.
- Oversees benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information.
- Maintains a clear and detailed knowledge of the industry trends, best practices, and labor legislation and ensures compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations; reviews and revises employee handbook and policies, ensuring organization is complying with all applicable laws.
- Builds relationships with workers’ Union in order to facilitate a collaborative working environment and to ensure compliance with Union guidelines and protocols.
- Grounds the organization’s people and culture functions in the mission and vision of a social justice-focused organization and oversees company-wide communication with employees.
- Performs other Ad-hoc projects and duties as assigned and ability to serve as a key member of the HR team.

- Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in HR with direct management and supervisory experience.
- Hands-on experience building a HR foundation which includes creating and implementing HR processes from scratch and implementing and/or refining a compensation and benefits program.
- Union experience is required.
- Strong Generalist background and employee relations experience is required.
- Benefits and Compensation experience is highly desired.
- HRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification highly desired
- Behavioral Skills Required:
- Assertive and confident; adept at dealing with strong personalities at the leadership level.
- Nimble - able to be flexible and agile and act with assurance.
- Strong decision-making skills.
- High degree of HR competency - able to hit the ground running.

The annual salary range for this position is $125,000 - $145,000 - Salary commensurate with experience.
A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF's medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employees and dependents with no out of pocket costs, including prescription drugs costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered.
NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave, as well as paid vacation between December 25 and January 1 of each year.

This position is a hybrid role in Chicago, Illinois and requires 2-3 days in the office a week.

NAPAWF is committed to public health, and to the safety and well being of our colleagues and visitors. As such we have adopted a policy requiring all employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to apply for and receive an exemption.
_NAPAWF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application._