Job Details

Director of Human Resources

Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/20/2018

Job Title: Director of Human Resources
Location: Portland Service Center
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

About Us:
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

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Equity Statement:
Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

Position Summary
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining highly effective and strategically aligned HR systems, policies, procedures and practices. In collaboration with other organizational leaders, the HR Director ensures that GSOSW is a “Great Place to Work”.

Major Accountabilities/Job Duties:

• Develop policies and procedures for effective recruitment and management of the people resources of the organization, including but not limited to: job posting, interviewing, orientation, employee relations, and employee and management development.
• Research annual benefit offerings and makes recommendations.
• Administer the council’s performance management program by training staff in coaching and feedback techniques and in conducting formal performance appraisals. Assure that performance reviews and salary scale administration is done consistently to ensure equity within the organization.
• Support the council’s commitment to diversity of girls, volunteers, and staff and conduct all activities with a high degree of cultural competency.
• Respond to inquiries regarding policies and procedures
• Develop training, mentoring, and other development opportunities for staff based on council needs, career paths, succession planning, etc. in order to provide a pathway for staff advancement.
• Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws by recommending needed changes to organization leaders and the board as appropriate.
• Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
• Collaborate with colleagues across the council. Actively participate in all-staff meetings, in-service trainings, and other meetings.
• When representing the council to both internal and external audiences, articulate GSOSW’s desired image and position to all audiences.
• Contribute to building a cohesive, flexible, and productive staff environment that demonstrates the values and mission of Girl Scouts and delivers high-quality customer service.
• Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
• Become a registered member of GSUSA


• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of six years of executive/senior level management experience, or equivalent education/experience
• Direct experience in supervision, project management, mentoring and development of staff, employee selection, performance management systems, compensation and benefits, regulatory compliance, and budget administration is desirable.
• Passion for Girl Scouts’ mission of developing the next generation of women leaders
• Energetic self-starter with a highly collaborative style, maturity and strong influencing skills
• Strong organizational skills and a successful track record in overseeing multiple concurrent projects while meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality results
• Proven oral and written communication abilities; demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively
• Understanding of and commitment to organizational diversity; ability to work in a diverse environment
• HR certification highly desirable (SHRM or SPHR)
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends as required by position responsibilities.
• Become a member for Girl Scouts of the USA
• Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a full-time, exempt, offering a salary rate of $60,400.00-$63,420.00 depending on experience. This position is open until filled.

To Apply:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT e-mail your resume to us as we only accept applications and resumes through our website. Please use the link below to apply:

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.

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