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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Home Forward- Housing Authority of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/30/2019

Home Forward's mission is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward promotes, operates and develops affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

The Assistant Director of Human Resources functions as a senior member of the management team and supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following ways: leads, plans, directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the innovative and effective operation of all HR operations and activities. Develops and implements systems to enhance the quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and employee engagement of Home Forward's employees, based on Home Forward's strategic goals. Provides strategic guidance and direction. Collaborates with internal business partners to provide leadership in organizational development projects to promote effective systems and practices and develop leadership capacity and succession potential among Home Forward's employees. Provides expert professional assistance and counsel in areas related to the agency's leadership and to the Board of Commissioners. In this context, the incumbent will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in areas that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.

Receives broad policy direction from and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.

Provides leadership to management, supervisory, professional, and technical staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned human resources staff.

Most salary appointments are established at midpoint of the range or lower. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Home Forward is committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

The position is stationed at our main facility located in downtown Portland and closes Friday, January 18, 2019 or once a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!

The ideal candidate will have any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Education: Equivalent to bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Human Resources, Business, or a related field. Master's degree preferred in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Ten years experience in a Human Resources related field in an executive position with management, supervisory, and senior professional responsibilities. Public sector experience helpful, but not required. Experience managing and leading in a unionized environment is necessary.

To Apply:
To review the full job description and to apply, please visit our website at The position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply early!!

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