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Human Resources Director

Janus Youth Programs, Inc., Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 10/18/2019

Changing Lives. Building Futures.

Janus Youth Programs is looking for a Human Resources Director who embodies the Janus values of Respect, Creativity, Partnership, Diversity, and Quality to join our administrative team.

The Human Resources Director plans, directs, manages and oversees Human Resources Department functions including labor relations (IWW and AFSCME), employee relations, recruitment and selection processes, classification and compensation, regulatory compliance, and benefit administration. This position is also responsible for managing the overall safety program for the Agency, for HR policy development/implementation, and for training managers in basic HR practices. This position provides regular consultation to supervisors, department managers, and executive leadership in performance management, discipline, and complex employee and labor relations issues.

The Human Resources Director is a “hands-on position” that encompasses both the day-to-day functions of an HR Department serving 250-300 employees, as well as “big picture” strategic planning and organizational development. This position also serves as a member of the Agency executive management team.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $6,250.00 per month. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverage is also available.

Applications for all positions may be forwarded to appropriate similar positions within Janus Youth Programs. Positions may vary by location, pay structure, union, and supervisory staff.

TO APPLY: Please apply online through Paycom

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying.

A 4-year degree in human resource management and/or SPHR or PHR certification is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in managing labor relations in a union environment with preferable experience leading or participating in union negotiations.

Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex employee relations issues.

Successful and progressively responsible experience demonstrating knowledge of nonprofit/social service sector is preferred.

Minimum of three years of experience providing direct supervision, including evaluating performance, establishing performance standards and expectations, and coaching and mentoring.

Prefer experience or aptitude in maintaining and utilizing HRIS systems.


Knowledge: Strong knowledge of labor relations. Strong knowledge of the principals and practices involved in human resource functions including job analysis, classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, training, employee relations and human resource information systems. Considerable knowledge of performance management and investigatory techniques. Knowledge of EEO, ACA, and other laws impacting HR and benefit functions; employee benefit plans; organizational development and group behavior.

Skill: Skill in the use of modern office equipment including personal computers. Considerable skill in the use of, GSuite, Microsoft Office, and HRIS applications. Sophisticated interpersonal, listening and writing skill.

Ability: Ability to deliver information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one and group settings, and in various written forms such as letters, emails, memos, and reports; ability to conduct effective interviews; ability to analyze information and make cogent recommendations; ability to use sound judgment in difficult or stressful situations; ability to organize and execute work independently, sometimes under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; ability to work with grace and good humor under pressure; ability to work cooperatively and build consensus with other departments; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with executive management, board of directors, colleagues, employees, brokers, vendors, and others contacted in the course of work.


Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland metropolitan and SW Washington area is required. All employees who drive for work purposes must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency, have a driving record that permits coverage under the corporate auto liability policy, and complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes drivers must also have personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). Employees are not to drive for work purposes until they have received written authorization to do so.

Bloodborne Pathogens training is required on first day of employment and annually thereafter.

Must complete Mandatory Abuse Training within the first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Must pass criminal history background check.


May involve exposure to communicable diseases, including a variety of illnesses and infections such as the common cold, TB, Hepatitis, flu, meningitis, and HIV.

May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening, weekend, and/or holidays.

May involve exposure to information that graphically describes physical, sexual and emotion abuse of children and may experience vicarious trauma.

May require working and providing services at locations other than program site (i.e., restaurant, café’, clients’
apartments, etc.,) and may, therefore, be exposed to environments not under agency control (i.e., second-hand
smoke, varying hygiene practices, etc.).

This position description is intended to give the reader a general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.

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