Community Engagement

Title: HR Manual Audit

Start Date: July 7, 2021

Organization: MFS Social Purpose Works

Location: Virtual

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a nonprofit since 1950. MFS Social Purpose Works (SPW) recruits pro bono professionals for short term capacity building projects for Oregon and SW Washington nonprofits.

SPW is recruiting an HR professional for Professional Business Development Group Foundation.

PBDG’s primary purpose is to improve the business conditions in the construction industry by increasing Preparation, Competitiveness and Relationships. PBDG members are women and minority construction contractors and professional services firms in the construction industry that share PBDG’s goal. PBDG was organized by its members with the recognition that, despite years of efforts, DMWESB (Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned,Women-Owned, Emerging Small Business) construction and professional services contractors in the construction industry remain greatly under represented which negatively impacts the productivity, efficiency, and vitality of Portland Contractors and the construction industry as a whole.

PBDG operates a technical assistance program, the Construction Business Training And Plan (TAP) Center, through its Foundation, a new 501c3 nonprofit. The Center provides wrap-around, construction specific, technical assistance services to meet participants where they are and build a long-term foundation for their business. Staff also work with other nonprofit organizations and business community partners to provide owners with access to valuable resources. The TAP Center is available to meet the needs of all COBID (Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity) certified contractors and professional service firms (consulting, design, general services, architecture and engineering). Businesses do not have to be members of PBDG to utilize this resource.

Project Description:
PBDG Foundation has seen incredible growth, starting from a half-time FTE to their current team of four, with plans to hire five new positions within one year. They’re looking for a professional to help establish HR systems and infrastructure. This project will create the foundation for people management to ensure a positive workplace culture that aligns with organizational goals, support staff and retention, minimize risk and increase organizational effectiveness.

Key Deliverables:

  • Review existing HR Manual, identify gaps and potential risks, and create (as needed) people management documents (e.g. handbooks, onboarding process, employee orientation, hiring and promotion procedures, workforce demographics by job title or classification, etc.) needed for employee onboarding to offboarding.
  • Create a blueprint that defines company culture and will grow with the organization.
  • Review updated materials and processes with staff.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Strong organizational design perspective
  • Human Resources
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Process Improvement
  • Documentation

Education/Experience: At least 5 years of experience in HR, organizational development or staffing.
Time Commitment: Medium project, estimated hours between 70 – 100, to be completed within 3-4 months of start date. Flexible hours.
Resources: The Executive Director is the project champion. Selected candidate must have their own technology.
Work Environment/Location: Remote
This is a pro bono opportunity. To view the project description on our site, visit or call 503-688-1776.

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