INTRO: San Diego Humane Society has an immediate need for an experienced HR Director (called Director of Employee Engagement) with a strategic mindset.
SUMMARY: At San Diego Humane Society, the human resources department is called Employee Engagement (EE) to reflect the high priority we place on engaging and supporting employees and upholding our culture of care and core values. The Director of Employee Engagement is a member of the organizational leadership team and a strategic partner to the VP of Organizational Development, managing organizational risk and implementing innovative approaches to human resources to best support people and our mission which is to Inspire Compassion.
Working collaboratively with other organizational leaders across all departments, programs and locations, this essential position ensures organization-wide alignment with the Society’s strategic goals while ensuring compliance with employment laws and upholding ethical standards. Managing a large Employee Relations team, this position calls for an experienced generalist who is committed to coaching and developing managers and staff across the organization and leading talent management initiatives while overseeing the daily functions of the Employee Engagement department, including: employee relations, management development, new hire onboarding, staff training, performance management, workplace safety, compensation, benefits, compliance, talent management, recruitment and retention, budget management and employee communication.
We Are Like No Other Shelter
San Diego Humane Society is looking for candidates who will support our goal to end animal suffering and our mission is to Inspire Compassion. It is through our approach to reducing systematic reasons for animal homelessness that we are making the greatest impact in our community. Serving more than 50,000 animals per year with our lifesaving work, the Society relies on its 550 employees and 5,000+ volunteers who contribute their time and talent at multiple animal shelter campus locations, including San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside, and in multiple communities in San Diego County. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing every aspect of the employment experience, upholding our Culture of Care and supporting career development while demonstrating and supporting our core values of courage, empathy, engagement, enthusiasm, integrity, impact, and resourcefulness.
We offer competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain top talent and a committed staff. We place a high priority on caring for those who care for animals and we are proud to offer competitive pay that meets the San Diego Living Wage Ordinance, a generous paid time-off plan, paid holidays, a comprehensive benefits package including medical coverage, vision and dental benefits, long-term disability insurance, life-insurance, a retirement savings plan with 5% employer match, flexible spending accounts, wellness program, and employee discounts. We are a private, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or SPCA organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises and develops several members of the Employee Engagement team, including Generalists, Learning & Development Manager and others.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Will sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp, grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level, lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 25 pounds for situations of moving materials or supplies; repetitively use hands to operate computers; flex the neck upward and downward; twist the neck and the waist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, with exposure to environmental conditions that include working near and potentially caring for animals. Based at San Diego campus with periodic travel to other campus locations, including Escondido and Oceanside. Requires some weekend work, as needed, the Society operates 7 days a week.
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