Director of Human Resources (New Haven, CT)

February 7, 2020

Columbus House, Inc.

Job Posting: Executive, Full Time, Exempt, Non-Essential

Director of Human Resources

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested


Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources provides HR related support and guidance to all members of agency management and direct level staff. The Director of Human Resources ensures the legal, ethical, efficient, competent, and timely administration of agency compensation and benefits programs; personnel policy development; employment related legal compliance; risk management; recruiting; on-boarding; performance management/discipline and training.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years Human Resources leadership experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, laws, regulations and other legal documentation. Facility with interfacing with agency legal counsel on employment related matters. Customer service mindset that facilitates timely responses to inquiries from internal departmental customers, regulatory authorities, brokers and others as needed. Able to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors. Commitment to continuing professional development. Passion for Columbus House’s mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others. Experience managing a highperforming team in support of a multi-site agency with a demonstrated commitment to staff professional development and mentorship. Ability to analyze and interpret complex legal requirements and to appropriately implement compliance procedures. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong relationship facilitator with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven and adaptive environment often in the context of difficult interpersonal interactions and tensions. Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness and empowerment. Valid drivers’ license with a good driving history and daily access to an automobile. Preferred: ·Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field. SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP certifications. Non-profit exp.



Reviews and makes recommendations for improvement of the agency's personnel and employment related policies, procedures, and practices. Communicates changes in agency personnel policies and procedures and insures proper implementation and consistent application. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and federal, state and local employment laws and regulations to ensure organizational compliance. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate on personnel and other related matters. Provides guidance, support and counsel to management staff to assist them in carrying out their personnel-related responsibilities. Participates on committees and special projects as needed/directed such as Quality Assurance, Social Enterprise and Workplace Violence Prevention. Oversees the development and effective use of the Agency Human Resources Information System. Overseas comprehensive bi-weekly payroll process. Develops and implements the Human Resources Strategic Plan and reports on progress as required. Assists senior leadership in the annual review, preparation and administration of agency wages/budgets. Collaborates closely with the CFO with the selection of benefits vendors. Directly hires, supervises, supports, and coordinate a (2) member Human Resources team. Supports management in the hiring, on boarding and orienting of new staff. Conducts internal investigations on human resource matters as indicated. Recommends, evaluates, and participates in Staff Development. Attends Unemployment and CHRO hearings as required. Oversees Worker’s Compensation program; maintains OSHA Log as required. Conducts exit interviews as appropriate. Acts as the Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator for the agency Affirmative Action Plan; tracks and reports as appropriate agency activities with regard to the AAP. Helps to Create and support a high performing culture and to develop a team-based environment that motivates and inspires staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal, by helping to foster a culture of continuous improvement. Oversees various employee benefits including: medical, dental, disability and 401k including interfacing with providers, audits and required reporting. Other related duties as assigned

Supervised by: Chief Financial Officer

Salary: Negotiable depending on education and experience; excellent benefits

Schedule: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, flexible


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*Email your resume and a cover letter to

*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Specialist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519

*Fax your resume and a cover letter to 203-773-1430

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

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