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United Way of King County
Seattle, Washington, United States
19 days ago


Job Announcement – Human Resources Director

United Way of King County's mission is to bring caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community's toughest challenges. Our culture fosters leadership, open communication, teamwork, and collaboration, integrity, and accountability. 

Because of what we do, we are deeply committed to addressing racial inequities head on to make progress towards a community with equal opportunity for all.  We seek individuals to engage in this journey as part of a collective responsibility for forward movement.

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Director works under the general direction of the Vice President of Human Resources and plays a key role in implementing a variety of human resources and organizational development strategies. This position is responsible for managing talent acquisition, implementing key diversity, racial equity and inclusion initiatives, and managing the organizational development and change management initiatives that enable and drive a high-performance culture for United Way of King County. This position will also develop strategies for staff development and engagement, collaborate with leaders of the organization on performance management, conduct organizational surveys and assessments, and provide solutions to organizational challenges.

The annual recruiting salary range is $ 97,500-104,500 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting. 

Essential Duties:

  • Develops strategies, design processes and leads talent management and acquisition initiatives that attract and retain the best talent in the market and support the growth of our organization.
  • Supports hiring managers in all stages of the recruitment cycle, including crafting job descriptions, communication with candidates and assessing their backgrounds, and conducting interviews.
  • Provides leadership in the implementation of diversity, racial equity and inclusion in all HR practices and procedures.
  • Assesses organizational needs and drive comprehensive solutions in areas such as performance management, training, and staff development; and ensures the organization is current on cutting edge best practices.
  • Advises on key strategies to achieve employee performance objectives.
  • Coaches and counsels supervisors on organizational matters, performance issues, and equitable practices.
  • Co-develops effective change management strategies and ensures successful implementation.
  • Conducts legal research to ensure that UWKC policies and procedures meet compliance standards and legal requirements.
  • Helps build and maintain a culture that fosters high-performance, growth, innovation, collaboration, and support.
  • Represents HR as a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advisory Committee and ensures that HR is represented in all racial equity and diversity matters organization wide.
  • Develops and implements organizational strategies to achieve employee career paths and succession planning.

DISCLAIMER : This job position performs other assignments and performs other duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Psychology, or a related field. Seven years’ experience in Human Resource Management preferably in an organization similar in complexity to United Way of King County. Supervisory experience required. Master’s degree and/or SHRM Certified Professional or S/PHR certification desirable and a plus.

UWKC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  United Way of King County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Working with diverse staff and other constituents
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunity to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

Application Procedures:

Please apply online here and you will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC application. 

***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position.***

COVID-19 Update:

Protecting the health and safety of our communities is a top priority.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely for the time being.  We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.  If you are hired for the position, you will start off working remotely. UWKC employees are working remotely through September 13, 2021.  We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our hiring process.


Core Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices, procedures, laws, and regulations (including hiring, performance management, and organizational development).
  • Demonstrated success working effectively within a team environment and values/supports team success.
  • Demonstrated success in helping achieve diversity, racial equity & inclusion as an organizational value.
  • Demonstrated success as a leader in talent acquisition and development based on organizational need/requirements.
  • Demonstrated success in employee and organizational development.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving high level results across multiple HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated success at creating and implementing HR strategies and achieving results.
  • Demonstrated success leading organizational change and helping others adjust to a constantly changing environment of high expectations.
  • Solid communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated success in coaching/counseling managers and employees across a wide spectrum of HR, performance, and talent management issues.
  • Demonstrated success building collaboration within and across team; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels to obtain successful organizational outcomes and move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated success applying analytics and solving complex human resource and organizational challenges.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with diverse populations and in high-pressure situations is essential.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and excels at building relationships.
  • Intermediate to Advance Microsoft Office skills.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57753534
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Human Resources Director
  • Company Name: United Way of King County
  • Company Industry: Services (nonprofit)
  • Job Function: Administrative,
    Employee Relations,
    Organizational Development,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Relocation Costs paid: None
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Required/Preferred Certifications: 1
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