Green Our Planet is a Las Vegas-based local, nonprofit organization that runs the largest school garden program in the U.S. The program’s goals are to improve science education, conservation, and nutrition in PreK-12 schools nationally by installing an outdoor garden or hydroponics system at a school and then providing curriculum, programming, and teacher training so that science, nutrition and conservation can be taught in a hands-on manner, which is the most powerful form of teaching there is. This is a great opportunity to make an impact on Las Vegas and other communities nation-wide.
You thrive when you can build a high performing HR team and implement HR systems and processes during a time of rapid growth. Doing this with a mission-driven organization makes the work all that more meaningful. You are a confident leader with demonstrated experience collecting and synthesizing input from stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement, proposing creative and pragmatic solutions, and thoughtfully designing process rollouts through a change management lens. You are a well-rounded leader in HR with expertise in everything including recruiting/retention, benefits, hiring/onboarding, performance management, compliance, employee relations, training and development, and all other HR strategy and operations.
Green Our Planet is seeking a Director of People and Culture for an exciting new position focused on supporting and growing a dynamite team as we go through a period of rapid growth. Reporting to the VP of Finance and HR the Director of People and Culture is a critical position that will provide guidance and leadership, play a key role in driving the next phase of growth at Green Our Planet, and develop an environment where our team can thrive. The ideal candidate will be a confident leader with demonstrated experience collecting and synthesizing input from stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement, proposing creative and pragmatic solutions, and thoughtfully designing process rollouts through a change management lens. The successful candidate will also need to be experienced in employment law, compliance, and labor relations.
Recruitment, Hiring, Onboarding, Offboarding, Succession Planning
- Develop strategies to identify talent; establish and conduct recruitment and hiring process for all employees from collaborating with managers on crafting job descriptions through extending job offers.
- Manage and conduct general organizational onboarding and orientation for new employees; in collaboration with the Leadership Team (LT), develop and standardize onboarding expectations, schedules, protocols, and procedures across organization.
- Manage and conduct offboarding of staff, including exit interviews; analyze data and make recommendations to the LT for corrective action and continuous improvement.
Professional Development/Performance Management
- Assess organizational needs; identify and support opportunities for management and employee professional development and growth; work with LT to identify personnel challenges or talent gaps and collaborate to develop solutions to address them.
- Oversee performance management activities including ongoing feedback, documentation of performance issues, annual performance evaluations, and performance improvement plans.
- Provide performance management guidance to supervisors and support them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters (supervision/coaching, mentoring professional development, and disciplinary actions); provide supervisors and staff members with coaching and resources to help resolve and prevent interpersonal and team conflicts and adapt to different leadership styles.
- Identify and coordinate ongoing training for staff members, including annual trainings (e.g. workplace safety, sexual harassment), skills-based training, diversity and inclusion trainings, and other trainings as needed; in consultation with Leadership Team, design and implement a management training program for supervisory staff.
- Guide management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines following all applicable laws and regulations.
- Provide leadership and direction to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal employment-related laws and regulations; advise management on necessary actions in alignment with current employment law requirements; provide guidance and training to staff as required.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of changing employment regulations and implement policies, procedures and systems by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations/committees, to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce the organization’s legal risks.
- Oversee employee events and appreciation activities such as the annual retreat, social events, and group activities, tracking anniversaries, birthdays, and other milestones.
- Assess and advance employee engagement and satisfaction.
- Serve as HR contact for all employees; proactively engage employees to improve working relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention; communicate openly and frequently, keeping staff informed on benefit resources, organizational events and other pertinent information.
- Provide leadership and partnership with management and employees to develop, communicate and administer human resource policies and procedures that will maintain and improve employee relations and shape organizational culture.
- Exhibit understanding, sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in the agency’s service and employee population; oversee the creation and implementation of programs that build momentum for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Administer a consistent and progressive compensation program including salary surveys and market research to ensure Green Our Planet is competitive within its market.
- Manage all HR administration, including the organization’s benefits programs, and provide payroll support to the Finance department; manage relationship with benefit brokers, coordinate annual Open Enrollment, and addresses employee benefits questions; propose additional benefit options pertinent to the organization’s workforce.
General Management Responsibilities
- As a member of the GoP Management team, the DoPC will also be responsible for accomplishing department objectives by managing staff; planning and evaluating department activities; maintaining staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; ensuring a safe, secure, and legal work environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field, or comparable experience preferred; SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certification a plus.
- Minimum 5 years of HR generalist experience, with extensive exposure to benefit administration, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, and training and development.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, with a minimum of two years of supervisory/personnel management experience; experience consulting and educating senior management on HR-related topics.
- Familiarity with compensation practices, data analysis, deep understanding of current HR trends in compensation, benefits, and performance evaluation frameworks.
- Experience in revising or developing new HR policies and procedures to meet changing organizational needs, and to support the desired organizational culture.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Understanding of best practices and experience in building inclusive and engaged workplaces; cultural awareness and sensitivity with lens on racial and gender equity; experience supporting a multi-generation workforce.
- Ability to deal with conflict effectively, and to manage difficult situations confidently and calmly; demonstrated ability to coach and counsel both executive-level management and employees; willingness to make decisions.
- Strong project management skills; ability to effectively plan, implement and manage HR programs and functions; ability to implement, explain, and apply relevant policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
- Desire to be part of a hardworking, collaborative, fun, and values-driven team.
- An understanding of and commitment to Green Our Planet’s mission and guiding principles.
This is a hybrid/remote opportunity. The ideal candidate will live in Las Vegas or within a short commute (flight) and is willing to travel to the headquarters as needed. Salary range is $70-100K base plus benefits. Interested candidates please email resume to email@example.com and include “GoP HR” within the subject line.