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Human Resource Director

Indianapolis, Indiana

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$61,000 to $70,000 per year

Published on 26 Feb 2021

Expires on 26 Feb 2021

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Human Resource Director

POSITION:  Human Resource Director 

REPORTS TO:  Chief Financial Officer 

UWW CODE: 140 

DATE: February 11, 2021 


Indiana United Ways (IUW) is a statewide organization that helps local United Ways to thrive. With more than 50 members and a staff of 25, the Human Resource Director plays a critical role in directing and supporting our human capital resources as we support United Ways, who fight for the health, education and financial stability of every individual in every community. This position directs the human capital functions ensuring compliance, system controls and improvements are met and upheld.     


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Direct and oversee IUW’s human capital functions to include hiring, interviewing and onboarding staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.  This position has future growth possibilities as IUW explores launching a “HR Lite” program for local United Ways in Indiana and throughout the United Way Network.   

All IUW leaders, work collaboratively to achieve and /or exceed the Vision 2027 performance targets while fostering a work environment centered on core values and staff development and staff key IUW Board Committees.   



  • Understand and execute the organizations human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.  

  • Provides support and guidance to management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations. Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations. 

  • Develops organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives. 



  • Manages the talent acquisition process in line with IUW’s vision and core values.  To include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants collaborating with hiring managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings. 

  • Standardizes employee/intern/consultant processes (onboarding, performance review, and off boarding) incorporating DEI guiding principles and offering exceptional employee/customer service. 

  • Leverage and oversee consultants/employee staffing contracts as needed and budget supports.  


  • Oversee and implement the ADP system incorporating best practice automation processes to streamline employee record management (to include onboarding, payroll/benefit tracking, and employee performance aligned with organizational goals). 

  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. Manage and ensure payroll, employee benefits and regulatory /compliance systems are in place and fully operational automating as possible. 

  • Direct and manage the IUW Employee Handbook fostering an “employer of choice” work environment that is culturally astute and embraces diversity and inclusion practices with the IUW Leadership Team.   


  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities, supports IUW’s DEI Roadmap, and further fosters IUW’s vision and core values for employees in collaboration with the VP of Organizational Development and the IUW Learning Team. 

  • Oversee the Gallop StrengthsFinder and DiSC assessment tools and provide coaching and insights for IUW’s Leadership Team, supervisors, and employees.   

  • Foster an environment of “Crucial Conversations” and perception awareness 


  • Maintains compliance and knowledge with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices related to talent management; reviews/writes policies and practices to maintain compliance. 

  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values. 

  • Manages and enforces official employee file retention; standardizes job description; and establishes IUW salary ranges in relation with industry standards and the United Way Worldwide “Human Capital Study”. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 




  • Ability to organize and coordinate many complex tasks and projects at once. Ability to develop and require use of staff systems to assess and drive progress on key projects and initiatives.  

  • Knowledgeable in nonprofit human resources and unwavering ability to remain in compliance with government and philanthropic regulations.   

  • Strong rapport with member CEOs, staff and Board members. Ability to present and interact with any key audience without supervision, regular use of judgment and discernment in communication. 

  • High degree of confidentiality, decision making, and creative skills.  



Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required.   

  • A minimum of five years of human resource management experience preferred.  

  • SHRM or HRCI certification highly desired. 

  • ADP proficiency desirable, HRIS experience is necessary. 

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, ability to support and empower staff through organizational change management.    

  • Knowledgeable and /or certified to administer DiSC, Gallup StrengthsFinder, and Five Dysfunctions of Teams preferred; experience with organization assessment tools required. 

  • Work within a team-based environment and build and maintain relationships across diverse staff, board, and members. 

  • Entrepreneurial thinking and ability to build innovative services to meet customer needs. 

  • Heightened ability to discern and execute independent judgement. Problem solver. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication and experience. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications to include Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel and able to execute at an intermediate or above level.  



Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 

  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems 


Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

  • Moderate level of mental and/or visual fatigue and/or eyestrain may result from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time and moderate office noise level.  

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.  

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 

  • Moderate level of stress caused from tight deadlines.  

  • Work outside of normal business hours.  

  • Potential in-state and out-of-state travel, access to own transportation, and valid driver's license are required. 


The following workplace competencies have been identified by IUW as required by all: 

  • demonstrate integrity by being accountable for actions, keeping commitments, and speaking honestly and truthfully with others 

  • demonstrate a continuous improvement work ethic 

  • demonstrate a commitment to individual and team-based assignments  

  • demonstrate quality assurance by producing accurate and thorough work 

  • demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with others 

  • demonstrate valuing the diversity of others’ opinions and experiences 

  • demonstrate sound reasoning and good common sense 

  • demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations 

  • demonstrate a willingness to develop self, fellow staff members, volunteers, and community 

  • demonstrate active participation in departmental, team, and full-staff meetings 


Please submit a cover letter and resume to   


Indiana United Ways is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.