POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Manager
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources 
SUPERVISOR: Chief Operating Officer
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $76,000 – $95,000
LOCATION: In office; Albuquerque, NM

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Human Resources Manager will implement the routine functions of the Human Resources department, including recruitment, administering benefits, and enforcing company policies and practices. 

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s 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; administers and executes routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations. 
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which includes recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants; collaborates with department directors to understand skills and competencies required for openings. 
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. 
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees. 
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations. 
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. 
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law. 
  • Works with benefit providers to administer employee benefits, including updating employee statuses. 
  • Provides support and guidance to management during onboarding and offboarding processes to ensure consistency.  
  • Maintains strict student confidentiality and compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act. 
  • Embodies Native Forward Core Values and promotes the organization, staff, and programs in a positive and professional manner. 
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishing related results. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required, plus 3 years of experience in human resource management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is highly desired. 

A valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of American Indian History, culture, and tribes. 
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment 
  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing. 
  • 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 delegate them when appropriate. 
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with coworkers at all levels. 
  • Skills in operating business computers and office machines, including various software applications, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint). 
  • Skilled in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff. 
  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment. 
  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action. 
  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything and continually seek improvement in results. 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee, occasionally, is required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must, occasionally, lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, with a moderate noise level. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required; Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common. Travel will be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events. 

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Careers@NativeForward.org

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