Senior Human Resources Director

Opportunity Council

Posted: 9/4/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Human Resources/Recruiting

Primary domain: Human Services

City: Bellingham

Postal code: 98225

State: Washington

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

The Opportunity Council is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency serving homeless and low-income families and individuals. Our mission is to help people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director and a member of the Executive Team, the Senior HR Director is a critical position that provides guidance and leadership to all people and culture initiatves. Click here for a full position profile.

This person plays a key role in developing an environment where our employees can thrive. Familiar with the work-related stress of caring for and assisting clients who are often in crisis, they have a keen understanding of how to support and motivate staff who work daily in this environment. They can immediately put their skills and knowledge to work on behalf of employees and culture.

This position manages all HR operations and business functions including but not limited to: employee relations and engagement; benefits administration and compensation; performance management; orientation, training and development; safety and compliance; policy development for all employment and personnel operations; budget management and HRMS administration. Capable of acting at both the strategic and tactical levels in a complex, highly regulated environment, qualified candidates are well-versed in in HIPPA compliance, employment law, WAC requirements, and preferably, labor relations.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished professional who radiates confidence and gravitas as well as warmth and approachability. They have exceptional judgement, strong interpersonal skills, a delightful sense of humor and calm presence. For a full position profile, please visit:


BA from an accredited four-year college or university with emphasis on human resources management, organizational development and/or business administration. Master’s degree and PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification preferred. Eight (8) plus years of increasingly responsible experience in managing all aspects of Human Resources, Organizational Development and general Business Management. Preference given to candidates with: experience in a community action, social services, health care, or public agency with an operating budget in excess of $20 million, a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and constraints of government funding in a nonprofit environment, and familiarity working in an environment with a depth and breadth of diverse programs and services. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in leading and developing HR professionals. Demonstrated experience in implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of an organization. Strong knowledge of best practices and comprehensive experience with HR Generalist functions including but not limited to: Benefits Administration and Compensation, Performance Management, HRMS, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Change Management, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The successful candidate will also need to be experienced in employment law, compliance, and labor relations.


Medical/Vision/Dental benefits, retirement, professional learning opportunities, paid vacation/sick/holiday time and parking provided


$100k - 120k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Click here for a full position profile. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. We accept emailed applications only; no paper submissions. In your cover letter, in addition to sharing why you are interested in this job, please tell us about your experience transforming HR culture and creatively delivering results in a complex organization with resource constraints and government funding regulations.


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and full consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2019. Interviewing begins mid-October 2019.

Posted By: Opportunity Council


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