Job Announcement – Human Resources Director

United Way of King County works to build a community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

With our unwavering focus on racial justice for all, we hope to achieve racially equitable outcomes in King County and beyond. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supportive community members who represent diverse backgrounds and circumstances will help us more effectively accomplish our mission.  We aim to a create a welcoming and inclusive work environment, and we also strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply and join our team.

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 dynamic and productive work culture for United Way of King County. This position also develops and implements strategies for staff development and engagement, collaborates with leaders of the organization on performance management, conducts organizational surveys and assessments, and provides solutions to help resolve organizational challenges.

The annual recruiting salary range is $98,500 – $106,500 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role (proof of vaccination will be requested during the onboarding process for the successful candidate).

Essential Duties:

·         Develops strategies, design processes, and leads talent management and acquisition initiatives to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent in the market and to support the growth of the organization.

·         Supports hiring managers in all stages of the recruitment cycle, including crafting job descriptions, communicating with candidates, assessing their backgrounds, conducting interviews, and carrying out appropriate follow-up steps with hiring managers and candidates.

·         Provides leadership in the implementation of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion in all HR practices and procedures.

·         Assesses organizational needs and drives comprehensive solutions in areas such as performance management, training, and staff development; and ensures the organization keeps up to date on the best practices regarding all aspects of human resources.

·         Coaches and counsels supervisors on organizational matters, performance management, and equitable practices.

·         Co-develops effective change management strategies and ensures successful implementation.

·         Conducts legal research to ensure that UWKC policies and procedures stay current and meet compliance standards and legal requirements.

·         Helps build and maintain a culture that fosters high-performance, growth, innovation, collaboration, and support.

·         Represents Human Resources as a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advisory Committee and ensures that Human Resources is represented in all racial equity and diversity matters throughout the organization.

·         Develops and implements organizational strategies to optimally support employees’ career paths and succession planning.

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

Core Competencies:

·         Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Human Resources practices, procedures, laws, and regulations (including hiring, performance management, and organizational development).

·         Proven success working effectively within a team environment and valuing and supporting team success.

·         Demonstrated success in helping achieve diversity, racial equity, and inclusion as organizational values.

·         Proven success as a leader in talent acquisition and development based on organizational needs/requirements.

·         Demonstrated success in employee and organizational development and achieving successful results across multiple Human Resources disciplines.

·         Demonstrated success at creating and implementing Human Resources strategies and achieving successful results.

·         Proven success leading organizational change and helping others succeed in a constantly changing environment of high expectations.

·         Demonstrated solid communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

·         Demonstrated success in coaching and counseling managers and employees across a wide spectrum of Human Resources matters, including employee performance and talent management.

·         Proven success collaborating within and across teams and building strong relationships with staff at all levels to obtain successful organizational outcomes.

·         Demonstrated success applying analytics and solving complex human resource and organizational challenges.

·         Proven success with developing career paths, succession plans, and staff development in support of achieving organizational racial equity goals.

·         Proven success working effectively with diverse populations and in high-pressure situations is essential.

·         Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 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.

United Way of King County 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.  UWKC values a racially diverse workplace and strongly encourages Black and Indigenous people, 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:

·         Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers

·         Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents

·         A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability

·         Exciting and challenging work

·         Opportunities 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 via the following link. 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 who are selected for interviews with all the required instructions for the interview process. 

United Way of King County values workplace flexibility. Our office is currently closed, and staff are working remotely until February 22, 2022. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as well as the overall health of our community and we may adjust the office opening date as needed. When our office does reopen, we will offer a hybrid approach combining in-office work and remote work for our staff.