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Corporate Human Resources Director (Human Resources Director)

San Felipe Enterprise

San Felipe, New Mexico 87001
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Full Time
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Development
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Job Details

The San Felipe Enterprises HR Director provides leadership and management to ensure that each enterprise is staffed with adequate and capable personnel leading to the success and sustainability of the San Felipe Enterprises.  As a member of the Executive Management Team, s/he plans, develops, and implements short and long-term personnel strategies, goals and objectives with the E-Board, enterprise leadership teams, and tribal leadership.  S/he is responsible for the operational oversight of the human resource department serving each enterprise and non-enterprise departments and works to attain the corporate vision, achieve the corporate mission, and demonstrate the corporate values.

 The HR Director works with enterprise leadership to implement an organizational culture which promotes personnel accountability, effective operations, financial profitability, and legal compliance by providing leadership and guidance throughout the San Felipe Enterprises Employment Life Cycle.  S/he works with enterprise and departmental leadership to ensure effective organizational structures are established; annual staffing plans are developed; position descriptions accurately reflect essential duties, responsibilities, and qualifications; each position is staffed with qualified personnel; and all personnel have been properly on-boarded, trained, coached, and held accountable for performance through timely performance feedback. S/he is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing an effective succession planning system.  S/he provides enterprise leadership and the E-Board with regular reports related to personnel management.


The HR Director is expected to serve as a public relations ambassador for San Felipe Enterprises and must be courteous and helpful to all customers.  Other duties may be directed by the E-Board.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each job duty and responsibility listed below.

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of personnel strategies, goals and objectives for each enterprise.  Confer with the E-Board and enterprise general managers to formulate and execute action plans for achieving these strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to assure that the San Felipe Enterprises is in compliance with applicable federal, state or tribal employment laws and regulations. This could include federal wage and hour laws, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, OSHA, fair employment practice laws and tribal labor laws. Develop and maintain an affirmative action program; file EEO-1 annually and maintains records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations. Consult with legal counsel and the E-Board as appropriate on these matters.
  • Develop, implement and maintain personnel policies and procedures which are consistent with the vision, mission and values of the San Felipe Enterprises and comply with applicable requirements of governmental entities, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), San Felipe Tribal Gaming Ordinance, and other relevant regulations.  Seek approval from the E-Board and general manager regarding all policy adoptions and changes.
  • Develop, implement and maintain key human resources systems, initiatives and processes.  This includes implementing the San Felipe Enterprises Employment Life Cycle; interpreting and enforcing policies and procedures with employees; serving as an internal consultant for management; and maintaining a complete employee record keeping system ensuring the accurate and timely processing of personnel management transactions.  This also includes annual review and recommendations for personnel policy and procedure changes to enterprise management and the E-Board, communication of changes to the employees, and updates to the San Felipe Enterprises Employee Handbook.
  • Plan, organize, and control all activities of the HR Department including the development of the department’s plan of operation, capital outlay budget and operating budget.
  • Hire HR Department personnel and provide direction, guidance, support, and delegate authority so they perform job duties and responsibilities which support the achievement of organizational performance goals and objectives.  Evaluate staff performance per personnel policies, administer disciplinary actions if necessary, and provide for departmental succession planning.
  • Develop and maintain a sound employee relations program to include employee communications, a conflict resolution system and a grievance process.  This should be accomplished through employee presentations, individual or departmental coaching sessions, effective performance evaluations, a training and development program, and a recognition and reward program. This should also include succession planning and providing for career advancement opportunities.
  • Assist executive management and the E-Board in the annual review, preparation and administration of a competitive and cost effective compensation and benefits program that utilizes objective criteria to establish forms of compensation, salary ranges, rates of compensation, and an employee profit-sharing program [?].  This should include serving as the health, dental and vision benefits administrator to ensure these programs address the needs of employees while keeping San Felipe Enterprises competitive with other organizations.  This should also include conducting salary surveys, monitoring the performance improvement program and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Work closely with the Corporate Finance Director to process payroll for employees.
  • Study short- and long-range economic trends and project personnel strategies toward market growth, expansion, or diversifying with new enterprises.  Project financial requirements for these activities.
  • Assist with the budgeting process by analyzing past, present, and future personnel requriement for each enterprise.
  • Provide various levels of enterprise leadership with personnel dashboards showing key performance indicators they are responsible for.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly, mid-year, and annual employment related reports to management such as turnover statistics, employee satisfaction surveys, benefits utilization reports and tribal member employment statistics.  Maintain San Felipe Enterprise organization charts and employee directory.
  • The E-Board may direct other duties as required.
  • Travel for business purpose is required.
  • Must be presentable when reporting to work, wearing appropriate business attire, and practice good personal hygiene.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and the E-Board.
  • Must possess good to excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex or unwelcome information courteously and helpfully to employees and guests.  This includes the ability to remain calm and rational in stressful situations.  S/he must absolutely be confidentially oriented.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.
  • Must be able to train and direct people as they work and identify the best people for the job; must be able to manage his/her own time and the time of others.


Note: This listing is not all-inclusive, other specialized training or certifications may be required.



  • A bachelor's degree with 10 years of management experience, OR
  • A master's degree in Human Resources with four years Human Resources experience, OR
  • Five years of Human Resources experience and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The work schedule may be variable (7/24/365) and the employee may occasionally deal with angry or hostile individuals.  Individual must successfully pass a Drug/Alcohol Test and background investigation.

Tribal Preference:  San Felipe Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer with Tribal Preference policies [?]. All applicants are considered on the basis of their ability to perform the job without regard to individual race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other protected status.


Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level and type of work performed by the incumbent hired to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands and skills required of the employee.  Position descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.  Management reserves the right to add, delete or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This position description supersedes earlier versions.  

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