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Director of Human Resources - Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth

Kirkland, Washington 98034
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The Director of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that Friends of Youth recruits, trains and retains highly qualified and excellent staff, to ensure our ability to meet our mission and vision. Human Resources management entails oversight and organization of employment-related activities, policies, procedures, benefits and compensation, training, problem solving and data related to Friends of Youth employees. The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic business partner and is responsible for the overall management of the human resources systems and practices for the organization, providing counsel on organizational development, procedure and policy interpretation, recruiting and retention strategies and employee relations issues, and federal, state and local employment laws. They operate with sufficient independence to ensure objectivity and fairness for employees while supporting the organization's mission, vision, and values. 

SALARY: $80,000 - $92,000 annually DOE

BENEFITS: Friends of Youth provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and matching, vacation leave, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send cover letter and resume to Marla Rennie at

Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support. 

To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our web site at


1. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar field.
2. Minimum of 10 years HR experience and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible Human Resources experience preferably with non-profit organizations. Must have understanding of and prior experience implementing HR department's role in organizational development.
3. Broad knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws, practices and procedures, and current best practice pertaining to personnel administration and development. 
4. Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations. Ability to investigate complex human resource management problems. 
5. Must demonstrate excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
6. Must demonstrate leadership abilities and have previous experience working independently and managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
7. Ability to establish and build effecting working relationships with leadership, co-workers, and the general public. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
8. Strong proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, and experience using HR databases preferable Sage HR Management.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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