Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Human Resources
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • SALARY BASED UPON EXPERIENCE: 87,990.24-108,407.52
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Human Resources Director is responsible for the overall planning, directing, controlling, and coordination of all administrative and operational functions of the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Director shall direct and coordinate personally, or through subordinate personnel, activities designed to achieve department and company goals and objectives. The Director also develops, implements, and manages strategic objectives as they pertain to workforce systems, policies, performance, and development in accordance with Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's overall strategic goals and objectives. The Director ensures that Human Resource activities are conducted in accordance with established government regulations. The incumbent shall provide effective leadership with objectives of ensuring legal compliance in all aspects of Human Resources administration and programming. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Executive Director and shall directly supervise all Human Resources personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Develop and implements an annual Human Resources and Organizational Development strategic plan that will lead to the effective administration of the department and provide direct and ongoing support to all divisions.
• Participates in all Executive Meetings and provides ongoing and special Human Resource reports.
• Leads all recruitment initiatives to include, but not limited to, position description development and revision, market compensation analysis and use of assertive recruitment techniques and resources.
• Leads all selection initiatives to ensure all preference regulations are followed; ensures that all hiring managers are internally trained to conduct interviews; and oversees all job offers are in writing are within salary scale and meet all credentialing requirements.
• Manages brokers and monitors carrier relationships to ensure the best product and service is provided in a cost-effect manner.
• Leads all training and development initiatives across the organization to include, but not limited to New Hire Orientation, compliance, Safety, Customer Services, as well as employee technical programs as identified by the division Directors and Managers.
• Collaborates with those involved with the Insurance Department and Risk Management process to include, not limited to, Safety, Worker Compensation and Compliance.
• Works with Directors and Managers in accessing employee hiring, termination and other trends having current or forecasted impact on staffing and organizational effectiveness.
• Identifies, implements and monitors employee relations and communications including but not limited to: all human resources and Sault Ste. Marie Tribal policies, procedures, standards and government relations to the workforce and external Participates in conferences, workshops, symposiums and lectures related to the areas of responsibilities.
• Develops, implements and directs all activities related to the workforce including: recruitment, hiring, training, performance, development, compensation, benefits programs, regulatory compliance, and employment terminations.
• Investigates, guides, and provides resolution activities for employee relations issues such as complaints, accidents, conflict resolution, engagement, and morale.
• Provides direct oversight of the Human Resources Department staff regarding their performance, development and effectiveness.
• Develops, recommends, and implements systems and processes to create overall improvement in workforce success: performance, productivity, effectiveness, culture alignment, and engagement.
• Prepares and monitors budget for Human Resources operations and special projects.
• Creates and implements or facilitates various contracts with employees, independent contractors, and HR related product and service providers.
• Oversees all tribal and applicable local, state, and federal workforce regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
• Develops and oversees the Human Resources Information System, processes, and records management.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with the community, visitors, employees, and vendors. There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must be able to handle frequent interruptions and must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues.
Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with an emphasis on Human Resource Management or Organizational Development, or equivalent related degree to include, but not limited to Business, Education, Social Sciences required.
Experience: Eight to ten years' experience working in the Human Resource field required. Five years of supervisory experience required. Three years supervisory experience serving a Tribe in a governmental, gaming and/or healthcare environment preferred.
Certification/License: SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) or THRP (Tribal Human Resource Professional) Certification preferred. Must undergo a Criminal background investigation done under the rules of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Solid understanding of employee related topics including: benefits, compensation, recruitment, performance and development, termination, employee relations, and state and federal labor laws and regulations.
Experience and strong understanding of HRIS and related processes required.
Superior written and verbal communications skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, provide guidance, and documentation required.
Competent knowledge of organizational development and strategic planning with excellent analytic skills required.
Excellent leadership skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to communicate with the public and possess strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community.
Able to multi-task as well as work independently and with minimal supervision.
Ability to operate general office equipment.
Strong computer background with skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Accountable, dependable, reliable, and customer oriented.
Ability to make use of time in an efficient and productive manner.
Ability to work and contribute as a team player.
Strong organization skills with an ability to prioritize required.
Ability to deal with stressful situations on the phone as well as in person.
Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making skills.
Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment. Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), internet software and appropriate storage of electronic files.
A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.
Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent.
Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees, visitors and vendors.
Comply with Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians company policies and procedures.
Native American Preferred.

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