Director of Human Resources

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Job Description

The Director of Human Resources provides support and HR Leadership to an employee population of over 475 (full-time & part-time) employees.  Among the important qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate is a self-starter, has great energy, and is able to create and maintain a caring and trusting work culture so that we can achieve our goal as an employer of choice. The Merrimack Valley YMCA focuses on providing an environment that celebrates diversity, advances equity, and reflects inclusion for all, both inside and outside of our walls. 

Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director of Human Resources executes activities to maximize the strategic use of Human Resources and maintains functions such as recruitment and onboarding, performance management, HRIS processing, employee reporting and transactions, maintaining employee files and records, assisting with employees relations and employee experience, administering company policies and compliance, and benefits and wellness programs to create a positive work place culture.  This position is responsible for maintaining an accurate HRIS and attention to detail is critical.  The ideal candidate is seeking a future and advancement in a Human Resources related role.

The Merrimack Valley YMCA operates four branches:  Andover Branch, Lawrence Branch, Methuen Branch as well as our Camping Services Branch.  We have an amazing staff of over 475 (full-time & part-time) who every day, make a difference in our 

  • 4+ years’ experience in HR, Finance, Office Setting
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred – not required in lieu of years of experience
  • Experience with HRIS systems - either as a payroll processor or someone who has managed staff with timekeeping, payroll, etc.  Experience with PAYCOM highly desirable
  • Emotional maturity to handle significant items of a confidential nature. Must be able to meet deadlines and handle oneself professionally during difficult situations
  •  Passionate people focus and desire to resolve issues
  •  Desire to learn, grow, and contribute to creative solution
  • Stong attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Strong technology proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, verbal, and written – Bi-lingual/Spanish speaking a plus. 
Essential Functions
  • Recruitment:  Administer New Hire Onboarding Data Entry into our HRIS – PAYCOM
  • Assist with benefit enrollment in various employee benefits program activity including the processing of life event changes to employee enrollments and participation in administration duties related to annual open enrollment.
  • Track and monitor employee performance appraisal program.
  • Assist with Training & Development of staff.
  • Maintain and update human resource documents, filings, reporting and legal updates.
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of our monthly Staff Newsletter by developing employee communications for human resources topics and announcements.
  • Assist in activities related to celebration of our employees via recognition program(s)
  • Provide administrative assistance and manage projects as assigned by the CHRO.
Required Certifications

PHR - Preferred