Partner, People & Culture

Oregon Humane Society | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/23/2024
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: OHS Main Shelter - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $64,000.00 - $68,750.00 Salary

Description

About the Oregon Humane Society

Founded in 1868, Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest's oldest and largest animal welfare organization with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. We are working toward our vision of a world where all animals are treated with compassion, kindness, and respect. With campuses in Portland and Salem, OHS is an Oregon-based nonprofit that relies on donor support for its adoption, education, medical and humane law enforcement programs. Visit oregonhumane.org to learn more about how we are creating a More Humane Society.

The Team

In partnership with leaders across the organization, the People & Culture team supports the development of an environment where team members feel respected and included, resulting in staff who are more creative, innovative, and successful. As an organization, we are at the beginning of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey and we are investing in and remain steadfast in our commitment to moving our organization and sector forward in creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry.

The Position

The P&C Partner operates as the primary channel through which the People & Culture strategy, programs and initiatives are implemented and delivered to key partners, including leadership, staff, managers, and candidates. This role ensures comprehensive coverage of people-related activities, including performance management, compliance and reporting, manager coaching/advising for staff on both the Portland and Salem campuses. In addition, the P&C Partner facilitates effective, proactive, problem-solving with leadership and cross-departmental colleagues through developing or strengthening of partnerships and the discovery of innovative solutions. This position collaborates with members across the People & Culture team to ensure the “people needs” align with and are accounted for within the organization’s strategic initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Consistently strives to exceed expectations; demonstrates flexibility, resilience, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Maintains high ethical standards, including exhibiting behaviors and actions that embrace and align to our organization and customer service values, while treating all people with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of your individual personal strengths and development needs, modeling non-defensive behavior and openness to feedback; builds a culture of feedback and learning.

LEARNING

  • Contributes to regular dialogue and accountability with the leadership team and across the organization to review progress and course correct if necessary.
  • Utilizes data and insights to identify, understand and articulate the key inputs and metrics that tell the story of the organization/team strategy and its progress.
  • Builds appropriate feedback loops to measure if we are meeting key milestones and if the impact planned is being felt across the organization.

INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION

  • Communicate effectively to executive and other stakeholder groups to ensure they are informed and able to actively engage.
  • Liaise with and maintain productive relationships with all stakeholders, including other departments, and donors; build mutually rewarding professional relationships inside OHS at all levels.
  • Leverage our best practices externally and grow OHS’ reputation as a leader in the animal welfare space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to mid-level management (e.g., coaching, counseling, disciplinary/corrective actions).
  • Support the review of team health data to identify trends and areas of opportunity. Develop and work with leaders to implement action items and people strategies accordingly.
  • Facilitate the annual performance management process by leading performance differentiation sessions with managers, communicating performance review and goal setting instructions to employees and managers, and tracking compliance.
  • In partnership with the ET and others, enhance or redefine employee recognition programs.
  • Wellness
    • Provide leadership to the Wellness Committee in assessing, developing, and establishing measurable objectives and program content consistent with employee wellness interests and needs.
    • Monitor program budget and assure appropriate expenditure of funds with detailed record keeping and reporting to all funding sources.
  • Responsible for gathering an analyzing data to measure program success on wellness initiatives and compiling and annual comprehensive report that outlines the financial and psychological/physical impact of the wellness programs.
  • Participates and represents the organization on Unemployment requirements to include documentation and telephone hearings.
  • Help create a culture that fosters a high level of staff trust by celebrating the open-door policy and being a model of our values; provide coaching and advice to leadership and local managers, as needed.
  • Conducts presentations and develops employee communications, as needed, related to HR practices, policies and or research.
  • Develop and propose improvement to policies, programs, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of HR and operations.
  • Design, roll-out, and adaptation of employee resource groups (ERG). In partnership with the DEI Committee and ET, support the efforts in creating the conditions for our staff to live our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • In partnership with Talent Acquisition, aid in recruiting efforts, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports Directly To: Chief People & Culture Officer

Often Engages Directly With: Internal and external stakeholders and team members from across the organization.

Qualifications


Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the Oregon Humane Society.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues and working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment and leave-related laws.
  • Leadership through influence and rapport building. Ability to collaborate with others, listen to and recognize different perspectives.
  • Independent thinking and confidence in decision-making. Agile decision making and the ability to change quickly when needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate with a diverse population in a consistently informative, respectful, and professional manner.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and maintain a professional demeanor during all interactions with the public, partner agencies, donors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong and objective problem-solving skills using solid reasoning skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Work Environment Conditions & Physical Requirements

This position interacts and collaborates will all levels of the organization, including OHS staff, executive team members, donors, general-public, external vendors, volunteers, and supporters. Contact and communication are carried out through face-to-face, telephone and digital interactions. Excellent customer service skills are essential to success. Communication must be clear, understandable, professional, and respectful in all circumstances.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is primarily performed in an office and medical center/animal shelter environment.
  • Travel and work between the two campuses may be required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Animal contact and related injuries may occur.
  • Noise exposure varies and sometimes includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.
  • Pace of work is active and demanding, requiring a high degree of multitasking and ability to adapt to changing priorities while managing concurrent projects/tasks to completion.
  • Contact with angry or emotional people may occur.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional lifting and moving of inanimate objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling of carted items weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional use of hands and arms at or above shoulder level.
  • Prolonged standing, sitting and/or stooping may occur.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and address and overcome complex challenges and barriers. We strive for a culture of integrity, respect, and compassion where every member of our community contributes their perspectives and authentic selves and where everyone reaches their potential as individuals and teams. We recognize that striving for diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Oregon Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group.

At-Will Employment

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

About the Oregon Humane Society

Founded in 1868, Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest's oldest and largest animal welfare organization with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. We are working toward our vision of a world where all animals are treated with compassion, kindness, and respect. With campuses in Portland and Salem, OHS is an Oregon-based nonprofit that relies on donor support for its adoption, education, medical and humane law enforcement programs. Visit oregonhumane.org to learn more about how we are creating a More Humane Society.

The Team

In partnership with leaders across the organization, the People & Culture team supports the development of an environment where team members feel respected and included, resulting in staff who are more creative, innovative, and successful. As an organization, we are at the beginning of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey and we are investing in and remain steadfast in our commitment to moving our organization and sector forward in creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry.

The Position

The P&C Partner operates as the primary channel through which the People & Culture strategy, programs and initiatives are implemented and delivered to key partners, including leadership, staff, managers, and candidates. This role ensures comprehensive coverage of people-related activities, including performance management, compliance and reporting, manager coaching/advising for staff on both the Portland and Salem campuses. In addition, the P&C Partner facilitates effective, proactive, problem-solving with leadership and cross-departmental colleagues through developing or strengthening of partnerships and the discovery of innovative solutions. This position collaborates with members across the People & Culture team to ensure the “people needs” align with and are accounted for within the organization’s strategic initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Consistently strives to exceed expectations; demonstrates flexibility, resilience, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Maintains high ethical standards, including exhibiting behaviors and actions that embrace and align to our organization and customer service values, while treating all people with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of your individual personal strengths and development needs, modeling non-defensive behavior and openness to feedback; builds a culture of feedback and learning.

LEARNING

  • Contributes to regular dialogue and accountability with the leadership team and across the organization to review progress and course correct if necessary.
  • Utilizes data and insights to identify, understand and articulate the key inputs and metrics that tell the story of the organization/team strategy and its progress.
  • Builds appropriate feedback loops to measure if we are meeting key milestones and if the impact planned is being felt across the organization.

INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION

  • Communicate effectively to executive and other stakeholder groups to ensure they are informed and able to actively engage.
  • Liaise with and maintain productive relationships with all stakeholders, including other departments, and donors; build mutually rewarding professional relationships inside OHS at all levels.
  • Leverage our best practices externally and grow OHS’ reputation as a leader in the animal welfare space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to mid-level management (e.g., coaching, counseling, disciplinary/corrective actions).
  • Support the review of team health data to identify trends and areas of opportunity. Develop and work with leaders to implement action items and people strategies accordingly.
  • Facilitate the annual performance management process by leading performance differentiation sessions with managers, communicating performance review and goal setting instructions to employees and managers, and tracking compliance.
  • In partnership with the ET and others, enhance or redefine employee recognition programs.
  • Wellness
    • Provide leadership to the Wellness Committee in assessing, developing, and establishing measurable objectives and program content consistent with employee wellness interests and needs.
    • Monitor program budget and assure appropriate expenditure of funds with detailed record keeping and reporting to all funding sources.
  • Responsible for gathering an analyzing data to measure program success on wellness initiatives and compiling and annual comprehensive report that outlines the financial and psychological/physical impact of the wellness programs.
  • Participates and represents the organization on Unemployment requirements to include documentation and telephone hearings.
  • Help create a culture that fosters a high level of staff trust by celebrating the open-door policy and being a model of our values; provide coaching and advice to leadership and local managers, as needed.
  • Conducts presentations and develops employee communications, as needed, related to HR practices, policies and or research.
  • Develop and propose improvement to policies, programs, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of HR and operations.
  • Design, roll-out, and adaptation of employee resource groups (ERG). In partnership with the DEI Committee and ET, support the efforts in creating the conditions for our staff to live our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • In partnership with Talent Acquisition, aid in recruiting efforts, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports Directly To: Chief People & Culture Officer

Often Engages Directly With: Internal and external stakeholders and team members from across the organization.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the Oregon Humane Society.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues and working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment and leave-related laws.
  • Leadership through influence and rapport building. Ability to collaborate with others, listen to and recognize different perspectives.
  • Independent thinking and confidence in decision-making. Agile decision making and the ability to change quickly when needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate with a diverse population in a consistently informative, respectful, and professional manner.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and maintain a professional demeanor during all interactions with the public, partner agencies, donors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong and objective problem-solving skills using solid reasoning skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Work Environment Conditions & Physical Requirements

This position interacts and collaborates will all levels of the organization, including OHS staff, executive team members, donors, general-public, external vendors, volunteers, and supporters. Contact and communication are carried out through face-to-face, telephone and digital interactions. Excellent customer service skills are essential to success. Communication must be clear, understandable, professional, and respectful in all circumstances.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is primarily performed in an office and medical center/animal shelter environment.
  • Travel and work between the two campuses may be required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Animal contact and related injuries may occur.
  • Noise exposure varies and sometimes includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.
  • Pace of work is active and demanding, requiring a high degree of multitasking and ability to adapt to changing priorities while managing concurrent projects/tasks to completion.
  • Contact with angry or emotional people may occur.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional lifting and moving of inanimate objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling of carted items weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional use of hands and arms at or above shoulder level.
  • Prolonged standing, sitting and/or stooping may occur.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and address and overcome complex challenges and barriers. We strive for a culture of integrity, respect, and compassion where every member of our community contributes their perspectives and authentic selves and where everyone reaches their potential as individuals and teams. We recognize that striving for diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Oregon Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group.

At-Will Employment

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

Salary64,000.00 - 68,750.00 Annual
Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Min
64000.00
Salary Max
68750.00
Salary Type
/yr.

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