Helios HR

  • HR Manager

    Job Locations US-DC
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Helios HR is excited to partner with our client, a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities since 1998, in their search for a Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the overall management, strategic planning, administration, coordination and compliance of the Human Resources function.


    The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the following areas of Human Resources to include but are not limited to:  recruitment and selection; on-boarding; training; benefit management; compliance; coaching and counseling and appropriate disciplinary action of staff.  The Human Resources Manager position is a full-time role and will be based in Washington, DC. 


    Our client’s unique approach provides those they support with the critical services needed to set attainable goals and develop action plans toward maintaining stable, safe and affordable housing, gaining sustainable employment and living the lives they want, within their community.


    • Develops department goals, objectives and systems and establishes department measurement goals
    • Advise managers on organizational policy matters and recommend needed changes
    • Handles all employee relation matters and conducts all workplace investigations
    • Provides counsel and coaching for managers and executive management team; supports current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and retention of staff
    • Manages and evaluates performance management process to include tracking, training, and analyzing evaluations to identify trends and make future recommendations
    • Manages and oversees Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS, Applicant Tracking System, Timekeeping System, etc.) to ensure compliance and processes are followed
    • Manages employment separations by creating proper documentation; terminating them in all applicable systems; communicating information to staff; and processing unemployment claims for involuntary separations
    • Handles reporting of all worker’s compensation claims; tracking; administers return to work program; and assists in identifying ways to reduce risk
    • Manages the Human Resources team and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department
    • Plans, directs, supervises and coordinates work activities of staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations and employee relations
    • Oversees training programs and benefits administration
    • Provides oversight on new employee orientation and onboarding
    • Attends applicable staff meetings at administrative office and off-site locations
    • Interprets and explains human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards or regulations  
    • Annually reviews and makes recommendations to Executive Management for improvement of organization’s policies, procedures, and practices on employee matters
    • Update Employee Handbook as needed and responsible for creation and distribution of employee memos 
    • Ensures accurate and timely filing of any local or federal required reporting to include, but not limited to; ACA, OSHA, First Source, DOES, DHCF, etc.
    • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization’s compliance with federal and state legislation pertaining to all employee matters 
    • Analyze organization’s Human Resources metrics to determine recruitment and retention trends and implement interventions to improve retention and organizational goals   
    • Maintains University contacts throughout the DMV and participates in job fairs, and related opportunities
    • Represents organization at employee-related hearings and investigations
    • Represents organization on committees and special project and communicates in a respectful and professional
    • Maintains a positive and professional work relationship with staff, persons supported, families, co-workers, and external professionals


    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Human resources, Business, or Organizational Development or equivalent with Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions
    • Minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience including previous experience in coaching and counseling
    • Professional and/or personal experience with people with disabilities and/or experience in social services
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with people of all levels and backgrounds
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm with people
    • PHR or SPHR Certification preferre
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check
    • Ability to lift, move, or assist non-ambulatory people and/or weights with a minimum of 60 lbs.


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