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Renton Office - Renton, WA
$98,638.00 - $119,558.00 Salary/year
Monday - Friday
Admin - Clerical


The Director, HR People Practices provides leadership, oversight, and consultation to staff related to HR people practices across the employment life cycle. Modeling our core values to lead with service, respect all people, build community, and deliver results, this role is responsible for creating an exceptional employee experience by effectively overseeing operational areas of HR with a focus on excellent service, reliable and accurate practice, collaborative employee relations, legal compliance, and operational efficiencies. The Director, HR People Practices plays a key role in guiding and supporting the organization through stages of growth and development. The leader in this role brings a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion to their practice to continually foster an inclusive and equitable workplace culture. This role is in-person at the Renton office five days a week.


Essential Functions

  • Supervise assigned team members providing direction, guidance, support, and coaching. Model effective HR practices and people-first behaviors.
  • Establish clear areas of individual responsibilities and performance expectations.
  • Assign and prioritize work to optimize efficiency and responsiveness.
  • Ensure team cohesion and seamless collaboration between operational functional areas.
  • Support staff development through training opportunities and stretch assignments.
  • Manage and continually enhance the HR operations and programs by improving processes and leveraging technology and data.
  • Ensure effective continuity of HR operations that aligns with organizational strategic objectives and complies with organizational policies and practices, contractual obligations, applicable laws, and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders to support, advance, and evaluate HfH’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all HR practices.
  • Provide technical HR expertise and thought leadership for human resources best practices, employment law, labor relations, and HfH policies and procedures to reach practical and equitable options and solutions.
  • Collaborate with leaders and managers to advance comprehensive recruiting and retention plans to meet the organization’s staffing needs and goals.
  • Partner with and advise managers and employees on complicated and confidential employee relations concerns and conflicts.
  • Partner with CPCO and/or legal counsel regarding complex HR issues.
  • Oversee workplace investigations and make recommendations regarding employment action. Ensure all matters are handled in an equitable, consistent, and lawful manner.
  • Build and maintain strong, trusted relationships with all levels of staff. Provide counsel, advice, and support in resolving issues, disputes, and other sensitive matters.
  • Coach managers to build solid, effective employee relationships by offering guidance and support on performance and professional development issues.
  • Understand and analyze HR data and establish regular reporting to determine relevant trends, respond to leadership data requests, and improve decision-making.
  • Foster and maintain cooperative working relationships within the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities

There may be supervisory responsibilities with this position.


For the selected candidate who meets the minimum requirements for the role and has 0-2 years of experience serving in this role and/or at this level, pay for this position is $95,638 to $100,000 yearly, with the potential to go to $107,598 with time and demonstrated success in the role.

For the selected candidate who exceeds the minimum requirements for the role and has 2-4 years of experience serving in the role and/or at this level, pay for this position is $107,598 to $110,000 yearly, with the potential to go to $119,558 with time and demonstrated success in the role. 


Benefits package to include generous vacation/sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, short/long term disability, life insurance, and retirement account with employer matching and professional development program.

Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and will provide such opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to sex, race, age, color, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement of Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties, we build hope for all by tearing down barriers to affordable housing.  Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is unwavering.

We have a deep love of humanity and embrace all our differences including race, religion, background or identity.

We act to remove systemic barriers to sustainable, affordable homeownership through advocacy and equity by providing education on housing issues and inequities for public policy makers and eliminating systemic inequities in our policies and practices. We empower our homeowners through education.

We bring people together, leveraging our differences to achieve our mission in our workplaces, building sites, stores, and in our homes.

We build communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging.  Our support does not stop when a homeowner receives their keys.

We provide hope by eliminating disparities in home ownership.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Minimum seven (7) years increasingly responsible human resources generalist experience with at least three (3) years of management level experience.
  • Committed to working toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing services to tenants and working with HfH staff.
  • Deep and broad range of human resources operations knowledge and practical experience, including ability to apply federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Strong empathetic, inclusive, collaborative leader and coach, strategic thinker, and effective communicator, including facilitation, mediation, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate complicated and evolving HR-related policies and procedures to all levels across a complex, diverse and changing organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects or programs - work prioritization, planning, and coordination across teams.
  • Ability to listen effectively, learn quickly, and lead adaptively to deploy HR resources to address issues as they arise.
  • Experience leading and managing others through organizational changes and transitions by demonstrating focus, agility, and creativity.
  • Leadership and integrity, with comfort in making and implementing decisions.
  • Proven self-motivation, resourcefulness, curiosity, tenacity, and creative problem-solving ability. Willingness and desire to learn and to facilitate learning and growth of others.
  • Ability to work independently, self-organize, meet deadlines, and multi-task with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate good judgment, build trust, and work collaboratively with others as both leader and team member.
  • Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment is desired.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business documents, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from managers, employees and external parties. Ability to effectively present information to top management, the public and/or board of directors.

Math Skills: Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Strong computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and email. Proficiency with computer usage, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Must be at least 18 and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Certifications such as PHR, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, or SCP are valued.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 
  • The employee is required to talk and must be able to read. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 
  • Extensive keyboarding is required.
  • Sit/work at a computer laptop for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift at least 20lbs
  • Sit/work at a computer for extended periods of time