Human Resources Manager

Posted on 09/26/2022

Human Resources Manager
First Americans Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

First Americans Museum is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Chief Operating Office, the Manager manages all aspects of the human resource function. As a member of the Leadership Team, the Manager develops short and long-term strategy for benefits administration, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation, employment policies and staffing. The Manager oversees all benefits to ensure accuracy, legal compliance and cost effectiveness. S/he works closely with other staff in all aspects of human resources, including directing the Museum's Volunteer and Safety programs.


  • Manage the salary administration plan, working closely with the Executive Director/CEO and Chief Operating Officer to benchmark salaries. S/he will assign salary grades, set and maintain salary ranges and make recommendations to the Executive Team as to yearly adjustment to the ranges.
  • Serve as a member of the Benefits Committee, planning and preparing the appropriate materials for the committee meetings.
  • Direct the recruitment and hiring of a diverse staff, partnering with management staff to make hiring recommendations. S/he will maintain a new employee orientation program and HR policies, including those for supervisory staff, and oversee the upkeep of the employee handbook for accuracy and legal compliance.
  • Manage payroll processes and distribution in tandem with external partner and the finance department.
  • Evaluate benefit programs for program design and cost, provide long-term competitive and affordable solutions for staff and will educate employees about benefits.
  • Oversee the administration of the Museums' insurance plans, including health, life and disability. S/he will also partner with Chief Operating Office to manage bid processes.
  • Manage the performance evaluation process, including identifying a new performance software system.
  • Conduct a comprehensive training plan that includes harassment and bias-related training for all staff, and s/he will coach management and supervisory staff on performance issues and other matters.
  • Maintaining all personnel files and related records in accordance with applicable labor laws


  • A minimum 3 years of experience in a Human Resources Manager role, with a museum or non-profit background highly preferred.
  • Experience processing payroll for contract, full- and part-time employees.
  • Experience in administering a variety of health and employee benefit plans.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential, preferred
  • Enthusiastic about the museum’s mission and in serving our diverse audiences
  • Some knowledge about First American cultures
  • Patient and flexible with a focus on positive visitor experience
  • Positive team attitude

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer or other personnel as directed by the Executive Director/CEO.

The Manager is to adhere to the policies and ethics of FAM at all times. He or she wears the museum lobby attire per policy and asks for assistance on any matters or answers to any questions not covered by this job description.

Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments. Inspires the trust of others. Works with integrity and ethically. Upholds organizational values.

Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Makes timely decisions.

Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Sets goals and objectives. Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks. Develops realistic action plans.

Dexterity enough to use a keyboard and telephone; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, feeling, climbing, and twisting; and vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.