Director of Human Resources

  • Location: Hybrid North Liberty or Altoona Iowa

    Employment Type: Full Time

    Department: Human Resources

    Exemption Status: Exempt

    OSHA Category: II

  • Position Overview:

    Organizational Overview:

    Our organization is dedicated to transforming lives and inspiring all to donate life. We are a family of professionals working together to increase awareness around the need for organ and tissue donors alongside nurturing and guiding our families throughout the gift of life. We facilitate the recovery of organs, tissues, and corneas in Iowa. We honor donors and support donor families at the time of donation and on a continuing basis.

    We believe in going above and beyond to support donor families during and after the donation process. Our core values are what guide us, allow us to excel at serving our community, and keep our culture at Iowa Donor Network alive.

    Position Overview:

    The Director of Human Resources is a strategic partner who takes initiative, makes connections with people, and motivates and inspires them to achieve results. The incumbent is responsible for creating IDN’s HR Center of Excellence focusing on effective implementation of systems and processes for workforce planning, recruitment, onboarding, performance management and development, employee health and safety, compensation and benefits, payroll, engagement, and inclusion. Not satisfied with the ordinary, this position seeks to stay ahead of emerging human resources trends and best practices to make IDN an employer of choice while ensuring compliance with employment law and regulations.

  • Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree human resources management, or equivalent required.
    • Master’s degree preferred.
    • A minimum of seven years in human resource management required.
    • Minimum two years personnel management experience required.
    • PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification required.
  • Schedule:

    Monday-Friday, 8:30a-4:30p

    *may require some evening/weekend response

  • Compensation:

    Salary: Starting at $106,200

    *Iowa Donor Network determines final compensation based on education, experience, and skills relevant to the position.

  • Organization Responsibilities:

    Essential Functions and Performance Responsibilities:

    • Drive talent management strategies to ensure effective staffing alignment with the needs of the organization and achievement of goals. Create systems to attract talent, identify critical talent needs, identify development opportunities, and engage in leadership succession planning.
    • Oversee recruitment efforts to ensure that the organization is effectively and efficiently sourcing, selecting, and onboarding candidates.
    • Lead the performance management process to ensure leaders are equipped to engage in constructive and ongoing coaching and feedback to support the professional development of staff. Serve as a coach and resource to leadership team members on employment topics and issues.
    • Align and implement strategies to improve staff retention and productivity including enhancing employee engagement, leadership and staff development, ongoing coaching and feedback, and succession planning. In collaboration with the Senior Leader Team, design and maintain an organizational culture that embodies our mission, vision, and values and where employees feel safe, included, and respected.
    • Design and implement a competitive compensation system and benefit package to attract and retain top talent, positing IDN as an employer of choice. Routinely benchmark compensation and benefit market data, manage benefit broker relationships and resources, oversee benefit enrollment process and leave administration.
    • Maintain current knowledge and application of all relevant laws and regulations at the local, state, and national level relating to employment and ensure organizational compliance. This includes alignment of IDN policies to laws and regulations, educating and advising leadership team members on HR-related legal and regulatory matters and ensuring HR programs and practices are aligned. Mitigate legal risk to the organization through proactive training and education, clear processes for conflict management, and investigating complaints.
    • Supervise the selection, training, development, and performance of Human Resources staff to retain a motivated professional workforce for IDN. Establish and communicate job responsibilities, manage performance expectations and outcomes to maintain optimal operational performance utilizing established leadership principles.
    • Manage the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of human resources.
    • As a member of the Senior Leader team, collaborate on the development and implementation of the organizational strategic plan, including work system action plans that support achievement of organizational goals.
    • Accomplish work system objectives by monitoring and analyzing key measures to identify trends and areas for improvement in human resources key processes.
    • Serve as Corporate Compliance Officer and monitor organizational compliance with IDN Standards of Corporate Conduct.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Exceptional leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, and developmental skills.
    • Ability to identify, influence, and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve desired organizational outcomes.
    • Participate in or conduct crucial conversations.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to manage an organizational budget.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, organize, and delegate responsibilities to team members.
    • Excellent time management and creative problem-solving skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate outstanding judgement, sensitivity, and high discretion.
    • Effectively use computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, internet tools, and electronic mail.
    • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required.
    • Maintain a current valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must receive required vaccines based on outlined schedules to protect our employees, healthcare personnel, donors, recipients, and families we may come into contact. (e.g., Influenza obtained annually by December 1st.)

    Organizational Responsibilities:

    • It is required that IDN employees demonstrate commitment to the mission and vision, maintain effective communication, exhibit teamwork, respect diversity, follow policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of all donor, recipient and organizational information, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards, observe safety and security procedures, be consistently punctual and dependable, actively participate in performance improvement activities and continually demonstrate behavioral expectations and core values.

    • Employee’s obligation to maintain the confidentiality of information shall survive the termination of employee’s employment with IDN.

    • All requirements are subject to modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by my supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, I know that I must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. I realize neither the job description nor this document creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.