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Job Title: Human Resources Director
Company: Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc.
Hermiston, OR
Salary Range:
$85,722.00 - $125,507.00 Salary/year


Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc. (UMHS) is driven by the mission to equip children, families, and those who care for them, for life long learning and success through a culture of diversity. We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable community where all can thrive.   

With main offices in Hermiston, OR, UMHS has been Eastern Oregon’s trusted and longstanding community nonprofit providing essential programs in early childhood education, family support, nutrition, and wellness since 1983. Our programs are recognized for delivering high quality services, and we are often sought out as leaders in our approaches, methodologies, and procedures that prioritize building community centered programs and inclusivity in serving diverse populations. As a nonprofit leader in the region, UMHS plays a significant role throughout the area and across Oregon with funding, agency, and school district partnerships and co lead regional and state hubs in early childhood education and family services.   

UMHS serves nine counties in seventeen community locations through Early Head Start and Head Start, preschool, and childcare services (making UMHS Oregon’s largest Head Start and PreK service program area) Women Infant & Children (WIC) program, Healthy Families, Home Visiting program, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Our programs serve the whole family and child through robust wraparound services in mental and physical health, family services, and nutrition. Our more than 225 team members come together with a shared commitment to building stronger and healthier communities.   

Oregon, An Incredible Place to Live and Work  

Hugging the Columbia River and at the tail end of the National Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, UMHS, Inc and its programs serve communities nestled amidst the stunning landscape of eastern Oregon mountain ranges and valleys. Only thirty minutes from Tri Cities, WA and less than an hour to Walla Walla, WA, a region admired for its wine industry and cultural offerings. UMHS is home to popular community festivals including the annual Melon Fest and the internationally renowned rodeo event, The Pendleton Roundup. Located east of the Cascade Mountains, UMHS’ service areas experience over 300 days of sunshine with incredible blue open skies and is less than a three hour drive to Portland and Seattle.   

Oregonians have a great love for the outdoors and in eastern Oregon, residents and visitors can enjoy the many waterways, water sports, golf, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and so much more. Our region offers something to everyone. With more businesses moving into the area including AWS, Hermiston is attracting new residents and is the largest city in eastern Oregon. 


UMHS is actively recruiting an experienced Director of Human Resources to join our senior leadership team in Hermiston, Oregon. The new Director of Human Resources will be part of a growing leadership team of colleagues who are recognized leaders in children’s education, community and human services, and facility management. The new Director of Human Resources will be joining at an exciting time as the organization is moving into a new 5 Year Strategic Plan with goals to increase and expand high quality service areas to growing communities. 


Job Title: Director of Human Resources   

Supervised by:  Executive Director  

Supervises: Team of 3 HR Staff  

Salary Range: $85,722 to $125,507*  

Classification: Exempt   

Terms of Employment: Regular, Full Time  

Location/Main Site: Hermiston, OR  

*Salary is commensurate with education and experience 


Job Goal:   

To lead and manage UMHS’ human resources department in accordance with  federal and state laws, policies, and regulations related to labor and employment; effectively oversee and direct human resources staff and collaborate effectively with the finance team and payroll specialist; supervise the administration of employee benefits, collaborate and support the development of position descriptions and job duties, job postings and recruitment, and employee performance reviews; ensure human resources vendors and services/software are modern and secure; make sure human resources practices are aligning with the organization’s goals and practices as outlined in the strategic plan and in equity, diversity, and inclusion practices; conduct regular pay equity analyses; and ensure accurate, updated, and compliant employee handbook, and other employee policies, procedures, and practices, employee training and support;. provide high level human resources services to support managers and employees throughout their experience and ensure confidentiality and ethics in employee relations. Collaborate and provide support in training managers on effective and consistent employee performance management.  Provide support to management, the Senior Leadership Team, and the Board of Directors on hiring and terminations. Lead and train an HR team and demonstrate hands on leadership; provide significant contributions and recommendations using independent judgment to the Senior Leadership Team and human resources support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

The duties and responsibilities listed below are a summary and may include other duties not listed below.  

  • Lead and oversee entire Human Resources operations, planning, and reporting   
  • Lead, supervise, train and mentor the Human Resources Department Staff  
  • Complete performance evaluations of direct reports annually  
  • Be knowledgeable and stay up to date on state and federal laws and policies governing employment including affirmative action, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hour laws, workers’ compensation, FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), OFLA (Oregon Family Leave Act), PLO (Paid Leave Oregon), and other leave laws  
  • Research, develop, write and update employment policies and procedures including revisions and coordination of UMHS policies and the employee handbook  
  • Oversee and support best practices in all position search and hiring activities including supporting interview questions and processes with hiring groups, managers, and committees  
  • Collaborate with staff to conduct recruitment efforts of qualified candidates for open positions  
  • Collaborates with senior leadership and engages with HR team to understand the organization's goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.  
  • Explore, evaluate, and maintain training tools and continuing education programs to support UMHS employees   
  • Conduct and oversee all Central Background Registry compliance of new staff  
  • Develop and support as well as facilitate new staff onboarding and orientation process and steps  
  • Conduct reference checks as needed with hiring managers and other HR staff  
  • Support SLT (Senior Leadership Team) and all managers with employee relations and performance management matters  
  • Prepare and coordinate all employee offer letters and separation letters including any payroll change forms, working with other HR staff, SLT members, Executive Director and UMHS managers  
  • Oversee performance management programs, tools, and procedures and support training and guidance to managers in conducting performance reviews  
  • Review and approve job descriptions, ensuring they are compliant with applicable laws and have necessary approvals as well as ensuring employees have access to their current job descriptions  
  • Conduct regular pay equity audits and annual wage comparative studies and ensure compensation policies and practices are meeting laws and policies   
  • Recommend any salary schedule and compensation plan updates and ensure conducting proper review and approval through to the Executive Director and governing bodies  
  • Always adhere to confidentiality and secure practices    
  • Practice confidentiality and ensure measures are in place to protect information when managing and handling employee matters and personal issues including as related to FMLA, OFLA, and any other assistance programs  
  • Create pathways for employee growth, training, and educational opportunities by reviewing available resources, leading training modules and programs  
  • Partner with other programs such as colleges and universities to promote internships and practicum placements as well as entry level opportunities with UMHS   
  • Assist, support, and lead workforce development efforts in UMHS community service areas and with local and regional partners   
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization's human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.  
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.  
  • Respond to requests of information and documentation from outside partners and entities including Federal, State, Local, and Businesses as they arise  
  • Partner with outside employment counsel as necessary regarding compliance with employment laws  
  • Ensure the quality, maintenance, and required contents of employees’ personnel files, and coordinate response to employee personnel file requests  
  • Develop in accordance with requested practice, monthly and regular staffing and recruitment reports, and prepare materials and reports for review by Executive Director and at Board and Policy Council meetings  
  • Provide information, insight and guidance using independent judgment with respect to human resource matters to the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team  
  • Other duties as assigned   

Education Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field  

Preferred Education:

  • Master's in human resources, business administration or related field  

Experience and Skills Requirements:  

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in managing and leading HR programs and teams  
  • Extensive knowledge of human resources principles, concepts, theories, and techniques and working in a federally funded and regulated environment  
  • Skilled in managing and overseeing all areas of human resources programs and functions including employment and labor laws and policies, benefits, recruitment, performance management, and strategies to retain talent  
  • Experience working in nonprofit organizations  
  • Ability to present and explain human resources practices, procedures, and protocols to a variety of audiences, as well as monthly and regular reports to governing boards and committees  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills  
  • SHRM certification preferred  

General Staff Responsibilities:   

  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned     
  • Demonstrate familiarity with employment policies, performance standards, work plan and objectives of Agency     
  • Maintain congenial, professional and respectful relations with staff, children, families and community at all times    
  • Keep current and accurate records and file reports on time     
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff and family information     
  • Maintain objectives and professional standards     
  • Improve self skills and education     
  • Fulfill role as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Policy     
  • Be present at work to provide consistency of services     
  • Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner     
  • Demonstrate commitment to mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties     
  • And or any other duties deemed necessary by your supervisor     

Physical Requirements:  

The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:  

  • Sit for long periods of time with daily use of computer screen;  
  • Do tasks involving repetitive arm and hand movements, such as heavy word processing/keyboarding, using various office tools to collate, punch, cut, or stamp paper and other repetitive or high volume tasks such as bulk mailings, filing projects, etc.;  
  • Occasional filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending as necessary;  
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms;  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds  

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their role.  

Work Environment/Conditions:  

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.   
  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people  


Apply safe practices in the performance of duties:  

  • Reporting of unsafe or hazardous working conditions and/or any injury immediately  
  • Complying with Agency safety standards  
  • Participate in emergency drills  
  • Promote a culture of safe environments in the workplace  

Agency Wide Requirements:  

  • Current enrollment in the Child Care Division’s Central Background Registry  
  • Current physical examination, drug screen, and TB screen documentation prior to hire  
  • Desire to work with low income children and their families  
  • Communicate effectively with staff, families, children, and the public using the telephone and in face to face, one to one, and in group settings  
  • Fluent in English both verbally and written  


UMHS offers the following benefits:   

  • Medical   
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan  
  • Basic Life AD&D Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
  • New regular full time, part time, and seasonal employees who work at least 19 hours per week are entitled to the following:
    • Accrue 2 hours of paid annual leave per 40 hours worked after 90 days of continuous employment.
    • 13 paid holidays per year
    • Receive up to 3 days of float leave or “personal days” per year
    • Accrue 2 hours of paid sick time for every 40 hours of work 
  • Regular full time, part time, and seasonal employees may be eligible to receive an annual performance incentive

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.   

Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals in all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, career advancement opportunities, working conditions, scheduling, disciplinary action, termination of employment, compensation, and access to benefits and training. We recruit, hire, and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to legally protected characteristics. 


We review applications as we receive them so apply early for the best consideration. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024 but a candidate pool could be chosen sooner if an ideal candidate is found. 

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following in your application:

  1. A cover letter: Your cover letter should highlight your experience working in nonprofit organizations managing respective programs in Human Resources.
  2. Resume
  3. Please include an equity statement and the value of DEI in the workplace.
  4. And three (3) professional references
How to Apply: Apply Here
Company Contact: Rocio Fitzgerald, HR Specialist ([email protected] or 541-564-6878)
Posting Date
: 6/4/24
Closing Date: 6/30/24

Job Title: Human Resources Director
Company: Basin Disposal Inc
Pasco, WA
Salary Range:

Job Summary:

The Director of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resource management and strategy to meet the organization’s goals and objectives. This key leadership position will collaborate with and advise department managers, and other stakeholders to ensure effective and consistent human resources practices to support the needs of the company. This position is responsible for developing short- and long-range plans, development and administration of employee policy handbook, recruitment, staffing and onboarding, centralized training and employee development, compensation/benefits, payroll functions and related work as apparent or assigned.

About Us:

Basin Disposal has been a cornerstone in the waste management industry since its inception in 1941. For over three generations, we have provided comprehensive garbage collection services with a steadfast commitment to safety, responsibility, and community partnership. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in building lasting relationships with the communities we serve, fostering trust and reliability at every turn. We take pride in our long-standing history and our dedication to serving our customers and communities with integrity and professionalism.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and visionary HR Director to join our team and lead our human resources department. The HR Director will play a pivotal role in shaping our organizational culture, driving employee engagement, and supporting our workforce. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing HR strategies that align with our company's values and objectives, ensuring that we continue to attract, retain, and develop top talent.

Work Schedule:

Full-Time Monday-Friday Evening and weekend work, out-of-town travel will occasionally be required. This classification is exempt from overtime under the FLSA.


$140,000.00 - $160,000.00 annual

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops, interprets, maintains, and enforces policies and ensures compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to employment.
  • Plans, organizes, and leads HR initiatives to closely align with organizational goals, industry best practices, annual work plans, and state and federal employment laws. 
  • Administers and oversees the day-to-day responsibilities for employee activities including recruitment and staffing for competitive employment and operational practices equal opportunity employment, classification studies, employee performance evaluations, employee record maintenance, disciplinary, and layoffs and terminations.
  • Coordinates and facilitates employee training sessions, workshops, and professional development programs. Supports and executes company-wide employee development, organizational development, professional development, succession planning and employee engagement and recognition programs. 
  • Administers workers’ compensation; administers leave programs such as FMLA, Washington State leaves, non-occupational leave, disability, return-to-work and ADA-related requests. 
  • Prepares compensation surveys and analyses, development of wage and compensation plans, as well as employee-employer relations; coordinates the employee benefit programs including health, vision, life, and employee assistance programs; Oversees employee benefits, including 401k deferred compensation plan.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and professional development to the HR team.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility and cost consciousness.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, codes and regulations related to assigned activities, including those laws/regulations governing employment practices, risk management, and benefit administration.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including program development, implementation, and evaluation, project management, and supervision of staff. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Learn, read, interpret, and apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Maintain credibility with Human Resources staff, employees, supervisors, management, and executive management.
  • Work positively with others to accomplish the company’s mission and goals.
  • Use sound judgment in decision making and problem solving.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; work independently with little or no direction, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Why Join Us?

  • Legacy: Become part of a company with a rich history and legacy of service spanning over three generations.
  • Impact: Make a meaningful impact on our organization and our communities by shaping our culture and driving employee engagement.
  • Opportunity: Join a dynamic and forward-thinking team that values innovation, collaboration, and professional growth.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • SHRM-SCP and/or HRCI-SPHR preferred.
  • 6+ years of progressive HR experience, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong strategic thinking and decision-making skills, with a track record of developing and implementing HR strategies that drive business results.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Experience in the waste management or related industry is preferred but not required.
How to Apply:
Company Contact:
Jessica Ibarra (509)544-7719

Posting Date: 5/13/2024

Job Title: HR Business Partner II
Company: Darigold
Pasco, WA
Salary Range:
$77,487 to $106,544 (individual wage based on previous experience, knowledge, and skills)

Darigold is looking for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our HR field team based in Pasco. Pasco serves as our under construction facility, presenting a unique opportunity to establish efficient processes, make strategic hires, and cultivate a collaborative culture that fosters an excellent work environment. The HRBP partner oversees all human resources operations and ensures they are aligned with the business goals. The HRBP manages mediation and resolves workplace issues, labor relations, and administration. The HRBP works closely with the Plant Manager and management team to promote a positive work environment. Our ideal candidates should have solid experience with HR practices and employee management. Ultimately, you should be able to act as a consultant on human resources management and organizational changes.


  • Foster a positive environment, working with managers and employees to address employee relations issues. This includes the maintenance of a recognition program. and the development of employee engagement initiatives.
  • Coach managers/supervisors on how to proactively address and resolve issues.
  • Analyze trends and metrics with the HR department propose ideas to motivate employees and embrace a “Best Place to Work” culture.
  • Coordinate and onboard new employees making them feel welcome to Darigold.
  • Resolve complex employee relations issues and address grievances promptly and in a professional manner.
  • Lead the entire employee life cycle from onboarding to all day-to-day HR-related activities including terminations and exit interviews.
  • Participate in the implementation of company-wide initiatives, training, process improvements, and programs.
  • Review turnover data and propose ideas to reduce undesired turnover. Implement plan and track results.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Maintain electronic filing system according to State and Federal requirements.
  • Partner with HR Corporate team to implement People initiatives.
  • Be the “voice of the employee” by recommending training for managers and team members.
  • Assure compliance with all local, State, and Federal employment laws, making proactive recommendations when potential issues are identified or arise.
  • Participate in meetings with business leaders and employees representing the HR team and provide updates on key HR projects such as performance reviews, and employee surveys, and listen to employees’ feedback regarding their experience working at Darigold.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and provide updates on-site location, as well as share best practices with the rest of the team.
  • Manage Talent management activities such as performance management, and succession planning.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism on confidentiality of employee and/or company information.
  • Coordinates and conducts exit interviews and analyzes employee feedback and trends to share with plant management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related discipline; and or 5 to 7 years of experience in Human Resources or a closely related discipline.
  • Analytical and goal-oriented.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and union experience preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, regulations, and requirements in areas related to HR including EEO, LOA’s, ADA, Worker’s Compensation, COBRA, and Wage & Hour.

Benefits of Working at Darigold

We understand that as an employee, benefits that support you and your family in and out of work are important. We’re proud to offer eligible positions a competitive total rewards package – that includes:

  • Employer 401K contribution of up to 9%
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Employer-paid life & disability coverage
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Compensation range: $77,487 to $106,544 (individual wage based on previous experience, knowledge, and skills)

Our Commitment to Diversity

Achieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish.

How to Apply:
Company Contact: Stephanie Tonning  [email protected]

Posting Date: 4/18/2024

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