Director of Human Resources
Job Posted: 28 August 2018
Company: Bellwether Housing
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Seattle, WA


The Organization

Since 1980, Bellwether Housing (Bellwether) has met the housing needs of people with low incomes in the Seattle area, including young people just starting out, families earning modest wages, seniors living on fixed incomes, and households transitioning out of homelessness.  As the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in Seattle, we have developed and operate 2,100 homes in 32 apartment buildings throughout Seattle and employ over 120 people.

Our high-quality homes, affordable rents, and service programs allow people with low incomes to live near transit, job centers, and good schools, giving people stability and access to the opportunity and prosperity of our region. By providing families with safe, stable homes, we build stronger, safer, more inclusive communities that benefit everyone.

Director of Human Resources

Bellwether Housing is seeking a dynamic thoughtful leader with a collaborative and influential leadership style to drive major initiatives that support employee engagement and organizational growth.  The HR Director must inspire others into action and think creatively about solutions. The successful candidate will be a transparent, strong communicator who conveys compassion and interacts with humility.  The HR Director must be masterful in communicating strategic vision and empowering peers with the tools needed to lead this fast paced and bold non-profit organization. 

The HR Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and be a key member of the senior leadership team driving and cultivating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Direct reports include the Human Resources Generalist, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist and Office Manager.  Key areas of focus include:

  • Strategy and Organizational Leadership
  • Recruiting and Workforce Planning
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Effectiveness

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A minimum of five years in an HR leadership role is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field is required. SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification is preferred. Candidates must also have proficiency with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Experience leading and coaching a high-performing human resources team is essential for success in this role.

The salary range for the Human Resources Director is $120,000-140,000, plus a generous benefits package.

To Be Considered

Bellwether Housing celebrates diversity and works to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe that cultivating a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve is critical to our success. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Cover letters should be addressed to Mikkell Jackson Roeland and thoughtfully crafted to articulate your interest in the position and fit for the role: [email protected]