Director of Human Resources

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey - Riverdale, NJ


The Director of Human Resources manages all aspects of the council’s human resources function, including recruitment, benefits, safety, employee relations, performance management, and staff development. The Director of Human Resources serves on the executive leadership team and assists and advises staff about human resources issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Human Resources manages the effective recruitment, retention, and development of high-performing council staff.
  • Oversees the payroll process and benefits enrollment for all GSNNJ employees.
  • Oversees all health and welfare benefits including any local, state and federal filings.
  • Oversees salary administration, employee relations, and personnel policy administration.
  • Maintains confidential employee files and records.
  • Actively participates and administers the council’s performance management program; trains staff in coaching and feedback techniques, and in conducting formal performance appraisals.
  • Analyzes local, regional, and national salary and benefit surveys and data; develops and recommends strategies for attaining the council’s compensation philosophy; administers salary and benefit programs.
  • Develops and/or conducts recruiting and comprehensive on-boarding efforts for all council staff, including seasonal, temporary, and interns.
  • Develops training, mentoring, and other developmental opportunities for staff based on council needs, career path strategies, succession planning changing staff structure, etc.
  • Manages the Human Resource budget and performs accounting duties as assigned.
  • Helps foster and implement the council’s policy to strive for a volunteer, employee, and program participant population reflective of the area’s religious, racial, ethnic, social and economic diversity.
  • Performs other duties as required, including key accountabilities.

Education, Skills, Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
  • Experience in human resources, mentoring, and benefits management.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements affecting human resource management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management capability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management.
  • Membership in GSUSA is required upon employment and annually thereafter.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable automobile and auto insurance.
  • Ability to travel throughout the jurisdiction to attend meetings during the day/evening/weekend.

Applicants should send email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Human Resources Management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Human Resources: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts