Director of Human Resources

Mary's Place - Seattle, WA


We’re Hiring a Director of Human Resources!

Mary’s Place empowers homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives. We operate a women’s day center and several 24x7 family centers and shelters in King County. We serve hundreds of families–moms, dads, and children–providing a safe place for them to be inside and together at night, along with food, showers, clothing, and access to housing and employment resources to help them find their forever homes!

Valuing diversity and championing equity are core values at Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place is an equal opportunity employer with a culturally diverse work environment and a commitment to social justice.

Position Description

Mary’s Place is looking for a forward thinking, dynamic individual to be responsible for advancing the organization in the area of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will lead employee relations, including coaching, conflict resolution, staffing, and development of people to foster a positive and inclusive work environment. This individual will work with staff at all levels to develop and implement strategies and policies to advance organizational change and ensure that diversity and inclusion considerations are part of all decision-making processes. This individual will be a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and must possess a commitment to Mary’s Place’s mission, values, and culture, while having a deep appreciation of the evolving issues of concern for members of the minority community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management to the organization building a positive and energetic place for employees to work
  • Engage directly with all levels of employees at all locations with coaching, conflict mediation, and employee relations. This will include establishing office hours at multiple locations on a rotating basis
  • Oversee the recruiting process, ensuring that Mary's Place is using the best resources to obtain the most qualified candidates to work in the community that we serve
  • Work with the management team to establish equitable hiring processes and procedures that are consistently applied across all departments
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Equity & Training to develop successful equity driven programs
  • Create processes to improve opportunities for internal advancement, including internal hiring of managers and senior level positions. Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Working in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team, create employee policies that promote organizational culture and vision while encouraging maximum performance and retention
  • Work with all levels of staff to implement performance management and skills training systems
  • Oversee the new hire paperwork process to ensure the more effective system is in place for completion of all required paperwork prior to an employee’s start date
  • Work with the finance payroll team to ensure that all employee paperwork (new hires, changes, terminations, etc.) is approved and processed in a timely manner
  • Work with management on the compensation and job evaluation plan which includes overseeing performance and salary review process. Ensure a fair and equitable process is in place for 90 day and annual reviews.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the organization is in compliance with federal, state, and city regulations as they relate to changes in employee policies and/or payroll impact


  • Bachelor’s degree or four years relevant work experience required; Master’s or other advanced degree or 8 years relevant work experience preferred; PRH, SPHR, SHRM‑CP, or SHRM-SCP certification is a plus; experience working in a shelter environment is a plus
  • Multiple years of experience in the following areas preferred: diversity and inclusion, leading major change initiatives, training, recruiting, employee relations, and professional development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and training skills
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications and strong technology skills
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Experience advancing an organizational culture into one of inclusivity, equity, and diversity in a large organization or non-profit environment preferred
  • Knowledge of and significant experience in cultural competency skills development, and an ability to deliver training designed to enhance employee knowledge, skills, understanding, respect, in the workplace and in the community preferred
  • Ability to create and implement tools to enable staff of all levels to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies into their work and professional relationships required
  • Experience with data analysis and project management preferred
  • Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity laws at the local, state, and federal levels


This is a full-time, exempt position requiring 45-50 hours of work per week on average and occasional evening, weekend, and off-hour work. The salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 annually.

In addition, Mary's Place offers the following benefits:

  • Medical and dental insurance with the cost for core employee coverage paid at 100% by the company and competitive family rates
  • Unlimited use ORCA pass for a small deduction per pay period
  • 15 days paid time off (PTO) each calendar year (accrued by pay period)
  • 10 days of sick time each calendar year (accrued by pay period)
  • 9 paid holidays (8 designated company holidays and 1 day of choice)
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Apply

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Internal applicants will be given priority. Please send cover letters and resume to marty No phone calls please, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year