Human Resource Administrator

YMCA - Savannah, GA4.1

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Human Resources Administrator will work directly with the President/Chief Executive Officer and the members of the Senior Management team, to implement, manage and execute all aspects of the Association’s personnel management operations. This position will have significant influence in the growth and development of a new, vibrant and efficient Human Resources department that will position the YMCA to thrive in the communities of Coastal Georgia.

Established in 1858, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is one of our nation’s oldest charitable civic organizations. Our mission to put Christian principals into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all has remained constant for over 160 years. Healthy living, youth development and social responsibility are the three areas of focus the YMCA targets to build and maintain strong communities.

As the lone, full time, dedicated human resource staff member for the Association, the Human Resources Administrator is responsible for all aspects of the employment life cycle. From processing day to day paperwork to participating in Association strategy meetings, this position requires someone willing to roll up their sleeves every day and complete a full spectrum of responsibilities. The position demands an exceptional level of dedication and focus to achieve success. Strong attention to detail, an uncompromising work ethic and the ability to multitask are essential characteristics of a successful candidate. Additionally, the candidate must be able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required.

Minimum of three (3) years of human resources experience to include employee relations, legal compliance, hiring, diversity and inclusion, recruitment, performance management, policies and procedures, salary and benefit administration, and

Technical Skills and Knowledge:
The ability to work independently and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines in a high-volume environment

Proven reasoning, analytical, problem solving, conflict resolution and consultative skills, inclusive of ability to analyze diverse facts and develop clear and concise reports and recommendations

Ability to lead an organization through change initiatives

Ability to perform work with the highest degree of accuracy and organization

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite with excellent Excel skills, experience with comparable HRIS system preference for Great Plains and Kronos

Expert knowledge of state, local, and federal regulations associated with employment

Have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to be able to interact with all levels of organization, including professionals, senior management, part-time employees and volunteers.

Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to deliver successful presentations to individuals and/or large groups at all levels of the organization

Essential Functions

Staff Administration and Onboarding

Review and approve all new hire paperwork

Conduct multiple employee orientations monthly

Participate in screening, interviewing and vetting of potential career employees

Manage the YMCA’s staff vacancies and advertise openings on multiple platforms
Salary and Benefit Administration
Conduct annual open enrollment for YMCA benefits and input selections into Association software

Maintain the Associations Salary Administration Plan

Insure benefit invoicing matches general ledger expensing and staff collections

Coordinate staff bi-annual health assessments

Manage and approve benefit invoices insuring accuracy and timely payments

Track eligibility for all YMCA benefits including Retirement and Affordable Care Act eligibility

Administer Association’s benefited time off policy by recording vacation, sick and holiday paid time off

Coordinate annual staff evaluations with management team

Prepare annual staff compensation comparisons

Participate in the Associations volunteer led Compensation and Personnel committees


Manage the Workers Compensation Insurance policy, file claims, coordinate provider care and lead the annual audit

Dispute all unemployment claims against the YMCA and represent the YMCA at all unemployment hearings

File all Department of Labor and IRS required reports accurately and on time

Maintain and update the full time and part time personnel policies as needed

Insure all hiring procedures, detailed in the personnel policy, are adhered to and followed

Coordinate and approve all background checks and E-Verify submissions

Insure compliance with all laws governing employment, including but not limited to:

Family and Medical Leave Act

Fair Labor and Standards Act

Civil Rights Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Age in Employment Discrimination Act

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Select and train branch HR representatives

Track licenses and required trainings for YMCA staff

Participate in and coordinate the YMCA’s Learning and Career Development Center for career staff members

Promote diversity and inclusion for all staff

Essential Functions
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values, Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives and cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives, builds relationships to create small communities, empathetically listens and communicates for understanding, effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience and provides positive feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions and develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights, facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change, utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance, has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well, uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Salary$42,000.00 - $50,000.00

How to Apply
Apply by Email
Apply by Mail to:Keith Stephens, 6400 Habersham Street, Suite A, Savannah GA, 31405-
Resumes Accepted Until2/28/2019