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YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, ethnicity, origin, lineage or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

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Director of Human Resources

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports to:   Chief Administrative Officer
FLSA Classification:  Exempt  Job Grade:  11    
Hiring Salary Range:   $54,307 - $61,000/y
Department:   Human Resources Department


Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive human resources operation which includes employment, employee relations, labor relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, and policy development in accordance with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws. Responsible for maintaining accurate records to ensure policies are carried out consistently and support the mission and imperative of the YWCA. The HR Director provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team, staff, and board of directors.


Bachelor’s Degree with at least seven (7) years of relevant experience in Pennsylvania preferred, of which five (5) were at a management level; or a Master’s Degree with five (5) years of experience in Pennsylvania preferred of which three (3) years were at a management level. PHR/SPHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP certification is preferred


Familiarity with Federal, State, and Local laws that govern human resources management, such as: ADA, ACA, ADEA, FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, HRIS, DOL, EOE/AA, etc. Must have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Must possess highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively among all levels of the Association. Requires extensive experience in training and development. Must have familiarity with development of compensation programs. Demonstrated experience working with employee, legal, human relations, and labor relations matters. Ability to interpret legal documents and serve as internal consultant for such matters.


  • Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now or similar system.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.


  • Manages the staff in the Human Resources Department.
  • Manages the development, implementation and communication of human resources policies.
  • Ensures the maintenance of sound, consistent employment practices throughout the Association. Represents the Association before external agencies, such as the EEOC, Human Relations Commission, State Unemployment Commission, etc., in matters regarding charges of discrimination or unfair labor practices.
  • Solicits Association-wide comprehensive Benefits Program, including review and negotiation of all lines of insurance for Senior Management.
  • Maintains all employee benefits including, ADP self-service open enrollment, annual set up of paid time off account balances, and overall ADP staff account management.
  • Administration and approval of FMLA for staff.
  • Oversees all background clearances and ensures personnel files are current and compliant with Associations policies.
  • Oversees and manages Retirement Fund member accounts including monthly reporting to the National Retirement Fund.
  • Prepares and files annual government reports.
  • Maintains and oversees Association security system for employee badges.
  • Prepares and manages Association FSA funding accounts for enrollments, terminations, bi-weekly funding of payroll deductions and monthly FSA bank account reconciliation.
  • Ensures Association’s management and compliance of employee personnel records.
  • Responsible for administration and review of the Association’s grievance and complaint procedures.
  • Oversees the recruitment process for Association staff.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with the Department of Labor, Worker’s Compensation, Affordable Care Act, and Unemployment Law.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive and personal client, vendor, employee, and contract information.
  • Works in conjunction with co-workers and management to achieve Affirmative Action goals.Displays consistent professionalism and courtesy when interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Promotes and supports the mission, imperative, values, and goals of the YWCA maintaining high performance standards.
  • Performs other duties as directed within the scope of the Human Resources Department and Executive Office. 


  • Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 15 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities
  • Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator and general office equipment on a daily basis
  • Daily work in an office environment with occasional exposure to weather conditions while attending off site meetings
  • Available to work 7 hours per day and/or 35 hours per week or more as necessary to meet Association objectives
  • Ability to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside of Allegheny County

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position.  YWCA Greater Pittsburgh may change the specific job duties with or without prior written notice based on the needs of the organization.

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