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Director of Human Resources #LI-PG1

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Lincoln, NE

** It is preferred the successful candidate be willing to spend time in both the Lincoln and Omaha offices. **


Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is a nonprofit created to support children, young adults, and families with the overall goal of giving our state's kids what they need to thrive. We do this by building strong communities that support families. Our mission is to create positive change for Nebraska’s children through community engagement and we believe in a Nebraska where all children will have the resources and support to thrive.



Directly responsible for co-creating a positive work environment for all employees through consistent, pro-active employee interaction including orientation to the organization, professional training and development and overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources function.





 Employee Resource:

  • Serve as a go-to for employees to discuss all aspects of employment at Nebraska Children, including salary and benefits, professional development, resources needed to effectively perform job duties, employee interactions and conflict resolution
  • Build strong relationships with employees through effective communication to foster open communication across departments and teams and cultural identities.
  • Commit to and actively work toward equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of duties related to staff, internal and external stakeholders, contractors, and consultants.

 Employment Practices:

  • Responsible for compliance with Federal and State legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  • Function as an advisor to senior management regarding organizational and management issues from a human resources perspective.
  • Investigate problems, such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and complaints. Provide problem resolution guidance and recommendations to employees and management.
  • Annually review and make recommendations to senior management for improvement of policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters. Review and make recommendations to the Employee Handbook as appropriate.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure compliance.
  • Consult with legal counsel as appropriate, and/or as directed by the CFO/CEO on personnel matters.
  • Work directly with managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.

Recruiting, Hiring, & Retention:

  • Manage the job definition and hiring process; position requisition, exempt status, pay range, job description, and job requirements.
  • Manage the recruitment effort for all personnel, interns, and temporary employees. 
  • Assist the hiring manager through the process of initial screening, interviewing and selection of applicants for open positions.
  • Knowledge of equitable hiring practices to recruit and retain and diverse workforce.
  • Ensure that formal offer letters are written and sent to all selected applicants.  Notify unsuccessful candidates after selection is made and offer accepted.
  • Ensure the completion of criminal and child abuse background checks prior to all job offers.
  • Conduct employee orientation and facilitate the onboarding process.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation.
  • Complete termination items necessary for employee’s leaving Nebraska Children.

 Employee Training & Development:

  • Recommend, evaluate, and participate in staff development. And oversee the employee review process.
  • Work with supervisory staff on developing strategies to best support staff, review performance, and foster professional growth and development.
  • Develop in collaboration with NC staff and leadership an internal training plan that meets the needs of Nebraska Children staff. Oversee the implementation of employee training and professional development opportunities. (Inclusive of but not limited to supervisor training and development)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Maintain approved pay scale and ensures equity and compliance.
  • Conduct annual salary surveys and analyzes compensation.  Discuss with senior leadership and implement approved compensation plans; pay scale, cost of living adjustments, merit increases, and bonus payments.
  • Through collaboration with NC staff and our Benefits broker research and maintain a competitive benefits package that meets the needs of NC staff. 

Other Duties

  • Establish and maintain employer required HR files, records, and reports.
  • Process & maintain all leave of absence requests, disability paperwork, & FMLA records.
  • Ensure the processing of new hire, pay change, status change, and termination paperwork.
  • Keep up to date forms on the company shared drive.
  • Maintain company organization charts and employee directory.
  • Assist employees with training and accurate use of our Paylocity system. 
  • Support staff wellbeing and positive culture development through activities and events


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has one direct report and may have oversight for tasks performed by others.


WORK DIRECTION RECEIVED:  Works with minimal direction.

SCOPE/NATURE OF DISCRETION:  Delegated discretion; authority to initiate and carry out actions that are deemed essential.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty independently and satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.




  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years Human Resources experience
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentational skills with the ability to communicate in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern, empathy, and openness to change.



  • Demonstrated aptitude to prepare, analyze, and interpret data to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Ability to build effective and supportive relationships both internally and externally with program teams; agency personnel; and community partners, collaborators, and funders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding collaborative approach, and exceptional interpersonal skills that lead to building relationships.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. 


Equivalency Statement

An equivalent combination of education, work experience, volunteer experience, and lived experience will be considered. We recognize that individuals will meet these requirements in different ways and encourage all that do to apply. 



  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as grant solicitations or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write grant proposals and progress reports as well as routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries about the organization from the public and/or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to public groups.



  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to compute, rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
  • Ability to read and interpret demographic and statistical research data.



  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in unique situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret statistical research findings (such as Census data) and to interpret mathematical data accurately in written communications. 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and manage multiple activities at once



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.



  • Flexible schedule including possible evenings and weekends,
  • Willingness to travel, including overnight stays.




Commit to and actively work toward equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of duties related to staff, internal and external stakeholders, contractors, consultants, trainers, and external agencies.


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Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 30, 2023
Date Closes April 29, 2023
Located In Lincoln, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers
Zipcode 68522

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Compensation Analysis
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resources Concepts

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