The Director of Human Resources develops and implements human resource and strategic STG policies and programs. Actively shapes/cares for the culture of the organization with input and oversight of Executive Director and senior management peers. The Director of HR reports to the Executive Director and is a key member of the senior team. He/she provides strategic and tactical leadership for STG’s human resources efforts, as well as the same leadership for all STG endeavors.
STG employees are committed to ensuring that our patrons’ experience with us is unsurpassed. We build lasting relationships with our patrons and hold ourselves accountable for the quality of those relationships. We are empowered to make decisions to that end.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Oversee human resources functions.
Establish consistent recruiting process to attract and retain top candidates while partnering with hiring managers for effective and organizationally appropriate hiring.
Enhance the leadership skills of the supervisory and management staff by partnering as a resource and coach. Provide recommendations for skill building training and professional development.
Maintains handbooks, policies, STG Connects and ensures STG’s compliance with all applicable employment laws.
Manage all human resources elements for effectiveness, fairness, and congruence with STG’s strategic plan and cultural ambitions. Elements include but are not limited to:
Recruiting and hiring
Training and development
With others assume accountability for STG’s overall organizational strategy. Work with senior staff, other staff and volunteers to:
develop and maintain a strategic perspective in organizational direction, programs, and decision making. May lead the strategic planning process; and
ensure the overall health and vitality of STG;
ensure that STG’s mission, vision, and values are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization;
act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to institutional priorities;
develop and coordinate means to seek regular input from STG’s key constituencies regarding quality of programs and the organization’s relevance;
lead STG’s racial equity initiative.
Manage people and programs to maintain the best possible workforce and culture.
Ensure effective people-management within the department.
Support, participate in, and oversee when necessary cross-functional teams within STG.
Effectively enable all staff so they can take action on behalf of STG by:
transmitting STG’s values, vision, mission and direction;
engaging people in the meaning of STG;
supporting and promoting STG’s racial equity initiatives; and
encouraging people to question organizational assumptions and ask strategic questions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Seattle Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer.
5 – 8 years human resources management experience in a comparable industry with some of that time in a senior management position.
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage at both strategic and operational levels.
Demonstrated understanding and practice of exceptional leadership skills.
Demonstrated decision making skills and judgement.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a high-functioning team.
Demonstrated understanding of “big picture,” meaning how all the parts of the business are related and interdependent.
Combined education and experience resulting in deep knowledge of HR elements: compensation, training and development, benefits, employment, recruiting, labor relations, employee relations, employment law, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or equivalent and SPHR/PHR preferred
Vision – corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the computer screen.
Sitting/Standing/Walking – about 75% of the time is spent seated at a desk.
Seattle Theatre Group is the proud operator of three historic theatres in Seattle, Washington. With over 500 performance per year and over 600,000 patrons per year, STG is a vital part of the northwest arts community.